Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Camel Train

A camel train arrives from neighbouring Saudi Arabia for the 10-day festival. The long trip can be highly lucrative with one female camel being sold for cool 10 million dirham (some $2.7 million) - a new world record!


San Diego Farmgirl March 17, 2010 at 3:39 AM  

What was so special about the multi-million dollar camel? How much do regular camels cost? I had a friend from Saudi Arabia in college, and his camel back home died one term. He was pretty upset, and he joked that he'd have to start riding llamas - and added that wasn't really much of a joke.

Guyana-Gyal March 17, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

Wow, and here I was thinking that camels are a dime a dozen.

I wonder what kind of camels my aunt was offered for my cousin when they were in Dubai...haha, the teasing my cousin gets about this.

sam March 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

Are they like pure bred horses that fetch millions?
I thought one camel is like the other. What makes that female so exceptional?

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph March 18, 2010 at 9:04 AM  

The real expensive camels have either a racing or breeding pedigree, hence the price tag. And it’s royals here who do most of the buying and selling.

I was offered a bog standard camel for $8000 but declined :)

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