Secret Dubai diary Intrigue and adventure in the United Arab Emirates

iPhone RPGs

Dubai Info

Best role-playing games
Spiderweb Software
for Mac & PC

08 July, 2006

Wait a minute Mr Taxman

Dubai has very few celebrities, all of whom are utter Z-listers. King of this dismal pack is much-married British comedian Jim Davidson, who has managed to get himself declared bankrupt:

"He said he had been left unable to pay the £1.4m bill about four years ago owing to the expense of the earlier divorce from his fourth wife, Tracy Hilton."

Fans worldwide will be mourning the plight of this highly popular gentleman.



Blogger rummyjohn said...

Never heard of the guy before today. Sounds like he deserves a touch of bankruptcy, though his celebrity status probably qualifies him for a financial aid package from the Sheikh. I'm curious as to whether his work is as odious as its made out to be. Often I find racist jokes are only as distasteful as their purveyor.

08 July, 2006 07:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fucking racist bitch! He's yypical expat stock.

08 July, 2006 09:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talking about z listers - did anyone see the Weekend magazine this friday (Khaleej times). The cover page was a photo of a Queen/ freddie Mercury look alike concert held in Dubai!

What a haven for Z listers. At least i too can be a rock star in Dubai. Pathetic.

08 July, 2006 10:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So here is a fun thing I discovered. ABN AMRO UAE lets customers apply for credit cards online here. The online form requires the user to fill in a lot of confidential information that can be used by fraudsters to steal the users identity. Seems to be happening a lot in the UAE lately.

So you'd assume that this information would be transferred from the user to the bank over an encrypted connection, an industry standard SSL connection. In case you don’t understand this part ask one of your IT guys, (or gals). Look at the URL - > it starts with http:// not https:// the former is an unencrypted connection where the data is transported over the internet in plain text and can be read by anyone. The later is an encrypted connection, and the data is transferred securely between the user and the bank. 100% of all online banking is performed over an encrypted SSL, (https://
), connection. Logging on to email, hotmail, yahoo , gmail -- look carefully. the password is always sent over an secure encrypted connection.

Why is that ABN AMRO-UAE uses an unencrypted data transport for key consumer information, data that can be misused by criminals? Is it because the bank does not give a rat’s arse? Or due to the fact that someone, somewhere in the bank is incompetent? Am going to go with the fact that there is widespread apathy towards the rights of consumers here, and the bank does not care.

08 July, 2006 11:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is a twat of the highest order. Loathed in places he's been before such as Great Yarmouth and of course London. On the few unfortunate occasions I've met him here he's sworn at my wife, racially abused a friend of mine on stage in front of 400 people at the Dusit Hotel and offered money to the wife of a friend whom he took to be a hooker. He has a few sycophantic rich friends in this town, and if it were not Dubai he'd have had many a kicking.

08 July, 2006 12:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know that live coverage of football is coming for free on 323 channel in evision. Even if you are not subscribed all the matches are coming live. I didn't believe it when one of my friend told me this but later agreed when I saw last match in my house itself while I have not subscribed for it.

Very Strange

08 July, 2006 14:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous 14:40

Thank You.
Give us a few hours and we will rain on your parade.

08 July, 2006 17:09  
Blogger snow white said...

Unable to pay? Thought he refused to pay because of a Labour government (hence "emigrating to Dubai Marina" but frequently back in UK to trawl for gigs - and feature on popbitch as a serial misogynist.

08 July, 2006 22:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

had the mis-fortune to have lunch near this monkey, JD, in bld 8 in media city. he was loudly proclaiming something or other in a rather obvious bid to get people to notice him... we knew the face but were apalled at his grandstanding... we were sitting with some guys from south africa who did not know who he was other than a loud mouthed moron. there are some enlighteded expats that do live here - however jd will fit right in with the other chin less wonders who consider thenmselves of superior genetic stock.

09 July, 2006 23:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Fucking racist bitch! He's yypical expat stock.

08 July, 2006 09:27"

I bet he's not an illiterate prat though.

15 July, 2006 20:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


21 July, 2006 14:25  

Post a Comment

<< Home

next issue is no. 12

Google Secret Dubai, The World's Blog Aggregator
 Blog Top Sites

Powered by Blogger

StatCounter stats