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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Big Night Out

So the big day has arrived - tonight is the night when the glorious painted fibreglass horses that have been adorning Dubai's streets for the last six months get sold at auction. I have a serious interest in this project because the company that organises these arty-animal parades is a client of mine. Most of the proceeds from the auction go to deserving local charities and cultural organisations.

Last year's auction (of fibreglass camels) raised Dhs 4.7 million, and this year's event should easily outdo that.

The only snag is that the invitation says 'black tie or national dress'. Since I own neither a tuxedo nor a Beefeater outfit, and my dishdasha's in the wash, I had to go to Satwa and rent a tux. Seems a bit weird going out to a posh do wearing somebody else's clothes.

2 Comments:

Blogger xikita said...

Ooooh so that's what these funky painted horses were doing in the middle of the city!

6:52 pm  
Blogger hubbly bubbly said...

Hi,

I know it must be odd to ask now since it was in 2006!..do places as such still exist where you can rent a tuxedo in Dubai?

desperatley trying to help a friend

1:30 pm  

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