Under the patronage of Saudi King Salman, the National Festival of Heritage and Culture has launched its 32nd edition.
The event, commonly known as the Janadriya festival, features an annual grand camel race and other activities that aim to preserve and support Saudi Arabia’s rich culture and heritage and display them in a dignified manner so as to foster the cohesion of the people of the Kingdom.
The festival has been extended to last three weeks instead of two, as was the case in previous editions. This year's festival will witness the honoring of a number of eminent personalities that will include Prince Saud al-Faisal, Turki al-Sudairy and Khairiya al-Saqqaf.
The annual event was first held on March 24, 1985, and is often scheduled in the spring of February and March and attracts many visitors inside and outside the Kingdom.
At least 10 million visitors are expected to flock to the festival this year.