Early morning camels

We passsed by a camel race course just outside the city on our way to Al Ain Zoo (in another post) and found camel caretakers taking the camels for a walk…or a run? It’s still early in the morning but they are all up and about.

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We slowed down to the camels pace then went ahead, circled the race track to catch them at the end line.

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They were friendly enough to greet us. The camels are brightly dressed. I wonder if it’s protection from the cold? It’s still cold in the early mornings in the desert.

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While we walked away, we met some camel jockeys on their way to work. They asked me to take their photo but with Pristine. My little girl happily obliged.

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One of the camel caretakers showed off an amazing skill: standing on top of the camel while it is moving! It’s a dangerous stunt! When you’re sitting on a camel you’re lifted up so high, even higher than when riding horses so I can only imagine how scary it is to stand on it.

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Camels are always fun to watch and this is the first time we’ve seen camels for racing this close. One of the caretakers bade us goodbye: 

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Taking place twice a week on Thursdays and Fridays during the winter months, camel racing in Dubai is an event, which should not be missed on your Dubai Tour.

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