(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Chairman of the Camel Race Organising Committee Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Faisal al-Thani has extended his gratitude to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for the Emiri gesture in transporting Qatari camels from UAE to Doha by sea. The camels were transported via the Sultanate of Oman, and all procedures were facilitated until they arrived at Ruwais port in Qatar from the port of Sohar in Oman. The entire journey was carried out within two and a half days.
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim added that the initiatives of the wise leadership, and its support for the sport of our ancestors, have been hugely appreciated by the people of Qatar. The Chairman of the Camel Race Organising Committee said that so far 204 camels have arrived in Doha and that there are more than 400 other camels still in Oman. They are expected to arrive in phases in view of the full co-operation between us and our brothers in Oman.
The Chairman also extended his gratitude to the brothers in Oman, especially the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Omani Camel Race Federation, headed by Saeed al-Ghafaili, and head of Oman Hockey Federation Abdullah al-Jabri, who co-ordinated between the Camel Racing Committee in Qatar. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim also praised the great role played by the embassy of the State of Qatar in Oman, especially ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Sultanate of Oman Ali bin Fahad al-Hajri.
In conclusion, he said the transportation of these camels from UAE to Qatar via Oman was not an easy task, hailing the sincere efforts of the committee members, especially the committee's representative Khalil bin Nasser al-Shahwani who followed up the transportation of the camels from Oman to Doha.