Camel racing

Camel races are a national pastime in the UAE and are taken very seriously by locals. The races are free to attend and take place every Thursday and Friday from October to March, offering morning and afternoon races of between four and 10 kilometres. The spectacle is a must, to see both the camels themselves and the rally of Land Rovers that circle the track, with men hanging from windows, caught up in the excitement of it all. The Meydan Racecourse in Dubai or, a bit further afield, the Al Wathba Racetrack near Abu Dhabi are the best places to experience camel racing.

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