His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, valued the leadership’s interest in the Arab Republic of Egypt in Arab heritage sports, especially camel sports, with a view to rooting this ancient Arab heritage and highlighting it in Arab culture, indicating that camel races are considered One of the authentic Arab heritage sports, which received the attention and keenness of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God rest his soul, to preserve and protect it from extinction, so it was a qualitative shift in establishing the authentic camel sport in the authentic national heritage.
This came when the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the President of the sisterly Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, activities of the Sharm El-Sheikh Heritage Festival, in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, which will continue until the 18th of this month.
His Highness praised the popularity of this heritage sport, and the authenticity and historical heritage it represents for the Arab region that its generations inherit throughout the ages, stressing that heritage sports is a major component of the vocabulary of the Arab popular heritage in its various details, and the importance of providing opportunities for young people to introduce them to, and contribute to preserving and sustaining them.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi toured the “Heritage Village”, which was set up to showcase the common heritage and authentic Arab customs, which bring together the two brotherly peoples, especially popular cuisine and the traditional system of life, which included various types of «Sadu, spinning and ceramics »And other handicrafts, as the popular teams of both countries presented various arts that distinguish the heritage and authenticity of the heritage of their peoples.
Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Advisor to His Highness the President of the State, expressed his thanks and appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, for the attention they attach to preserving the authentic Arab heritage in all its forms, and identifying and highlighting it, to form a rich source for generations. In the coming days, they establish their pride in their Arab identity, history and culture, noting that heritage with its various components is a wealth for peoples and an important part of its history, culture and civilization, from which it derives its traditional customs, traditions and values and links its past to its present.
The festival is one of the traditional forums that translate the power of relations, and reflects the cohesion through the material and moral heritage, which brings together the two brotherly countries, while the festival witnessed the establishment of the Emirati-Egyptian heritage exhibition, which includes an integrated heritage village that displays various forms of heritage presented by the children of the Emirates and Egypt.
The festival's activities started with the unveiling of the opening plate of Sharm El-Sheikh International Racecourse, after which the national salmans of the United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt played.
Camel shows were launched, which includes a group of camels that were specially transported from the UAE to Egypt, which numbered 84, accompanied by hybrids of the citizens of the state, who lead the camel march in front of the main podium, in addition to introducing the paragraph "Al-Arda", with which they raised the flags of the two countries, along with The paragraphs of the "hybrid" to ride and disembark from the camel's back while running, and other distinguished offers.
Then, a special race was held on Sharm El-Sheikh International Square, through two halves, the first of which was devoted to "the firstborn and thorns remnants" for a distance of four kilometers, and the second was "for the lazy". The race witnessed a great competition between the camel owners and the conscience in South Sinai Governorate and the nearby governorates through which the camel owners seek to achieve achievement and win the law.
The main events included the camel march and ran the promenade, which represents one of the most important Emirati heritage shows, as a message from the past to the present, and the people of the Emirates presented a number of diverse and distinguished reviews of camel standing, riding and disembarking.