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21 November, 2006

Pretty women

Everyone's favourite rake-about-town, Sir Raffles of Rutshire, jets in to the sandlands for a week's sun in Abu Dhabi and a week's snow in Dubai. Sipping a mug of mulled Vimto at the Avalanche cafe, he enthuses about the convenience of the UAE for the international cad:

"It's all here: beaches, clubs, sun, sea and snow."

Sadly, one of the sandlands' most famous attractions may be somewhat diminished when Sir Raffles next visits. For many of the downtown ladies are being rounded up and sent back home:

A source in a popular hotel in Bur Dubai said police asked "all suspicious women to step out of the clubs and checked their identification papers before arresting a few."

What exactly is a "suspicious woman"? Do the police perhaps use some kind of points system, where if someone scores more than three out of five then they're sent packing? "Miniskirt: check. East Asian/Russian appearance: check. Enjoys evening strolls around Golden Sands: check. Right love - on your bike."

And what about the myriad of more-modestly dressed ladies with valid visas and even wedding rings who supplement their pin money by visiting five star hotels with various gentlemen friends?

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Blogger Balushi said...

Not To mention the Women who are wearing veil!

A friend of mine is dating twenty women in a week IN-FRONT OF EVERYONE, but no one knows that!

Bcecoz his wife and girfriends they all wear VEIL.

Isn't this Awesome?? I think the westerns guys should also force western women to wear veil! - to make ur life easier!

21 November, 2006 11:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm actually pleasantly surprised that "woman in club" doesn't automatically equal "suspicious woman" and that the police aren't herding all of them out of clubs for, um, spot checks.

21 November, 2006 11:04  
Blogger dubaibaggie said...

Has this story any connection to the headline on page 9 of the Cretin Times "Oats price surges by 30% in Al Ain"?

21 November, 2006 12:13  
Blogger Grumpy Goat said...

I believe that a 'suspicious woman' is one who does not believe my "tissue of lies and deceit" when I attempt to explain where I just spent the evening.


21 November, 2006 16:28  
Blogger bklyn_in_dubai said...

Sir Raffles needn't fret. while some of the ladies will be dispensed with for PR purposes, other ladies, newer models I imagine, will be imported as replacements. One's lovely stroll in the Golden Sands block of Bur Dubai, and visits to all hotels will still be replete with the trafficked ladies. Though it is a crying shame about the Cyclone. UNICEF should declare it a heritage site.

21 November, 2006 19:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's VII Days says that Emiratis must fill a significant percentage of all positions. 'All' should include the Cyclone.

21 November, 2006 23:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAh... this is very simple :
Business women have expiry date, perhaps they check if the expiry date is due so they get the old meat out and replace it with fresh ones.

Dealing with this is exactly how Etisalat deals with their services. One word : Monopoly. There shouldn't be many hands in this market and money should flow in certain pockets.

Aprat from that, any dumb person living in Dubai will know if a place is used for prsotitution or not. If you're stupid enough, read Time Out magazine, then whatever club that is not mentioned there is the market place!!

22 November, 2006 01:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A friend of mine is dating twenty women in a week IN-FRONT OF EVERYONE, but no one knows that!"

Hey Balushi, How does HE know? If they're "all" wearing the veil how can he tell? Maybe he's just dating one very enerjetic one....

22 November, 2006 09:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May be he's dating Balushi ala M. Butterfly!

22 November, 2006 09:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't tell me they are going to shut down the meat market !!! where will all the butchers and cattle go ??? what about the sailors , they won't dock here anymore they will move somewhere else. I doubt that they will, they probably are just rattling the cage a bit , someone must have pissed them off a bit. The meat market helps the economy they won't throw in the towel! Cyclone is one of the real landmarks of the city more known than anything else

22 November, 2006 16:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Perhaps your "friend" is dating twenty veiled men? You might wanna get Austin Powers on the job.

22 November, 2006 18:42  
Blogger truedebbie menon said...

Surprise! Surprise!

Yeah, I wish I could say i was shocked and outraged.

-Debbie Menon-

23 November, 2006 03:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

screwed_mind suggested that "If you're stupid enough, read Time Out magazine, then whatever club that is not mentioned there is the market place!!"

Time Out selectively shows a couple clubs (but not all of these places) and will comment upon their "overly friendly women" and "lots of candy for the eyes" and "specials for members". Why Rumours and Cyclone get mentioned but not other of these clubs is a good question. I also note that Emirates Airlines in-flight entertainment magazine has always contained an ad for Cyclone in a prominent place. I know it's ad money, but this is also Dubai, and if it's not a "seal of approval" I don't know what is.

Unfortunately, that magazine will probably go away as more EK flights move to the 500-channel entertainment systems with the ad-free channel guide.

26 November, 2006 14:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are we so conservative? if someone wanna shakeup letthem..becoz we live only once!

07 December, 2006 13:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Arab approach to female sexuality is really baffling. On the one hand, countries like Saudi Arabia force women to viel whether they want to or not, on the other, prostitution is apparently as wide-spread in the Middle East as it is in any other part of the world. How do Arab women cope with this convoluted approach to sexual relations? Or maybe they don't really care as long as they are fed, housed and driven around?

10 December, 2006 23:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

unfortunately !

there comes the bad news coz they were looking for a suspecious woman who is in other hand a HIV+ve or call it as AIDS patient,, in the first week of jan there was an article (7 day's)about a man who picked a russian woman at the eve of christmas! was tested hiv + after 2 weeks , so there was a defective piece in the market..............

hope u all get ur answers''''

16 January, 2007 11:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are a woman who is famous enough nobody cares whether you're dating a man or have an adulterous relationship and all that stuff that the government says to have under control. If you are Gail Clough, the famous ex DJ, you can have an affair with a married Finnish man but nobody cares...justice it's not blind and laws are not the same for everybody in the Great Dubai

22 January, 2007 15:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you know what western guys do, dear Balushi? Well this Finnish guy (sauolonen, saukonen, or some Finnish "onen") who's dating my beloved Gail was charged with harassing or raping one of his patients! Well, boy, he's still here and the Dubai Police did nothing (perhaps the victim was jailed!) just coz he had GOOD FRIENDS. No matter if you're a man or a woman you must have the RIGHT FRIENDS and nobody cares if you kill someone!

24 January, 2007 20:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fresh Fruit
Your post about Saukonnen is that true??

I have actually visted him several times and was goin to suggest that my wife goes - but i just didnt trust him!!!

31 January, 2007 11:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, my post about Saukkonen is true. I know what happened for the poor woman searched help from layer I know. At the end she filed a claim to Dubai Police but nothing happened, she's trying to inform higher authorities, I hope she'll be able to. Saukkonen even has his lover here (that Gail Clough)...but nobody touches him. Don't send neither your wife nor her friends!!!

31 January, 2007 18:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well my previous post didn't appear, maybe it was moderated. I'm not kidding about Saukonen. This woman has also filed a claim to Dubai Police, but nothing happened...Well known and rich people, they may be adulterous, or harassed a patient, who cares...

31 January, 2007 22:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, utterly true anonymous.

31 January, 2007 23:47  

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