The camel beauty pageant will run from 14th – 21st December
Finally the Madinat Zayed camel beauty pageant of Al Dhafra Festival kicks off. The Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festival Committee – Abu Dhabi commences the event from 14th – 21st 2021.
The Madinet Zayed Mazayna (competition) is the third round of the Abu Dhabi Camel Beauty Pageant Season. This is following the directives of the Festival’s patron, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to expand Al Dhafra Festival to include camel beauty contests in Suwayhan, Razin and Madinat Zayed, in addition to the principal Camel Beauty Competition of Al Dhafra Festival.
The Festival reflects the efforts made by Abu Dhabi to underpin the UAE’s position as a regional and international hub for strengthening heritage preservation for future generations. The aim of the Al Dhafra Festival is 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.