Saudi Camel Village attracts huge crowds

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The village welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m until March 20 in the southern Sayahdah district of Al-Dahnaa. (SPA)
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The village welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m until March 20 in the southern Sayahdah district of Al-Dahnaa. (SPA)
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The village welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m until March 20 in the southern Sayahdah district of Al-Dahnaa. (SPA)
Updated 11 March 2019
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Saudi Camel Village attracts huge crowds

  • The village is part of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival, taking place in the northeast of Riyadh
  • Visitors to the village are welcome from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the festival

RIYADH: The Saudi Camel Village is continuing its activities as part of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival, taking place in the northeast of Riyadh.

The giant festival site is split into sections, including a commercial area, a desert park, and a village center where activities, entertainment, cultural events, traditional food and handicrafts are available. The Saudi Camel Village is receiving large numbers of visitors. 

The Khan Al-Khalili pavilion presents popular Egyptian folklore, while the Desert Man pavilion documents life in the Arabian Peninsula. There are also the Classic Cars and Old Games pavilions.

Al-Ardah Academy pavilion is attracting the most visitors, who are interested in watching authentic Saudi shows. 

The village welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the festival, which has revitalized tourism in the desert area that formed part of the traditional trade routes across the Arabian Peninsula. 

 

Entertainment program

Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin met children of Saudi martyrs of duty at the festival. This visit falls under the cultural entertainment program for children of martyrs, organized by the Ministry of Interior. 

The children toured festival pavilions accompanied by “Houwair,” the festival’s character, and visited the Khan Al-Khalili market, which displayed a wall painting titled “Message to the Country’s Heroes.”

Ibrahim Al-Zahrani delivered a speech in the name of the children, expressing his admiration of the visit and the various events and activities of the festival.

On the sidelines of the festival, the Camel Museum is exhibiting the animal’s history in Islamic and Arab countries.

The museum includes an overview of camel breeds, as well as paintings and drawings made of the animal’s hair.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.