Dubai bans Robbie Williams’s gigs for upsetting Sheikh’s racehorses
(news.sawf.org) - British pop star Robbie Williams has been banned from performing at a Dubai racecourse, after his last concert at the venue upset the thoroughbred racehorses owned by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The singer performed at the racecourse in April 2006 for a whopping one million dollars.
Dubai Racing Club chief Frank Gabriel said that the decision to ban Williams from performing at the racecourse was taken to avoid further disturbances to the horses in future.
"The concert affected the horses' state of mind and their performance," Frank Gabriel said.
"That will not and must not happen ever again," he added.
Sheikh Mohammed, an internationally known figure in the breeding and racing of thoroughbred racehorses, is famous for hosting the annual Dubai World Cup, which is the world's richest series of horse races.