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Al Sawan Camel Track

Address: Al Sawan, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Owner description: 10 km circular racetrack offers camel racing from September to April.
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Type: Horse Tracks, Fun & Games, Casinos & Gambling
Owner description: 10 km circular racetrack offers camel racing from September to April.
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205 reviews 205 reviews
32 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 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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Kuala Lumpur
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434 reviews 434 reviews
74 attraction reviews
523 helpful votes 523 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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