View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

National Sport of the UAE

Rugby for New Zealand
Football for Brazil
Ice Hockey for Canada
Sumo wrestling for Japan

But what is the national sport of the United Arab Emirates?

Juliana Rincón Parra, in her Global Voices Online article, entitled, National Sports: Unique Expressions of Countrywide Pride, votes for camel racing and includes a short video of this sport which is also staged in neighboring countries such as Qatar.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Camel racing with robotic jockeys.