3,700 camels from 17 countries. Apparently it's a 5-day competition with camels from all over the globe including Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Kuwait and the local Gulf and Arab countries. The large prize money and number of contenders is set to make this one of the most internationally renowned and largest camel racing competition worldwide. Last year they had traditional Kuwaiti music and dancers performing the sword dance.
The Kuwait Camel Racing Club located in Kebd (pronounced Chebd and written as Kebd or Kabd on signposts). It's off of Road 604. From 30, take 6th ring to Road 604. If you hit the 7th/6th Ring Interchange, you have gone too far! Take a left to go south on Road 604. You will drive approximately 11 miles. You will pass the power plant on your right. At the second circle that you encounter, take a left. Drive until the road ends and take a right. The club will be at the end of this road on your left. WARNING! This is not for the faint-hearted, best to drive in daylight and not alone as a woman. Trust me when you get to Kebd you'll understand. (It's like the Wild West a 100 years ago).
UPDATE: From Dearest Delores my superstar friend at AWARE-
In regards to the camel race event, I was driving by the race track yesterday and noticed the display of flags of many nations as well as the delivery of the grand prizes....I passed large car carriers which came out of the camel race track/club area, empty. The event begins early in the morning on April 17th (7am) and continues until all races are completed. (2-3pm each day) The grand finale will be held Thursday, April 21.
Hope that helps.
LWDLIK- Thank you Delores :O)
Reviews by visitors to the smaller race events back in 2006 [link] & [link]