World’s biggest camel festival helps make Saudi city top tourist destination
The world’s biggest camel sports event has helped to turn a Saudi city into one of the Kingdom’s top tourist destinations.
Taif, which will continue to play host to the Crown Prince Camel Festival until Sept. 14, is helping to lead the country’s drive to develop domestic and international tourism.
Around 12,000 camels from throughout Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Arab countries are competing in 439 categories for prizes worth SR42 million ($11.2 million).
(Photo courtesy: SPA)