If you really want to absorb the nature and character of Oman you shall visit the country and be witness to the fascinating races on the map. Camel racing in Oman is a traditional sport. It is privileged with the fact that camels play an important role in the lives of people in the country.
Adventure is the name of the game. When you are out in Oman for a vacation you will be thrilled to know that you will have enough of opportunity to indulge in adventure sport. Not always as an adventurist but as a spectator, watching from sideline to high adrenaline game of racing. Since we are used to watching machines zooming past on the tracks in F1 and MotoGP, this one is in startling contrast. If you have ever heard of Camel racing, you would have liked to witness it at least once in your lifetime.
Oman is surely and successfully gaining its place on the world’s tourism map with the recent development in the country. A lot of modern architectures have come up to attract visitors and to further boost the tourism in the country numerous facilities are provided to the visitors. However one shall not forget that Oman carries a rich culture and tradition. The Arabian region is often described as one of the countries which are highly gifted by nature. There is an abundance of natural sight to soak, from deserts to mountains to beaches. But there is something which you would like to witness is the camel racing in Oman. It is one of the traditional sports in the country which attracts millions of tourists to the region.
Although camel racing is not limited to Oman but it is one of the sports which is quite popular in the Arab region for its allegiance with camels. We all know that camels are called ‘Ship of Desert’ for their natural capabilities of running on sand and walk days without food and water. It is this reason camels are an indispensable part of life in Oman and other countries of the Middle East.
What makes camels indispensable among Arabs, especially the Bedouins (the aborigines of the region)? It is the patience of the animal which has won the Arab’s heart, for them, they call camels Ata Allah, or God’s gift, and it is the character makes it more understandable.
To rejoice the camel’s affinity with the people of Arabs, the Oman government organizes the camel racing event every year at different parts of the country to strengthen the relationship of camels with the Arab people.
Camel racing in Oman and in other Middle Eastern countries began thousands of years ago but it was never organized but recently it was made more proper and special tracks were developed to make it more attractive. The government of Oman has given special attention to the Camel Racing in Oman to make it a tourism attraction for the world to see and absorb the country’s tradition and culture.