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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 April 2019

Sheikh Hamdan attends camel festival in Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince of Dubai attends King Abdulaziz Camel Festival finale with Saudi Arabia's king, who recognised the winners during a special ceremony

The Crown Prince of Dubai attended a camel festival with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh at the weekend.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed attended the finale of the six-week King Abdulaziz Camel Festival alongside the Saudi king, who recognised the winners during a special ceremony.

The event was also attended by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Crown Prince, Vice President of the Council of Ministers, and Minister of Defence, and other top officials.

The festival included a much-lauded camel race and beauty contest and hosted thousands of visitors and local tribesmen.

It has been running since 2017, when it covered 5,000 square metres. This year it was twice the size and included activity centres such as a camel museum and heritage village.

Updated: March 24, 2019 02:12 PM

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