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Al-Ain - Camel Market

Al-Ain is the largest inland city in the UAE. A 90 minutes drive takes you to the oasis city of Al-Ain, which translates in English “The Eye”.

For thousands of years the oases have brought people to this area. Many archaelogical excavations give proof of this. The rich water sources allow the city to have numerous luscious gardens. That’s why Al-Ain is also known as the “Garden City of the Gulf”.

Al-Ain feels much more like a traditional Arab town than the cities at the coast. One of the main attractions is the still very active Camel Market. Camels sold and bought there are no racing camels, but meat and milk suppliers. Also sheep, cows, goats and poultry are sold there. It’s a real Arabian experience! The best time to visit the camel market is on Thursday and Friday.

Al-Ain Camel MarketOther attractions in Al-Ain include ancient forts and a theme park. Highly recommended is also a trip to the top of the Jebel Hafeet mountain with breathtaking views across the dunes. Al-Ain is the perfect starting place for trips to the desert by a 4WD or a camel.

If you want to explore the oases longer, Al-Ain has fine hotels including three 5 star hotels.

DreamsofDubai.com says,

Al-Ain is a fascinating city well worth a visit and especially recommended for those interested in less tourist influenced, real Arabian culture.

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5 Comments

  1. rated 1 out of 5

    HI This is Qamar from Pakistan .we are the farmer of camels.we want sell our camels in UAE.in this regard we need the buyers. thanks and regards qamar

    rana qamar - February 7, 2009

  2. Hi there, My name is Mohamoud, I am from Australia, we sell life camels & meat. We can export to anywhere in the United Arab Emirates if requested. We are looking for a market to export camels to wider Arab world & Muslim world. We can supply your demand. Looking very forward doing a business with you Kind Regards Mohamoud Ibrahim

    Mohamoud Ibrahim - November 15, 2009

  3. Which are the best days and time to go to the camel market?

    Julie - November 23, 2009

  4. […] And what is known as the Al Ain Camel Market, near Dubai is considered to be a national heritage. […]

    Abu Dhabi Rich Pay Millions For Camels While Arab World Stays Poor | Green Prophet - February 17, 2010

  5. […] What you find out, though, during your circuitous drive through the Eastern-most areas of the UAE, is that there is such a thing as Camel Markets. What this means is that, not only are there just wild camels roaming around, some with little baby camels, but that if I wasn’t already running rather late for my interview (the reason for all this craziness in the first place), I could have stopped at a Camel Market and picked myself up a little baby camel. According to a tourist website on the topic, One of the main attractions is the still very active Camel Market. Camels sold and bought. There are no racing camels, but meat and milk suppliers. Also sheep, cows, goats and poultry are sold there. It’s a real Arabian experience! The best time to visit the camel market is on Thursday and Friday. […]

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