Saturday, May 29, 2010

Here's a World Cup Soccer Star's Take on Dubai!

 We really like this video of Zakumi, the Official Mascot of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, who recently followed in the footsteps of Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi by playing on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab.

For those who don't know, the Burj Al Arab is the world's most luxurious (and most expensive!)  hotel, and it towers above the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  Our buddy Zakumi was in Dubai for an action-packed holiday for a few days of Rn'R prior to his demanding job at the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World
Cup in South Africa.

He flew in with Emirates – an Official Partner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup – and was welcomed to the airline's home base by cabin crew representing each of the 32 nations taking part in the soccer spectacle. It's fun to watch them roll out the red carpet and whisk the silly yellow fuzzy guy off on a whistle-stop tour.

Zakumi got to see, ride and participate in the fun at all of Dubai's top spots, including Dubai Aquarium, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, Wild Wadi, Ski Dubai and Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa.

Last but not least was his bird's-eye view of the emirate from the helipad of the world's most iconic hotel, Burj Al Arab.


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