The other day an extraordinary article in the local newspaper caught my attention and it appeared truly incredible.Perhaps I was intrigued by the title that I read it immediately. According to the paper, a beauty contest has been scheduled to be hosted here in Saudi Arabia. 'What!' 'A beauty contest ! Here in Saudi Arabia!' That was my first reaction when reading that particular subject.But reading further I came to understand that this pageant is of a different kind.
Those participating, are from all corners of the Arabian peninsula.These contestants from all over the GCC countries will be vying for the prized crown or could it be a head dress or a headband? Maybe who knows? All these would-be contestants are obviously natural beauties..Nevertheless I am still pondering how they might be judged.Will they be judged simply for their beauty or for their overall intelligence or how they would carry themselves on the ramp ??The lucky winner will not only wear the crown but will be showered with bundles of notes.If given an opportunity to attend this one-of-a-kind event,which definitely will be celebrated with much pomp and pageantry,I will without any hesitation join the fun. I am on the edge of my seat in anticipation to witness this exceptional beauty pagent purely for the reason that they are four-legged. I have heard of cats and dogs being crowned but camels?? Oh yes ! you heard me correct!
On further researching about this interesting event,I came to know that the event is on going and will continue for the next couple of weeks.More than 13,000 camels from Saudi Arabia,the UAE and other Gulf Arab countries have been flocked inside a huge enclosed area,for the region’s largest camel beauty contest.This spectacular event is being held in the North of Saudi Arabia.A panel comprising camel connoisseurs will chose three winners at the final day of the event..
As enthusiastic as I am about this whole event , I am a little disappointed I am not even a bystander at this Kingdom's first ever beauty pageant for the ships of the desert.In any case I am depending on my reliable source ,the internet for future updates.Before signing off,here’s me cheering… the impending winners, Hip Hip Hurrah!!