Video: Saudi goes SIM shopping with camel in mall

June 01, 2018

Owner refused to leave her out despite the security guard's request.

Shoppers got the shock of their lives after a man decided to bring along his quadruped friend in Saudi.

A video clip that has gone viral shows an older man walking around a communications complex at Jasmine district, Riyadh, accompanied by his she-camel.

The man seemed to be looking to buy a SIM card.  

A security guard attempted to persuade the man to leave his camel outside, but he refused and continued his search. 

The camel also appeared to have 'relieved' herself during the shopping spree.

Reactions on social media varied, as some praised him for staying true to his heritage and defended his mode of transport while others found his actions offensive.