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Camel breeding

Sub Section: Ship(Dhow)building Bee keeping Horse Breeding Camel Breedding Incense & Fragrant Halwa

     Camel breeding and rearing is a traditional activity practised all over Oman, dating back to references in the Holy Quran. Omani camels are of medium size and known for their strength and speed. Colour varies by region: Dhofar camels tend to be black, although lighter colours are more common elsewhere. Camels are used in Oman for riding or racing and also for meat and milk. Camel-breeding has become more profitable in recent years and therefore more popular; the price of a racing camel can reach over R075,000.

     To accord with the wish of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos to preserve the Omani heritage, a Directorate-General of Camel Affairs was established in the Diwan of Royal Court in 1989. Located in the wilayat of Barka at Fulaij, it is equipped with the most modern race tracks and camel pens. This concern testifies to the esteem in which the ancient craft is held among Omanis.


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