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Most expensive camel

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, crown prince of the United Arab Emirates of Dubai, purchased the female camel for 10 million dirhams (2.72 million dollars) at a camel beauty pageant in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi. When you are a crown prince and can have any camel in the world, what are […]

Apr 10, 2008 | By Luxuo

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, crown prince of the United Arab Emirates of Dubai, purchased the female camel for 10 million dirhams (2.72 million dollars) at a camel beauty pageant in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi.

When you are a crown prince and can have any camel in the world, what are the criteria for making the final decision? Reportedly Sheikh Hamdan fell for what he said were eight of the most perfect camel toes that he had ever seen.

Amiri, quoted by the official WAM news agency, made the remarks on the sidelines of the nine-day beauty pageant which opened on Wednesday in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi. More than 10,000 camels, including females which are the fasting racing camels, from across the Gulf are competing for prize money totalling around 9.5 million dollars.

The contest is part of a camel festival in Abu Dhabi that aims to celebrate and preserve the region’s cultural heritage. Camel racing is a popular sport in this region of the world and female camels are known for their superior speed.

Via yahoonews

 
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