Sunday, March 4, 2012

Camel

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This was the first stuff toy our two year old son bought during our mall strolling after he landed in Dubai. The first time he's in Dubai when he's still inside his mother's tummy years back.

He personally requested to buy one because this is what he wanted to have back when we were still in the Philippines. As if he knows what camel is, to the people of Dubai and rest of the UAE.

Camel is no longer just a regular animal that you've commonly known for.

Camel is getting popular each and every single day. The UAE is venturing on it and considering it as one of their symbols or identity. From key holders, to refrigerator magnets, t-shirts, mugs, and so on. This goes side by side with the date fruit in terms of popularity.

But aside from the above mentioned, camel burger in Dubai and UAE is now also gaining popularity among tourists. Marwan Al Zarouni of Gulf News' Express wrote an article that says, Camel burger: Dubai's new delicacy.

Did you know: that 
Camels do not store water in their humps as is commonly believed? The humps are actually a reservoir of fatty tissue. Concentrating body fat in their humps minimizes heat-trapping insulation throughout the rest of their body, which may be an adaptation to living in hot climates. When this tissue is metabolized, it acts as a source of energy, and yields more than 1 g of water for each 1 g of fat converted through reaction with oxygen from air. This process of fat metabolization generates a net loss of water through respiration for the oxygen required to convert the fat. Source: wikipedia.org
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