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Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 16:A camel is seen with a robotic jockey during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Jockeys replaced by robots at Dubai Camel Racing Festival

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. The Dubai Camel Racing Festival has kicked off in the United Arab Emirates and there are some unique jockeys being employed. Robots with mechanical whips are racing the camels. You can’t miss these photos!