Expo 2020 Camel Festival kicks off today

The Expo 2020 Camel Racing Festival kicks off this evening at Al Wathba and Al Marmoom fields. The festival is a celebration of the global event and the great impact of sporting events in enhancing communication among all, in addition to shedding light on the rich Emirati traditions.

The races will be held over a period of five days, starting with Al-Haqqayyah, Al-Laqaya, Al-Radi, Al-Thaniah, and finally with Al-Houl and Al-Zumoul. The organizing committee has allocated 140 runs and 20 symbols, distributed between Al Wathba and Al Marmoom. Participants in Al Wathba Square will run 70 runs, 46 of which are in the Southern Square and 24 in the Western Square.

Mohammed Al Ansari, Vice President – Communications and Official Spokesperson for Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai is proud to sponsor the 2022 Dubai and Abu Dhabi Camel Racing Festival. With our Emirati audience, and highlighting the unique mix of cultural, educational and sports experiences hosted at Expo 2020, we look forward to working with the Dubai Camel Racing Club and the Camel Racing Federation, to provide an entertaining and enjoyable atmosphere for our visitors, and to introduce them to the history and ancient heritage of our country.”

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