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Address: Al-Ain behind Bawadi Mall | Direction of Meyzad, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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The souk has not only camels but a variety of animals. Several camel had the babies along. A nice walk through the souk brings to other areas, such as plant booths, pots, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The souk has not only camels but a variety of animals. Several camel had the babies along. A nice walk through the souk brings to other areas, such as plant booths, pots, and other products that are sold locally.

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I live in Dubai and took my Mother-in-Law and twin 6-yr old daughters. We knew of the likely scam to get a few bucks for telling us about a few camels and taking a couple photos... we decided ahead of time we didn't mind giving them a small tip for their time (5-10 minutes). We, however, didn't... More 

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Oracle, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After strolling around the Fort at Al Ain, we went to the Camel market. Not too smelly, only a few flies, and we were taken inside a pen to view a baby camel. Too expensive to buy!! There are goats, sheep and cattle for sale too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As I saw anothe reviewer comment, this is a cattle market and you need to be aware of that going in. The camels are in pens, some tied in there and other roaming around. This camels are sold for three reasons: breeding, racing and eating. It is very fun to see the little baby camels and the black camels, but... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The most Camels you will ever see in one place. It is worth the drive just to see all the camels. We drove around the Camel souk and i would allow up to half an hour.

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Maryland USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I am SO glad I went to see this souk. But it is literally a camel, sheep, and goat market. It was a blast to see the camels and interact with them but it is a smelly outdoor market. Worth going if you are there.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I visited the Camel Souk as part of a tour of the area, fully expecting to see something a bit contrived and "touristy". Nothing of the sort. It was the sights, sounds and smells (especially smells) of a real camel market. Obviously things have progressed; with the 4WD trucks and the large containers for the animals, but the atmosphere has... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

As the last camel souk in the UAE, it is interesting to have this authentic arabian experience and see camels and camel trading first hand, even if it is now staged at times from gleaming white 4 WDs. We were told that these camels are bought for food or transport and not for racing. The souk is about 1/2 hour... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Loved this visit. One of the last surviving in the UAE we were there at the wrong time of day to watch any trading but there were hundreds of camels there including many babies between a day and a week old. We were surprised at how their colours varied from light to very dark. Although in pens they appeared well... More 

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Leeuwarden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The market is huge with different animals. We wanted to see the camels and there were a lot, also with babies.They take good care of the animals, it was clean and water was available.It is a typical male event, there were no women. Be sure to be dressed decent as a woman, I had a not so nice experience with... More 

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