Camel Trekkers returns from 11-day journey across desert

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By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

Welcoming songs by troupes, offering of traditional Qahwa and dates by young girls and kisses on foreheads by adult relatives were some of the scenes witnessed by the group of 15 expatriate camel trekkers on the conclusion of their over 500-km long journey at the Global Village on Saturday evening.
The fourth edition of ‘camel trek’ expedition including celebrities like Fernando De Martini, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to the UAE, was organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Heritage Centre (HHC) to provide an insight peek on traditional camel trekkers in the desert. The 11-day journey, on the back of camels to experience life in desert, started from Empty Quarters, Abu Dhabi on Jan 17 – with 15 participants from 9 countries including six women – and terminated at HHC Heritage Village in Global Village.
Talking to the media Fernando De Martini, said that he had no prior experience of camel riding in the desert but it was one of the most exciting time of his life to have witnessed the desert in a new light. “The journey indeed required endurance, passion and skills to overcome the new challenges while at the same time be part…
-Published At The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on January 29, 2018.

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