Saudi Arabia to host world’s largest camel festival from December

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Saudi Arabia will host the world’s largest camel festival starting from December 1st, which will last 40 days and bring together camel owners from the Gulf, the United States, Russia, and France.

The Camel Club, the organizer of the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, has completed preparations for receiving applications from interested participants who will be competing in the 19 categories of the competitions for all the six primary colors in camels, where all participants will be aiming for grand prizes exceeding $66.7 million in total.

The festival’s management has opened registration on its website, which will close on November 16, 2021. 

The participants will explore camel traditions, biological diversity, and adapting to and reducing the effects of climate change.

The festival, set up on an area of 32 square kilometers and located nearly 100 km north-east of Riyadh, will also include various entertainment and cultural activities to present it as a global carnival that provides around 5,000 jobs and stands as a destination for tourists from across the world with more than 100,000 visits a day.

The King Abdul-Aziz Festival for Camels is a Saudi Arabian annual cultural, economic, sporting, and entertainment event held under royal patronage. Its goal is to preserve and strengthen camel heritage in Saudi Arabian, Arab, and Islamic culture, as well as to create a cultural, tourist, leisure, and economic destination for camels and their heritage.

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