Under the patronage of Crown Prince and Prime Minister Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi Camel Federation is organizing the Crown Prince Camel Festival in its fifth edition, on Tuesday the first of August 2023 AD, at the Taif Camel Racecourse.
The Camel Federation announced the allocation of financial prizes amounting to a total value of 56.255 million riyals, for which a large group of local and international camel owners will compete, as the number of runs that they will compete for during the festival period is 589 various runs.
The festival will start with the preliminary race, which will witness the establishment of 350 rounds, from the first of August until the 12th of the same month, through the categories (Mafarid, Haqayq, Lokaya, Jaza’a, Thanaya, Tricks and Zamoul).
The final race will start on August 28, and will last for 11 days, with a five-run marathon race, and 239 rounds in the final race.
The previous editions of the festival, which was launched in its first edition in 2018, witnessed a remarkable turnout from camel lovers around the world. The festival aims to consolidate and enhance the camel heritage in Saudi culture.
The festival also achieved economic returns by organizing various activities that support the heritage heritage and enhance its preservation and development, which reflects the cultural depth of the Kingdom, while the events in all versions of the festival focus on consolidating the camel heritage in Saudi, Arab and Islamic culture.
It is noteworthy that the festival enjoys generous and great support from the Crown Prince, the interest of the Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal, and the follow-up of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Camel Federation, Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz.