An Emerging and Promising Track…

Lehbab is a genuine village about 50 km from Dubai city. It is known for camel raising, camel farms, camel training for races and breeding.

In this issue we are going to shed some light on one of the historical camel racing track in Dubai, as we accustomed to and have promised our readers to furnish them a detailed history of each track in the UAE.

Lehbab Camel Racing Track, will be our title for the camel track page, considers one of the oldest camel racing track in Dubai.

As per the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the  " Lehbab Camel Racing Track" to be  annexed to Al Marmoum's  sub - camel racing tracks, i.e.; Al Tai   , Saif Al Arab  , Al Tey and " Al Dastour ", and also to be equipped with the necessary requirements and utilities.

The track was founded and inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with the attendance of Lehbab tribesmen and guests.

Usually, the Lehbab Camel Track, starts its season in conjunction with the launch of Al Mamoum racing season. The activities and races last in Lehbab Track, pre Al Marmoum Camel Heritage Festival. Before the season starts, there are many summer races conducted on the Track.

Important and famous races organize in the Lehbab Track annually, out of these races, His Highness the President Award, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Award, and His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award ,and many others competitions arranged on the track.

The track has been upgraded under the directive of late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, by elongation the distance of the track to six kilometers instead of the previous one of 3 kilometers, and to try to encourage more people to visit the area.

The track enjoys considerable attention from Dubai government, by illuminating it with floodlights, new directional signs been installed, providing it with complete facilities were paving roads leading to it and to the pens as well.

Lehbah Camel Racing Track, became one of the important track in the country, it also conduct many races for different categories.

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