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Prince Badr and Crown Prince Mohammed will attend Camel Festival

Taif, September 06, 2023, Replacing His Royal Highness Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the deputy governor of the Makkah region, as well as Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the nation's Crown Prince and Prime Minister, will attend the Crown Prince Camel Festival's closing ceremony, which the Saudi Camel Sports will be hosting in Taif Camel Square tomorrow. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and President of the International Camel Racing Federation, thanked HRH the Crown Prince for supporting the festival and demonstrating his interest in camel racing culture. The festival's final day will feature four racing rounds and the crowning of the three recipients of the Crown Prince Sword Award, which carries a potential prize pool of SAR 1.7 million.

Local, Arab, and international camel owners and institutions participated in this year's festival, which began on August 1, 2023. The first official all-female camel race was also held at that time.

The 590 races in the festival have a combined prize money of SAR 57 million for the several racing categories.

The festival aims to honor and emphasize the cultural significance of camels by planning numerous other ancillary events; in addition, because of its growing popularity, it also brings in a sizable amount of money for the Kingdom.

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