One of the most unique beauty competitions was held this week. About 20,000 camels are competing in the Mazayin Camel beauty competition as part of the Al Dhafrah Festival. You can pick up a looker for prices reaching millions of dirhams or just watching the curvaceous Camelus.
“Purity” is one of the chief factors in setting the price. However, older camels do better in this beauty contest than younger camels. At the festival, it is not uncommon to have 15,000 to 20,000 camels sold.
If only the Little Drummer Boy knew that his wayward camel could have gone for big bucks, the whole story may have ended up with LDB becoming a prominent camel rancher.
It is something to keep in mind for next year for that loved one who has everything.