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THE LEHBAB PURE-BRED ARABIAN CAMELS MARATHON

4.Dec.2018
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DCRC CELEBRATES THE 47TH UAE NATIONAL DAY

The second of December, witnessed the Dubai Camel Racing Club ( DCRC) organized the Lehbab Pure-Bred Arabian Camels Marathon at the Lahabab Camel Racecourse in honor of the 47th UAE National Day, which is held this year in conjunction with the 100-year anniversary of the birth of the late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The Camel Marathon, organized as part of the center’s extensive efforts to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of the UAE, is part of the ongoing 47th UAE National Day celebrations. The Camel Marathon saw the participation of 64 UAE nationals above 18 years of age; the camels crossed a distance of 14 km.

First place went to jockey Khalid Ali Saif Al Nuaimi, whose camel Mukaram pushed in the final stages to grasp the Golden Sword and drove away with the Nissan Patrol, registering 28:34:4 minutes.

The second position was snatched by jockey Majid Ahmed Hashim Al Awadi and received the Golden Sheddad i.e.; the saddle of the camel, registering 28:39:3 minutes.

The third position was captured by jockey Rashid Jamal Rashid Al Musafir, registering 29:11:3 minutes, and received the Silver Sheddad.

At the end of the tournament, the Chief Executive Officer of DCRC, Ali Saeed Bin Saroud, along with Majid Bin Belasha, Manager of Lahabab Camel Racecourse, honored the three winners.

 

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