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20 January, 2006


No wonder "happy" weddings are so popular:

"Around 14,000 expatriate workers in the UAE have no known gender, said Dr Khalid Al Khazraji, labour undersecretary at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs."



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's just funny. I needed the uplifting post after the overloaded one on marriage.

20 January, 2006 02:29  
Blogger John B. Chilton said...

No doubt the vast majority are males.

In reference to your previous post that suggests that castration might be an appropriate punishment.

20 January, 2006 11:07  
Blogger (((dXb))) said...

This is really funnee!!!

But frustrating though, I believe that gender is one of the details written in passports (correct me if there's a country that has a passport not having this). And as you all know well, you need to furnish to either public or private office a copy of your passport and visa page for almost every transaction that you do. So I wonder why they could'nt get the details from there?

21 January, 2006 10:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was there when Al Khazraji pointed out the genderless thing, and we all had a bit of a laugh, but he was quick to tell us that it didn't mean there were 14,000 castrated people in the UAE, or more excitingly, 14,000 homaphrodites. It did appear to be a problem with the electronic forms, which I think they are working on now.

21 January, 2006 19:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree w/ Mr. elzubeir,

needed something cheerful after that rape thread... Bravo!

24 January, 2006 14:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that if they are looking into the electronic problem it'll just be a case of a snip here and a snip there and all will be well.

25 January, 2006 19:39  
Blogger BuJ said...

hi SD, the GN link doesn't seem to work. Thanks.

27 January, 2006 01:27  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Oops - fixed - thanks!

27 January, 2006 01:50  

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