Saudi Arabia gears up to host world’s largest camel festival

Saudi Arabia gears up to host world’s largest camel festival

Saudi Arabia will host on Dec. 1, the largest camel festival of its kind in the world; which will run for 40 days, bringing together camel owners from the Gulf countries; the USA; Russia; and France in addition to the Kingdom.

The Camel Club, the organizer of the King Abdul-Aziz Camel Festival, also finalized preparations for receiving applications from interested participants; who will be also 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 SR250,000,000 in total.

The festival’s management also opened the door for registration on its website https://kacf.camelclub.gov.sa, which ends on Nov. 16, 2021; provided the applicants meet the competition’s technical criteria; including that the camels be electronically numbered by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture; taking into account that the numbered camels in KSA amount to 1.4 million.

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.