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Falconry in the Dubai desert

As well as its hotels, beaches and shopping malls, Dubai is also famed for its vast desert area.

Many tourists like to take in the scenery by riding a camel while adrenalin junkies go for desert safaris.

And as Amandeep Bhangu discovers, the desert is also the perfect backdrop for an activity that has a long history in the region.

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