Saturday, January 29, 2011

Australia Day!

January 26th marks the national day of one of our favorite gals in Dubai!  Lisa, Matt and I joined forces and arrived at the Barasti Beach Bar to help Fiona celebrate Australia Day.  After receiving our complimentary outback hats and grabbing a cider and a sausage sizzle we were ready to join in the festivities.

Celebrated annually on 26 January, the date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of New Holland.

2,000 revelers let loose dancing on the beach and enjoying their libations - Fosters was the drink of the day of course!  After more choruses of "Aussie Aussie Aussie - Oye Oye Oye!" and dancing to the "Land Down Under" more times than I can count, we completed our successful celebration!

Our favorite Aussie!
The girls at Australia Day - Oye Oye Oye!
There were fireworks on the beach in typical Dubai style!
Matt gets pulled into a shot with some friendly strangers and their fighin' 'roo!

1 comment:

jimdad said...

All the best ingredients for a great party - beer, fireworks, and an excuse to buy another hat!