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Camel Races 2021

Camels and racing? Incompatible you say? Not at all! The Wadi Rum desert hosts stunning races

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A stereotypical image depicts a stout long-legged and humped mammal leisurely walking among sandy desert landscapes. Similar stereotypes are broken at the sight of some 200 camels competing in Sheikh Zayed Camels Race Festival in Wadi Rum. Local camel breeding Bedouins manage to raise Jordanian camels as true racing warriors.

Camel races usually take place in autumn and spring in the village of Disah, in Wadi Rum desert in the south of Jordan.

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