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Camel racingCamel-racing, a traditional sport, is extremely popular in the Emirates. It was originally staged in an informal setting, at weddings or special festivals, but now customized tracks have been built throughout the country where race meetings are held in the winter months from October to April, culminating in the annual camel race festival at Al Wathba which attracts entrants from all over the world.

Sheikh Zayed's sponsorship of the Zayed Grand Prize camel races, also held at Al Wathba racetrack to celebrate UAE National Day, is an indication of the special focus and encouragement given to the revival of heritage sports and camel-racing festivals as an occasion for the gathering of UAE citizens.

Dubai Horse Racing
Dubai World CupThe World famous Dubai world cup is held in Dubai annually at the Nad Al Sheba club which boasts of a 2000- metre turf course. The evening features the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, supported by the UAE Derby and the Dubai Kahayla Classic for Purebred Arabians. The Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Sheema Classic, Dubai Golden Shaheen and Godolphin Mile complete a night of history. This is also a rare opportunity for ladies to wear hats to the occasion.
Dubai Autodrome
Dubai AutodromeDubai Autodrome is the first fully integrated automotive and motor sports facility in the Middle East region, incorporating a world class FIA sanctioned 5.39 km motor racing track, international standard pit lane complex with a "state-of-the-art" grandstand accommodating over 7,000 spectators as well as providing modern hospitality suites for corporate customers.

Providing a "real home" for the automotive industry in the Gulf with a comprehensive business park being developed around the racetrack, it will also feature an international and local racing calendar will be established on the Autodrome to include Single Seater Racing, Touring Cars, Motor Bikes, Sports Cars and Karting.

Dragon Mart
Dragon Mart in DubaiDragon Mart, the largest trading hub for products from China being developed outside the Chinese mainland, is taking its final shape at the International City development of Nakheel, in the Al Warsan area in Dubai. The 1.2 km long dragon shaped structure is a permanent exhibition space comprising showrooms and business facilities including: post offices, meeting and negotiation rooms, full commercial and general services and will assemble the most exhaustive collection of Chinese products under one roof. The project is also a realisation of the longstanding relationship between the Chinese government, the expatriate Chinese community and the UAE.
Knowledge Village
Dubai knowledge villageDubai Knowledge Village (KV) is a vibrant, connected learning community that will develop the region's talent pool and accelerate its move to the knowledge economy. KV was set up to develop Dubai into a destination for education for both regional and international learners. This new education and training hub is also set up to complement the Free Zones other two clusters: Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City by providing the facilities to train the clusters' future knowledge workers.

Dubai Knowledge Village provides the infrastructure for developing, sharing and applying knowledge. In addition, Dubai Knowledge Village has expanded to include the mega-campus Dubai Knowledge Universities, the first stage of which will be completed in 2006.

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