April 3, 2008
Arab Beauty Contest - Where Men Prefer CamelsTopics: Humor
Arab men have their choice of beauty queens:
More than 10,000 camels from across the Gulf will be competing for millions of dollars in prize money at a beauty pageant for the "ship of the desert" in Abu Dhabi next week.And I have my choice of Arab beauty queens:
I guess it's just a matter of preference.
Anyway, they say that picking a beautiful camel is just like judging a beautiful girl; you look for big eyes, long lashes and a long neck - about "... 99 or 102 centimeters, or 39 or 40 inches."
Hat tip - Harry Owens
Posted by Abdul at April 3, 2008 8:21 PM
Prince Pays Nearly $3 Million for Camel
By BARBARA SURK,AP
Posted: 2008-04-08 20:39:04
Filed Under: Weird News, World News
MADINAT ZAYED, United Arab Emirates (April 8) - Dubai's crown prince paid $2.7 million for a camel during a desert festival celebrating Bedouin traditions in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, state-run media said Tuesday.
The festival also included a camel beauty contest, where thousands of owners strutted their animals in a bid for the top prize of finest overall camel and separate categories such as best neck, head, lips, nose, hump, legs or feet.
Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the son of Dubai's ruler, Sheik Mohammed, bought 16 camels for $4.5 million, including one female camel for $2.7 million, the state news agency WAM reported.
The agency called the price tag "unprecedented" but it was not clear if it was an official record.
The hefty sum was still a fraction of the record price paid at auction for a horse. The Green Monkey, a thoroughbred colt, was purchased at a Florida auction in 2006 for $16 million.
There was no indication what Hamdan, Dubai's heir apparent, planned to do with the animal though female camels are often used for racing. Owning fine camels is also a mark of prestige for the ruling elite in the Persian Gulf.
Comment: Truly, will the Vice Police be concerned about this?
The article provides a photo of this beauty!
Allah is the Greatest!
Posted by: harry at April 9, 2008 9:45 AM
There was no indication what Hamdan, Dubai's heir apparent, planned to do with the animal though female camels are often used for "racing."I guess "racing" is a term they are now using in the Arab world for - you know - doing it with a camel!
Posted by: Abdul at April 9, 2008 12:11 PM
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