2024-04-23

The first-ever AlUla Camel Cup is here

The event will offer a grand prize of SAR80 million

Get ready for a steady pace.

The first AlUla Camel Cup is striding its way into the historical area of Saudi, and it’s offering some gigantic prizes.

The camel race is running from Tuesday March 14 to Friday March 17 in AlUla.

AlUla Camel Cup is taking place from Tuesday March 14 to Friday March 17

Organised by the Saudi Camel Racing Federation (SCRF), the AlUla Camel Cup will crown the winner with the title of “Champion of Champions” with a grand prize of SAR80 million.

Thankfully, you don’t need a budget quite so big to watch the event. AlUla Camel Cup tickets are available now rom SAR50 for a single-day pass and from SAR150 for a four-day pass. A single-day pass for March 17 is SAR80.

The event is open daily from 2pm to 10pm with the races happening from 4pm to 6pm daily. General admission tickets include races with grandstand seating and access to a purpose-built Heritage Village which features food stalls, restaurants, shopping at a qafila-style retail experience.

If you cannot make it out to AlUla, the race will also be livestreamed.

AlUla Camel Cup one of the exciting new things happening in AlUla in 2023, along with AZIMUTH and Winter at Tantora.

AlUla Camel Cup 2023
AlUla Camel Cup 2023

Camel racing has been a popular sport in the region dating back to the 7th century. Developing into a professional event, the first official camel race in the Kingdom took place back in 1964 as part of a heritage festival.

The race will offer a grand prize of SAR80 million

If you’re heading over to AlUla, there’s plenty going on. Alicia Keys recently performed at the Insta-fave mirrored building, Maraya, and the AlUla Arts Festival is on now, featuring the Andy Warhol FAMEexhibition. AlUla on Wheels is also continuing into March.

From SAR50 (single day pass). Tue Mar 14-Fri Mar 17. AlUla, 

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