HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, yesterday, the closing ceremony of the «Mohammed Bin Festival Salman Camel, one of the largest races of its kind in the world, was held on the field of «Arfa» in the province of Taif.
The ceremony was also attended by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, Chairman of the National Olympic Committee, Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Advisor to HH the President and President of the Camel Racing Federation, and Faris Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Advisor at the Ministry of Presidency and guests of the Kingdom.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed stressed that the strong historical fraternal relations between the UAE and Saudi Arabia come thanks to the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his brother the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
His Highness expressed his pride in the exemplary relations between the two countries and peoples, which are based on solid foundations governed by history, neighborhood, customs, common destiny and unified visions towards regional and world issues.
His Highness conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to his brother, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his wishes to Saudi Arabia for continued progress and prosperity under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, calling on God Almighty to preserve the Kingdom and maintain security and safety.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, expressed his delight at attending this authentic heritage event, which is cherished by the people of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and congratulated His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the success of the camel festival and the excellence of the accompanying heritage activities.
The festival was also attended by a number of Gulf and Arab delegations and fans who love this authentic sport.
His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan participated in the coronation of the first place winners in the main races and congratulated them on these achievements, wishing everyone success.
The festival witnessed many sporting, cultural and recreational events and programs, including educational and awareness workshops for owners and those interested in camel sports, in addition to organizing an exhibition of pictures and plastic arts with the participation of the most prominent artists and photographers.
The camel of the presidency was distinguished and brilliant amid the atmosphere of enthusiasm in the competitions of the Crown Prince Camel Festival on the ground Camel Square in Taif.
And won the presidential camel «Ramzi strabismus and open Zamul» for the second year in a row after the "extinguished" led by the victorious track Ali bin Jameel Al Wahaibi, the sword of the Saudi Crown Prince, and traveled the distance of the fourth and final time of 10:35: 7, and came in second place « Shuaa 'camel of the presidency, led by Al-Mudamir Ali bin Jameel Al-Wohaibi with a time of 10:48: 4, and came in third place «Bashayer» to the camel of the presidency led by Al-Mudamer Ali bin Jameel Al-Wohaibi with a time of 10: 50: 6. The presidency is on a date with the law and the first place after it has won the fifth symbol with «Hamloul» led by the conspiracy Ali bin Jam Hameloul cut the half-time with a time of 10:48:95, and came in second place «Ttam» to His Highness Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd Al Saud, led by tracker Majid Halfan and a time of 10:54:82, and arrived in third place «Malbi» to hybrid the presidency and led by the track Ali bin Jamil Al - Wahaibi with a time of.
In the second half of the year devoted to the year «Neum» for Khalid Faisal bin Shuraim al-Marri, the crown prince of the camel sword after a half-time in 10:52:38, and came in second place «Anoud» Khalid Faisal bin Shuraim al-Marri at 10:58: 66, and came in third place «diet» for Mohammed Hamad bin Ftis Al Marri time of 10:58:79, and the first half and the allocation of the General Zmol had gone with «Sogan» to Saeed Khalid Al Zayed Al Hajri, who flew with the symbol prepared and cut the distance in a time of 11 : 11: 70 And came in second place «Naif» for Ahmed Sultan Khalifa in the Swedish Rashid and a time of 11:15:70, and arrived third «Battar» travel Oqab Al Zaid Sharif time $ 11:16:35.
Since its inception in mid-August, the Mohammed Bin Salman Camel Festival has witnessed a wide participation of GCC and Arab countries, as well as a number of other countries to compete for the prizes of 53 million riyals and gifts in kind, which compete with a large group of local camel owners The competition included 439 runs, and 13,377 riders participated in this year's festival.