Camel Souk, Al Ain

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Busy, loud, and often a little pungent, Camel Souk offers a fascinating glimpse into a specific aspect of traditional Arabic culture. Traders come to the market to buy and sell camels, usually through some intense bargaining. Feel free to walk around and observe the animals in their pens, from young ones to studs designed for breeding. The camels make for great photos, but be aware that traders may well demand money afterwards, so consider asking permission first. Women should dress modestly, so as to respect local customs. To visit Camel Souk and get the most from your holiday in Al Ain, create itinerary details personal to you using our Al Ain trip tool .
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  • The camel market felt the only tourists visited and are accordingly also immediately noticed. Can only recommend in particular all female visitors to dress not too irritating. Yet we have been led to Nice and for a small tip, we were allowed to take pictures also extensively. Cool authentic Arab atmosphere, a visit is worthwhile!
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  • We there for lunch and the only tourists. Right after we had parked our car, at least 10 men we approached and circled and a. We were, forced us several stables to watch and take photos. After the tour, we wanted to see money. After initially 100 dirhams, we had then agreed to 50 dirhams.
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  • T to the whole holiday we had a car, we moved and looked a whole lot. I'm a lover of animals. Honestly, go long, creepy farm smell. And despite the fact that I was dressed very decently, was closed to all except the head, I ate the eyes, felt not comfortable yourself. Ride only with male floors! In General, if you travel or no to do, hit show for diversity))))
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  • This feed back should help you alot. It is realy nice to have this experience and do some photography with the camels. The souq is big because they are selling all kind of herd. But area where are the camels are big. There they actually trade with camels so if you are looking to be treated as tourist in Dubai save your energy. If you are going as mix group make sure you take with you an arabic man because the people who are working there are not educated so you wont understand them . Girls be careful they may come too close to you if you are alone and ask for photos 😊 You can speak to one of them and tell them that you want to take some photos and tip them 10 of 15 dirhams after you finish. DO NOT TIP TGEM BEFORE BECAUSE THEY WILL LEAVE WITH HELPING YOU. if you will be lucky you may found a local guy who actually may own alot there and if you will speak to him and ask him to see the camels he will let you and no one will come close to you. Just be careful please
  • Nice farm with camels & other animals. Workers there are very friendly, made us some photos and no one asked us for a tip. It's not a place prepared for tourism but we found many tourists there. It was a good experience and we took very nice & funny photos!
  • Geniunely thought they be nice people but they kept pestering and asked for tips be very careful of these scammers!
  • Be VERY CAREFUL tourists. I went today with my finace and we felt completely terrified after the workers circled us and harrassed us. We didn't get to spend even 5 minutes because the workers all swarmed us immediately, talked about how "nice" I was to my fiance (as if I was livestock) and demanded money before we even did anything. This is not a fun experience. If you want to see it, be VERY CAREFUL if you decide to get out of your car. Females - forget it... if you do decide to go be prepared not to leave your car and wear baggy clothes and something over your head. I literally left crying and terrified.
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