Camel Races

Has anyone been to the camel races?

I know it is in the Thumamah area (Janadriya Road)near the horse race track but i can't find it and my arabic is insufficient to get any decent answers from the Sudani camel herders and charcoal sellers that work in the area.

Can anyone give me better directions or GPS coordinates?

Thanks,

Ian

as I know it is taken place once a year.

No camel race these days.

About the place I will try to find it then I will come back.

blue-rose111 wrote:

as I know it is taken place once a year.

No camel race these days.

About the place I will try to find it then I will come back.

Really? i was told they are held every Thursday at 4pm and once a year they had the big "Grand National" type race.

Anything you can find would be really appreciated.

Ian

ok let me search in Arabic then I will tell you.

Ian W wrote:

once a year they had the big "Grand National" type race.



Ian

Wow, I want to go to this!! :D

Alliecat wrote:
Ian W wrote:

once a year they had the big "Grand National" type race.



Ian

Wow, I want to go to this!! :D

Me too but i think we missed it, it was in February :(

the Camel race is taken place EVERY Thrsday at 4:00 in Riyadh.
It is in Thummamah.
According to Sauditourism.com it is Altakhasosi street to Athummamah area.
It means go straight [on Altakhasosi street] towards Althummamah.

the place name is [ Maydan Sepag Alhejn ] =this is its name in arabic.
it will help you to ask anyone you face .


i hope I help you.
have a nice watching  :)

blue-rose111 wrote:

the Camel race is taken place EVERY Thrsday at 4:00 in Riyadh.
It is in Thummamah.
According to Sauditourism.com it is Altakhasosi street to Athummamah area.
It means go straight [on Altakhasosi street] towards Althummamah.

the place name is [ Maydan Sepag Alhejn ] =this is its name in arabic.
it will help you to ask anyone you face .


i hope I help you.
have a nice watching  :)

Thanks for your help Rose, was very kind of you to take the trouble. :)

:par: thanks for such kid words .

i am a sudia . And I promise I help those Expatrites as I can.

allah blesses me with  an English language beside my mother tongue of Arabic.
So I will help those who can I communicate with.


And I am sorry if you find any terrible spelling or structue.

blue-rose111 wrote:

And I am sorry if you find any terrible spelling or structue.

Please don't apologize!!  You speak/write Engish 1,000,000 times better than most of here do Arabic!

Thanks for your help :)

thanks Alliecat.

I appreciate your lovely soul and kind personality.

blue-rose111 wrote:

thanks Alliecat.

I appreciate your lovely soul and kind personality.

I wasn't sure which emoticon to use.

This one: :shy 

Or THIS :blink:

lol

Thanks for the kind words, blue-rose!

loooool

:gloria

Well, some colleagues and I are going to try and see if the camel races are going on tomorrow.

Did you go/find it?  How was it?

I never had any luck finding it, i think the info on the tourist website is outdated.

There are no camel Races during the Summer months in Riyadh. The camel races are still goin on in Taif.

would you happen to know where?

There are 2 locations. 1 is the horse trak on Thumama Rd. The other is 1 mile past kingdom hospital towards themamuh, just off of Themamah road.

cute!!!

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