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Emirates News Agency – Under the auspices of the State President… Al Tafra Festival begins on October 21


ABU DHABI, August 30, 2023 – Under the patronage of the Head of State, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “May God protect him”… the Al Dhafra Festival will begin its 17th session from October 21. 2023 to February 8, 2024, as part of the camel auction season in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Organized by Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Events Management Committee in collaboration with Emirates Heritage Club.
The festival follows the support of the Head of State, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, “May God Protect Him”, for projects that help camel owners to preserve heritage, promote traditional festivals, grow and promote them. Continue to breed and care for camels, and support those interested in falconry competitions, purebred Arabian horses and traditional competitions, making the Emirate of Abu Dhabi a unique model in organizing traditional festivals.
The festival highlights the role of camels in the culture and heritage of the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council, with camel auctions for purebred breeds in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi including Local, Majahim, Purebred and Al Wada. The next session will include “Sweehan Auction, Razin Auction, Saeed City Auction and Madinat Saeed Auction”. And the closing ceremony is “Al Tafra Festival”.
The 17th session of Al Dhafra Festival is considered the biggest session since its inception in 2008 as the organizing committee of the festival allocated 361 rounds to local, Al-Majahim and Al-Azayel and Al-Wad Mehndi by 35 rounds. In the previous version.
Al Tafra Festival aims to unify standards, regulations and conditions, intensify efforts to win auctions, increase the number of camel owners participating in auctions, protect purebred camels, increase demand for buying and selling, and contribute to domestic and development. The Gulf stimulates tourism, and economic activity.
Strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position as the premier destination for camel auctions and supporting its position as a regional and global platform for the heritage, the festival highlights the region by introducing and revitalizing the Emirati and Arab heritage of camel auctions and showcasing the heritage of the UAE. A cultural and humanitarian message to the world, as well as by promoting the values ​​of faith and practicing true Emirati heritage.
Many competitions and traditional events are held in this festival including falconry competition, mahaleb competition, thoroughbred Arabian horse race, traditional Arabian Saluki race, falcon decoration competition, Arabian Saluki decoration competition, shooting competition, Naeem sheep decoration. Competition, decoration and packaging of dates, and sour milk competition and “Irha Al-Qawad” competition, in addition to many traditional and cultural events, popular market, foreign markets and Al Tafra stalls reflect the interest. Emiratis in particular and people from the Arab Gulf region in general.
By organizing the camel auction season and several heritage festivals and cultural events in Abu Dhabi, the “Cultural and Heritage Festivals and Events Management Committee” seeks to reflect Abu Dhabi’s leadership position and its role in enriching the Arab and Gulf heritage and cultural scene. , in carrying out its plans to promote culture, inculcate Emirati heritage, consolidate and transmit its values, to succeeding generations, and epitomize the importance of heritage, its great role in nurturing the people and strengthening their cultural identity. With the progress and development the country has seen in various fields.

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