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Camel Racing in Qatar

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Qatar Camel Racing

Camel Racing in QatarCamel racing in Qatar is the most popular sport among all other Sports in Qatar. Camel racing started in 1972 with only 300 participants, races were held to increase the enthusiasm and awareness about the sport.The Camel Race Committee is responsible for events and occurrences of camel racing in Qatar. The traditional sport showcases the beautiful heritage and culture of Qatar.


Camel Racing

With each passing race the number of participants of camel racing in Qatar multiplies. The sport attracts a large number of participants and spectators, the spectators comprise not only locals but tourists from various parts of the world. Camel racing in Qatar is a big hit not only with the local population but also with the foreigners visiting the region.

Many events of camel racing in Qatar are held on Al Shahaniyah racetrack which has 6, 8 and 10-km race categories. The auditorium features a large terrace, a veterinary clinic and many other facilities for camels. The first ever camel racetrack to have been built in Qatar is the one at Al Abgah but soon the number of participants increased beyond its capacity.

Camel racing in Qatar also includes a special race known as the Challenge Race. The camels race for about 10 kilometers. The race was introduced to increase the enthusiasm and the popularity of camel racing in Qatar. Tourists on Qatar tours must not miss a chance to catch a glimpse of camel racing in Qatar. The experience of watching camel racing in Qatar will be truly unforgettable.



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