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Address: Al Sawan, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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10 km circular racetrack offers camel racing from September to April.

10 km circular racetrack offers camel racing from September to April.

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CAMEL RACE TRACK SO PEACEFUL AND GREEN

i found this place by accident when out on an exploratory drive i find it very peaceful and quiet Good place for mindfulness and reflection The guys ride the camels around and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Ablett N
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Hillcrest, South Africa
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19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Camel Track is very beautiful and the surrounding amazing, however it is very difficult to find you way around, especially with little children. we took the kids to see the camels - which they loved- its a very early start but also a little confusing to find out where you can park or even view the camels close up.

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Thank Donavan78
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

i found this place by accident when out on an exploratory drive i find it very peaceful and quiet Good place for mindfulness and reflection The guys ride the camels around and are always courteous and friendly I have never actually been to the races themselves but from childhood memories in Bahrain imagine they are very loud and lively events.... More 

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2 Thank Ablett N
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My friends often ask me to take them to an authentic place in Ras Al Khaimah and the Camel Race track in the early hours of the weekend is definitely a very interesting place to visit. You will always find camel training on the race track during the winter months from October to March and you can drive alongside the... More 

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4 Thank Sonja T
Sonoma, California
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274 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went to see the camel races on Friday morning. Got some great pictures and expose to a new event. It is an early morning experience.

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2 Thank SonomaRichard
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Its a once visit destination..its ok nothing great. If you are coming UAE for the first time then its a place which you may wish to see.

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Thank SagarTejwani
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217 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

What fun worth the 5am start and the long drive...the camels are really cuite and who would ohave thought camel racing was so hi tech.....no live jockeys but robots strapped on the camels back controlled by thier owners who race along the trackside in thier 4x4's it's hilarious....the track is very long and by the time the camels get round... More 

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2 Thank Kate S
Kuala Lumpur
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723 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 816 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Early start at 5am to drive from Dubai but an absolute must see...brilliant to watch and so funny but don't tell the locals as they take it very seriously! Racing takes place only on Friday and Saturday morning, 6.45 to 8.30, many races take place and approx 10 minutes for the course start to finish. Camels are stirred on by... More 

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6 Thank ExpatKL88
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

For some getting up early is a problem, but if you like it quiet and authentic, you have to be there at 6:30 am on a Friday morning in winter time. Just go there and watch!

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1 Thank Claudia M
Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We found this hilarious. It's an early start at 6.30am but well worth an hour of your time. It's like Wacky Races for Camels. Also the spectating experience consists of mad locals charging alongside the camels in 4x4 vehicles beeping horns and 'encouraging' their camels along. It really is a sight to behold and experience...

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5 Thank Chris H
Helsingoer, Denmark
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74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Camel race take place most Friday's and Saturday's at 6:30am-8:30am. A must visit if you're in Ras Al Khaiman. It is very local - you'll be one of the few non Emirates people. Whenever a race starts only half of the camels run in the right direction - a true Monthy Python view. Then the locals start their cars and... More 

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