Camel racing is one of the main attraction of the annual Al-Jenadriyah – the National Heritage and Culture Festival. Camel owners from Saudi Arabia and those from other Gulf Cooperating Council (GCC) countries participate in this event. Accordingly, the total cash prize awarded to the winners can reach more than 1 million Saudi Riyals.
“Great annual camel racing is one of the most important elements of Al Janadriyah festival, which is held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Camel racing has a long heritage, Saudi Arabia seeks to promote and highlight the role of camels in the lives of the people of the Kingdom.” http://www.sauditoursim.sa