Annual festival for Arabian camel races concludes

ADAM: The 2nd annual festival for Arabian camel races concluded on Thursday at Al Bashayir racetrack for camel races in the Wilayat of Adam in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate. The closing ceremony will be held under the auspices of His Highness Sayyid Asaad bin Tareq al Said, Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of His Majesty the Sultan. 15 farms near the racetrack had been allocated for the festival at which about 1,850 pure Arabian camels took part.
Abdullah bin Salim al Junaibi, Director of Al Bashayir Racetrack for Arabian Camels Department, at the Office of Deputy Prime Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Affairs and Personal Representative of HM the Sultan had said in a statement to ONA that the festival competition included 56 rounds held during the four days of the festival.
The organising committee allocated 20 cars and RO 170,100 as well as daggers and swords for winners of the top places.
The first day competitions, included 20 rounds for Hajaej (4 km), 14 rounds for Abkar and 6 rounds for Jaadan, was held under the auspices of Shaikh Musalam bin Mohammed bin Hamad al Wahshi, Wali of Manah. — ONA