There were roars of celebration as a Pakistani collection agent won the first prize of Dh35,000 in cash at the annual Camp Ka Champ in Dubai on Thursday.
Ijaz Khwaja, 30, who works as a collection agent for Majid Al Futtaim, was named as singer of the season at the singing competition.
Mr Khwaja captured the hearts and minds of almost 4,000 who had been bussed in from across the UAE for the show at the Nuzul Property compound in Dubai’s Jebel Ali.
“I feel incredible. I rehearsed every morning and didn’t feel any pressure until I was singing in the final,” said Mr Khwaja, who had the crowd up on their feet dancing throughout his performances on the night.
“I am honoured and humbled to win this award and it is such an amazing feeling.”