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Sharm Al-Sheikh Heritage Festival for Camels Kicks off (Photos)


Thu 16 Jan 2020 | 04:31 PM
NaDa Mustafa

The activities of Sharm Al-Sheikh heritage festival for camels kicked off earlier today Thursday, under the auspices of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Force Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The event is set to last till next Sunday, January 19

The festival was attended by a galaxy of foreign ministers and ambassadors.

Festival

SEE sums up details about this distinctive festival:

  • The festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture.

  • The UAE sent Egypt eight of its finest camel species, specially trained for camel races.

  • The camel track was established with a total cost of EGP 100 million.

  • The festival is held on 941 acres.

  • The spectators' halls accommodate 500 seats.

 

 

Festival

  • It equipped with an elevator for the elderly and people with special needs.

  • It includes a special zone for VIPs, journalists, media people and heads of delegations.

  • It also comprises veterinary clinics.

  • It equipped with the latest high-speed internet devices.

  • The racing camels are equipped with GPS tracking devices to identify the number of kilometers traveled by each camel and their location.

  • It also includes a  yard dedicated to heritage exhibitions and shows.

 

Festival

It is worth mentioning that, Sharm El-Sheikh is known for its mixture of sunny weather, mountainous nature, and luxury resorts.