Al Dhafra Festival (8) 2014 | مهرجان الظفرة (8) 2014 تراثنا عراقة ... وتاريخنا أصالة

Al Dhafra Festival … We Pride our Heritage & Authenticity


Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan



Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

On many occasions, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (May God protect him), has underlined the importance of supporting and consolidating the culture of heritage festivals. His Highness says that the preservation of heritage and its transmission to future generations constitute an important basis for the identity of people of the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He believes that the preservation of heritage should go in line with the civil progress and cultural dialogue, highlighting, in this context, that this approach was one of the most important pillars of the vision adopted by the late Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May God bless his soul).

Welcome everybody,

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Mazayna Al Dhafra (Camel Beauty Contest)








Million Dirhams


In the 7th edition of Al Dhafra Festival, more than 25,000 camels participated in the competition. Brought from six Arab countries, including the United Arab Emirates, those camels took part in 72 competitive laps, during which the most beautiful camels were picked according to authentic standards that guarantee the selection of unrivalled beauty and include: the length and height of the neck, the size of the head, the shape of the nose, the straightness of the legs, the shape and the location of the hump, the width of the upper part of the chest, and other qualities that define the beauty of the camel.

For the lovers of Bedouin life and people who wish to explore its manifestations in the Emirati future vision

The largest festival in it’s history with 16 heritage activities to experience

Mazayna Al Dhafra

Camel Auction

The Children’s Village

Falcon Competition

Arabian Horse Races

Palm Dates Competitions

Photography Competition

Handicrafts Competition

Classic Cars Competitions

Heritage Camel Race

Traditional Market

Traditional Saluki Races

Sour Milk Competition

Camel Milking Competition

Sheep Beauty Contest


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