Al Dhafra: In what is a welcome news for Camel enthusiasts, the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee – Abu Dhabi has preponed the Madinet Zayed Camel Beauty Pageant of Al Dhafra Festival – 2021 in Madinet Zayed.
The much-anticipated event, organized in the Al Dhafra region, Abu Dhabi will now take place from December 14th to 21st 2021, more than a week earlier than the earlier scheduled date of December 23rd.
The Madinet Zayed Mazayna is the third round of the Abu Dhabi Camel Beauty Pageant Season, organized in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Patron of the Festival to expand Al Dhafra Festival to incorporate camel beauty contests in Suwayhan, Razin and Madinet Zayd, in addition to the principal Camel Beauty Competition of Al Dhafra Festival.
Al Dhafra Festival represents Abu Dhabi’s sustained efforts to reinforce the UAE’s position as a regional and international hub for strengthening heritage preservation for future generations. The Festival strives to celebrate quintessential Emirati culture, generate tourism and preserve the purity of camel breeds.
The Festival aspires to preserve the cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi and to protect the legacy of the nation’s traditions. It seeks to increase the number of camel owners participating in the heritage competitions, preserve folklore, giving the chance for new generations to experience and value the heritage of their nation and the region at large, and strengthen human and social ties.
This is in addition to contributing to developing domestic and Gulf tourism, stimulating economic activity, and underpinning the position of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to be the preferred destination for camel fairs and heritage events locally, regionally and internationally.