Asian Camel Racing Federation Establishes in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Camel is one of the important livestock and a great player in the food security, livelihood insurance, and the sports’ world. The camel is the inseparable part of the heritage and cultures of the desert ecosystemS, especially the Arabian peninsula.

The value of camel as a sports’ animal, especially racing is well recognized and understood. The camel racing is held in different parts of the world with their local rules and norms. On the other hand, there are very specialized and established rules and regulations for camel racing in the Arabian Peninsula.

United Arab Emirates has always played a leading role in the formalization of the modern camel racing. There are many regular camel racing events in different periods of the year, which attracts many more tourist to see this heart touching game of camel racing. I must appreciate that the UAE is also the world’s top leading camel milk (CaM) producing country.

Keeping the pace of the great role in the camel’s world, UAE made it possible to establish the first founding meeting of the Asian Camel Racing Associations. The foundation meeting was held in Alwathba, Abu Dhabi, 27-29 June 2019.

Foundation General Assembly Meeting of the Asian Camel Association

The first day

The statutes of the Asian Camel Racing Federation (ACRF)’s proposed draft was discussed and finalized to be presented in the general assembly for approval.

The second day

The general assembly of the ACRF was held and the organizing body was announced. The body will be formally announced by the authority of the ACRF.

I hope ACRF will bring successes in the camel world of the region. The regional camel associations will be supported to be strengthen at local level and organize camel racing under the statutes and regulations of the ACRF.

The Camels’ Terminologies Needs to be Re-established

The world terminology in Wikipedia is written as;

Terminology is the study of terms and their use. Terms are words and compound words or multi-word expressions that in specific contexts are given specific meanings.

The camel terminology is mainly derived from a cow/cattle production system in English, which is a wrong approach. I’m giving you a food for thought to reconsider and re-establish camel’s terminology. As the camel was domesticated, evolved and managed for centuries in Arabian Peninsula, the best terminology will be the one used in that region.roadtrip0501_8_base

As an example, I hereby give some terms which I learned here in the region and some are found in the literature. I’m lucky living in the specific area (Hilli Alqatara in Alain) where the camel was domesticated. I can say, I’m living in the cradle of camels’ domestication.The Ice Cream Species of Plants for the Camel and Goat, the camel icecream food is found in the region.Al Ain National Museum Explores the History of Domesticated Camels. The analysis of bones found on dig sites across the country indicated that camels were tamed and domesticated no earlier than 1000 BC. 

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  1. Camel is not a cow… the best word for milking camel is……  NAQA
  2. Camel male kid is not a calf but a …………………                          Gaood
  3. Camel Female calf is not a heifer but a………………………………….Bakra
  4. The breeding male is not a bull but a…           ………………………..Baeer    

I am really looking forward to discussion, criticism, fortification, addition to this precious topic.

Reference;

http://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/camel/

Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products

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Al Ain Camel dairy products, ice-cream and pasteurized milk

Camel milk is natural pharmacy and protect human body from many ailments, i.e. diabetes, cancer, hepatitis, rheumatism, ulcer, autism, arthritis and many other disease. The product is available in different quantity and with different level of fat contents along with the different flavors. Now camel milk powder and Ice-cream are also available.

CAMEL MILK: LIQUID GOLD
Camel milk has emerged from centuries of obscurity to become known as a nutritional powerhouse and medical marvel. With the help of modern day science, new benefits are continually being discovered with evidence that supports the extraordinary powers this liquid has to offer – showing improvement in conditions ranging from autism to diabetes. It’s no surprise camel milk is now being heralded as liquid gold.

CAMEL ICE-CREAM: LUXURIUS FOOD ITEM

Al Ain Dairy has successfully maneuvered through uncharted territory with the development of Camelait brand premium camel milk ice cream. Handling the complex proteins of camel milk in the pasteurization process to produce ice cream was a major challenge that was overcome during the innovation process, it added.

The result is rich, luxurious ice cream available in 6 indulgent flavors – Date, Saffron, Cardamom, Chocolate, Carmel and Lite Raspberry Vanilla. This unique ice cream combines 100 per cent fresh camel milk ice cream with ripples of complimentary sauces and/or nut pieces that appeal to all tastes while also complimenting the traditional tastes of the Arabian region. All flavors are available in 125 ml and 1 litre tubs, it further stated.

Camel milk powder is a manufactured dairy product made by evaporating 100% natural fresh camel milk to dryness. 
Prior to procuring a spray drying unit, Al Ain Dairy performed trials of camel milk production with the spray drying technology at facilities of a world leader in spray dryer manufacturing in Denmark.
On trials, camel milk was subjected to both freeze drying and spray drying techniques for production of camel milk powder. As a result of these line trials, Al Ain Dairy determined the spray drying technology would best achieve efficient solubility on camel milk powder.jpg

As the first in the UAE, Al Ain Dairy erected a sophisticated spray drying plant to produce camel milk powder with advanced process design & development right from raw material reception, processing, evaporation, drying, powder handling, storage & packing technology.
Currently, Al Ain Dairy is one of only two firms in the world to produce camel milk powder.

The camel is unique and precious animal and producing a highly important, biological and Eco-friendly food items. The camels’ products are the outcome of the fair trade and the water and energy footprint is very green.  For more details about camel milk characteristics Please follow the links below.

  1. http://www.articlesbase.com/nature-articles/a-unique-and-fascinating-creature-the-camel-4217611.html
  2. http://camel4all.blogspot.ae/2009/10/camel-solution-for-difficult-questions.html
  3. https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/camel-a-one-in-all-creature/