Historical past has been made within the UAE after two Emirati ladies competed alongside males for the primary time in a camel race.
Over the weekend, Hakima Gaith and Khawla Al Balooshi took half of their respective classes within the preliminary races forward of the annual UAE Nationwide Day Camel Marathon.
Going down on the four-kilometre Al Marmoom Race Observe in Dubai, Gaith was competing within the over-30s class whereas Al Balooshi was competing within the 18 to 29 age group.
Per Gulf At present, Discussing the milestone second, Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, CEO of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Middle (HHC) stated, “We’re very happy with our group traditions, and the participation of two Emirati ladies for the primary time in an official camel race confirms our endeavour to make heritage sports activities accessible to all members of society.”
Al Balooshi additionally shared her pleasure within the history-making expertise.
“I thank HHC for motivating and offering us this chance to take part in a race that I think about a really great expertise, and I’m very joyful to be one of many first Emirati ladies who participated in an official camel using race,” she stated.
The 28-year-old works as a senior analyst in Dubai’s Division of Financial Improvement, however can also be a eager camel rider and following her preliminary spherical debut forward of the annual UAE Nationwide Day Camel Marathon, she can even go onto compete within the eighth annual Camel Trek on December 9 the place rivals will navigate by 500km of desert within the UAE, then ending on the Expo 2020 web site.
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