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Camel Museum

Working Hours

Sunday to Thursday - 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Please contact the museum for visiting hours during the Holy month of Ramadan and official holidays

For further information, please call the museum at:  +971 (4) 3920368. 

Entry Fees

Admission is free

 

Museum Location

The museum is located at Al Shandagha historical district on the banks of Dubai Creek.

General Services

  • Free guided tours with guides
  • Groups and schools bookings can be arranged on demand

Historical Preview

This house was built in the forties of the last century in Al Shindagha area near the house of the late Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, whereas its ownership is for Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. It was known as “Rekab House” (Camel House), thus it was used as a Camel stable for Sheikhs, and when restored, its architectural design was conserved to become a camel museum.

The Camel house is a unique and rare example, especially when it comes to its ability of skillfully blending the technology, heritage and history. Thus, advance technology is employed to assimilate Camel race, in which the visitor can virtually ride a camel and enjoy the race atmosphere as in reality, and live the past with all its details.

Museum Mission

The museum is furnished and rehabilitated to become a camel museum that explains the history and prominence the camels attained in the Arab society, in addition to the various names of camel in the Arabic literature. The visitor will have the chance to get acquainted with Camel history and how the discoveries and signs tell that it existed in the Era of the prophet Adam.

The museum illustrates the names of camel, such as Saleel, Faseel, Naqah, Hewar and many other names and titles used by the Bedouin people to define the “desert ship” (the camel) which he cohabited with and used to face the desert heat and overcome the barrens and the solitudes.

And from the scent of the past to Biology, thus one can get familiar with camel body, its parts, its food, drink, illnesses and the cures for them, wither virus illnesses or other. It delves inside its bodies and intestines to offer a clear picture about the details of its internal entrails.

Since ancient times the Arabic tribes were famous for competitions, and the camel races were one of these encounters. Now, camel museum provide you the feeling to live this experience with all your senses, and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a lifelike race with its full details and manifestations.