Mad Hatters at Dubai World Cup: Vinyls, Chips & Cocktails

By Crowne Plaza Dubai, PRNE
Friday, March 25, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, March 26, 2011 - A vinyl collection, a cone of chips and a Tikki Puka Puka cocktail were
the main attraction at this year's Dubai World Cup. With the horse racing in
full swing on the track, it is the ladies of Crowne Plaza Dubai that had
people speculating on the greens with their quirky hats.

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The three hats represent three of the hotel's award winning outlets:

Harvesters: Harvesters, a quintessential British Pub known for its
generous hearty food was represented by chunky chips wrapped in traditional

Zinc : One of the city's original nightclubs had vinyls and funky disco
balls embodying the passion for music and the legendary DJ's that have
entertained over 1 million clubbers to date at Zinc. An icon in the clubbing

Trader Vic's Crowne Plaza Dubai: Trader Vic's Crowne Plaza Dubai is home
to the world famous Tiki Puka Puka. The traditional island style drink is the
perfect icing on the cake.

Crowne Plaza Dubai is a five star hotel located on Sheikh Zayed Road in
the heart of Dubai. General Manager, James Young commented "We decided to get
into the spirit of Dubai World Cup by being creative with our hats. The
social nature of the event mirrors the electric environment of the outlets so
it was the perfect fit."

The three had a glorious day at the world's richest horse race, and
managed to turn many heads while doing it.

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For further information contact:

JJ Engelbrecht | DPQ Events Guru

P.O. Box 487177 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Tel: +971-501439139 | |


For further information contact: JJ Engelbrecht | DPQ Events Guru, P.O. Box 487177 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Tel: +971-501439139, jj at

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