The beasts of burden symbolize the region, and currently nearly 30,000 of
them are making their way towards the town of Al Gharbia in Abu Dhabi,
to take part in the Al Dhaffra festival.
December 22, 2008 9:48 by kippreport
Camel milk is considered very healthy; it is anti-carcinogenic, helps
cardio-vascular functioning and can also help lower cholesterol.
In 2006, the Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products came out with the
brand Camelicious, and the milk is supposed to have less than half the fat
of cow milk. It also sports its own ambassador, ‘Cam’, who loves Khaliji
music with hip hop breaks, and enjoys surfing the desert.
Earlier this year, the Al Nassma company came out with what it claims is the
first camel milk chocolate in the world. The manufacturer said it brought
professionals from many parts of world to create the unique chocolates. The company is also planning a farm shop in Umm Nahad near the Camelicious camel
farm, which will feature a milk chocolate fountain.