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Al Shahaniya Racetrack, Doha
(4.3/5 based on 50+ 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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  • I was impressed by the racecourse and it's facilities. It was very informal and we had access to anywhere we wanted to go. It was good to get up close to the jockeys and trainers, something that is ha...  more »
  • Nice place to go with visitors to see the camels training. We went early in the morning and were able to drive the car right alongside the racetrack. I have never seen so many camels! Also saw the cam...  more »
  • Compared with the corresponding tour in Dubai, this was more of an adventure with a very professional driver. Sand dunes succeeded each other and the ravines and hills came at a rapid pace.
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