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"Camels being Trained for Racing" .......................................Ras al Khaimah - UAE | by flavius200
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"Camels being Trained for Racing" .......................................Ras al Khaimah - UAE

Just returned from my latest trip to Ras al Khaimah 40 miles north of Dubai in the UAE.

The camel race track is in the desert 10 miles south of the town. It starts at first light so it means a 5am start.

The camels are trained to become acustomised to the events.

The young camels have masks on to stop them feeding from their mothers while training.

Car horns are sounded to encourage the camels and let them know they must run.

An exciting atmospheric trip. Friendly locals and erratic behaviour from the camels make an intersting time before breakfast.

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Taken on March 15, 2019