|Credit: RAQBI Center Qatar|
Camel robot jockeys are manufactured by RAQBI Center Qatar, located at Al Shahaniya, 30 Kms from Doha city. The different models allow camel owners to remotely whip and steer the camels from the sidelines and can also be equipped with GPS and a heart-rate monitor to assess performance. However, using electric shocks on a camel is not permitted during races and anyone caught doing so can face up to three months in prison.
According to press reports the Dubai Police had recently arrested three men for allegedly selling robotic camel jockeys with an illegal electric shock feature. The suspects were reportedly selling their "shock jockeys" for up to $ 8000. The cost of an ordinary robotic camel jockey is between $ 220-320.