Saudi cultural events set to bring history to life at Bujairi

Updated 10 November 2017
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Saudi cultural events set to bring history to life at Bujairi

RIYADH: The first Saudi Antiquities Forum, organized by the SCTH, will be accompanied by a number of artistic, cultural, touristic and social event at King Abdul Aziz Historic Center (KAHC) and the Bujairi neighborhood in Diriyah.

The events at KAHC include: Educational and awareness-raising plays about archaeological excavations and discovery; folk shows; as well as a display of full-length models representing Saudi archaeological and heritage sites, such as Madain Saleh, Salwa Palace, Jeddah Historic District, Al-Okhdood, and Al-Rajajeel.

There will be artisan events and handicraft shows, popular food parlors, men’s costume shows, modern architecture, historical stories about the Kingdom’s civilization and a colors exhibition.

Al-Bujairi Quarter will host a number of events including historic camel convoys, historic fashion shows, architecture displays, historic poems, and photographs illustrating everyday life and activities inspired by historical and cultural heritage.


Guinness recognizes Saudi Arabia camel festival as largest in the world

Updated 22 September 2018
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Guinness recognizes Saudi Arabia camel festival as largest in the world

  • The festival included 11,186 camels, the largest number of camels in a race, and almost 800 races held between Aug. 11 until Saturday
  • $14.3 million worth of prizes were handed out to participants from Saudi Arabia, other Gulf States and Arab countries

JEDDAH: The Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif was named the largest in the world on Friday by Guinness World Records.
The festival included 11,186 camels, the largest number of camels in a race, and almost 800 races held between Aug. 11 until Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Musaed, President of the Saudi Federation of Camels, received the certificate from Guinness representative Ahmad Jamal Aldin.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was scheduled to attend the closing of the festival on Saturday.
During the event, $14.3 million worth of prizes were handed out to participants from Saudi Arabia, other Gulf States and Arab countries.
“The success of the festival was a great leap forward for the sport in its home country, among its fans and admirers,” SPA reported.