Thursday, 21 June 2012

The Amazing Race Through Dubai

Last night's exciting episode of The Amazing Race Australia showed nine teams racing through Dubai before the surprise elimination of Brisbane couple Kym and Donna.

The episode, which was filmed in collaboration with Dubai, Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing's Representative Office in Australia, showed various sides to Dubai including the vast red desert where contestants took part in a detour challenge by driving dune buggies or navigating a camel obstacle course; a surfing challenge at Wild Wadi waterpark; and challenge at the Meydan race course that hosts the world's most expensive horse race the Dubai World Cup before contestants drove themselves to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in the shadows of the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building.

Sydney sisters Lucy and Emilia provided the comedy highlights by mistakenly entering a palace. Having travelled to Dubai before, the cheerleader twins Michelle and Jo benefitted from their previous experiences in the city. While for Queensland couple Kym and Donna, the gruelling challenges had taken their toll and resulted in an elimination from the race.

Dubai will also feature in the next episode of The Amazing Race Australia which will air on Channel 7 on Monday 25th June at 7:30pm.

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