Guinness recognizes Saudi Arabia camel festival as largest in the world

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)
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)
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)
Updated 22 September 2018

Guinness recognizes Saudi Arabia camel festival as largest in the world

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.