Dubai Camel race is held annually; it takes place in the Al Shahaniya Race track. The final race is always held in Dubai. The Al Shahaniya Race track turns into a venue for a select host of wealthy owners of camels, they compete with each other and win the prizes, and a prize fund is USD 1 million.
Dubai Camel Racing 2012
Camel racing is a traditional Arab entertainment, which has turned into an organized competition and profitable business. Camel racing is an unusual and amazing sight with lots of exciting moments. At first glance it may seem that these clumsy animals are not suited for high-speed races, but specially trained camels are capable of speeds up to 60 km / hour. In one race more than 70 camels can participate, the age of equestrians must be at least 15 years old. The race distance is from 4 to 10 kilometers, so for the convenience of spectators competition is broadcast on TV screens. Owners of animals in jeeps escorted their “charges” for the entire race on a special track, which is laid along the treadmill. Most racing camels are female individuals and at the end of athletic career when it's time for motherhood, the price is only growing. Every competition is accompanied by a drawing of valuable prizes and gifts.
It is worth visiting the main event of the season with the UAE President Cup prize fund of $ 1 million, which brings together the emirs and the sheikhs from across the region.
Last year our Dubai escort lady was there, and here is her story.
When I arrived, I saw many colorful flags, a lot of white SUVs, and people everywhere. A man in a white dish dash offered me hot coffee with cardamom, he poured it in a tiny porcelain cup edged with silver. Delicious!
At the start line there were the camels; their eyes were closed by cloth, which should be lifted as the race starts. In front of each camel there was a trainer. Outside the racing track, the white SUVs lined up with the owners of camels, they would race the 10km circuit, which was paralleled to the camel’s race.
I felt the special honor in being here, and I was pleased with the welcoming atmosphere. The man next to me asked where I was from. He was from Egypt and had a camel in the next race. The Camel Racing was amazing.
Camel Racing season lasts from October to April. Competitions are held every Thursday and Friday at the club over the Al Sheba from 7:30 to 8:30. Admission is free.
Useful information:Start Date: February 1, 2012
End Date: February 1, 2012
Venue: the Al Shahaniya Race track
Organizer Name: Dubai Camel Racing Club
Author: GEO 7/12/2011.