Dubai beach club Zero Gravity is doing its bit to help those affected by the Australian bushfires which have ravaged the country with an all-day fundraiser on Australia Day.
Taking place on January 26, from 2pm Zero Gravity will host an Aussie barbecue with all proceeds being donated to the Red Cross in Australia in association with Emirates Red Crescent.
It’s part of the UAE’s #mateshelpsmates campaign to reach out to the country which has seen over a billion animals killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by fires that have burned through an area almost the size of England.
Guests who make it down to Zero Gravity for the event can expect classic Aussie sing-alongs from DJs and musicians from the country, all of whom are dedicating their time for free. There will be regular raffle daws throughout the day to win prizes donated by the local community, as well as an auction, with all the proceeds once more going to the relief effort.
Zero Gravity general manager Peter Skudutis said: “Coming from Melbourne, I grew up in the Dandenong Ranges National Park where I experienced first-hand the devastation that bushfires can cause so this is a situation that is very personal to me.
“My family and I were evacuated in 1997 when the entire area was hit by bushfires and many of my good friends lost their homes, with only scorched ground remaining where once there was lush forest.
“I am amazed at the incredible outreach of support that the local Dubai community has already offered this event, and not just the Australians. We are looking forward to a wonderful community event and raising much-needed funds towards the bushfire relief effort.
“I encourage all to join us on January 26th for a great Australia Day of fundraising and giving support to this important cause.”