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 market is a traditional meeting place for merchants without commercial interest. We were the only foreigners, trade took place between local traders. All in traditional costumes. We were for them a real attraction.
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  • You gonna be astonished from that amount of camels and other animals With the huge distance of the market it self You will have a good idea about the camels over there through a nice explanation  more »
  • Had a nice ride through the desert from Abu Dhabi to the Al Ain camel souk. Arrived around 11:00 am and seemed like most tourists may have already left for the day. Admission is free. and there seems ...  more »

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