30 surprising things you will only see in Dubai

Some of the most bizarre things that make Dubai a unique city

Camel racing with robot jockeys

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Camel racing is one of the most popular sports in Dubai today. But unlike in other countries, camel racing in the city uses robot jockeys ― probably one of the most bizarre things you will only see in Dubai. Camel racing in Dubai previously employed small children who reportedly suffered repeated systemic human rights abuses. In response to the condemnation of such abuses, Dubai banned the use of human jockeys in favor of robots.