KING ABDULAZIZ CAMEL FESTIVAL 2017
CLOSING CEREMONY IN THE PRESENCE OF HH KING SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD 35,000 CAMELS
280 CREW STAFF ON SITE FOR FIVE WEEKS 600 m2
LED SCREENS ON RACING TRACK 14,800 m2 OF TENTS WITH INTERIOR DESIGN
To celebrate the culture of Saudi Arabia and Bedouin traditions, the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives was mandated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, to create a new Camel Festival and Camel Beauty Contest. The desert location was near the town of Rumah, a location that for centuries was the gathering place for camels from all over the Arabian Peninsula. More than 35,000 camels participated in the contest. Filmmaster MEA designed, created and installed the heritage village, which included 90 traditional-style tents, all surrounded by outdoor decorations and sculptures. The festival featured a museum about the history of camels, different souks, shops and restaurants, and also poetry competitions, dance shows, and music.