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Title: World’s largest camel model breaks another Saudi festival record
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URL Source: https://www.arabnews.com/node/1546691/saudi-arabia
Published: Aug 29, 2019
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World’s largest camel model breaks another Saudi festival record

The giant camel replica after it was unveiled at King Faisal Park in Taif’s camel village. (Photo/Supplied)

World’s largest camel model breaks another Saudi festival record

Updated 29 August 2019

August 29, 2019

Guiness World Records representative attends unveiling of the statue

TAIF: The world’s biggest camel festival, held in Saudi Arabia, has smashed another record with a giant model of the revered animal. Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Musaed, president of the Saudi Camel Federation, unveiled the towering sculpture during the Crown Prince Camel Festival in the presence of Taif Gov. Saad Al-Maimouni and representative of Guinness World Records, Glenn Pollard.

The statue, erected in King Faisal Park in Taif’s camel village, stands on a steel base, is 10 meters wide, 4.65 meters high, and contains more than 51,000 lights which illuminate it from within.

The replica camel is the second Guinness record-breaker to be announced at the festival after the gathering’s first edition was registered as the biggest camel sports event in the world, with the participation of 11,186 camels competing in 787 rounds.

The Crown Prince Camel Festival’s competitions are considered the strongest and largest of their kind in the region. Prizes worth SR53 million ($14.1 million) will be handed out to participants from throughout Saudi Arabia and other Gulf and Arab countries.

Backed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the festival aims to celebrate and promote the cultural importance of camels, while its growing success also provides a major economic boost to the Kingdom.


Poster Comment:

Pictures at source.

During the Gulf War, Americans came upon a small group of men. There were three camels and five men. The men said they were attacked by aircraft that killed two of their camels.

Also, when I lived in Chicago there was this Lebanese refugee family living in basement flat of nearby apartment building. I imagine it was subsidized by the City of Chicago. One of the young men who lived there we called "Camel Tony".He was frequently in trouble with the police. Knowing him is how I learned to swear in Arabic. ;)

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