Monday, February 20, 2012

Camel Beauty Pageant

(no, this photo was not published in the newspaper)
The Oman Observer never fails to entertain.

Sun, 19 February 2012 - Oman Observer
The 9th Annual Camel Festival organised by Royal Camel Corps of the Royal Court Affairs’ kicked off yesterday in the Wilayat of Thamrait in Dhofar Governorate. The festival’s activities include milking competition, camel races and camel beauty pageant. The festival is the biggest gathering for owners of thoroughbred camels and camel enthusiasts in the Dhofar Governorate, and is considered as one of the most important events to showcase and preserve part of the Sultanate’s heritage. — ONA


  1. Wish i was in salalah to see this. This post has brought a much needed smile to my face. May the Jebali people enjoy. Will pics be following ?

  2. heard an interesting story saying that these events in saudia are sometimes used as fronts for money laundering operations.

  3. عند من تزهبت (اتحدث عن الصورة) هههه


  4. Do you know how long the festival lasts and where exactly it is? Would love to go see it!!

  5. Ha! Ha!. Nice picture.

    I was searching beauty pageants and came across this blog.

    In a sense the "Annual Camel Festival" is also a beauty contest.

  6. Loving the glamorous camels!
    On another animal related theme. If any of you bloggers in Oman are looking to get a cat or dog then please consider this animal shelter - they desperately need people to foster or adopt their animals.
    You can also contact Muscat Vets in al Qurum.
    Please people think about it.

  7. Never know that camels has all this beauty! Nice catch!