JEDDAH (Rahnuma) The Saudi Arabian Camels Federation has announced the opening of online registration for those wishing to take part in the Crown Prince Camel Festival.
Participants are invited to submit their registration applications from Aug. 4 via www.cpcf.scrf.sa.
The website includes various forms to fill out, and information about the festival and accompanying activities.
The festival will be held from Aug. 11 to Sept. 2 in Taif under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A total of 658 rounds have been allocated to camel races during the festival, starting with warm-up rounds, followed by two production and marathon rounds, and concluding with closing rounds as the festival ends.
Racing will begin on Aug. 11 with the camel categories — Mafarid, Haqqa, Laqaya, Jatha’a, Thanaya, Heil, Zamoul and Soudaniyat — vying for prizes.
Local and international camel owners will compete for total prize money of SR45 million ($12 million).
The festival will also feature sports, cultural and entertainment activities alongside educational workshops for camel owners and visitors interested in camel sports.