Camel milk could soon be on supermarket shelves across Europe after Dubai-based dairy Camelicious applied for an export licence.

Camelicious already sells its products across the Gulf region and now has plans to break the European market.

But it needs to convince EU officials the camel milk or the white gold of the desert meets stringent health and safety tests.

According to Camelicious lawyer David Wernery, camel milk is more nutritious than its cow counterpart.

“The vitamin C content is very much higher in camel milk than in cow’s milk, about four or five per cent more,” he said.