Al Marmoom Heritage Village

Festival open March–April featuring camel racing, cultural exhibitions & a UAE-themed marketplace. The Al Marmoom Heritage Village is a favorite among Dubai’s cultural enthusiasts. It’s an annual event organized in spring to showcase the exotic Khaleeji culture and it features the iconic camel race of Dubai as well as many other attractions. The festival is a wonderful occasion where you experience the local culture in all its beauty.

There’s a lot to explore and you may also shop a bit for souvenirs. You can pick from exquisite handicraft items. There are also options to try local cuisine while you enjoy live music. Of course, while here, you just can’t miss the Al Marmoom camel race which brings to life glimpses of a pastime that has been a part of the local culture for generations.

  • Start with the best. Head straight to the Al Marmoom Camel Race. This is truly an unforgettable experience as you watch 60 camels gallop down the track at a modest speed of 40km/h. While the camels are guided by robot jockeys, the owners drive behind the camels in 4-wheel drives encouraging the camels.
  • Shop for a while at the local shops for souvenirs that’ll bring back wonderful memories of your trip to this wonderful land of sand and the contrasting modern life of the city. It truly is an exotic experience!
  • Tuck into some lip-smacking local cuisine at the eateries here. The food served is authentic and cooked with proper hygiene. It’s a bit spicy though, but the aroma is breathtaking indeed.
  • Enjoy some live music performed by local artists. The music is quite haunting and gives you an eerie feeling after dark.

Al Marmoom Heritage Village is getting ready to welcome residents and tourists to explore the Emirati way of life through handicrafts, cuisine, mock weddings, and music. The village is considered a one-stop shop for everything relating to the rich UAE culture and this year, around a hundred small shops and kiosks are being organised to recreate a carnival like setting in addition to traditional dance shows from Oman, India, and Africa. The main attraction of the village is Al Marmoom Camel Race Festival, one of GCC’s sporting highlights of the year. There has been a significant increase in the number of tourists to the races as camel racing is an integral part of the Gulf culture.


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