Al Dhafra Camel Festival

Dinner after camel beauty competition. Young tender camel meat.

I arrived in the UAE in 1992. Yesterday and the day before I experienced something deeper and more cultural than I have in all my years here. Not only did I eat young delicious camel meat with a lot of men and was a part of the”‘Mentala the Camel’s” parade through the moon lit desert but I also felt that this is a culture that somehow resonate deeper than me being just a visitor in this country. I have a million things to do in the next few days but I wanted to share this and say more photographs will come as I have time to edit and process the images. All images © Copyrighted to Katarina Premfors and may not be used without prior permission 2013

Behind the scenes at Camel Festival in Al Dhafra in the UAE
Behind the scenes at Camel Festival in Al Dhafra in the UAE.
Victory Parade back to the camp through the desert. Mentala the camel came second but was celebrated just the same
Victory Parade back to the camp through the desert. Mentala the Camel came second but was celebrated just the same