Camel Souk, Al Ain

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Farm · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Busy, loud, and often a little pungent, Camel Souk offers a fascinating glimpse into a specific aspect of traditional Arabic culture. Traders come to the market to buy and sell camels, usually through some intense bargaining. Feel free to walk around and observe the animals in their pens, from young ones to studs designed for breeding. The camels make for great photos, but be aware that traders may well demand money afterwards, so consider asking permission first. Women should dress modestly, so as to respect local customs. To visit Camel Souk and get the most from your holiday in Al Ain, create itinerary details personal to you using our Al Ain trip tool.
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  • Saw different camels from different countries in addition to other animals sold for local use. Only negative side is the constant harassing from the guys there trying to hustle you for money to take....  more »
  • This is a great place full of local culture. Go early in the morning to avoid the heat. I would not recommend women going alone. Do not let the workers there talk you into going into an animal pin....  more »

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