Camel Racing Under the patronage of HRH the Crown Prince in mid-March
Eighty million riyals will be the prize for the winners of the Al-Ula Cup Camel Race to be held under the patronage of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, in cooperation with the Saudi Camel Federation. The event titled, “Al-Ula Cup for Camels”, will take place during the period from 14-17 March.
The “Al-Ula Camel Cup” aims to develop camel sport as a title for the Kingdom’s heritage and culture, highlighting the authenticity of Al-Ula and its natural and cultural environment, and the culmination of a busy season of numerous camel races in the Kingdom and the region.
The “Al-Ula Camel Cup” will include 16 races, with six runs for marathons and 10 for elite races and will also have several diverse activities available to attendees, including artistic, musical and cultural performances, a unique heritage market, and art and craft exhibitions showing culture.
The CEO of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate, Eng. Amr bin Saleh Al-Madani explained that camel racing is the Kingdom’s ancient heritage and culture throughout history. He added, It is the ancestral sport that was transmitted to parents and children and received great interest and support from the wise leadership, adding that camels have a deep significance rooted in Al-Ula, where it was a meeting place for convoys.
Al-Madani also said, “The authority is looking forward to hosting and organizing this cup in cooperation with the Saudi Camel Federation, to present together to the Kingdom and the world an exceptional event that shows the history and heritage of the Kingdom and sheds light on Al-Ula, its natural and cultural environment, and its ancient human heritage.”