In the field of diversifying new and non-traditional tourism products, the Tourism Promotion Authority in Al-Sharkia Governorate in coordination with the General Authority for Tourism Promotion, plays a great role in supporting the desert and sports tourism industry, which attracts large numbers of tourists, both locally and internationally.
There are many Bedouin tribes among the districts of Al-Sharkia Governorate, which breed and produce large numbers of pure Arab camels which they called them "The garden of the Arabs" as they put them in a special and distinctive position.
From this standpoint - in the heart of Belbeis desert, on an area of 50 acres, Al-Sharkia Arabian Camel Race is being held on Belbeis / Tenth of Ramadan Road.
The Arab camel which are owned by the Bedouin tribes in Al-Sharkia governorate and most governorates of Egypt (Ismailia / Suez / Red Sea / Aswan / New Valley / Marsa Matrouh / Qena / North Sinai / South Sinai) participate in the race, as well as camel clubs in some Arabian countries.
As the race management is keen to provide the opportunity for large numbers of camels to participate in a race of every year to race and compete, in accordance with the technical requirements and the principles of the international camel races, the race administration took care that each annual stage races over two rounds, Meaning that the race is held over a period of eight runs and the prizes are awarded for the first five winners in each run.
The race program includes a Bedouin evening, in which members of the Bedouin tribes from Al-Sharkia and from various governorates, in addition to the guests coming from various Arabian countries, produce songs, dances and poetry which represent an original Arabian heritage.
It should be noted that the value of the cash prizes in the eighth race for the top five winners in each run increased to 48,000 pounds, as an increase of 13,600 pounds since last year.
A Bedouin Evening (Poetry Tent)
Al-Sharkia Camel Race Program includes a Bedouin evening, in which members of the Bedouin tribes from Al-Sharkia and from various governorates, in addition to the guests coming from various Arabian countries, produce songs, dances and poetry which represent an original Arabian heritage.