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

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It is the thing to do

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Sonoma, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 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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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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Kuala Lumpur
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519 reviews 519 reviews
100 attraction reviews
642 helpful votes 642 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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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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Helsingoer, Denmark
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136 helpful votes 136 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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