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08 March, 2006

Mysterious murdered millionaire

A fatal stabbing in Naif is as absurd as it is tragic: why would anyone withdraw one million dirhams and go around with it in a plastic bag, armed only with a pair or scissors?

"A man was stabbed to death outside his apartment with his own scissors, a court heard yesterday. The victim was allegedly attacked in the Naif area in December as he walked home from a money exchange centre carrying dhs1 million in a plastic bag."

Hadn't this man heard of cheques or electronic money transfer? Or monetary transport guards?

And what kind of business counts out Dh1 million to a character who shoves it into a plastic bag, without even enquiring if he would like some sort of escort?

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Blogger Dengrous Boy said...

Sim, sim, sala bim. Sim, sim, sala bim. Ayah tu sim, na'tim. Sim sim sala bim!

08 March, 2006 07:30  
Blogger Balushi said...

Maybe the guy was a mashreq millionaire lottery winner!

i like this guy, he doesn;t care about money. and why should we?

08 March, 2006 09:09  
Blogger Bizarrism said...

I'm only in it for the money

08 March, 2006 11:43  
Blogger jumeira_john said...

Sounds like a job fit for balushi and alike..

08 March, 2006 13:04  
Blogger Garthicus said...

Sounds like the farmers of old here in Ireland with their distrust of banks and their money stashed under the mattress!!!

08 March, 2006 14:53  
Blogger BreastImplants said...

Maybe I've lived here too long, but this story really stinks of "black" money.

Hadn't this man heard of cheques or electronic money transfer? Or monetary transport guards?

And what kind of business counts out Dh1 million to a character who shoves it into a plastic bag, without even enquiring if he would like some sort of escort?

A financial institution that caters to criminal organizations? Any normal place would ask for the "source of funds"; it's too large a sum.
If you obtained the money through nefarious means, I really doubt you'd want to go about things the legal way.

Besides, he must've been the Money Picker Upper or something; some gullible, naive guy trying to make a quick buck, which probably explains the's still moronic though.

If I keep going, this is going to sound like a mafia film.

But I think it's pretty possible.

(I'm going to submit this article for the Darwin Awards).

08 March, 2006 16:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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08 March, 2006 18:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's just more of the same; just a little white washing.

08 March, 2006 18:09  
Blogger Shaper85 said...

Its all about the money,
its all about the dum dum duh dee dum dum...

On a serious note though, maybe this guy had a shady background with terrorist ties or was one of those "Hawala" transfer agents...

08 March, 2006 18:12  
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08 March, 2006 19:37  
Blogger Balushi said...

I say that all Males Should Cut Their Balls and womans shell be Burned or buired .

We need To Stop The increasing of man kind "humans"

As my self i can not fall in love and so no one will fall in...

Enough Thats Enough Stick To The Topic

08 March, 2006 19:43  
Blogger snow white said...

of course, he could have been on his way to purchase an escort...

08 March, 2006 20:03  
Blogger kiwi2 said...

If the guy was doing something dodgey dont you think he would be better armed than a pair of sissors? I think he was working for someone - wonder what that money was for?? Who was his sponsor and where did the money come from? There has to be a money trail for the police to follow.... or have I been watching too many movies.

08 March, 2006 23:42  
Blogger moryarti said...

looks like an "inside" job

08 March, 2006 23:47  
Blogger Marcus Aurelius said...

I can not recall if it was in the Khaleej Times or in the Gulf News but back in my UAE days I saw the following headline:
Indian Butchers Selling Their Family Jewels.

Needless to say I had to read further. Well, some muni in India had banned the slaughter of cows and the butchers in that municipality (must have been a large number of non-Hindus living in this place) depended on that business. Well, they broke out their savings which were in gemstones and gold and were selling those off. I am really upset with myself I don't have the clipout of that. I have a file with newspaper clippings from my UAE days.

Anyway what's the point? Well, quite a few people in the UAE barely trust money let alone checks and other similar monetary instruments. One reason for all the gold shops.

09 March, 2006 23:35  
Blogger the shadow said...

The guy was having an affair with a bigshot's goat and got caught red handed and summoned before the Sharia council. He was given a choice: either his beloved goat gets stoned to death or else he marries the goat. Chooses to marry the goat, with which he is deeply in love. Only problem is that the bigshot owner of the goat demands a heavy dowry because he was secretly attached to teh same goat himself. Our hero decided to stand up for what he believes in, sells his Google stocks and everything else he owns except for a single plastic bag, and goes forth to claim his bride with nothing on his mind but warm visions of the future and his own convictions. Tragically, and unknown to our hero, the very same shop from which he extracted his cash is owned by a close affiliate of the big shot goat owner by way of the Free Goat Masons. A plot is hatched and the bigshot goat owner makes off with both the goat and the cash. The goat, alas, never quite gets over it.

10 March, 2006 19:00  
Blogger the shadow said...

Err...sorry about the above grammar, been in the sun too long today.

10 March, 2006 19:02  
Blogger Harsha said...

thats just explains everything , so right! good work sherlock

11 March, 2006 12:48  
Blogger the shadow said...

except for the part abotu the scissors...those were a plant ;D

11 March, 2006 17:06  
Blogger el condo said...

Please people. This ain't the time or the place for wild speculation.

The guy was just a rich tailor...

15 March, 2006 17:06  
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02 March, 2008 15:55  

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