Hg2 : The Hedonist

Camel Racing

An authentic local sport, camel racing has been part of Bedouin culture for centuries. The races are atmospheric and exciting: robot jockeys (child labour laws now prohibit the former young riders) ‘ride’ the fleet-footed camels in thrilling, thundering contests that draw hundreds of fans. Keep an eye out for souks set up raceside with great bargains on things like decorative hand-stitched cotton camel blankets, which make attractive bedspreads. The times and locations vary so check with Dubai Tourism (www.dubaitourism.ae) or your hotel concierge.

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