Camel Racing is a popular sport in Dubai and it should be on your must-do list especially if you are holidaying in Dubai this time of the year. The camel races will happen between Tuesday, 6th – Thursday, 8th January 2015.
Camel Races are held at the Al Marmoon camel racetrack at the Dubai Al Ain Road on the outskirts of Dubai. When you visit the racetrack, you will be surprised how the racetrack which on any other day of the year is very peaceful, is now transformed with action and will be full of visitors, camel trainers, robot jockeys and camels.
The sport had recently been in controversy over human right concerns and treatment of children as camel jockeys but those were the days of the past. Nowadays, child jockeys are replaced with tiny robotic jockeys. These don’t however dampen the spirit of the racing enthusiasts as visitors to the races have only grown over time.
If camel racing got you in the mood for experiencing the desert, maybe you should also go for a desert safari to experience the essence of the desert and get an adrenaline thrill at the same time.
Will you be visiting the camel races this year? Let us know in the comments.