Dubai is investing in its roots with a new a new $10.9 million luxury camel hospital designed specifically for the ancient sport of camel racing which is becoming more and more popular in the United Arab Emirates and across the world.
Dubai Camel Hospital allows veterinarians from all over the world to give customized medical treatment to single-humped racing camels in special operating arenas. The hospital, which can house up to 20 animals, even has a racetrack installed to help the camels regain their strength before leaving hospital.
Camel racing supplements are part of the sport, as much as they are part of horse racing. Racehorsemeds.com is an international supplier of veterinary products to maintain the health of racing camels and to maximize their performance.
“We are very interested in preserving our heritage and we found that we must care for camels,” Mohamed Al Bulooshi, director of the hospital, told Reuters through a translator. “Not only by breeding and raising them but also by being able to medically treat them.
“There are a lot of equine hospitals because horses have existed for centuries, as have their races. But for camels? No.”
Dubai’s camel hospital, which is located near the Dubai Camel Racing Club in Al Marmoum, 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. Fellow trainers and owners have had the same issue, luckily Racehorsemeds.com’s camel racing products are formulated by veterinarians and manufactured in our state of the art facility and can ship any in the world.
Dubai Camel Hospital plans to also conduct research into camels. Their intention is to “unfold the secrets of this strange desert animal,” Ahsan Ul Haq, head of marketing and finance, said.
It’s no wonder the hospital was heavily funded. Prize money for camels who win races can be more than $2 million. Bull camels can even sell for more than $5 million.