Camel cuties compete for Saudi royal prizes

 

A month-long festival in Saudi Arabia is highlighting the role of camels in Saudi culture and history. The King Abdulaziz Camels Festival will run through Feb. 1st, with events taking place in the country's southern desert area.

The festival, which aims to raise awareness, national pride and heritage, says it also wants to be "forward-thinking in its approach...push the boundaries of technology and creativity to offer a one-of-a-kind festival attracting fans from all over the globe.

Among the planned events: Camel Obedience, Racing and Beauty Competitions, Camel Hair Art, Sand Art, Family Friendly Entertainment and The Heritage Market.

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