Robbie Williams' Dubai ban

Robbie Williams' Dubai ban

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the current ruler of Dubai – rejected Robbie's concert request because the 'Feel' singer terrified the sheikh's thoroughbred racehorses when he performed there last year.

Dubai Racing Club chief Frank Gabriel said: “The concert affected the horses' state of mind and their performance. That will not and must not happen ever again.”
Sheikh Mohammed is a major international figure in the breeding and racing of thoroughbred racehorses. He hosts the annual Dubai World Cup, which is the world's richest series of horse races.

Robbie was paid a staggering £1 million to perform at a sell-out concert at the course in April 2006.

The singer's follow-up show was set to be the biggest concert ever held in Dubai.

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