Camel racing is one of the most intriguing sports. Large numbers of camels racing across the desert expanse is a spectacular sight indeed.
Camel racing is a centuries-old cultural tradition across the Arabian peninsula.
Such racing is not merely a sporting event but a question of honor, and competition among camel owners is immense and camels are brought to the sporting ground from around the country.
Deep in the heart of the United Arab Emirates, the ancient sport of camel racing is enjoying a resurgence. It became significantly more popular as a formalized sport in the country.
Since child riders were outlawed in 2002, small robots are now frequently used instead of humans in a move towards a "more humane" form of racing. The robots possess a walkie-talkie speaker enabling owners to deliver commands to the camels during the race, as well a small automatic whip operated by a remote control.