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Camel Souk

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Address: Al-Ain behind Bawadi Mall | Direction of Meyzad, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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It is certainly worth visiting this place. You see 100's of goats and camels for sale. Beware of offers from locals offering to show you around or view newly born baby camels... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were left a little disappointed by our visit, perhaps it was worse as we visited on a Friday and were the only ones there, but we were constantly hassled and stared at our whole visit. Unfortunately the whole experience made my father uncomfortable. I'm sure as long as you dress conservatively and are willing to give out a few... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is certainly worth visiting this place. You see 100's of goats and camels for sale. Beware of offers from locals offering to show you around or view newly born baby camels. We were prepared to give a gratuity to our guide but he increased in number to 5 or 6 who all demanded fairly large tip. We found this... More 

Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had never seen so many camels at one place. There was no busy action like auctions or bidding, but some deals were discussed and animals evaluated by potential buyers as we walked trough the market. The sellers are eager to show the baby camels to tourists. Some speak english and allow to take pictures with their camels. We were offered... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking through here. Not going to see this much variety of camels many other places in the world. Guys around might hassle you a little to take a picture or pet them, then want a small fee, so if you're against that kind of thing watch out. But for 5 AED we got a unique experience.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Never have seen so many types and varieties of camels. Colors, sizes. Fun to walk around and see the animals. The small ones are actually quite fun. Don't see this everywhere

Thank Courtney B
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Want a camel for a pet? You've come to the right place. It was very interesting to come here to savor the local culture, to see what animal is regarded as high value here, in a place where water is not plentiful. Learn how they feed, handle, and buy and sell their camels; what they use camels for.

Thank Margaret C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Only spent a few minutes there as the locals kept staring at us which made my wife very uncomfortable Animals are kept like sardines in a tin can The locals look fierce We decided to leave very quickly

1 Thank Momo S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Camel Souk is an interesting place. I have been there several times over the years. There are so many camels of different types all housed in fairly small cages. Locals come to the Soul to buy the camels for their uses. The smell is a little over powering and there are only men visible on site. I went with... More 

Thank nischa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit and, admittedly, the first time I went I thought it wasn't too bad. This time, however, we saw an entire pen of camels who were all not well. One had a visibly broken leg - it was lying on its side and the whole leg was swollen and covered in flies. The man who looks... More 

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

First time at the Camel Souk after many visits in Al Ain. Wouldn't go there again but it is worth going once. We went there on Christmas day, it was not crowded at all so definitely a plus in my book, and our friends got to try fresh Camel milk!

Thank Mylene_Laurent

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