With a prize pool of over $21 million, the race is alleged to be the most important and most costly within the area. Camel homeowners and breeders from completely different components of the world gathered within the Kingdom to compete within the occasion, held between March 14 and March 17.
One unlikely participant is American document producer, Swizz Beatz, who’s married to singer Alicia Keys.
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“To be part of this with my crew is superb, not solely being the primary American crew within the historical past of the game and federation, however to be part of historical past right here in AlUla for the most important cup, the most important prize. We got here in fifth place immediately, hamdella (thank God) prime 5, we’re going to work as much as be primary inshalla (God keen),” mentioned the producer.
Along with the races, there are additionally cultural occasions and exhibitions showcasing the historical past and heritage of the area.
In Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s push to remodel Saudi Arabia’s financial system and society, AlUla has gained prominence.
The Kingdom is banking on tourism because it tries to confide in the world and diversify its financial system away from oil.