Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed watched one of the races of the Zayed Grand Prize for Camel Racing, on Friday.
The Deputy Prime Minister followed the camels around the racetrack in his vehicle, along with other government officials, as well as camel owners from the UAE and GCC.
Sheikh Mansour, also the Minister of Presidential Affairs, watched the main rounds of a four-kilometre race in 'Al Haqayeq' category.
Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, adviser to the UAE President and chairman of the Emirates Camel Racing Federation, also attended.
The owner of the winning camel can win millions of dirhams in prizes.
The event was held as part of this year's Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival.
The festival also includes falconry shows, musical performances, a variety of competitions and fireworks.
Covid-19 precautionary measures are in place for the event, including thermal cameras at the entrance, social distancing signs, capped capacity for exhibitions and side events, and only visitors who have registered may attend.