One of the first things that come to mind at the mention of the Middle East are the camels. These animals have been a part of the lives of the Arabs for centuries. Today they are even used for many recreational tourist activities. This traditional sport that is famous across the Middle East takes places in different locations at various times of the year. Oman is one of the countries that hosts these races, some of the venues that have specially laid tracks for such events are, As Seeb, Salalah, the Interior and Batinah regions.The camel races are similar to the horse races and one will be surprised at the facilities available at the stadiums that hosts these events. If you wish to witness this age old sport and considering to be close to one of the venues , Oman Hotels provide a range of choices across various locations of the country, they have been favourites of past travellers as they are regarded as top hotels in Oman.
The camels that take part in these races are categorised accordant to their age and compete on the specially built track. The average speed of the camels are about 64 KMPH. Over the years camel racing has become a professional sport in the region with tickets being sold as well as the camels are raised in special farms. There are intensive training programs which incorporate some of the most advanced technologies.However some people look at the sport as unethical and as a cruelty to animals. However the camels have been a vital part of the Arabian civilisation , used for transportation,food and clothing these animals are treated with the highest regard.
There are other countries that host camel races such as , Pakistan , Egypt , Mongolia.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+