XVA CAMEL RACING TOURS 2019-2020

DUBAI RACE TRACK

Please contact author and tour guide Aditi Kumar at akumar@aditibela.me for more information

BOOK LAUNCH EVENTS

VIP LAUNCH 2018

Ḥumr An-Naʿam, Treasure of the Desert had its first big reveal on March 7, 2018 at a VIP event hosted by The Dreamwork Collective and The Workshop in Jumeriah, Dubai. The event was proudly sponsored by Faraj Bin Hamoodah Holding, The Camel Soap Factory, WeTube Production, Al Ain Dairy, Wild & the Moon, and Barazi.

Watch the recap video where Faraj Bin Hamoodah––the driving force behind the book––introduced Ḥumr An-Naʿam to some of the camel industry and literary world's most prominent figures.

PUBLIC LAUNCH 2018

Ḥumr An-Naʿam was afforded the perfect launch platform by The Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature 2018. Author Aditi Kumar was joined by her father, Dr B. N. Kumar, and photographer Wouter Kingma in the Heritage Majlis at The Intercontinental Festival City in a discussion about the book. 
Isobel Abulhoul (Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and CEO, and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation) was in attendance among others who travelled from other emirates.

EMIRATES AIRLINES FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE 2019

For the second time at EAFL Aditi Belame Kumar spoke about the growth of UAE’s camel industry, particularly camel racing, which has preserved the sacred status of the animal in the country. 

The session opened with a short film on camel racing featuring Faraj Bin Hamoodah—a first generation Emirati dubbed by many as ‘the camel whisperer’—produced especially for the Lit Fest by Wouter Kingma, a world-renowned photographer and videographer. His images fill the pages of Ḥumr An-Naʿam, Treasure of the Desert which reclaims the desert’s forgotten and neglected titan.

Humr An-Na'am © 2020