Area: Sharjah, Dubai
Camel racing is not to be missed if you’re here in the camel-racing season, September to March, when races are held three or four days each week. In Dubai, camel races start at about 7:30a.m. and are over by 8:30a.m. It’s quite a spectacle, as countless camels thunder down the tracks at amazing speeds. During the summer there’s still plenty to see on the tracks, with daily practice sessions at no fixed hours, although 6:30a.m. is a good time to come, before it gets oppressively hot.