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31 December, 2005

UAE Story of the Year 2005

Several very strong contenders for the UAE Story of the Year 2005, but after weeks of deliberating, the final judging is as follows:

In first place: Gulf News with The Comely Camel

"The official added the man told the prosecution that he had fallen in love with the camel and had sex with the animal."

Judges' comments: this story has everything: romance, tragedy, a traditional desert setting - truly the Al Romeo and Juliet of our time.

In second place: Khaleej Times with Bedroom Battle

"She did not take any action as the Moroccan woman ran away and her husband put on his clothes. Instead she called her Pakistani driver to her bedroom and asked him to strip and forced him to make love to her."

Judges' comments: the Bold and the Beautiful becomes reality. Bonus points for a strongly multi-ethnic cast. Oscar Wilde couldn't do bedroom comedy as delightfully as this.

In third place: Gulf News again, with Grin and Bare It

"Another picture was of a woman who showed her breast to the radar while she was speeding. She covered her car number plate. I hope she gets punished," he said.

Judges' comments: a traditional subject - speeding down Sheikh Zayed road - sauced up carry Carry On-style with body parts and rude salutes.

Honourable mentions:

Girl Power, RAK stye
The schwarma of doom
Hair today, divorced tomorrow
"Rotating" city
Vampires of the East Coast
A Chinese Feast

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15 Comments:

Anonymous tazz said...

LOL! can't believe i live in dubai and have never heard of these!

31 December, 2005 12:37  
Blogger scarlettepimp said...

shucks, i thought my mooning the speed camera at 240km on route to al ain would win the best story of 2005. i must try something more risque next year. happy 2006.

31 December, 2005 13:08  
Blogger kingfisher said...

Hey Secret Dubai,

...this is my first year as a blog reader. Thanks for keeping me informed, irritated and entertained!
Happy 2006
Kingfisher

31 December, 2005 13:22  
Anonymous Luckyarcher said...

I guess you've forgotten the story (in Gulf news) about a shopkeeper/layman (can't remember who) "squeezed" the breasts of a woman right in front of her hubby..Even readers protested to tone down the language... And where in the world would you find a newspaper detailing such crimes in exquisite detail... LOL...

31 December, 2005 14:31  
Anonymous Grapeshisha said...

The best victory was the reinstatement of Secretdubai.

Grapeshisha

31 December, 2005 14:42  
Blogger sheikha cheryl said...

Aah...out with the old and in with the new. Can't wait to see what '06 brings, UAE-style of course.

31 December, 2005 15:29  
Blogger snow white said...

happy new year, SD, here's to a FAB 2006 ....

31 December, 2005 17:19  
Blogger Balushi said...

SH IT! What happened to my comment??

31 December, 2005 18:40  
Blogger SillyBahrainiGirl said...

Happy New Year !

31 December, 2005 23:18  
Blogger BuJ said...

habby new year to SD and her readers

01 January, 2006 00:26  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

SD, this is by far the most hillarious post I have read this year...actually I can't say I have ever heard of anything like those news articles...UAE seems like a very...how should I say...eventful place... Have a blessed year.

01 January, 2006 07:29  
Blogger Krishna said...

Wish you all a very Happy New Year 2006

01 January, 2006 13:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camel love:

ONE HUMP OR TWO?

01 January, 2006 16:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD you got it right again. Comely Camel and the Radar Flasher were totally OTT funny stories.

01 January, 2006 22:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD, what about this one:

CALF BORN WITH THREE EYES, TWO NOSES

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/Displayarticle.asp?section=citytimes&xfile=data/citytimes/2005/december/citytimes_december272.xml

02 January, 2006 01:46  

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