Experience camel racing in Dubai

Creative Commons/ Lars Plougmann
Creative Commons/ Lars Plougmann

You’ve been part of the glitzy and glamour culture of Dubai and want to experience something different. Bored of shopping, viewing grandiose structures and savouring the cuisine you want the taste of something different. Something that is unique to Dubai. Camel races in Dubai may be just the answer to your prayers.

The camel races are supported by the government and provide financial support to the camel owners. The races are held in the winter season from late October to early April. Races are generally held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Camel racing is a popular sport throughout the UAE with well equipped racetracks to support it. They are located mostly at the outskirts of the city and entry if free. Binoculars are allowed though no cameras are permitted. Light beverages are served. The King’s Cup is a most coveted prize in Dubai.

At the Nad al Sheba racetrack, morning races are run by camels owned by the sheikhs. The sport of camel racing is taken very seriously. The sport has attracted even international attraction.

The camels are owned by sheikhs and jockeys who can be as young as only six years!
Betting is illegal though large prizes may be given to the winners.

So this winter season book cheap flights to Dubai and enjoy the races!

5 thoughts on “Experience camel racing in Dubai”

  1. I have some overseas visitors coming over this Eid holiday and I would dearly love to take them to camel racing but I see on another website that Nad Al Sheba no longer have them. Is this true or does someone have some up to date information. I believe races are usually held on Thursdays and Fridays at 07:30 and again at 14:30 – can anyone validate this. Any other info on Camel racing in Dubai or surrounding area would be much appreciated.


  2. Hi
    Sorry only seeing this now and your visitors will probably be gone, however for what it’s worth, the new camel track is on the Al Ain Rd . Just head out past the outlet mall and rugby stadium and you will see lots of lights on the rhs of the highway – these lights follow the contour of the racing track/s. Not too sure for how long the races are held here though as they moe around the country to different racing tracks. Hope this info is helpful!

  3. I have to say that for the past few of hours i have been hooked by the impressive posts on this site. Keep up the wonderful work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *