pageants competitions liven up camel festival
Last Updated : GMT 00:27:23
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Pageants, competitions liven up camel festival

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Pageants, competitions liven up camel festival

Abu Dhabi - Arabstoday

Camel beauty pageants and races are important in ensuring that animals, which have been a vital part of the Emirati way of life for centuries, are valued for their true worth, a senior official affirmed in the capital yesterday. Since the inaugural Al Dhafra Camel Festival in 2007, the average price of a single Asayel (brown-skinned camel) has risen from about Dh30,000 to almost Dh 1 million, Salem Al Mazroui, manager of the festival, told Gulf News. \"This is an indication of how much we treasure these versatile animals that once provided our ancestors with milk, served as means of transport and protected bedouins from the sun and the cold with tents made from their skins. They made life in the desert possible, and through these annual festivals, we celebrate their contribution to our lives,\" Al Mazroui said. The fifth edition of the festival, which ended in the Western Region\'s Madinat Zayed yesterday, welcomed nearly 1,300 camel owners as participants in a slew of competitions, including the much-anticipated camel beauty pageants. Article continues below Prize money It is organised annually by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), and this year\'s event saw prize money worth Dh42 million as well as 155 4x4 vehicles being offered for the range of contests organised. While races were held alongside the pageants, a falcon racing competition and a saluki beauty contest were also introduced as part of this year\'s 12-day event, along with the customary traditional souq, photography competition and date packaging contest. In addition, a Ministry of Interior Village was also organised alongside the event to familiarise residents with the ministry\'s different departments and their activities. The camel beauty pageants themselves were divided into 50 distinct categories, with each category catering to a specific age group or number of camels. The pageants were also different for Asayel camels that are native to the UAE and Oman, and for Majahim (black-skinned) camels that belong originally to the Najed area in Saudi Arabia. Yesterday\'s final encounter saw the winners being announced for the prestigious Al Bayraq beauty competition, in which owners entered 50 camels each for evaluation. First-prize winners in both the Asayel and Majahin categories were awarded Dh 1 million each. Entry \"Like previous editions of the festival, we have also seen record sales being made. In fact, many camel owners purchase the animals at the festival for entry into various competitions here,\" Al Marzoui said. According to official reports, the highest sale price recorded at the festival was Dh7.5 million for a Majahim camel. \"These prized camels are then groomed and taken care of throughout the year so that they are ready for entry into various contests.  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

pageants competitions liven up camel festival pageants competitions liven up camel festival

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

pageants competitions liven up camel festival pageants competitions liven up camel festival

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today The Big Apple bike boom

GMT 10:47 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

The Big Apple bike boom
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet

GMT 10:12 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet
Arab Today, arab today 'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

GMT 10:18 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

GMT 11:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans
Arab Today, arab today VW says will invest over 34bn euros

GMT 07:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

VW says will invest over 34bn euros
Arab Today, arab today Singer Jahda Wahba has unlimited ambitions

GMT 07:56 2017 Monday ,20 November

Singer Jahda Wahba has unlimited ambitions
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 09:23 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Fedra happy for “Between Two Worlds” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 13:41 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

French choke up over proposal

GMT 00:44 2017 Monday ,20 November

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday