Al Shahaniya Racetrack, Doha

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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. Our Doha online travel route planner makes visiting Al Shahaniya Racetrack and other Doha attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We spent two hours watching the races and loved it! We heard the races take place every Friday in the winter months. We got there at around 12:30 and watched the camels arrive and get prepared for rac...  more »
  • Interestingly, many locals have not visited this place, and the taxi drivers know nothing about it. Which is a pity - it is only 40km to the West of Doha, on the new Dhukan road, and - unlike many oth...  more »
  • Crazy driving from locals and Gulf state Nationals all add to a fantastic, not to be missed experience. Watching the camels race with the robot jockeys is really good.  more »

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