The Rashaida, Rashaayda or Bani Rashid (Arabic: بني رشيد, الرشايدة) are a tribe populating Eritrea and northeast Sudan. In 1846, many Rashaida migrated from the Hejaz in present-day Saudi Arabia into what is now northeast Sudan, Kuwait, Rasi Al Khaimah and Umm Al-Quwain, United Arab Emirates after tribal warfare had broken out in their homeland. The Rashaida of Sudan and Eritrea live in close proximity with the Beja people. Large numbers of Bani Rasheed are also found on the Arabian Peninsula.
The Rashaida keep their traditional dress, culture, customs, camel breeds and practice of Sunni Islam. The racing camel breeds of the Rashaida tribe are prized all over Sudan and the Arabian Peninsula and fetch very high prices.