C1 Championship: all-female camel racing

A racing series consisting of 5 individual competitions over a period of 6 months.
Points per race:


  1. Races will cover a distance of 1,200m on flat sand track.

  2. All camel gaits are allowed (canter, trot, walk).

  3. Races will start at a hydraulic gate.

  4. Winners will be determined by order of crossing the finish line.

  5. Crossing the finish line will also be timed and recorded as part of the Rating System across the season.

Camels and Riders will be disqualified for the following reasons:

  1. Belts used to strap rider to camel.

  2. Electric shockers found mounted to the camel or used in whips.

  3. External influence of camel owner on camel during race beyond vocal cheering on.

  4. Interference with gear of competitor camels and riders

  5. Riding gear that has not been tested and approved prior to the race

  6. A race can be cancelled by ADCRC for reasons only determined by ADCRC

  7. A race can be cancelled by the Camel Racing Club for reasons e.g. weather warnings.


  1. Riders must have obtained the racing license from Dubai Camel Racing Club

  2. Riders agree to participate in riding, racing and camel handling at their own risk and signed the race waiver.

  3. Riders must be female

  4. Riders must be 18 yrs of age or above

  5. Riders must wear a riding helmet and body protector

  6. Riders are responsible to inspect their riding equipment on body as on camel as part of their due diligence and responsibility.

  7. Riders declare that they are in sound condition and undertake participation with the knowledge of the physical demands required.

  8. Riders agree to follow instructions by all ADCRC staff as well as by (DCRC) at all times.

  9. Riders agree to respect the local culture and customs and will accept dress code set by ADCRC.

  10. Riders are not allowed to use belts, that fixes the rider to the camel/saddle/shedad.

  11. Riders must not exceed a body weight of 80kg.

  12. Riders are prohibited to race, handle a camel or be present on the race track, if under the influence of drugs or alcohol or awareness altering medication.

  13. The usage of the stick or whip is permitted. However, riders consent to make use of the whip only when necessary and when there is reasonable chance that the whip will change the ranking.

  14. Participating in the race automatically means riders are an ambassador of fair and reasonable competition with animals and consider animal welfare as important. As riders and organizers, we strive to bring positive change and improvement for the sport, animals, and riders.


Race Reports


A close finish and a surprise for 3rd Place

Current Standings

Current Standings after 2 Races

Judy in the lead followed by Linda and Coralie.


To join for your first class, you are not required to have any prerequisites. There is no previous experience required. We are there to teach you along the way. We require riders to adhere to our weight restrictions of 90kg. Children can ride with their parents up to 8 years old. 9 years onwards, we recommend riding alone. Do send us an email at hello@adcrc.me to discuss your family’s visit.

We suggest to pick comfortable clothes and light materials such as horse-riding pants, sweat pants or stretchy jeans. Select materials that have more cotton than polyester to avoid slipping while riding. Please dress modestly in line with our environment and community we operate in. We ride barefoot, so a simple pair of slippers to walk through sand is the perfect pair of shoes.
We don’t recommend shorts for riding.
Biting or spiting is a reaction to a strong trigger, for example someone deliberately hurts and threatens the camel. Our camels are being treated well and are comfortable in the company of humans. Hence, they do not bite and spit.
We have a club house, or majilis, which is where you can leave your car keys, your purse and phone. We don’t allow bag packs, and handbags on the camel.
Our center has a washroom and shower facility available to riders. Please do bring your own towel.
Taxis and Uber do not service this area. We can arrange for a pickup/drop off at an additional charge.