Emir's GCC Camel Race

Sports in Qatar

Riders compete for the prestigious 'Golden Sword' in one of the most important events on Qatar's sporting calendar, held at Al Shahaniya's camel race track, 60km west of Doha. Some 6000 camels from Qatar and around the Middle East participate in exciting races held over 4km, 6km and 8km distances, with camels speeding along at up to 60 km/h.