note, this venue is currently UNDER RENOVATION and will be closed to the public
until further notice.
Camel Museum was built in the 1940s, in the Al Shindagha area and it was called "Camel-Riding House" or "Beit Al Rekab", as one of the properties of the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. This house is located near Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum's House, and consists of one floor, with large interior courtyard overlooking rooms and diwans? (grand halls), in addition to western and eastern entrances. In the early stages of its construction, the house consisted of a storeroom and one diwan? (grand hall), then it was expanded in subsequent stages to include more rooms and facilities. It was used for training camels/horses and as a stall barn for them. It has now become a museum to display camels.
The visitors to the Camel Museum will have a unique opportunity to get to know a wealth of information related to the camels of the Arabian Peninsula. It also takes the visitors on a thrilling encyclopaedic journey that enriches their knowledge of camels, and makes them even more appreciative of the distinct relationship between this animal and man. The museum is comprised of a number of wings and halls that include information, prototypes, models and tools that have to do with camels in regards to their history, features, facts, characteristics and merits, as well as their races, types, organs, anatomy, the ways of treating and caring for them, in addition to its benefits including its meat, milk, wool and its life.
Your visit to the Camel Museum allows you to get to know the close and distinctive relationship between camels and the citizens of Dubai, which went beyond the sheer concept of exploitation of the camels in riding and transportation, to the concepts of patience and withstanding the rigors, of the arid and hot environment associated therewith, of which the man of this area has been and still is in dire need of it. The visit will also reveal to you that the new interest of Dubai and the country in camels, reflected in their establishment of the greatest edifices of breeding and racing camels, and their generous prizes, is only a natural continuation of this
|Geographical location||Al Shindagha area - Bur Dubai|
|Area||700 square metres|
|Working hours||From Sunday to Thursday, from 8:00 until 14:00. On Friday and Saturday the museum is closed|
|Admission fees||Free of charge|
|Tourism guidance||Available for free|
|Telephone||04-515 5377 and 04-515 5000|
|Public transport buses||You can reach the location through the Ghubaiba bus station nearby|
|Metro stations||You can reach the location through the Ghubaiba Metro Station nearby|
|Parking areas||Free parking area is available close to the site.|