The Crown Prince Camel Festival, the major camel sports event in the world, is here. Tourists come from across the globe to see the festival that is already running and is happening to go on until September 14, 2019. This year, Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Musaed, President, Saudi Camel Federation, revealed the largest-ever version of a camel at the festival. You can check out the statuette at King Faisal Park in the camel village at Taif.
Leading the front in the both domestic and international travel leisure industry, the ongoing Saudi Camel Festival is quite extraordinary and will give you an understanding of the country’s culture and beauty. The huge festival will see the contribution of 12,000 camels from across Saudi Arabia along with other Gulf and Arab countries. The camels are set out to compete in 439 categories for awards, which are worth a total of $11.2 million. The festival aims at showing and endorsing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The city of Taif, where it is being hosted is set to turn out to be a top tourist destination in the country, thanks a lot to the festival. It is, in fact, one of the oldest camel farming places in the Arab world.
Camels are, of course, the superstar attraction of this festival. You will find camel holders from across the middle-east coming in to participate for the first position and, of course, get the huge prize. Camel racing is important on the cards at the festival and is a long-established sport in this part of the world.