Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Al Ain Camel Market

We hit the road early for another UAE weekend adventure, arriving in Al Ain around 8am to check out the Camel Market. The pens were full of camels large and small (they have big beautiful eyes and long long eyelashes), and men gathered in the central courtyards to do their negotiations and trades (that's what is pictured here). As the only tourists, we got lots of friendly "hello! where are you from!" greetings, and we took along a clutch of small bills so that we could give a tip to the various keepers who let us take photos of their camels.

If you're driving here, follow the signs to "Al Ain Central Market", it's behind the Bawadi Mall. This Abu Dhabi Cultural Ministry website describes it well.

Al Ain Camel Market