22 Apr 2018 – 9:14
Doha: Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani attended yesterday parts of the races dedicated to tribes members, in day eight of the annual festival for the sword of H H the Emir that were held at Al Shahaniya racetrack.
Yesterday’s competition was attended by a number of Their Excellencies Sheikhs, tribes members and fans. Meanwhile, Camel Race Organising Committee Chairman H E Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Faisal Al Thani reaffirmed yesterday that the attendance of H H the Emir of the four races, which are part of His Highness’ Arabian Camel Racing Festival is an honour to all participants.
The Organising Committee Chairman said in a statement that H H the Emir was always supportive of camel-racing sports. He also noted that the attendance of H H the Emir yesterday was a message of appreciation to tribes members who were competing yesterday. The Chairman of the Committee highlighted that H H the Emir was always keen on attending the competitions of tribes members.
The Chairman said that the presence of H H the Emir injected enthusiasm into the organisers of the festival, notably the camel race committee, to maximise efforts so that the competition would come out in the best possible fashion.
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It also motivated owners and participants to compete and offer their best performances that reflect the attention paid by the wise leadership to the major Gulf heritage sport.
For his part, Vice-Chairman of Camel Race Organising Committee Abdullah Al Kuwari said that the attendance of H H the Emir yesterday for the tribes members’ competition is a clear indication of His Highness’ appreciation for them.
He added that the Qatari camel-racing sport was developing with each passing day, thanks to the directives and support of H H the Emir.