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.
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.