Oman ranks fourth in the AlUla Camel Cup 2024

Muscat – Held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Royal Commission for AlUla Governorate, Oman emerged as a formidable contender, claiming the fourth spot and garnering 1.75 million Saudi riyals.

This achievement was attained within a field of seven countries awarded financial prizes out of the 11 nations engaged in the AlUla Camel Cup 2024.

Qatari camel owners dominated the financial rewards, clinching the top spot following the conclusion of the event’s 16 rounds on Saturday at the AlUla Camel Arena.

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior, crowned the winners at the conclusion of the competitions of the second edition of the Al-Ula Camel Cup, in the Mughira Heritage Sports Village in Al-Ula Governorate, organized by the Royal Commission for Al-Ula Governorate and the Saudi Camel Federation.

Commencing last Wednesday at the Al-Ula Camel Track, the championship featured 16 rounds with a total prize pool of 80,960,000 Saudi riyals, following the “Hump of Racing” schedule.

Qatar claimed the championship title, securing 37.95 million Saudi riyals in prize money, with the United Arab Emirates and the host nation, Saudi Arabia, following closely in second and third place, respectively.
With approximately 15 participating camels, Oman’s fourth-place finish earned it 1.75 million Saudi riyals, while the United States of America secured sixth place with 800,000 Saudi riyals. Iran and Bahrain claimed the subsequent positions with 70,000 and 50,000 Saudi riyals, respectively.

The AlUla Camel Cup serves as a platform to promote camel sports, celebrating the heritage and culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and showcasing the authenticity of AlUla’s natural cultural landscape. As the global focus on camel racing intensifies, the Cup stands as a testament to the Kingdom’s rich heritage, coinciding with the declaration of this year as the Year of the Camel. By honoring this ancient tradition, the AlUla Camel Cup invites the public to immerse themselves in the Kingdom’s distinctive cultural heritage within a vibrant sporting ambiance.

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