Photographer's Note

Camel Crossing at Nad Al Sheba

Dubai is no more a place of the past. With the developments that have turned the once traditional Bedouin lifestyle into one of the most advanced cities in the world today, seeing such scenes of daily life is a little more than just the past.

Probably the only place in Dubai that has preserved the Bedouin lifestyle of breeding camels is at Nad Al Sheba, at the outskirts of the city. The little town has a couple of camel race tracks, loads of camel pens and camel veterinary hospital. But above all, it is home to the Nad Al Sheba Horse Race Course, which is the proud venue of the World’s Richest Horse Race – the Dubai World Cup, which is a $ 6,000,000 event (sponsored by the Dubai-based Emirates Airlines).

All the camels are taken for their routine morning walks and course runs around Nad Al Sheba, during which they would have to occasionally cross the roads. This picture was taken at one such crossing. The wait for a relatively large herd was really worth it, I suppose!

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