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Facility is named after UAE’s founding father and is the first of its kind in Africa


MOROCCO – The Tan Tan Cultural Season saw the opening of a camel racetrack in Morocco, the first of its kind in Africa.

The facility is a joint project of Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

It was named after the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The opening ceremony last Saturday was attended by Moroccan officials and a UAE delegation led by Issa Saif Al Mazrouei, vice chairman of the cultural programmes and heritage festivals committee.

Accompanying Al Mazrouei were Abdullah Butti Al Qubaisi, director of events and communication at the committee and Mohamed Fadel Benayish, chairman of Al Mokar Foundation.

Al Mazrouei said the opening of the racetrack “is an attempt to preserve Arab traditions and to promote camel racing.” GAC/Expat Media


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