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Beautiful camel competition held in the UAE

20 December 2013 Last updated at 00:04 GMT

There are millions of camels in the Gulf and while many roam wild some are used for racing, with others bred for meat or milk.

This month the region's biggest camel festival is being held in the UAE and the highlight is a lucrative competition to find the most beautiful specimens.

But there are economic reasons for it too as the man in charge told Middle East Business Report

Video produced by Simon Atkinson