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“Not easy to find...but worth the stop”
Review of Royal Camel Farm

Royal Camel Farm
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Full Day Private Tour: Treasures of Bahrain
Ranked #8 of 65 things to do in Manama
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Let's face it, there are not that many activities in Bahrain. It is a pretty small place. But this is a must do.

Located just off the road to the King Fahad Causeway, it is a rare family-friendly activity for ALL ages! There is no charge, just drive in, park, and start walking among the camels. They are all tethered. Some are individually tethered under large awnings. Some are just out in the sun in small groups. When we visited in October, there were several very young camels with their mothers. Very cute.

All the camels appear well cared for (if a bit bored.) None exhibited any aggression and there was no spitting! Lots of opportunities for pictures.

Now, make no mistake, there is nothing else to do but walk among the camels. No venders. No dress-up camel rides. It is a breeding farm. Bring your own refreshments. There is little shade.

All that having been said, make the effort to track this place down. Bring the kiddies. It is a fun way to spend a couple of hours.

1  Thank Diplokeith
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This was a most unexpected visit, this camel farm, and it only confirmed what I've noticed elsewhere: that camels are indeed sweet gentle animals ... and the King's camels seem very happy to have some human interaction ... especially the babies.

If you have reservations about whether camels are in fact nice, come here and see for yourselves. It's my firm opinion (from observation) it's only the street corner camels that have the bad-tempered, spitting reputation ... those who are forced into a life of servitude by giving tourists rides all day long, at the whim of their handlers, the street noise, pollution and discomfort.
The King's camels are well cared for, pretty, and good-natured and most of them are friendly.

Footnote: when I went there, there were no camels tethered with their legs tied up or tied together ... but some were tethered on longer ropes around one foot just so they couldn't stray. I got the feeling that there was some sort of system in place for rotating them in and out of the shelters and open areas. (I was more disturbed by the practice of tying one leg up in places like India - Pushkar Camel Fair for instance, but that's the only way a camel herder can keep his flock from straying when at that big livestock fair).

Thank JaneYost
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is a very difficult venue to find on any tourist maps but once we had directions it was easy. There are hundreds of camels from little babies up to big bulls. They are either in pens or tied to a peg. Lots of evidence of being well fed and watered. It was great

Thank Penny W
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

It is a great stop on the way to King Fahad Causeway (another must visit - to be on the highway above the ocean, connected to Saudi Arabia). You can get close to camels, take pictures of them, with them, feed them and pet them.

Thank Rena D
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

A friday afternoon I spend around one hour in the Bahrain royal camel farm, this is a nice place with around 600 camels of all ages (this what an Indian guy working there told me but clearly there is few hundreds), the first time in my life I was so close to such huge number of these animals.

3  Thank Hatem A
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