Royal Camel Farm
Royal Camel Farm
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Royal Camel Farm, Bahrain. This farm is open every day from sunrise to sunset, with free entry and free parking on-site as well as washroom facilities. Please note that the camels with chains are males, and the reason for using the chains is to prevent them from otherwise killing each other to mate with the females. They are thus spaced equally apart so that other male camels are outside their bite reach. Female camels can be seen inside the pens where they are free to roam.
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Cara
1 contribution
Feb 2020
I went to the Royal Camel Farm in February and spent about 30 minutes walking around and checking out the camels. The camels were super friendly and walked right up to me. I did not notice a smell, like others have mentioned, and it was very clean! They have one shaded area with two benches and a small table, next time I will bring a snack and hang out! I had a great time and I will definitely be coming back.
Written February 3, 2020
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Peter Slabbaert
Bornem, Belgium1,198 contributions
Feb 2020
Part of the half day tour of the south of Bahrain. When visiting this place it looks like you go back in time! Everything is still like it was in the past and that's why it makes a visit so memorable....when today meets the past!
Written February 16, 2020
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Robert O
Bangor, ME349 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
This was part of a cruise ship tour stop. Great place a get a picture with a camel but the stop was only about 20 minutes so was quite quick. Camels seemed to be friendly and well cared for.
Written January 19, 2020
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MITCH
leics1,090 contributions
May 2022
I tried to visit this again in May. Still closed. Its been closed for 2 years. Every time ive been to Bahrain -which is every 2 months i try to go. Its closed.

Total waste of time. I'm back again end of Sept. I will try again.
Written September 7, 2022
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ams1819
all countrys49 contributions
Sep 2011 • Family
They give free camel milk in 8 o'clock a.m every day !
also you can see camels and feed them, it's also fun for babys my little boy enjoy it.
Written June 4, 2012
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Kara C
Pace, FL5 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
I was very excited to visit a camel farm during my visit to Bahrain. Based on the many reviews I had read, I thought for certain this would be a highlight. I was able to find the place fairly easy and there was no issue with parking. There are many, many camels however I will warn you that if you are a true animal lover this will be a difficult place to visit. I am so surprised that nobody has listed that probably half of these camels are chained on a three foot anchor in addition to having their front legs tied about one foot a part limiting their movement. While they do have small gated areas for many of them, a large majority are chained, with their front legs basically tied together. I don't know if they rotate them through or what however I don't know that I could ever return and see these animals this way again. I did try and converse with a small Indian man who offered to let me sit on one of the roaming ones in the gated area. I noticed as I was walking away that he took a small whip and began to hit one of the camels over and over in his neck. I had to leave after this. At this point, I felt guilty for even being there. I do not want to sound overly critical or harsh, however I guess I was just expecting something a little different based on the other reviews. I'm only being honest for others that may have the same expectations as me.
Written February 2, 2013
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John K
Punta Arenas, Chile27 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
...but this is my favorite place to go to in Bahrain and an example of what I like about the country and being out of my own country. If this was in Western Europe or the states there would be five different checkpoints, $20 to get in and billboard sized instructions are warnings about how to behave.

Not here, you park your car, walk in and check out the camels. Get close, feed them, whatever, no one bothers you. You used to be able to give the guys a few dinar and have more of an experience but I heard people started posting pics and the workers got into trouble.

There's no gift shop, concessions or anything else. Just walk around and check out this pretty amazing creatures that are also a lot larger than I thought they would be. There isn't too much to do in this country and for some reason this place turns me on. Always worth checking out.
Written June 1, 2016
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USAKrsna
Chennai (Madras), India551 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
A superb place to spend time with young and old Camels. They are very friendly and come close to you. If one goes before 0830 hrs, can taste the camel milk.
Written June 2, 2017
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,332 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is essentially a camel-breeding farm started by a member of the royal family to preserve the species. At least 600 of the animals live here and will not end up racing or as food on a table. As the number of tourist attractions in Bahrain fails to overwhelm, we decided to drop by to see what was happening on the acreage. That turned out to be very little.

We arrived by car on a weekday afternoon and found nothing but the expected camels and a sign in Arabic and English at the entrance. It listed five points important to management, such as the necessity to keep a safe distance from camels and to never feed them. Based on past encounters in other countries with the cranky, spitting beasts, I had no problem adhering to the rules. Entry is free.

The farm covers a big area on the desert with shade for the animals. We walked along a wide sandy path from the entrance with camels on both sides. The males stood together in one long area with what appeared to be cloth-covered chains trying the front feet to limit range of movement. Females and babies clustered in corrals on the opposite side. They all seemed to be in good condition. The animals here are known as dromedaries (Arabian camels) because they have only one hump. I found their odor to be a bit off-putting but not overwhelming. We saw no information signs, other tourists or workers. After about 10 minutes of walking under the blazing sun (mid-afternoon proved to be an uncomfortable time to come here), we decided to leave.

The farm may be of interest to those traveling with children or for those who have not seen camels up close or in large numbers. It is likely that going here with a guide would be worthwhile because of the information gained and the possibility of arranging for a camel ride for a fee. If going independently, get directions in advance because there is no signage anywhere. The general location is near the King Fahd Causeway.
Written April 11, 2017
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GR2929
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam88 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
There's nothing much to see other than camels and more camels. Free and no fuss. Fun for children for the first 10 mins until there's nothing to see or do.
Written December 25, 2014
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