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Omid Djalili tickles Dubai

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Omid Djalili. Duncan Chard for the National.
Duncan Chard Photographer
Omid Djalili. Duncan Chard for the National.

Funny man Omid Djalili tickled the Dubai crowd at the World Trade Centre last night with an act that had the audience laughing out loud.

Performing to a packed hall, the comedian entertained with a set that dealt with relationships and the divide between men and women.

Every so often Djalili would treat the crowd to some "Middle Eastern" dancing wiggling his shoulders and swinging his hips as a burst of Persian music blasted through the speakers.

For an audience used to somewhat more conservative acts, Djalili's dry, boundary pushing humour was delightfully refreshing.