Government keen to promote camel racing in Saudi Arabia
TAIF: The camel field in Taif is witnessing the influx of camel owners from various Gulf and Arab countries to participate in the Crown Prince Festival for Camels. The event will kick off on Saturday and is organized by the Saudi Federation of Camels.
A total of 658 rounds have been allocated to camel races during the festival, starting with warm-up rounds, followed by two production and marathon rounds, and concluding with closing rounds as the festival ends.
The organizing committee of the Crown Prince Festival for Camels has prepared and equipped a 10-km race track, including seven paved tracks, three for camel owners and one for the media surrounded by an outer fence that prevents people from entering the field, the director of the camel field in Taif, Nawaf Al-Qurashi, said.
The Saudi Arabian Camels Federation has announced the opening of online registration for those wishing to take part in the Crown Prince Camel Festival.
Participants are invited to submit their registration applications from Aug. 4 via www.cpcf.scrf.sa.
The website includes various forms to fill out, and information about the festival and accompanying activities.
Source: Saudi Arabia
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