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Sheikh Zayed camel racetrack is the first of its kind in Africa

Opening is an attempt to preserve Arab traditions and to promote the sport

Sheikh Zayed camel racetrack is the first of its kind in Africa
(KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Tan Tan Cultural Season opened the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Camel Racetrack, under the patronage of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Hosted by Tan Tan Province, this is the first camel racetrack in Africa.

The ceremony was attended by the UAE delegation, including Issa Saif Al Mazrouei, Vice Chairman of the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee, who said the opening of the racetrack is an attempt to preserve Arab traditions and to promote camel racing.

Moroccan participants praised the establishment of the track named after the UAE founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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