Camel racing is a favoured sport in the Persian Gulf nations, and it is no different in Kuwait. It is a tradition firmly rooted in the culture of these desert nations, where the camel in times past was esteemed as a valuable animal, providing transport, meat and milk. Today amongst the material wealth of these nations, the camel is less important for these purposes, but in camel racing Kuwait continues to find a an undiminished source of excitement, fervour and fun.
Interestingly, racing camels are usually females as the males are considered to be ill-natured and difficult to handle.
Camel racing is enthusiastically followed, with breeders expending huge sums, and devotees of the sport following developments in camel racing with immense interest. Thousands cheer on their race favourites, while on some tracks breeders and other enthusiasts speed alongside in their motor vehicles.
To visit the camel racetrack in Kuwait, the astute traveller will choose to stay at the Al-Jahra Copthorne Hotel & Resort Kuwait, which offers comfortable accommodation and a convenient location for its guests.