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CAIRO - 24 July 2019: Head of the competitions committee at the Egyptian Camel Federation, Salama Abul Nada, said on Wednesday that 70 camels will travel to participate in the second Crown Prince Camel Festival at the King Faisal Park in Taif, Saudi Arabia in August 2019.
Abul Nada said that the camels come from all Egyptian governments, adding that the federation have carefully chosen them from about 1000 camel, all of which are strongly qualified to participate in any race inside and outside Egypt.
Abul Nada expressed his pride that the Egyptian camels will be participating in one of the most important camel racing events in the world. The camels will be accompanied by their owners and trainers along with the members of the Egyptian Federation of Camels, headed by Eid Hamdan al-Muzaini.
The race will be held under the patronage of HRH Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, deputy prime minister and Saudi minister of defense.
In the same context, Deputy of President of the Egyptian federation Hamad Shoeb said in a statement that Egyptian poets will participate at the festival for the first time.
The first festival was launched in 2018 for more than 30 days in August and September with the participation of business leaders, politicians and camel enthusiasts. The festival's aim is to showcase and boost the camel racing heritage of the Kingdom and Arab countries.
The camel is known for its strength, endurance and ability to cross more than 100 miles of desert without water. Camels have traditionally been an important feature of life in the Arabian Gulf countries.