FIFA World Cup Not The Only Attraction, Qatar Is Also Hosting A Camel Beauty Contest

Qatar is not only hosting the FIFA World Cup but also a beauty contest for camels, where the animals of different breeds, sizes and ages are participating. 

What Happened: The Qatar Camel Mzayen Club beauty contest, being held in Ash-Shahaniyah, has many Gulf countries competing in different categories. 

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"The idea is similar to the soccer World Cup, we did a camel beauty World Cup. We have participants from the Gulf Cooperation Council, we have big names and today is the fifth day of the tournament," Hamad Jaber al-Athba, president of the Qatar Camel Mzayen club said, reported Hindustan Times.

"The characteristics to measure the beauty of a camel differ from one group to another. For instance, the black camels are judged according to the size of the body and the head and the location of the ears," Hamad said.

Meanwhile, Qatar's FIFA World Cup is engulfed with controversies around the LGBTQ community. Recently, a U.S. soccer journalist Grant Wahl said he was detained by security staff after he wore a rainbow shirt to the U.S. World Cup opener against Wales in Qatar.

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