In cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, international camel racing kicked off in Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
The festival was attended by tribal leaders and locals who have raised posters to welcome both leaders.
The racing festival on Thursday will witness the participation of 52 camels from Egypt, which will run for four kilometers during the race. The festival is set to last until Sunday.
Earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates has sent Egypt a batch of camels from one of the breeds as a present for racing.
The camel racing will take place with the participation of camels from South Sinai, North Sinai, Ismailia, Suez, The New Valley, Upper Egypt, Cairo and Giza.