Saudi Camel Club’s Economic Committee held the largest camel sale in Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Gulf, covering more than six million square meters in Hafr Al-Batin Governorate.
The auction was opened by Prince Abdul Rahman, the head of the Camel Club’s Economic Committee, in the presence of the Governor of Hafr Al-Batin, the Director of the Camel Club, and a big gathering of the general public.
On the first day, there was a showcase of various colored camels, followed by a special auction for the wealthy. It was punctuated by a beautiful poem and a lecture on camels and climate change, as well as a play warning against the dangerous practice of meddling with camels.
The festival includes commercial and recreational activities and competitions for camels for fifteen days.
The auction’s accompanying festival sparked an economic movement that impacted local markets, productive families, and handicrafts, as well as attracting international restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.