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20,000 camels in beauty pageant. Wonder how big the shovel brigade is…

today I stared a camel in the face

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Nearly 20,000 camels from the UAE and other Gulf Arab countries have converged on Abu Dhabi’s western region for one of the world’s largest camel beauty contests involving prizes worth nearly Dh35 million.

The camels have been brought from various parts of the UAE as well as neighbouring Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and other Gulf nations for the week-long beauty competition in the western town of Dhafra.

The contest, which started on Thursday, will stretch until next Friday and officials described it as one of the largest camel beauty pageantry events in the world in terms of the value of prizes and number of camels.

via Camel pageantry starts in Abu Dhabi – Emirates24|7.

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December 17, 2010 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on 20,000 camels in beauty pageant. Wonder how big the shovel brigade is…

Thirsty? How about a nice cold glass of camel milk

Just after dawn, they file on their own – always in groups of 12 – into metal stalls for milking. Workers attach automated pumps. The milk flows into a system of chilled pipes that empty into a sealed metal vat.

The next stop someday could be markets in Europe, and possibly beyond, under ambitious plans backed by Dubai’s ruler to expand the reach of the playfully eccentric brand name Camelicious.

via – KPTV Portland

August 23, 2010 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Thirsty? How about a nice cold glass of camel milk

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

Ten golden-colored camels adorned with sparkling ornaments line up for the finale of a beauty contest in one of the UAE’s northern emirates, awaiting the selection of two proud winners.

Gulf Arabs from across the region gather in a large sandy plot in Ajman to sit in for a four-hour competition, which will see the selection of the best out of 150 camels every day.The three-day spectacle should end with the top two finalists bagging luxury cars, while a remaining eight win cash.

via Tribes show best camels at beauty pageant – Yahoo! News.

February 28, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

Well, there’s your problem, camel. You’ve got sand under your tongue.

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November 11, 2009 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Well, there’s your problem, camel. You’ve got sand under your tongue.