Dubai, 19 December 2021: The 29 camel trekkers from 21 countries participating in the 8th Camel Trek organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) are set to reach Expo 2020 Dubai on Tuesday, after navigating the vast UAE desert for 13 days and travelling across 640 kms.
The camel caravan started at dawn on December 9 from Liwa Empty Quarter in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. This is the biggest camel trek to date, with 29 participants coming from 21 countries.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the participants and hear their stories about enjoying a unique desert experience, such as living the old ways of the Bedouins. Learn how they cross three emirates riding a camel over 13 days until they reach their final destination at Expo 2020 Dubai site on December 21.
We invite the media and the general public to meet them at Al Forsan Park, Expo 2020 Dubai at 6pm. Let us give them a very warm welcome!
World’s biggest stage
The camel caravan is led by HHC CEO Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, who expressed his happiness with the high number of participants and the diversity of nationalities in the annual camel trek.
Bin Dalmook thanked the support and inspiration given by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, in promoting the UAE’s cultural heritage in the framework of spreading peace and tolerance among the different peoples and cultures of the world.
He added that it is only fitting that the final destination of the camel trek is at Expo 2020 Dubai. “It is a matter of pride and honour that we showcase the UAE’s cultural heritage at the world’s biggest stage,” he underlined.
The participants in the camel trek are: Emiratis Batool Hassan Ghaith, Hakima Hassan Ghaith, Khawla Al Blooshi and Saeed Mohammad Rais. They were joined by Howard Leedham from UK; Madawi Alahmad form Saudi Arabia; Andreas Wim Deges, Paulin Piesker, Emilia Piesker from Germany; Meriam Sehrewerdi from USA; Prijumon K Dominic, Bilal Gulammohiddin Palekar, and Ammar Ahmed from India; Nicola Bettio and Nicole Busetto from Italy; Joost Verploeg from The Netherlands; Mohamed Amehdar from France; Renate Antolkovich from Austria; Claudia Granberg from Nicaragua; Jana Vintrova from Czech Republic, Laura Ezzat from Estonia; Mariska Verploeg from Brazil; Monika Teresa from Poland; Ann Carine from Belgium; Silke Pfitzer from South Africa; David Pescador from Spain; Amina Samy from Egypt; Geul Bang from South Korea; and Nathaniel Alapide from The Philippines.