View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Emirates Tent for Melbourne Cup is Over the Top

Nearly ready for Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup, ‘the race that stops the nation’, the Emirates marquee is styled as a Venetian Palace, will be filled with the finest French Moet, a two-storey chandelier adorned with flowers and six tonnes of ice to carve a frozen bar.

The Melbourne Age reports:

“But not all applaud the excesses. World Vision chief executive Tim Costello yesterday condemned the lavish marquee scene as a sad indictment on society. ‘I think the marquees are the outward sign of great wealth and self-indulgence, but not necessarily the sign of great generosity and strength of spirit,’ he said.

For more on the article:

Lorna Edwards, ‘Emirates Marquee, the Hottest Place to be For Some’, Melbourne Age, 1 November 2007.

2008 Report: Aussies not Happy with Flood of Foreign Horses at Emirates Melbourne Cup

Image: Emirates logo linked with winning.

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