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

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.


Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan receives Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 19 November 2019

Egyptian envoy meets Saudi foreign minister

  • The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan

RIYADH: Egyptian Ambassador Ahmed Farouk Mohammed Tawfik called on Saudi Foreign Minister  Prince Faisal bin Farhan in Riyadh on Monday. They reviewed bilateral relations and ways to enhance them. They also discussed issues of mutual interest.
The foreign minister also held a separate meeting with Mexican Ambassador-designate Anibal Toledo. He presented a copy of his credentials to Prince Faisal prior to submitting them to King Salman.
Sudanese Ambassador Abdulazim Al-Sadiq Al-Karoori called on Prince Faisal bin Farhan to bid him farewell. The foreign minister appreciated the outgoing envoy’s efforts in strengthening the ties between Saudi Arabia and Sudan.