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Thursday, April 24, 2014  

Saham camel race festival ends
Ali Al Badi

SAHAM HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Naimi, member of UAE Supreme Council, and Ruler of Ajman, presided over the concluding ceremony of the annual local Camel Race Festival organised by the Royal Courts Affairs, represented by the Royal Cavalry, at Seih Al Taybat in the Wilayat of Saham on Thursday.

HH Sayyid Asaad Bin Tariq  Bin Taimour Al Said, Representative of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, HH Sayyid Fatik Bin Fahr Bin Taimour Al Said, HE General Ali Bin Majid Al Ma’amari, Minister of Royal Office, HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Isa’ee, Chairman of Shura Council, a number of Their Highnesses, ministers, advisers, sheikhs and senior officials from the Sultanate and UAE were present on the occasion.

In the first round of the race held for ‘Al Liqaya’ camels run over a distance of 4km, ‘Dam’a’, owned by Sheikh Said Bin Khalfan Al Rashidi from the Wilayat of Barka, won the first place while ‘Jabarah’, owned by Ali Bin Said Al Amri from the Wilayat of Bidiyah and ‘Shahiniyah’, owned by Said Bin Humaid Al Juhafi from the Wilayat of Suwaiq, finished second and third respectively.

In the second round held for ‘Al Liqaya’ camels run over a distance of 5km, ‘Asil’, owned by Abdullah Bin Tuwairish Al Wahaibi of Royal Cavalry, won the first place while ‘Aryaf’, owned by Said Bin Al Khuzaimi Al Uwaisi of Royal Cavalry and ‘Al Dhabi’, owned by Ubaid Bin Mohammed Al Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, came second and third respectively.

In the third round, held for ‘Al Yada’ camels run over a distance of 5km, ‘Al Dhabi’, owned by HH Sayyid Asaad Bin Tariq Al Said, came first while ‘Hamlulah’, owned by Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Mudhaibi, and ‘Miyasah’, owned by Humid Bin Sanut Al Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, finished second and third respectively.

In the fourth round held for ‘Al Ja’adan’ camels run over a distance of 5km, ‘Al Za’faran’, owned by Abdullah Bin Tuwairish Al Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, came first.

‘Salhud’, owned by Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Mudhaibi and ‘Al Shahin’, owned by Hilal Bin Huamid Al Habsi from the Wilayat of Mudhaibi, finished second and third respectively.

In the fifth round held for ‘Al Yada’ camels run over a distance of 6km, ‘Abha’, owned by Ubaid Bin Mohammed Al Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, came first while ‘Faza’, owned by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Rashdi from the Wilayat of Sohar and ‘Dama’, owned by Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Hashmi from the Wilayat of Al Kamil and Al Wafi, finished second and third respectively.

In the sixth round held for ‘Al Thanaya’ camels, ‘Al Shiyabah’, owned by Rashid Bin Salim Al Ghayalani from the Wilayat of Jaalan Bani Bu Ali, came first while ‘Al Shahinah’, owned by Ali Bin Said Al Uwaisi from the Wilayat of Jaalan Bani Bu Ali, and ‘Al Fatinah’, owned by Hamad Bin Salim Al Hajri from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, finished second and third respectively.

In the seventh round held for ‘Al Hool’ camels run over a distance of 6km, ‘Kasaba’, owned by Abdullah Bin Tuwarish Al Wahaibi of Royal Cavalry, came first while ‘Shadidah’, owned by Subaih Bin Mohammed Al Wahaibi of Royal Cavalry and ‘Maru’shah’, owned by Salim Bin Ali Bin Tinaf Al Dar’i  from the Wilayat of Bahla, finished second and third respectively.

In the eighth round held for ‘Al Thanaya’ camels run over a distance of 7km, ‘Samhah’, owned by Sheikh Humair Bin Nasser Al Harasi from the Wilayat of Rustaq, came first while ‘Al Shahiniyah’, owned  by Hamad Bin Salim Al Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, and ‘Al Tayarah’, owned by Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdullah Lashku from the Wilayat of Barka finished second and third respectively.

In the ninth round held for ‘Al Hool’ camels run over a distance of 7km, ‘Mudirah’, owned by Hamad Bin Said Al Mughiri from the Wilayat of Mahout, came first.

‘Jalilah’, owned by Ubaid Bin Mahmoud Al  Wahaibi from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, and ‘Al Tayilah’, owned by Ubaid Bin Mohammed Al Wahaibi of Royal Cavalry, finished second and third respectively.

In the 10th and final ‘Al Ardha Al Tawil’ round run over a distance of 6km, ‘Masihah’, owned by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hilal Al Husni from the Wilayat of Al Khabourah, finished first while ‘Ghazwah’, owned by Yasir Bin Ali Al Maskari from the Wilayat of Ibra and ‘Al Zahiyah’, owned by Ali Bin Hamoud Al Uwaisi from the Wilayat of Bidiyah, came second and third respectively.

Asaad gave away the prizes to the winners. Al Ma’amari presented a memento, on behalf of the people of the Wilayat of Saham, to Al Naimi.

Oman Tribune
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