Date: 06 Nov – 07 Nov 2019
Category: Sports, Family, Community
Ticket price: Free
Famous as an integral part of the UAE’s heritage, camel racing dates back centuries and is a must-see for residents and tourists in Dubai. This month marks the perfect time of year for all to witness a race at Al Marmoom Smart Camel Racing Track. Not to miss a chance to watch the session live from 6-7 November.
Visitors can expect a lot of excitement as a group of approximately 60 camels race their way to the finish line. Each race is said to be between 4-6km long and one can get familiar to plenty of enthusiasm from the stands as the crowd cheers on their favourite camel. While the clients are at the venue, people can visit the neighbouring Al Marmoom Heritage Village for a truly authentic Emirati experience.
Those who are looking to experience an authentic display of Emirati heritage, this year’s camel racing season is the perfect opportunity to witness a centuries-old tradition. This nail-biting competition is the latest championship series that has returned to Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack. As the case for any country, there must be heritage and traditional sports that are passed down from a generation to the next and each country preserve and maintain at any cost.
The Thoroughbred Racing Camels is one of that traditional and heritage sport, practiced by the forefathers and ancestors in the United Arab Emirates and other Arabian peninsula countries. Camel racing is enjoyed and still enjoys the patronage of the rulers of the country and a great interest among the UAE citizens. Camel racing is said to be very popular activity among UAE community members. Camel racing has been carried out in the UAE for thousands of years and is deeply rooted in the society. Made its place in the history, they create interest in children about the Arab tradition, and develops the sense of belonging among them and to engage with the heritage and environment.
06:30 & 14:30
Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack
Dubai – Al Ain Road, Al Marmoom
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 832 6526, +971 55 676 0006
Photo courtesy: www.dubaicrc.ae
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