The participants of the annual 'Camel Trek' arrived in the Heritage Village of the Global Village on Sunday after embarking on a continuous 12-day journey through the UAE desert, starting from the Arada area in Abu Dhabi and concluding in Dubai.
The 10th edition of the annual event was organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, with participants journeying a total distance of 557 km, starting from the Arada area of Abu Dhabi and traversing diverse locations across the UAE desert before concluding at the Heritage Village in Global Village.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, met with participants at the Seih Al Salam area of Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve in Dubai.
His Highness was briefed on the progress of the journey, led by Abdullah Hamdan bin Dalmook, CEO of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center.
The expedition comprised 37 participants representing 16 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Yemen, India, China, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Belarus and the UAE.
Bin Dalmook said the launch of the event was inspired by Sheikh Mohammed's vision and directives to promote tolerance, understanding and coexistence.