The Al Marmoum Camel Racing Festival takes place in Dubai during the winter months. As the sun rises over the dunes, caravans of camels, rugged up against the morning chill, cross the desert to the race track.  Hundreds of camels and their handlers congregate on the sand waiting to race.  Robotic jockeys are fitted and the camels set off - and with them their owners circuiting the track in 4x4 vehicles pressing remote controls linked to whips attached to the robotic jockeys.  There are big prizes to be won so there is pressure for the camels to win.