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This paper offers a description of camel racing as a growing traditional cultural heritage sport in Gulf Arab societies An integrated approach is used in describing and analyzing the multiple aspects and functions of the races as an evolving cultural revival within the broad contexts of oil wealth the building of modern nation-state and modern global forces Camel racing is analyzed as an activity for distributing oil wealth among the Bedouin segment of the United Arab Emirates national population as a significant component in the enterprise of statecraft and state formation and as cultural festivals for preserving and promoting national cultural identity which appears threatened by loads of global cultural flows The camel racing season starts in the United Arab Emirates from mid-October until mid-April The races are held each weekend In Dubai the races are held at the Naad Al-Sheba racetrack Camel racing is not for the faint-hearted the moment the starting gun sounds dozens of very excited Emiratys speed down the side of the track in their 4WDs usually paying more attention to the camels than to where they are going There is camel training most mornings which the public can attend during the racing season There is no entry fee to either the training sessions or the races Camels called the Ships of the Desert have an indisputable place of prominence in UAE history However modern camel racing resembles nothing from the past These desert dwellers once raced camels at festivals and weddings but they never rode so hard for so long A camel must be trained for years to maintain the pace of a race At full speed its legs kick in all different directions which is abnormal for the animal And while camels were the mode of transport long before there was oil for the nations numerous Mercedes and Land Rovers few
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