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Al Shahaniya Racetrack, Doha

(4.3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Watch camel racing at Al Shahaniya Racetrack. Visitors to the track have a unique opportunity to see the so-called "sport of the sheiks." This expensive and luxurious sporting event represents a unison of modern and ancient sports. Learn about the way the camels race, as it is quite different from other races. The jockeys are remote-controlled robots, and they can pull the reins and give commands to the camels, which weigh around 25 kg (53 lbs) and cost about $5,000. To visit Al Shahaniya Racetrack on your holiday in Doha, and find out what else Doha has to offer, use our Doha vacation planner.
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  • You must visit when there is a camel race, otherwise you will see nothing. Simply few camels with their trainers around the track. Early morning is nice to smell ozone far from the dust in such a far ...  more »
  • Camel racing has to be seen, went with family and friends, not even knowing that there are not even any riders. Camels have a little remote controlled robot that has a whip and the camel is controlled...  more »
  • Horse racing, camel racing has done. There is such that the largest tourist attractions, including the exhibition centre and the area is still construction boom, but a few years. Camel racing is different from horse racing Jockey, not surprisingly, has got a small Robot Jockey conducts by remote control.
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