RIYADH: More than 40 ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday visited the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival in the southern Sayahdah district of Al-Dahnaa.
They toured the festival’s activities for several hours, including the Camel Village, the World of Nomads event, the desert park and various pavilions. The World of Nomads event showcased the histories and cultures of nomadic peoples from more than 75 countries.
The delegation expressed happiness with the festival’s activities, stressing that Saudi Arabia has become a tourist and heritage destination.
The delegation thanked King Salman and the crown prince for providing the opportunity for many countries worldwide to participate in this event.
The festival, lasted for more than 43 days, aimed to promote the camel heritage in Saudi Arabia, Arab and Islamic culture.
The organizing committee of the festival was keen to celebrate the ancient desert symbol that reflects an authentic and extended culture by organizing a world festival highlighting the culture of camels, the Saudi Press Agency said.
Earlier, Camel Club Chairman Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin thanked the Saudi leadership for supporting the annual celebration of Saudi culture and heritage.