The expat women's group I belong to, organized a day trip to the Sheik Faisal Museum which was kind of out in the desert, but very interesting (pictured). We saw the Sheik's Arabian horses and then went to the camel racetrack. I am planning to take Don to see the camel races, which take place earlier in the day. We saw the camels training, but it would be fun to see them race.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
LLearned today that they no longer use human jockeys for camel races. These are little robots that smack the camel with a rod when attached and turned on. They came up with this after they were no longer allowed to use children to ride the camels.