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Club Smug hits back after ‘images of blue whale drinking alcohol’

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Club Smug hits back after ‘images of blue whale drinking alcohol’

Swanky Dubai nightspot comes under fire after patron seen with large marine mammal

Swanky nightspot Club Smug has slapped a two-week ban on one patron and vowed never to see a repeat of an incident last week that left revellers demanding a boycott of the venue.

The luxury Dubai club came in for heavy criticism on social media channels – including Twitter – after images emerged of a blue whale being paraded around the venue, with some claiming it was seen to be offered alcoholic drinks.

However, in a statement on their Facebook page on Monday night, Club Smug, which is situated on the 80th floor of the Murooj Millennium Media Marine Hotel Resort & Spa, said: “We would like to state that Club Smug Dubai has never ‘knowingly’ allowed nor will allow blue whales into our premises. Concerning the incident that occurred on January 27, the owner along with his large aquatic mammal, were immediately removed from the premises once staff were alerted.”

But several Club Smug regulars have claimed the apology is not enough, and have vowed to take their future exclusive 5-star lifestyle clubbing experience elsewhere.

“My pet monkey still remains deeply mentally scarred by what we saw in Club Smug that night,” said Karam Bigglesworth, a 32-year-old marketing manager. “To be honest, he hasn’t been able to come out drinking with me since.”

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  1. Willie Doit

    February 4, 2014 at 10:12 am

    It was not a blue whale, it was a very happy whale, especially after its second bottle of fiz

  2. Mushkila

    February 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

    …hmmm…”chilled monkey brain?”…and Assisstant Director Float abu’T, from the Dubai Cetacean Institute (Guiness World Record Holder for Biggest Cetacean Institute Without Any Animals Whatsoever) reported that a noted fondness for the specialty drink “Blue Curacao Blow-Hole”, served by the Club, could account for the whale’s presence…

  3. cheeseontoast69

    February 6, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    The article doesn’t mention whether the whale was properly attired, which is the biggest issue at such high-end clubs. Male whales must have jacket and collar as a minimum, and no open-toed footwear. However, female whales may expose as much flipper as they wish.

  4. Sand n'Shake

    February 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Cabin crew, set landing flaps please. Oh sorry, I thought I was on the Pilots’ site

    • Chris of Arabia

      February 25, 2014 at 9:37 am

      Well that was odd

  5. Sarah Burrows

    February 20, 2014 at 5:37 am

    “Murooj Millennium Media Marine Hotel Resort & Spa” lololol!!

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