King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival to kick off on Nov. 1

King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival to kick off on Nov. 1
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The festival is expected to attract a large number of camel owners and enthusiasts from around the world. (SPA)
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The festival is expected to attract a large number of camel owners and enthusiasts from around the world. (AN Photo)
Updated 11 October 2019

King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival to kick off on Nov. 1

King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival to kick off on Nov. 1
  • The festival will put the spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage, with camels having played an important part in Arab life down the ages
  • The fourth festival will feature new contests such as one for Fahl camels, a Hajjij camel contest and a Tabe’ contest

RIYADH: The Saudi Camel Club is launching the fourth King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival on Nov. 1 under the patronage of King Salman and the supervision of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The festival will put the spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage, with camels having played an important part in Arab life down the ages.

Fahd bin Falah bin Hithlin, chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Camel Club, thanked the king and the crown prince for supporting the annual celebration of Saudi heritage, which revitalizes economic, tourist and cultural activities in this sector.

Hithlin, who is also the president of the International Camel Organization (ICO), said that for the past three years the festival has attracted a large number of camel owners and enthusiasts from around the world.

He explained that measures had been taken to enhance the programs and activities of the fourth festival, including new contests such as one for Fahl camels, a Hajjij camel contest ­— for the first time at the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival — and a Tabe’ contest.