SAUDI’S CAMEL FES­TI­VAL CALL­ING

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If Saudi Ara­bia’s trans­for­ma­tion into a tourism hub hasn’t con­vinced you to visit the coun­try, this camel-re­lated news may break your re­luc­tance. The King Ab­dul Aziz Camels Fes­ti­val is back with camel beauty con­tests (with prizes worth Dh11 bil­lion) in the Al Dahna desert, 120km from Riyadh, un­til Fe­bru­ary 1. Events in­clude camel hair and sand art, work­shops, the­atre, tra­di­tional dance and po­etry, ex­hi­bi­tions and a her­itage mar­ket. Visit alaibil­fes­ti­val.com.

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