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Explore the UAE desert with your own camel

Staff Report /Dubai
Filed on September 15, 2018
Training at Al Nakhra camel farm will be held weekly on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm until 8pm.- KT file photo
Training at Al Nakhra camel farm will be held weekly on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm until 8pm.- KT file photo

The trek will take place from January 16 to 25, 2019.

UAE residents, here is your chance to experience the Bedouin way of life. As part of the fifth edition of the Camel Trek, residents will get to cover over 500km of desert on camel back. The registration for the annual event that is hosted by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) is now open.

The trek will take place from January 16 to 25, 2019.

"The trek, which is open to all nationalities, will cover a total distance of around 500km, traversing through the vast expanse of the UAE desert, giving the participants a perfect opportunity to learn the rich Emirati culture and old ways of the Bedouins," said Hind bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Events, HHC.

Al Qemzi explained that the HHC will provide all the necessary logistics for the entire trek, including the camels, tents, food and other provisions, and a medical team on standby. "No prior experience is required, but participants must undergo a training programme at our camel farm in Al Nakhra, off the Dubai-Al Ain road.

"There will be many challenges; that's why it is very important, especially for first-timers, to learn the different tasks at the camp. They will know how to take care of their own camel, saddle, tether and feed it," she added.

Al Quemzi also said participants will be shortlisted based on the training they receive "as it is important for them to finish the entire 11-day desert trek".

Training at Al Nakhra camel farm will be held weekly on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm until 8pm

How to register

Those who would like to join the 5th edition of the Camel Trek can send an email to info@hhc.gov.ae with the subject: Camel Trek 2019.

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