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Camel Souk, Al Ain

Categories: Farms, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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. For Camel Souk and beyond, use our Al Ain holiday planner to get the most from your Al Ain vacation.
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  • We basically drove through the market. We got out for some photos, although our driver was afraid that the smell would get in his car. This was something that we had never seen anywhere. Camels are bo...  read more »
  • We had a personal guide take us. We went to a Falcon Store and were able to handle the falcons and take pics, driver tipped the shop manager. The livestock consists of goats, camels, orax, and cows, b...  read more »
  • Camels and goats are sold at this market, nothing interesting to watch is absolutely not what were passing in Al Ain, decided to enter as well, surprise
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Beware of anybody trying to show something, they will ask for money after, a total rip off. Just go have a look on your own around the livestock souk and it will be worth it
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