Camel racing in front of the Dubai towers © Lars Plougmann
No visit to Dubai would be complete without a trip to the races…the camel races. This is a traditional sport in the UAE and hugely popular among local Emiratis who head to the race tracks early in the morning to watch these magnificent animals. The racing season runs from September to March and race tracks can be found in various locations around the Emirate and on the way to Abu Dhabi. In 2007 a brand new venue was built close to Nad Al Sheba racecourse and races are held early on Thursday and Friday mornings.
Address: Meydon Racecourse, Dubai
Opening times: Thursday and Friday mornings. Call Meydon Racecourse for exact times.