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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  • April 24, 2017
    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 »
  • March 18, 2017
    Something nice to do when you are entertaining guests in Qatar, the camel race course is something you don't get to see in many other places. Watch from your car as the camels ride past with little ro...  more »
  • March 10, 2017
    We went to the race trace to see the cars race but witnessed a camel race that day. This was the first time I saw camels racing and wasn't sure how to take it. It was a good day.  more »

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