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Saudi Camel Festival announces $13.8m prize pool

, August 4, 2019

The organising committee of the second Crown Prince’s Camel Festival in Saudi Arabia has announced that the total prize money will amount to SR52 million ($13.8 million), with domestic and international owners competing over 439 races, organised in three stages.

Starting with a revitalisation stage for all age groups, comprising 218 races, the competition also includes a marathon of 48 races, with the final of the festival seeing 173 runs.

The committee revealed details of the programme of events for the second edition of the festival, which this year is being held as part of the inaugural Taif Season. Events started on August 1, while the races will begin on August 15, and continue until September 14.

The events and attractions at King Faisal Park include camel rides, live and touring shows, various sporting challenges, camel tents, a camel museum, a gift shop, a camel sculpture, an art fair, a circus tent, a popular market, and plays and poetry evenings.

The Camel Festival attracts considerable public interest, with all sections of the community keen to attend races and participate in the accompanying events, which are designed to be suitable for all family members. - TradeArabia News Service


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