Deep in the Dubai desert sands at Al Marmoom Camel Race Track, you can find a modern day version of the old tradition of camel racing. The sport is a pastime that originates in the region and has a whole community of avid local followers. Dubai’s biggest camel race track is located next to Al Marmoom Heritage Village and the Al Lisaili area.
From the grandstand, you can be a part of this heart-pumping, crowd-cheering sport that has been integral to Emirati life for centuries. Once the gates open, the race is on, and so is an experience like no other. Watch as 60 camels flood from the gates, legs flying in all directions, making their way as fast as they can down the track. Trainers follow in 4X4s, yelling for their jockeys to pick up the pace and be the first across the finish line.
From the grandstand, you can be a part of this heart-pumping, crowd-cheering sport that has been integral to Emirati life for centuries. Once the gates open, the race is on, and so is an experience like no other.
The excitement is contagious and something you must see to believe. Our only preparation advice is to bring binoculars, as you’re not going to want to miss a thing. Although the races start fairly early from 7am to 9am, it’s well worth your while to pay this unique sport a visit. You’ll notice plenty of tourists making their way to Al Marmoom to experience this must-see attraction showcasing Arabian culture and heritage.
The race track is based at the Dubai Camel Racing Club, which is next to the camel hospital and camel laboratory. Drop in early, and you’ll have the opportunity to pet the camels and take photos with them before they compete.
Source: Visit Dubai