Not many places in the world celebrate, honor, and look after camels with the passion Qataris do. During the winter months, Shahaniya Racetrack holds weekly camel races, where visitors are invited to follow the camels from the comfort of their cars on a paved road that runs along the track. The entry is free, the camel handlers are friendly and eager to practice their English with visitors, the camels are robust and imposing, and the overall experience is unique. To top it all off, Qataris also celebrate the physical attributes of their camels by holding annual beauty contests. The owner of the winning camels walks away with a hefty prize and many kudos.