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19 February, 2006

A right royal ride

Buried in the deep impenetrable depths of the KT is this absolute 24-carat nugget of a story. The tortuousness of the prose actually adds to its appeal. It concerns a beauty salon owner, conned out of a Dh 7,000 bill by a royal impostor:

"The bill was for decking up seven girls from head to toe, who were brought to pleasure the man during the night at Le Royal Meridien Hotel."

The salon owner, Dr Alka, was told that to get her money, she needed to visit the fake sheikh's hotel room, described as "a place with loud music and obscene videos on the TV":

"There I was introduced to this young chap occupying suite number 628. He looked like a teenager and glancing at the girls, he told me that he was damn impressed," Alka explained.

Dr Alka waited all night at the hotel, and eventually bumped into an "elderly" lady who had chaperoned the girls to her salon. She also hadn't been paid for the girls she supplied.

"According to Alka, the old lady in her fifty's took her to room number 1009 where she found three girls of the same lot sleeping. "I was told that those girls were rejected by the young man because their hair was not nice."

Dr Alka was dropped back at her home by a henchman in a red BMW, still being promised payment. It never came, and the "prince" and his henchman disappeared without trace.

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Blogger John B. Chilton said...

Interesting that Dr. Alka goes through several sex changes during this episode. At least as your post is currently edited.

19 February, 2006 13:09  
Blogger secretdubai said...

I know - I've just been informed that he is a she. Fixed!

19 February, 2006 13:09  
Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

I had to remind myself that the story was true... gees...what a place.

19 February, 2006 14:14  
Blogger the shadow said...

Do business with monkeys and you get peanuts

19 February, 2006 14:45  
Blogger Balushi said...

hahahah this is such a nice post!

I dont know if secy or any of u guys know the story of one man who went to Labour office and got his transactions completed by saying that he was a sheikh!

people are so stupid these days!

in America one Man said that He is Jesus and He has returned And All the americans believed him!!

after sometimes there was a Mass killing/suicide by his Followers.

(i will search the links and post them)

Sheeeeesssh these days humans are soo dumb and stupid compare to the humans from the stone age!

but maybe this is bcoz of sitting infront of the internet all day.

19 February, 2006 21:37  
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19 February, 2006 22:41  
Blogger trobriander said...

It’s quite obvious this Ali Baba p… is a contractor to procure ummmms for Andalusian ether nights, which happened to offset previous losses. Dr. Alka should play smart and run a tap, as there will be better times to come ie. the spring season ;)

19 February, 2006 22:44  
Blogger Garthicus said...

Speaking of dodgy scams.. check this out that I received in my work e-mail this morning here in Sunny Ireland:

Dear Friend, This letter may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not yet met. I humbly crave your indulgence in sending you this mail. I have to say that I have no intentions of causing you any pains so i decided to contact you through this medium .As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Sani Hamza, a merchant in Dubai, in the U.A.E. I have been diagnosed with prostate and esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of medicine and right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given most of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends and Schools in the UAE. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, London and Ireland. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this my self any more. I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and donate the money, which I! have there to charity organization in Bulgaria; they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. The last of my money which is the huge cash deposit that I have with Financial Firm Abroad .I will want you to help me collect this deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations and let them know that it is I Sani Hamza that is making this generous donation. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my hospital bed where I wait for my time to come. I pray that God uses you to support and assist me with good heart God be with you(Masallam). Sani Hamza NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I don?t want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. and Also I will be contacting with you by email as I don?t want anybody to know because they are always around me.

20 February, 2006 13:35  
Blogger nzm said...

Garthicus - that's hilarious. You should give it to Samuraisam because he loves having fun with these scammers!

Balushi has a good point - some people are way too gullible. But it's all what they want to believe, or what they're told, because they don't know any better.

Even simple things like a big yacht that was in the Jumeirah Beach Hotel marina - we were told that it belonged to Sheikh Mohammed by all the JBH staff. We knew that it wasn't his! And did you know that every helicopter that lands on the Burj helipad is carrying Sh. Mohammed too? :-)

I get so many email scams - the last good one that I got was from Yasser Arafat's wife trying to get money out of Palestine! :-)

20 February, 2006 16:51  
Blogger Balushi said...

I got an e-mail from Paris Hilton asking me to sleep with her!!

Ofcourse I refused! because she ain't my type.

20 February, 2006 18:01  
Blogger Garthicus said...

nzm, I love scambaiting myself, perhaps I could do a joint scam... hahah, I'll drag this out with the guy for the craic and see how much mileage I can get out of him.

I'll keep you all informed!

21 February, 2006 15:26  

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