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A Sheikh playing hurling is just one of the many unique sights at the GAA World Games

Teams from an array of far-flung places, including South Africa, Argentina, New York and Dubai are set to compete in the event.

Updated at 15.59

Source: officialgaa/YouTube

THE FIRST-EVER GAA World Games began in Abu Dhabi today.

Teams from an array of far-flung places, including South Africa, Argentina, New York and Dubai are set to compete in the event, which aims to bring together lovers of Gaelic games from across the globe.

Check out the video above, which includes a Sheikh playing hurling, among many other novel sights.

And below are some of the best pics of the day…

Sheik Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

SA Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

gROUP Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

sELFIE Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

Hurling Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

Goals Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

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