Guinness recognizes Saudi Arabia camel festival as largest in the world

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The Guinness Book of Records announced the registration of the Crown Prince Festival in Taif as the largest camel festival in the world. (SPA)
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The Guinness Book of Records announced the registration of the Crown Prince Festival in Taif as the largest camel festival in the world. (SPA)
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The Guinness Book of Records announced the registration of the Crown Prince Festival in Taif as the largest camel festival in the world. (SPA)
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.


Tabuk military exhibit: Jump in, buckle up and take off

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Tabuk military exhibit: Jump in, buckle up and take off

  • The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday
JEDDAH: It is one of the most demanding skills in modern combat.
Now visitors to a military exhibition in Tabuk will get the chance to command a fighter plane and take part in a simulated air battle.
The Royal Saudi Air Force is offering the activity as part of the third Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversification of Local Manufacturing, inaugurated on Thursday.
An aircraft cockpit fitted out with PlayStation DR technology will allow visitors to share the experience of fighter pilots taking off and joining in supersonic aerial combat.