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Crown Prince Camel Festival to start in August, prizes amount to SR53m

Crown Prince Camel Festival to start in August Saudi Arabia

The Head of the Saudi Camel Federation, Prince Fahd bin Jalawi, revealed the details of the Crown Prince Camel Festival in its third edition, which will be launched in Taif Camel Square on 8 August.

Prince Fahd bin Jalawi explained that the Camel Festival will witness a competition between several local and international camel owners with 532 runs and financial prizes of SR53m.

He added that it will start with a preparatory stage for all age groups with 320 runs, while the marathon runs will be eight and the final runs will be 204.

The head of the Saudi Camel Federation stressed that the event aims to consolidate the heritage of camel sport and enhance it in Saudi and Arab culture and its extraordinary support for the tourism and economic movement in the Kingdom.

He added that the Camel Festival had entered the Guinness Book of Records after more than 13,000 camels participated.

The Prince thanked King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince for their continuous support for the advancement of camel sport. He referred to the significant follow-up and keenness of the Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, and his continuous follow-up for the success of the programs of the Camel Federation in general and the Crown Prince Festival in particular.

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