As the last camel souk in the UAE, it is interesting to have this authentic arabian experience and see camels and camel trading first hand, even if it is now staged at times from gleaming white 4 WDs. We were told that these camels are bought for food or transport and not for racing.
The souk is about 1/2 hour taxi ride from Al Ain's city center and a 15 minute treeless walk behind Bawadi Mall -- beyond the guard and fence and past the industrial park of camel feed and other wholesale shops. In addition there are adjacent areas with other livestock to buy, such as, goats.
I recommend going as early as possible in the morning and be prepared to pay for taking photos of the camels, or to be hassled if you do not pay. Dress conservatively and for the heat. I think the souk was worth seeing, yet no need to spend more than 1 hour.
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