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Carnival Mania

By Debasree S, Editor

There is a new craze in town that is building up with each passing day of the DSF. The Dubai carnivals are whipping up a new frenzy in town as visitors and residents join the costumed street performers like the Tanourah dancers, African artists, Indian folk groups, stilt walkers, clowns, jugglers and host of Turkish and Serbian and Senegalese entertainers.

The Dubai Carnival, a colourful kaleidoscope of different cultures from around the world, started rolling from Uptown Mirdiff and created a magically festive atmosphere with numerous international performers put on a marvellous display replete with colourful costume, settings, and music.

There are more than 300 different performers who have gathered from different parts of the world and the Dubai Carnival is being held at different locations and are featuring the different themes of the world. These include Muraggabat Street, Al Seef Street, Creek Park, Dubai Marina, Uptown Mirdiff, Arabian Ranches, Global Village, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and Knowledge Village. If you are out on the road in the evening you can regale in the fun laughter and the frenzy that these performers are drumming up this DSF.

The Dubai carnival will be held throughout DSF until February 24 and of course there is loads of time, if you haven’t yet caught up with them.

Based on the idea of floats, Dubai Carnivals features four themes - Russian, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese. Different locations in Dubai, like the Muraggabat Street, Al Seef Street, Creek Park, the Dubai Marina, Uptown Mirdiff, Arabian Ranches, Global Village, and even Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, and Knowledge Village will play host to the Carnivals – so that nobody misses out.

It definitely looks as though the 2008 Dubai Carnivals are being organised on a larger scale this year.

The Arabic theme includes displays like flying carpets, Aladdin, camels, stilt riders, and sand dunes. The Russian platform will emulate the design of old Russia and include performers of Russian dances and also feature warriors. The Chinese platform will be characterised by Chinese lanterns, traditional girls with umbrellas, and Chinese warriors. The Japanese platform will exhibit traditional Japanese flowers and display white cranes, symbolising peace and harmony.

Go on join in the mania, you deserve it after a hard week’s work.

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Posted : 05/02/2008

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