It is one of the old favorite sports for Arabs and of course Yemen, as Yemen the origin of Arabs. The traditional horse racing is one of the Qarnaw festival events and this event considered the first in the Yemeni desert, and there are plans to establish a "Desert Marathon" for horse and knights soon where competitors has to pass 42.2 km. The winners in the current race will be awarded as well the long race of 80 km.
It’s considered and interesting sport and loved by Arabs for hundreds of years as it’s the heritage, genuine and speed sport. will be fixed in someone's mind the scene of group of camels race with a high speed that shake the ground tremendously. The camels participating in this event are three categories: 1-Al Sudais 2- Al Thanaya 3- Al Jadeea'
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