The organising committee of Qatar Camel Festival 2022 has unveiled the logo and slogan of the festival.
The logo adopts an embroidered image of a camel with traditional decorations, indicating the use of camel products in the everyday fabric of local traditions and heritage, while the slogan of the festival translates as 'Abundant givers', stressing the multiple uses, benefits and products linked to camels within the region and the Arab world.Last updated: September 11 2021 10:17 PM
Hamad Jaber al-Athba, head of the organising committee of the festival at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, yesterday said the festival is being developed to enable all the interested parties to participate and enjoy the event as camels have always been linked to the local environment and heritage, and are considered a key component of the economic, social and culture lives of the people of the region and Qatar in particular.
Official accounts of the festival have been launched on various social media platforms under the name qcamelf in order to communicate with all lovers of this authentic heritage.
He said the first edition of the festival will be an exceptional one and different from other similar events. It will be divided into two phases; the first phase will be allocated for local competitions, while the second one will be meant for international competitions among herd owners from all over the world, and GCC and Arab countries in particular.
Further, beauty contests featuring camels will be held in different categories to ensure wider participation.
He further stressed that the details of each phase of the festival will be announced in due course while ensuring full co-operation with the authorities concerned in Qatar regarding Covid-19 updates and measures.
Mohamed al-Marri, head of the media committee of the festival, said the details of the festival and related prizes will be announced in November this year. The first local phase of the event will start on January 28, 2022, while the international competitions will begin in February and the festival will continue until March 22 next year. However, all such dates and plans are subject to latest Covid-19 updates.
He explained that the objectives of the festival include preserving the relevant heritage and traditions and keeping them alive for the younger