Dubai Camel Racing club Al Marmoom track

 early Friday morning we drove off into the sunrise and headed for some camel racing !!

this was my first time at a camel race track…so much fun ! just look at this traffic sign

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preparing the camel for the race by putting on the jockey, a robot with a whip that can be controlled remotely…humans are not allowed to be jockeys anymore…it’s just too dangerous

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love their blankets…it was quite chilly this morning so they had to keep them warm

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mouth nuzzles…camels are pretty feisty animals

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I had to see how much a jockey weighs…about 5 kg’s

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camels being prepped for the race and some at the first station

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next stop before

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is it our turn soon?

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being hooked up to the starting line…

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lots of sand in the desert…

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ready set

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go !!!!!

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” I don’t want to ….”

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“hey, wait for me, I changed my mind”

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5 km’s later…..and the winner is…green and white

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see the camel to the left ? he/she has all four feet in the air !!

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 at the finish line all the trainers wait and when they see their camel they have to try and catch it…

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and they come in pretty fast…shoes fly and trainers sprint

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 red team having some rest after racing

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I found a camel that suited my pace…

One Comment on “Dubai Camel Racing club Al Marmoom track

  1. Now that was very interesting. I have never seen a camel race with robots. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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