It’s All About Camel Racing
Dubai’s love for camel racing is comparable with England’s love for soccer or the US’ love for football, the hand-egg variety. When camel races are held, celebrations can be found in abundance, from the local restaurant playing the races on their TVs to The Dubai Mall playing the races on the jumbotron while holding some small pre-race festivals.
Once a long time ago, children rode atop camels and raced, but backlash regarding child safety at the international level forced the practice to stop. Now, children are being replaced by robotic jockeys! What an amazing thing to see, especially for those who haven’t the slightest clue about camel racing!