2005/09/15

Camel Souk

We finally found the camel souk here in Al Ain, so this morning we stopped in. There were more than a hundred camels, mostly in small lots of 10 or so. We got to see a (very unhappy) camel being dragged from one pickup to another. Then a man came up and almost dragged us into a pen, saying "baby camels!". He then let the kids climb on the back of one of the camels as it lay on the ground. Then as were tried to leave, the man and his four assistants all said "baksheesh". So I gave them some money to split up and took our pictures and went on our way.










9 comments:

Emirati said...

Very nice camels, seem to be very well bred judging by their stance.

Anonymous said...

ur kid looks soo adorable in the last pic .. looks like they enjoyed it =>

Bigk said...

I have a question, what are those marks under the camel's eyes? you can clearly see the marks in the top two photos

Brn said...

The kids seemed to have a good time considering how tired they were.

I think that those marks were some sort of brand. I noticed that some of the camels had brand looking things on the side of their neck.

Jassim said...

'Camels and baksheesh.'
*Memories of Cairo coming rushing back*

Hesham said...

been lurking for a while and have enjoyed reading your posts, though now that I come to think about it Im not sure how I got here but Im glad you did.

Great shots and a great city al ain, though i like big cities myself

Moona said...

really nice pictures i think ur kids like the place don't they? :)

Michelle said...

Where is the camel souk exactly? I haven't found it yet!

PhilM said...

Hi I have just been offered a job in Al Ain and it was very interesting to read your blogg. I wonder if you could describe any more of your life in the UAE?

Thanks
Phil