Prizes worth up to SAR52 million on offer at second Crown Prince Camel festival

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif will offer a total of SAR52 million ($13.8 million) in prizes during the contest’s second edition. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif will offer a total of SAR52 million ($13.8 million) in prizes during the contest’s second edition. (SPA)
Updated 30 July 2019

Prizes worth up to SAR52 million on offer at second Crown Prince Camel festival

  • Local and international camel owners will participate in 439 rounds of competition
  • Part of this year’s inaugural tourist festival in Taif — Taif Season

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Camel Festival in Taif will offer a total of SAR52 million ($13.8 million) in prizes during the contest’s second edition, the organizing committee announced on Tuesday.
Local and international camel owners will participate in 439 rounds of competition during the festival, the Saudi Press Agency said.
The warm-up round for all ages, comprises 218 rounds. This is followed by 48 production, marathon, international, and Sudanese rounds.
Finally, there will be 173 closing rounds.
The organizing committee revealed the festival’s agenda of events and marathons, which come as part of this year’s inaugural tourist festival in Taif — Taif Season — that will kick off on Thursday at King Faisal Park.
Accompanying events at the festival include camel riding, live performances, various sporting challenges, a camel tent and a camel museum.


Safeguarding the Two Holy Mosques is vital task for Saudi security forces, spokesman says

Updated 20 min 58 sec ago

Safeguarding the Two Holy Mosques is vital task for Saudi security forces, spokesman says

  • Attia also reviewed the security issues and challenges the Kingdom has faced over the years

MAKKAH: Maj. Gen. Bassam Attia, a spokesman for the Saudi security forces, on Tuesday highlighted the importance of national security and the efforts that are made to develop procedures and strategies to protect the Kingdom from hostile forces.

In particular, he stressed the importance that is placed on ensuring the security of the Two Holy Mosques, in recognition of their unique place in the history and heritage of the country, and their civilizational and historical value.

His comments came during a lecture titled “Threats to National Security,” which was organized by Umm Al-Qura University in collaboration with the Presidency of State Security. The university’s president, Dr. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, also attended.

During his talk, Attia reviewed the security issues and challenges the Kingdom has faced over the years. He discussed the frameworks that have been put in place to protect the nation and its leaders from terrorism, extremism and espionage, and thwart any hostile acts or plans.

He also discussed key national-security concepts adopted by all countries, including economic, military, social, psychological, geopolitical, environmental, educational and political dimensions. He noted that efforts to ensure and preserve Saudi Arabia’s national security begin from within and extend throughout the region and internationally, and that what happens in the Kingdom affects other countries. Attia added that protecting the security of the Kingdom is a broad remit that constantly faces new challenges.