Prizes worth up to SAR52 million on offer at second Crown Prince Camel festival

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif will offer a total of SAR52 million ($13.8 million) in prizes during the contest’s second edition. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif will offer a total of SAR52 million ($13.8 million) in prizes during the contest’s second edition. (SPA)
Updated 30 July 2019
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Prizes worth up to SAR52 million on offer at second Crown Prince Camel festival

  • Local and international camel owners will participate in 439 rounds of competition
  • Part of this year’s inaugural tourist festival in Taif — Taif Season

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif will offer a total of SAR52 million ($13.8 million) in prizes during the contest’s second edition, the organizing committee announced on Tuesday.
Local and international camel owners will participate in 439 rounds of competition during the festival, the Saudi Press Agency said.
The warm-up round for all ages, comprises 218 rounds. This is followed by 48 production, marathon, international, and Sudanese rounds.
Finally, there will be 173 closing rounds.
The organizing committee revealed the festival’s agenda of events and marathons, which come as part of this year’s inaugural tourist festival in Taif — Taif Season — that will kick off on Thursday at King Faisal Park.
Accompanying events at the festival include camel riding, live performances, various sporting challenges, a camel tent and a camel museum.


Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Updated 19 September 2019

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi, new CEO of Saudi National Competitiveness Center

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi is the newly appointed CEO of the National Competitiveness Center (NCC).

Al-Mutairi received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from King Faisal University in 1992. In 1997, she obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK.

She began her career as a lecturer in the chemistry department of King Faisal University, from 1993 to 1994, before lecturing at the University of Bristol for three years.

In 1998, she became an assistant professor of human genetics at Harvard University, and two years later she joined Perkin Elmer as a scientific research consultant in biological sciences in the US until 2002.

A year later, she joined Hospital Aramco as a preventive medicine consultant. She then headed the department of public medical relations, and served as an acting director of the department of medical technical support services, and the head of quality and patient safety from 2007 to 2010.

With Saudi Aramco, she headed the manpower planning and analysis department for a year, before she became the project manager of the Aramco Accelerated Strategic Transformation Program from 2011 to 2012.

Al-Mutairi ran her company, Heemah for Business Services between 2014 and 2017.

She also helped with the establishment of the National Competitiveness Center, and coordinated the partnership between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Aramco Healthcare.

In 2017, Al-Mutairi served as an adviser to the minister of commerce and investment.