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Ships of the Desert

Dubai, March 2002

The Lonely Planet Guide says that "these days the camel, although the most common animal in the UAE and a symbol of the Emirates, the desert, and the Bedouins, doesn't seem to be of much use except for eating or racing."

1This description came from an Islamic web site. To Christians and Jews, Abraham's "only son" was Isaac. For an analysis of this controversy, see http://answering-islam.org/Shamoun/sacrifice.htm.

2 One day we did see a goat on a leash in the city streets. We've wondered ever since about his fate.

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