December 2, 2023

Explore the Ancient Traditions of Camel Convoys with Travel Through Our Traditions

AL AIN  – The Travel Through Our Traditions tour series returns on Saturday 17th February, with a journey through Al Ain exploring the ancient traditions of camel convoys, and the rearing and breeding practices on local camel farms.

Beginning at Al Ain National Museum, the tour will run from 3pm to 6:30pm and will take participants to various camel farms in the city. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about the rich history of camel rearing, breeding and camel convoys as important aspects of Emirati culture and heritage. Camels were famously used for travel, trading, and as a source for leather, milk and meat.

The previous instalment saw huge success with more than 100 people joining the tours to learn about the ancient traditions. Hosted by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Al Ain National Museum, Travel Through Our Traditions will return for its final instalment for 2018 on 24th February.

Aiming to preserve customs and traditions for future generations, DCT Abu Dhabi supports UNESCO’s efforts by organising educational activities which showcase the rich heritage of the Emirate and educate the wider community about the importance of World Heritage sites.

Participation in the Travel Through Our Traditions tours is free and open to all. Pre-registration is required via e-mail:

  • Dates: Saturday, 17th February.
  • Time: 3pm – 6:30pm
  • Meeting Point: Al Ain National Museum

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike.  The Department manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment.  Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Zayed National Museum and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.  The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage.  A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base. For more information on the full programme, please visit

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