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A trip to the Emirates will not be complete if you do not visit the Al Marmoum Camel Race Track to see famous camel races.
There are several hippodromes in the Emirates, but Al Marmoum Camel Race Track is the largest of them. The racetrack is located next to the Al Ain Road, in an hour drive from the city, near the Sevens Stadium. You can get to the Al Marmoum Camel Race Track by taxi or rent a car. By the way - admission is free. You should pay only for refreshing drinks and binoculars, if necessary.
At the racetrack there is also a Dubai Camel Racing Club located, which unites camel owners from the UAE and Saudi Arabia. They continue working on improving the treadmill and approaching the unusual sport. In 2002, for example, there was an interesting innovation made and now instead of jockeys robots are used. They are remotely controld by the operator from a jeep moving on a special strip along the racing track. Jeep also performs the function of a "whip", with the help of a horn and screams, drivers help camels to run faster to the finish.
Camel racing takes place every weekend from 6:30 am until late evening. On weekdays at the racetrack there are training sessions, and in spring - a festival with special prize races are held. The festival lasts for 12 days and is dedicated to camel races and traditions of the UAE.
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Al Marmoum Camel Race Track on the mapLocation: Al Ain-Dubai Road, Al Marmoom
Sunday to Thursday from 07:30 to 13:00
Phone: +971 4 832 6526
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