Mom Spends $25K on Her Son’s Dubai-Themed Prom Send-Off and There Was Even a Camel!

I have to admit that when I first spotted this story I thought it was fun – very over-the-top, but fun nevertheless. I got the main thrust of the article from the headline. Mom spends $25,000 on her son’s high school prom send-off, bringing Dubai to her Philadelphia neighborhood. There were 3 tons of sand, three posh cars, three dates and even a camel. One word sprang to mind: Extra.

On the surface it sounded like an overexcited mom was spoiling her kid. But when you dig a little deeper, Saudia Shuler (the woman in question) had a very good reason for throwing her son such an elaborate bash.

Saudia Shuler posing
Credit: Instagram / @jedenjr

Why did this mother spend $25,000 throwing her son a Dubai-themed prom send-off?

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Marissa Charles

Born and raised in London, Marissa Charles is an award-winning journalist who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her work has appeared in publications in the UK, the US, Australia, South Africa and France. She loves writing about health, fitness, celebrities, true crime and human-interest stories Her byline has appeared in a variety of publications, including EBONY, the Daily Mail Online, The Guardian, Essence, the New York Post,,, and British Glamour. Marissa currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She has no children yet but is a proud – and at times embarrassing – godmother.

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