Kuwait's Fifth National Heritage Festival's competition will commence Sunday with a women horse racing competition. "The competitions will start with that of an international women horse racing for 70km to be followed by men horse racing for 140km," Deputy Head of the Competitions Committee Sheikh Sabah Fahad Al-Nasser Al-Sabah told KUNA Saturday.
"The top ten racers will be given prizes and certificates of appreciation." He added that the camel, sheep and goat racings and falcon beauty and fishing contests would start later.
Sheikh Sabah Fahad disclosed that this year's edition will last for 70 days and will include new activities. The national festival attracted this year over 5,600 participants, he said.
Following a tour at festival avenue, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Cultural Heritage Village, Amiri Diwan Advisor Daifallah Sharar said that the large Gulf contribution will enrich Kuwait's national heritage festival.
He noted that the festival would be officially inaugurated on January 9th.
He stated that an artificial lake was built inside the village on an area of 13,000 square meters to for activities to highlight the marine heritage of Kuwait and the Gulf countries.
He went on to say that the festival will also have a number of restaurants providing with traditional meals.
He stressed that the village has become a cultural landmark to people of Kuwait and the GCC thanks to the support of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.