While horse racing and polo may be more popular in the United States and Europe, camel racing and Camel Polo is king in the Middle East, especially in Dubai.

Camel Polo is exactly like the horseback sport but with an Arabian twist. At the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Camel Polo requires teams to score goals using a wooden mallet.

Guests aren’t allowed to steer the humped-animals, that duty is saved for the professionals. Still, the ride and competition creates an exhilarating afternoon.

The sport of camel racing, camel polo — and even camel beauty contests — is growing by the day, especially with the advancements in breeding technology.

According to Gulfnews.com, the Crown Prince of Dubai recently reiterated his commitment to promoting camel racing.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also chairman of Dubai Sports Council, has also urged countries within the Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman to revive the cultural traditions of camel racing.

Dubai recently invested in a new a new $10.9 million luxury camel hospital designed specifically for racing camels.

Located near the Dubai Camel Racing Club in Al Marmoum, the Dubai camel hospital is believed to be the only high-tech camel hospital in the world. The hospital says it has been difficult to find equipment specific to the animal.

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