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10 February, 2007

Eskimos in Dubai

Not everyone is impressed by Ski Dubai:

Speaking in fluent English with a Canadian accent, [Inuit teenager] Jeremiah said the Ski Dubai "wasn't that fun". Faith agreed by saying, "It was actually boring." Perhaps it is even worth mentioning that both entered the ski resort wearing plain T-shirts, eventually catching people's attention in a rather bizarre way.

Next week: an Emirati family travels to Greenland, and wears overcoats in the sauna.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous MSK said...

Dear SD,

KT journalist's geographical skills aren't all that, huh?

Nunavut (which means ‘our land’ in the native Inuktitut language), a small island in the northern-most portion of Canada.

In fact, Nunavut is Canada's newest province covering around 2 Million sq. kilometers (albeit with a population of barely 31,000).

--MSK

www.aqoul.com

10 February, 2007 23:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KT journalists' cultural and chronological skills aren't that great either. The "eskimos" have mentioned cars, snow mobiles, the internet and phones, and are still asked if they live in igloos?

Even if jocular, that's every bit as stupid and potentially offensive as asking an Indian if he or she uses an elephant to get to work.

11 February, 2007 05:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well eskimos have 14 words for snow, and people in the rest of canada have 14 words for 'boring'.

Only kidding, love the place.

Changing the subject slightly, perhaps you'd feature the plight of our community in the Greens, which has been given the fantastic opportunity to... er.... buy our apartments or have them sold from under us in TWO WEEKS:

Emaar: "buy or else..."

11 February, 2007 10:12  
Blogger CG said...

This brought back memories of last summer in the UK heatwave. My kids were wondering why people were dropping like flies in the tubes....I had to remind them that the temperature had hit over 50 degrees down there underground. I felt the heat but my kids didn't.

11 February, 2007 10:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next week: an Emirati family travels to Greenland, and wears overcoats in the sauna, while their Asian maid shivers in her threadbare clothes

11 February, 2007 12:24  
Blogger Dana said...

an Emirati family travels to Greenland, and wears overcoats in the sauna, while their Asian maid shivers in her threadbare clothes


Must you GENERALIZE?

I have heard that the Ski dubai slopes are nothing compared to mountains. So it's not surprising.

13 February, 2007 20:26  
Blogger hedoorientia said...

Well, fyi: when you're quite used to -20'C you can well be wearing just a t-shirt when it warms up to around 0'C...
I don't know how cold it is in the Dubai ski center, but it can't be very cold. Just enough to keep the snow, I guess. And thats 0'C.

(0'C in Oslo today as well!)

14 February, 2007 16:24  

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