x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Saluki Beauty Contest

The eighth Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest will take place as part of the 2013 Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition next month.

ABU DHABI // The eighth Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest will take place as part of the 2013 Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition next month. Salukis, which are one of the oldest breeds of domesticated dog and have been used by Bedouin people for thousands of years, will be judged not only on the standard of the breed but also on their hunting, chasing and guarding capabilities. The head of the contest committee, Hamad Al Ghanem, said: "Throughout the times and the changing generations, the traditional values and ethics of Arabian Bedouin are being forgotten and it is our duty to preserve and celebrate them for future generations." The contest will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre from September 4 to 7.

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