.All across the land Dubai’s males are anxiously anticipating the start of Movember – the annual drive which sees men put down the razor and grow a moustache (or ‘Mo’) throughout November to raise cancer awareness.
Not bothering to shave might sound like the laziest form of charity to some. But, as any previous Movember master will tell you, choosing to go clean shaven on most of your face, yet letting the upper-lip hair sprout forth unabated for a full 30 days, is a rather different proposition. So, by the time December 1 rolls around you can expect to see an army of Dubai men sporting all sorts of antiquated and amusing facial furniture.
To get in the spirit of things, we’re calling on you, our readers, to get into the Movember mood and send us snaps of you or your loved ones’ Movember successes (or failures, depending on how you wear it).
Tweet your pics throughout the month to @TimeOutDubai, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll post the best in a hall of fame online. Along, of course, with pics of our own male Time Outters who go the Movember distance.
And if you’re taking on Movember you might want to head down to Aussie sports bar BidiBondi on The Palm. The bar’s management are making sure participants begin the month in style by hosting a Clean Shave event on Friday November 1, at 1pm.
Attending Movember males will get a free barbershop shave, and then be immortalised clean-faced in a mugshot on the bar's ‘Mo-Grow Wall of Fame’. 'Tache growers will also be rewarded for their efforts with a 20 percent discount card for use during Movember.
Support for Movember is also being shown at DIFC’s high-end French restaurant La Petite Maison, where waiters and bartenders have all been encouraged to grow out their facial hair for Movember.
Founded in Australia in 2004, since then the Movember Foundation charity has run annual Movember events to raise awareness and funds for mens' health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression. Find out more at www.movember.com.