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Al Dhafra Festival: World’s most beautiful camels to get Dh110 million total prize money


DUBAI – Prizes totaling Dh110 million will be awarded to the world’s most beautiful camels when the Al Dhafra Festival opens in October, organisers said.

The camel beauty pageant is held yearly in the dunes of the Empty Quarter, southwest of Abu Dhabi. It will run from October 28, 2021 until January 22, 2022.

A total of 20,000 camels will be competing at the festival, which is referred to as the “greatest showcase of Bedouin lifestyle”.

There will be 2,937 categories up for competition. Aside from cash, prizes for the four-legged beauties include Range Rovers and Nissan Patrol pick-ups.

This year’s event will expand to camel beauty contests in Sweihan, Razeen and Madinat Zayed. ICA/Expat Media

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