Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Modesh is back

A couple of years ago, some Australians were in Dubai in summer, something they usually avoid, and they asked me, 'What's that yellow worm?'

Of course, Australia has some unusual fauna, and probably has a worm rather like Modesh. (I personally don't know how to describe Modesh, but I wouldn't have thought he looks like a worm.)

I explained that Modesh is the symbol of Dubai Summer Surprises, 'Big Fun for Little Ones.'

And now he's back.

For several years now, Dubai has had a summer festival (in the 47 degree heat) with lots of indoor activities for children during the school holidays. Malls and amusement parks take part.

And people come.

The guidebooks used to say to avoid Dubai during the summer, so hotels used to have very low rates during the summer months, but the low rates no longer apply. And people still come.

So, from now until school starts, Modesh will be all over Dubai.

4 Comments:

Blogger secretdubai said...

I hate Modhesh so much I actually feel violent when I see it.

4:17 am  
Blogger nzm said...

My haiku to Modesh

Summer Surprises.
Modhesh in yellow glory
terrifies the kids

5:01 pm  
Blogger BuJ said...

modesh is cool.. i like him.. and i think it's a cool name/mascot..

we used to have a modesh teddy at home and i remember tickling my youngest bro with it.. aah.. the good times from the simplest of things :)

interesting blog u got there.. 1st visit.. however i noticed u got no profile.. tell us a bit about urself :)

9:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my friend hate Modesh so much she wanted to vandalize all its statues here in Dxb.
Is it really a worm? (Why??)
or a multiple antennae alien?

12:34 pm  

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