CAIRO - 23 August 2022: El-Alamein camel race kicks off Tuesday, with 900 camels participating in the event, in what is regarded as a great opportunity to enhance tourism in the city by introducing a new sport.
The race is believed to revive the tourism turnout to Marsa Matrouh governorate, where camels are equipped to run the races, besides reviving the heritage of ancestors in the aquisition of racing camels.
The activities of the fourth race are launched with the support of the UAE Camel Federation, which witnessed an increase in the number of camel participation from Matrouh city, reaching 18 camels.
Hamdallah Muhammad, one of the camel owners, who is from the Dabaa Center, pointed out that it is an experience that he is proud of, pointing out that he participates with 11 camels.
Abdel Aziz Ibrahim, one of the camel owners in Matrouh, said that he is participating with 4 camels in a new experience for him to participate in races, and is looking for camels equipped to compete in competitions and seek the festival prizes
Abdel Aziz Mukhtar Al-Qunaishi, a resident of Marsa Matrouh, said that he considers the festival a mean of acquaintance between all tribes from all governorates.
Tabarak Ismail Ragheb, director in charge of the camel race track in El Alamein, said that the track was built with the support of the United Arab Emirates, and it is the first track in the North Coast to support camel people in Matrouh and all the governorates of Egypt.
He explained that the El Alamein Race course and the current events achieved a new tourism boom by introducing a new sport.
He said that the ongoing race is officially the fourth, and there are refresher competitions, and all of these competitions contributed and helped the people of Marsa Matrouh return to acquire racing camels, and indeed there are 18 racing camels ready to compete and compete.