Thursday, February 11, 2010

 
The Al Dhafra Camel Festival is located some 180km from the city in the Western region. The event runs for 10 days and involves 23,000 camels and their owners. There's Dh42m (US $11m) of prize money up for grabs with everything from the prettiest camel to the fastest as well as poetry, date-packing and photography competitions all taking place. Come back tomorrow to see more of these magnificent beasts.

4 comments:

lizziviggi February 12, 2010 at 4:10 AM  

Did I read that right? The prettiest camel? Is there such a thing? ;-)

Guyana-Gyal February 12, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

I've seen [on tv] some camels so dressed up, even a bride can't look more splendid, hahaha.

Yikes, what happened to this one's knees?

Last night I was wondering if camels would survive in Guyana, would they enjoy travelling through the jungle [instead of people using SUV's...just wondering].

Poetry! How interesting.

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph February 13, 2010 at 7:28 PM  

Yes lizziviggi, the prettiest camel award pays more than all the other competitions put together. Whilst most are ugly, I've seen a few females that can turn the head of a male (bull) camel instantly.

Guyana-Gyal, this camel was simply on its way up - Knees are fine.

Leif Hagen February 13, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

An AWESOME camel photo! award winning in fact!

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