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  • The Museum parking area and nearby public parking areas are available (relatively few)
  • Do not self drive to museums and heritage sites as they are located in crowded old city areas and parking is a scarcity there; you are rather advised to use public transport.
  • Wear easy to slip in and out footwear as many places would need you to remove your footwear.

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Camel racing has been a pastime of the Bedouins for centuries and legends about the camel’s endurance and ability can be found in Bedouin poetry.  When tribes visited each other, the men would usually hold a small race or ardha before entering the tents to meet the people and share coffee and dates.

Today, camel racing is still a part of the Bedouin and Emirati lifestyle. Currently, there are approximately 14,000 active racing camels in the UAE, which require large numbers of people to maintain them and train them for racing.   The former president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed, endorsed camel racing and provided financial support for citizens who are caretakers of camels.

Traditional jockeys have been replaced with remote, electronic ones in official races, but you can still see locals riding and racing with the most coveted race being the King's Cup in Dubai.  Training and racing in Dubai can be seen in Sayli just off Highway 66 toward Al Ain.  To find out when and where the races are held, you can visit the Dubai Racing Club page at http://www.dcrc.ae/.