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Qatar Shell Becomes Official Sponsor For Emir’s Camel Race

Posted in Camel Racing News

The Hejen Racing Committee and Qatar Shell have agreed to a three-year contract that stipulates Shell continues its official sponsorship for His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar’s main camel race among tribes from 2019 to 2021.

According to a press release, the contract was signed by Abdullah al-Kuwari, the vice-chairman of the camel racing committee, and Rashid al-Sulaiti, deputy general manager, Qatar Shell.

His Highness the Emir’s Main Camel Race is the final race of a camel racing festival taking place at the Al Sheehaniya camel racing track in Qatar from April 14 to 25.

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The main race in April is among tribes and the competition attracts hundreds of trainers from around the Gulf. The winner receives a cash prize, but more importantly, the sword from His Highness the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

Some 6,000 camels from Qatar and elsewhere in the Gulf are expected to compete in the festival with races run over distances of 4, 6 and 8km.

“We are delighted that Shell is signing for another three years to continue its sponsorship of His Highness the Emir’s main race among tribes,” Al-Kuwari said in a statement.

“Shell’s support in promoting this event over the last six years has attracted a wider audience and proven to be beneficial to the sport. We take great pride in the cultural sport of camel racing, and I look forward to witnessing some exciting races this year.”

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