President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the Arab heritage festival in Sharm El-Sheikh on Thursday (photos courtesy of presidential spokesperson)
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan opened on Thursday the Sharm El-Sheikh Arab heritage festival, also known as the "international camel racing festival, in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, the Egyptian presidency said.
El-Sisi and bin Zayed also visited the exhibit of handmade Bedouin artworks organised as part of the festival, according to the Egyptian presidency.
The festival aims to preserve the Bedouin traditions in Egypt and utilise them as a touristic attraction.
According to Al-Ahram Arabic website, the race was held in Sharm El-Sheikh's camel racing track, which covers 941 feddans and cost EGP 100 million. The track can host 500 spectators.
On Wednesday, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince attended the Qader 2020 drills at Bernice military base, the largest naval air base in the Middle East.