x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Road accident claims presidential camel trainer

President Khalifa's chief camel trainer, Saqeed bin Shudait Al Wahebi, has died in a car accident.

The UAE President's chief camel trainer has been killed in a collision in Al Ain.

Saeed bin Shudait Al Wahebi, one of the Gulf's most famous camel trainers, had worked as Sheikh Khalifa's chief camel trainer for several years.

According to Al Ittihad, the 48-year-old Al Wahebi was known as 'The Castle of Swords and Cups" for constantly winning golden swords, cups and daggers.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, along with Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, the UAE President's advisor, attended his funeral yesterday in Oman.