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Eastern inspiration for Emirates’ event

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

As Australian citizens and travellers the world over eagerly anticipate the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Emirates have just announced the theme of their marquee. This year the airline will be adopting an Indian theme, drawing inspiration for some of the country’s most elaborate palaces such as the Taj Mahal and mighty monuments in Delhi and Jaipur.

Emirates, who are based in Dubai, are the Principal Partner of the Melbourne Cup Carnival this year as well as being the title sponsor of the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

Stephen Pearse is the Vice-President of Emirates Australia. In a recent interview he said that: “It certainly does not get much more exciting for a marquee theme than India. The Emirates marquee promises to bring everything that is India to life in the very heart of Flemington Racecourse. We look forward to welcoming our guests and taking the on a lively journey through this amazing destination, as they enjoy the thrill and excitement of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.”

A wide range of traditional Indian dishes will be served in the marquee, which will be created using authentic and fragrant ingredients to add some real spice to the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Guests will step through the elaborate carved entrance of the marquee to gaze upon brilliantly coloured saris, textured turbans, rustic swing seats and ancient artwork of Maharajas.

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