Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, and follow-up of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra RegionHis Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, has issued directives to add eight rounds to the camel mazayna of Al Dhafra Festival.

This decision reflects the keenness of the wise leadership to preserve heritage and support camel owners, encouraging them to raise and acquire the best breeds, as well as to enable more UAE and GCC Nationals to participate in Al Dhafra Festival.

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan directed that eight rounds be added to the Mafareed and Haqayeq camel contests, within the categories of local Al Majaheem in the closing mazayna of the 16th Al Dhafra Festival, taking place from 22 January - 2 February 2023.

The total number of rounds will reach 101, with 947 awards valued at AED53.2 million.

With this increase, the total number of rounds for local camels will be 42, with 39 for Al Majaheem, six for hybrid camels, six for Wadh camels, and six rounds for Al Mahaleb camels, in addition to two Bayraq Al Emirates awards valued at AED6 million for the local and Majaheem categories.