Dubai discovered the joys of slobbing around this weekend and Time Out was there to join in.
Becky Lucas and Jeremy Lawrence
Slob Fest 2008 The launch of Slob Fest 2008 last Friday at Malécon saw more than 500 revellers – dressed in everything from Cons to all-in-one leather dungarees – party like it was 1999 in the name of charity. Part Twisted Melons, part Chi at the Lodge, proceeds went to Dubai Foundation for Women and Children and Gulf 4 Good.
Things kicked off with the dulcet tones of blonde bombshell Holly Major, who warmed the crowd up before Tim Hassall (pictured, wearing trademark red jeans and yellow T-shirt) did his thing. Then came Paul Nolan – a regular on Dubai’s circuit – and the ever bombastic DXB Drums who saw the Slob Fest massive amp it up a notch. If that wasn’t enough, Da:Funct mixed the night away, leaving people literally hollering for more. All in all, it was a sweaty, glorious evening that proved Dubai is not all about the glitz and glamour.
Pecha Kucha There was another sensational turnout for Pecha Kucha 4, the event that offers artists, designers, poets and lampshade makers their own six minutes and 40 seconds soapbox. For the fi rst time, the event left its usual home in The Third Line art gallery and went al fresco at American University in Dubai’s glade-like gardens.