Emaar reveals new camel statue in Dubai

Emaar reveals new camel statue in Dubai

Three is the magic number

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They're as iconic to Dubai as the city's signature sail motif, and now the humble Arabian camel has its own dedication in Downtown, by artist Donald Greig

The majestic and graceful Arabian camel has been given a series of life-size bronze sculptures in the UAE, titled 'Camels' – celebrating an animal that holds much history with the region.

The trio, including an adult camel, its calf, and another one resting, it is the latest statue in the Downtown area, weighing in at 800kg, with each camel as tall as 3m, 1.9m, and 1.3m, respectively.

Artist Donald Greig spent eight months finalising the original sculpture, and four months for the foundry to be cast in bronze. 

"The gracious and majestic Arabian camel is a reminder of our past and a cue of how significantly the city has evolved. Donald Greig's Camels is a seamless fit into Downtown Dubai's collection of sculptures and artworks from around the world by accomplished artists." Said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties.

Greig added: "I look forward to viewing Camels in the heart of this magnificent city, which, in my mind, is home to some of the world's greatest engineering and architectural feats of the 21st century."

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