Camel hotel in Saudi Arabia

With heated stalls and hot milk, life couldn’t get more glamorous for Saudi Arabia’s most beautiful camels when they stay at a luxury compound near Riyadh.

For 400 riyals (just over $100) a night, the camels are trimmed, scrubbed and pampered before taking part in beauty contests, where millions of dollars are at stake.
The camels are checked closely for Botox and other illegal enhancements, which could see them thrown out for cheating.

And it’s all done in a Covid-safe environment to prevent any disruptive outbreaks.
The first hotel for camels, is an open-air desert compound near the annual King Abdelaziz Festival, which has prizes totalling $66.6 million.

The animals are judged on attributes including their lips, necks, humps and colouring. Wins are highly prestigious for their owners.

The  camel hotel has 120 enclosures, including singles and doubles, each equipped with plastic containers for water and fodder. Check-out is 12:30 pm.

During their stay, 50 workers look a er the animals and are kept under strict sanitary conditions to minimise the risk of Covid cases.

The hotel is very popular and bringing in revenues of more than $1.6 million.

Saudi enthusiasts can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on camels entered into the contests.These competitions reinforce the obsession with camels in Saudi Arabia.

based on article in Oman Observer


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