Saudi Culture Ministry Participates in AlUla Camel Cup with Pavilion on Year of Camel Initiative

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The Saudi Ministry of Culture logo
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Saudi Culture Ministry Participates in AlUla Camel Cup with Pavilion on Year of Camel Initiative

The Saudi Ministry of Culture logo
The Saudi Ministry of Culture logo

The Saudi Ministry of Culture is taking part in the AlUla Camel Cup, organized by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) from April 24-27 in AlUla.

It has set up a special pavilion for the "2024 Year of the Camel," showcasing the initiative's efforts and objectives. This initiative recognizes camels as a historical cultural element deeply intertwined with the Saudi people's heritage, holding significant cultural and social influence.

The pavilion features various content about camels, including their characteristics, nomenclature, and historical significance, presented through creative mediums such as murals, luminous boxes displaying camel names and titles, and a cylindrical LED display promoting the initiative's objectives.
Furthermore, the pavilion provides an immersive acoustic experience, offering a detailed explanation of camel sounds and their cultural connotations, which have inspired tales and held a special place in the Arab mindset, reflecting a profound understanding of camels' integral role in daily life.

Moreover, the pavilion highlights Heda'a, a traditional form of oral expression in the Arabian Peninsula, serving as a means of communication between camels and their herders. This art form has evolved from simple vocalizations to poetic singing, characterized by its beauty and sweetness. Heda'a is recognized on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The Ministry of Culture's participation in the AlUla Camel Cup aligns with the activities and programs of the 2024 Year of the Camel initiative. It aims to elevate the visibility of this distinctive cultural year in various forums and events across the Kingdom, celebrating camels as an authentic cultural symbol while emphasizing their pivotal role in cultural development, economic significance, and contribution to food security.



Saudi Arabia is Guest of Honor at Beijing International Book Fair 2024

The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission
The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission
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Saudi Arabia is Guest of Honor at Beijing International Book Fair 2024

The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission
The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission

Saudi Arabia is getting ready to inaugurate its pavilion at Beijing International Book Fair 2024 as the guest of honor for this year's edition, which will be held from June 19 to 23 in the Chinese capital.
The Kingdom's participation is overseen by the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission and a number of cultural and national entities.

The Kingdom's pavilion includes participation from a variety of sectors, including the Heritage Commission, Culinary Arts Commission, Film Commission, Ministry of Investment, King Abdulaziz Foundation (Darah), King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language, King Abdulaziz Public Library, King Fahd National Library, and Saudi Publishing Association.
This diversity aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of Saudi culture, including Saudi intellectual production and the promotion of investment opportunities in the Kingdom, particularly in the cultural sector. In addition, several seminars and dialogue sessions highlighting Saudi culture and its various connections to Chinese culture will be held.
The Saudi dinner, a special display of books, manuscripts, and artifacts, a live performance of traditional performing arts, a display of costumes and paintings, screenings of Saudi films, a corner for the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Award for Cultural Cooperation between Saudi Arabia and China, and special corners for the Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission's partners will be on the sidelines of the participation.