You have two teachers, Bob and Cam. After a big test, your buddy’s wondering which teacher will grade it. You know that Bob is on sick leave, so you can say confidently: “Cam’ll mark it.”
Or, if you’re in Al Ain and your buddy asks you where you want to go, you can answer with the exact same words.
Tee hee hee.
Anyhows, Al Ain Camel Market was one of my favourite experiences in the UAE. I went to visit the crazy modern Dubai, but luckily got to experience the magnificent local sites too. This ended up being one of the most fascinating excursions of my travels.
Apparently Al Ain Camel Market is the last of its kind. This market, or souk is located around 15km from central Al Ain, and it is buzzing with vendors and camels from early morning onwards.
Avoid eye contact with the keen salesmen ready to let you pet or feed baby camels for a pricey price, but wander around and take in all the different camels – big, small, beige, sandy, dark, young and eager, mature and responsible-looking. My faves were the munching camels. Please, watch camels munch.
Al Ain would be an epic place to stop for other reasons too, as it’s known as the Garden City due to its vast amounts of greenery. Apparently it also has the highest proportion of Emirati national (30.8% according to Wikipedia), so you can get a more authentic feel to it than neighbouring metropolises Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
For further reading: http://www.wikihow.com/Buy-a-Camel
And that’s the UAE done and dusted. What’s next? Stay tuned.
And as always, my friends, my camels, FEEDBACK MAKES MY WORLD GO ROUND.
PS. What do you call a camel with no humps?