Last week while traveling in Bahrain with FlyerTalker CatGirl we decided to go to the Royal Camel Farm as it was a suggestion on the FlyerTalk BAH-Do thread. Very good fares of about US$708 a.i. from Los Angeles to Manama Bahrain in the Middle East netted us close to 19,000 United Premier Qualifying Miles. The Royal Camel Farm is a free activity located just off of the last exit on the King Fahad Causeway. It is the exit just before the toll booth if you wanted to proceed across to Saudi Arabia. It is about a 20 minute easy drive from the Diplomatic Area in downtown Manama City.
We were not quite sure of what to expect as we read a suggestion to go on FlyerTalk so we said why not? Who doesn’t like a camel. There was an wide open car park just off of the main road with a controlled intersection. Security was provided in the parking area. Camels were everywhere, but it was a very controlled environment. All of the camels in the open were restrained with chains. Many of the camel enclosures were full of females with 3-4 week old baby camels. The caretakers told us that the king just enjoys collecting camels and they are not used for racing or trade. About 50,000 visitors a year go to the Royal Camel Farm. Below are some snapshots from the trip. Enjoy and hopefully you will make the trip to Bahrain and the Royal Camel Farm.
While in Bahrain I made the Sheraton Bahrain my home base and paid all nights with SPG points that I earned with my SPG American Express card.
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