Hump Day

It’s almost that time of the year again when the beauties of Abu Dhabi strut their stuff on the catwalk, showing off their humps to all and sundry.

You guessed it. It’s Miss Camel time!

miss camelThousands of camels from around the Arab world will bat their long eyelashes and show off their humps at Abu Dhabi’s “Miss Camel” beauty pageant next month, organizers said on Wednesday.

“It will be the largest gathering of camels in one place ever,” organizers of the 2010 al-Dhafra Festival said.

The Gulf’s leading camel connoisseurs will critically observe as camel after camel struts down a catwalk at the festival, which is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage.

They will rate the animals on such criteria as the grace of their necks, the shape of their noses and the style of their hair.

Not to mention their..ehhh.. toes.

But it gets better.

New this year is a prize for the camel that produces the most milk. Organizers said this category should encourage camel keepers to acquire more milking camels.

Mirror mirror on the wall. Which camel is the dairiest one of all?

The sole prerequisite for camel owners wishing to partake in the competition is that their camels be clean and disease-free.

I am therefore assuming the owners ensure they always use protection.

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