Camel Beauty Contest Held in Abu Dhabi

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.

Source: GulfNews

38 thoughts on “Camel Beauty Contest Held in Abu Dhabi”

  1. Elaine

    thanks for that one at 2:15.

    that one is better than the college band doing the football kick.

    all i could think is raising sheep must be really easy cause those guys have way too much time on their hands

  2. Elaine M.,

    Sadly, no, I am not an expert on camel behavior though I am now thinking of moving to Arizona and bringing in a bunch of immigrant camels in order to start a camel farm. FFLEO suggested the idea. (Not really but he probably won’t read this post and I’ll get away with it!)

    We will have a grand talk and I bet camels will never come up! 🙂

  3. Blouise,

    “Camels Wrestling!” is what it says on the Youtube video. I didn’t write that. You can still have a talk with me–if you like.

    BTW, are you an expert on camel behavior?


  4. Elaine M.,

    Re: Camels Wrestling

    We need to have a little talk … they are not wrestling ….

  5. Bdaman
    1, December 27, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Ms. Blouise shame shame shame 🙂


    Have a good time! 🙂

  6. Elaine M. 1, December 27, 2010 at 1:35 pm


    “when they have a sheep beauty contest in edinbourgh call me”

    Would that be called the Miss Eweniverse Pageant?


    That’s baaaaaaadddddd Elaine M.

    Couldn’t have done better myself…

  7. I posted and left for a day. Look what happened!

    Bud: it took me awhile but I got it.

    Spamheed: ahahahahahahahaha

    BBB: Flip that Camel? (buy low today/sell high tomorrow?)

    Some of the Camels are purrrdee.

  8. pete
    1, December 26, 2010 at 8:58 pm
    when they have a sheep beauty contest in edinbourgh call me


    Give HenMan your number …

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