An Emirati falconer prepares to train his birds on January 6, 2016, during the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB / AFP / KARIM SAHIB        (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)