The King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival to attract 20,000 Visitors Everyday


JEDDAH: The 2nd King Abdulaziz Camel Festival has witnessed major developments that provide more comfort and enjoyment to the participants. As the Al-Dahnaa Desert hosts the festival it buzzes with life and commercial activity.

This year the festival is expected to attract at most 20,000 visitors everyday between January 1st and February 1st, 2018 which is open for visitors between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Amongst the many attractions in the festival, one is the market for productive families, with 100 points of sale for displaying handcrafted products, the most noticeable of which are camel heritage tools and leathers.

Another market includes 100 points of sale for camels, cattle, fodder, antiques, vintage toys, handicrafts, tents, food supplies, laundries, firewood and camping supplies.

Numerous catering businesses and coffee shops are participating in the festival to provide the campers, participants, guests and tourist with everything they may need during the festival.

Mohammed Al-Hasoun, the director of the project, mentioned that the street that has been allocated for the market has been paved this year to better serve shoppers and shop owners.

He further added, “The shops’ tents were altered to look the same and have similar colors, sizes, and specifications,”.

A special area has been allocated for twenty-five food trucks to ensure diversity in the food menu at a nominal price of SR3,000 ($800) throughout the festival. To put a cherry on top for the businesses, the festival’s management will provide these trucks with electricity and any service they might need.

The festival is a must attend attraction for everyone who is in the city right now.