One-humped beauties take the stage in Saudi Arabia

It's a beauty pageant for camels in Saudi Arabia.

More than 50,000 camels participating in the country's annual King Abdulaziz camel festival this month.

This year's prize money: a record 115 million riyals, equivalent to 31 million dollars.

The event was started in 1999 by local bedouins who wanted to stage a camel beauty contest.

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A Saudi boy kisses a camel at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man stands next to camels during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
A caravan of camels walks in the desert during the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man leans against a camel during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
A man stands next to camels during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Boys walk near camels during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
A man kisses a camel during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
A boy sits by a car as he looks at camels during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Camels are seen during the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in Rimah Governorate, north-east of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A Saudi man leads camels at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Camels are seen at sunset during the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Saudi man leads camels at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Saudis ride camels during the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A camel is seen during the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A Saudi man walks in a sand storm during the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A caravan of camels walks in the desert during the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A caravan of camels walks in the desert during the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Camels are seen at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Camels are seen at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Camels are seen at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi women attend the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man leads camels at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Saudi boy leads camels at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Saudi boy poses for a photo with a camel at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A Saudi boy poses for a photo with a camel at the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi women attend the annual King Abdulazziz Camel Festival in Rumah, some 150 kilometres east of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. The 28-day King Abdulaziz Camel Festival features a camel beauty contest, known as Miss Camel with prizes amounting to $30 million. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
A camel stands as Saudi women arrive to attend the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, also referred to as Miss Camel, in Rimah, some 150 kms eastern of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi women and men arrive to attend the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, also referred to as Miss Camel, in Rimah, some 150 kms eastern of Riyadh, on March 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE (Photo credit should read FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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"We produce good quality (camels). We, and the Bedouin in general, gather and meet here at the festival, camel merchants come here and buy our camels and they take part in the festival, which is a kind of support for all of society," said camel breeder, Mehsi Al-Dossary.

The festival features daily auctions in which camels can fetch anything from $15,000 dollars for an ordinary domestic animal to $270,000 dollars for a prize specimen.

Around 10,000 international visitors are expected to attend - including some of the top breeders in the Gulf region.

Not only can visitors buy, sell and show off their camels, there are also professionals providing advice on riding and camel care and an exhibition on the role of camels in Saudi history and culture.

The festival - which covers 12 miles of the ad-Dhna desert - runs until April 15th with this year attracting families and activities for children to get close to these one-humped beauties.

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