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Omani Camels

The Omani Camels

The Most Famous Omani Camels

The Arabic language has many names for camels of each type and age group. For example:

Alrahila : Camels specialised in carrying heavy loads
Alshahla : Brown coloured camels
Alhajeen : Camel used only for riding
Alhayran : A newborn camel
Alkhalfa : Camels that give a lot milk
Alsafra : Camels with light wool

For racing purposes, camel are divided according to their ages as follows:-

Age Name Running Distance (km)
     
2 Haj 2
3 Lajia 3
4 Yad'a 4
5 Thanyah 5
6 Hool 5
7 Rub'ia 5
8 Hool Shakisa 7
9-10 Fatirah 7-10


The Arabian and Omani Dromedary camel have a single hump and some distinct characteristics which have risen due to