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Camel Racing In The UAE

January 16, 2014

 There are three main recreational activities that pre-occupy the local people and these being Horse racing, falcon racing and Camel racing. originally the camel jockeys were young children but the injuries (and deaths) caused became socially unacceptable and now the use of robotic jockeys is commonplace and widely adopted with few exceptions. 

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque constitutes as one of the most prominent and beautiful architectural monuments in the world and certainly one of the more opulent religious buildings I have ever visited. Standing very distinctive on the Abu Dhabi skyline, this magnificent building is named after the UAE's first President and visionary leader, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who passed away in November 2004 and is buried at the site. He was known for his patience, insightfulness and optimism but it is generally accepted that the central trait of his personality was his great wisdom. 

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