And yes, prepared by Russell Impiazzi, culinary director at Le Gourmet in Dubai’s Galeries Lafayette, and a member of Qatar’s royal family, at least it was a giant burger, containing seven beef patties – one for each of the United Arab Emirates – aged cheddar cheese and veal bacon strips in a saffron brioche bun, with 7 spices & Harrisa burger sauce. The sale was part of the initiative Pink Bite – Pink Caravan’s breast cancer charity auction event. “All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani said. The UAE’s prominent government officials, public figures, all got together at Galeries Lafayette, Le Gourmet – The Dubai Mall, to celebrate their shared spirit of giving at this popular culinary fundraiser. Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88, phoned in the winning bid. What other special food was sold ? Seafood risotto with pistachio and dried cherry tomatoes, Lobster kibbe with avocado labneh, Roots of my backyard forest (a sort of kebab) and more… Celebrating 2017 as the ‘UAE Year of Giving’, rich people in the UAE say it’s time to give back to the community.