Dubai World Cup: 2017

..and the two years previous (included at the end).

The last week of March I was in Dubai again for a quick trip. It was nice to go back for a final visit to the place I lived for four years. I timed it so I could attend The World Cup they do every year -it’s so much fun.

Dressing up + champagne + fascinators.

How can you go wrong? (you can’t!)

This year the weather was acting up and being weird, which made it more interesting — but definitely just as much fun!

(FYI: The movie clip at the beginning is from My Fair Lady , when they go to the races. All of the outfits are amazing.  )

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Day at the Races

I just cannot believe I have lived in Dubai for 2 1/2 years, and this was the first time I have gone to the World Cup. What is wrong with me?! I mean, dressing up, wearing hats, and drinking champagne?

((Not to mention seeing some horses race))

My kind of day.

And to start it off, our security guards must have been really impressed; actually seeing us with makeup and wearing something a little bit nicer than jeans. They wanted a picture.

RE Camera

(the proof)

Kimmy and I had watched “My Fair Lady” the night before, to prepare for this event. They have a scene where Audrey Hepburn goes to the races. And everyone wears these amazing dresses and hats. It was pretty much exactly like that (the hats and the dresses might have been a little tinier at yesterdays race).

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We managed to walk around in our hats and our heels for a full 12 hours, that ended with a firework show and Kylie Minogue (and the fact that I only knew one of her songs proved to not be an issue. Such a fun concert). Probably one of my favorite days I have had in Dubai so far. I am really glad my last minute decision (literally decided to attend this event the day before) ended up working out so perfectly.