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26 May, 2009

British adulteress arrested in Dubai

Another lucky expat gets a free stay at the Al Wathba government hotel:

A BRITISH businesswoman faces a year inside a squalid Arab prison for having an affair — after her fuming husband shopped her to police.

Cops in Dubai nabbed blonde mum-of-two Sally Antia, 44, as she left a five-star hotel with her lover in the early hours.

Last night she was in custody and facing deportation after admitting in court: “Yes, I did it.”

Sally, who has been married for 14 years and lived in Dubai for 12, told officers she paid for her lover’s flights from the UK to the strict Muslim emirate.


Calling Dubai a "strict Muslim emirate" is akin to describing Amsterdam as a "puritanical Christian state".


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OpenID rupertbumfrey said...

Amsterdam is very tolerant of many religions, cultures and lifestyles, or isn't it anymore?

26 May, 2009 15:01  
Anonymous desertbound said...

Now I understand the difference between British and Russian "businesswomen".

"....told officers she paid for her lover’s flights......"!

26 May, 2009 15:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@rupertbumfrey In theory yes, however in practice this is less and less the case.

While there are a lot of real problems to bitch & moan about in Dubai, i am not looking forward to the inevitable "look at how backward they are, locking people up for adultery" journalism (i use this term lightly).

26 May, 2009 16:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what on earth is finsbury doing????

26 May, 2009 16:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how people complain about jailing adulterers yet here we have the very people who do the complaining using said laws when it suits them.

26 May, 2009 18:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, Dubai is over. Read the writing on the wall. They don't want you Foreigners around anymore. You have to take such actions in light of national policy. Dubai tried a multicultural experiment and for some reason decided not to go with it. See the recent 'criminal ' actions of late and you will understand that a message is being sent to foreigners here- that you are not wanted here:

1) Jailing and deportation of British wife for adultery.
2) Jailing and deportation of Canadian man for 'giving the finger' for road rage, even though the Emarati driver was clearly the perpetrator.
3) Jailing of several foreign real estate businessmen for bounced checques. Rumors say there are over 100 of such people in jail in Dubai and Ajman and even more who have had their passports confiscated (ie awaiting jailing). These peoplehave not been charged formally and their only crime is that they did not calculate a severe recession coming. On the other hand, Emarati businessmen are not jailed for bounced checques.
4) The ridiculous case of "sex on the beach" couple.
5) The new federal real estate law which nullifies the right of foreigners that owned property in freehold areas and reduces them to any other person of visit visa status.
6) New visit visa laws for American and Brit expats, limiting their stay.
...And many more.

Time to get out or get jailed.

26 May, 2009 21:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling Dubai a "strict Muslim emirate" is akin to describing Amsterdam as a "puritanical Christian state".
LOL.. So true :D

26 May, 2009 21:39  
Anonymous Annoyingmouse said...

*Yawn*

27 May, 2009 06:21  
Blogger Desert Girl said...

To quote Shaggy, "It wasn't me."

I used to go to Dubai for short trips from Kuwait, but I haven't been back on leisure travel in years. In my personal experience, I wasn't treated well overall on my last trip. With all the bad publicity Dubai is generating (by itself and for itself) someone should step in and do damage control before the tourist industry falls completely off the charts. May I suggest a good PR firm?

27 May, 2009 08:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this anti-Dubai rant is a bit silly really. It was not long ago when British people would have been shocked and shamed by a case of adultery. Now we have the morals of bunny rabbits and are laughed at at every turn for our vulgar behaviour. If you live somewhere, you live by the rules of that place, so you should not complain when these rules are enforced if they are broken.

27 May, 2009 10:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nobody would complain if rules were enforced according to the law of the land, dont act bloody naive. rules are something in the books here ( if there is such a thing), what applies for locals is one thing ( nothing applies, so both would never have gone to court), what applies for other arabs is one thing ( if the adulterer was arab, this case would have ended up with him escaping and the woman going to jail), what used to apply for whites is another thing ( this is changing with abu dhabi taking over dubai, earlier whites could get away with anything as long as they didnt touch the locals, now they get sentenced, spends 3 weeks in jail and then get released), and for asians all rules in its harshest form and worse depending on judges temperament will apply ( both would actually be in jail for the next 20 years) . rules of the land. yawn indeed!

27 May, 2009 12:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the amsterdam example is indeed interesting, for a different reason. people talk about the law of the land. when the people from arab world migrate to amsterdam, the rules there dont apply for them. and they actually use the liberalness and democratic nature of the place to abuse the system. last time i was there, dutch nationals were spewing venom at how the 'fanatics' have already taken over the place, and how they are now challenging the liberal nature of the place, and stand in street corners and abuse the 'local' women, the original inhabitants when they wear 'liberal' clothes as is their culture.

what happens now to the 'culture of the land' they have migrated to? change everything to suit the immigrants fancy? same is happening in denmark. and then now, take a look at what is tolerated in this region.

27 May, 2009 12:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dubai is not over, it has always been like this, people were always getting jailed. it is just that they were not british earlier, so your papers never cared. and the PR blitz from here was so powerful, everyone went with the postive spin conveniently forgetting the wrong things here. why should they, when they get paid 20000 usd per month, for no particular qualification other than nationality. over indeed. shit will continue.

27 May, 2009 12:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that when you live in a country where you know what to expect if you do detminate things then you shouldn't go and complain about it.
She actually admitted she paid his ticket.. she voluntarily and premaditadely did this disrespecting her family, children and husband.
In dubai you are jailed for it, so you should be jailed.
What happens in Europe due to too much diligence is the european's fault. The europeans just sit and watch people put rules on them and they just grumble.
In dubai they are stopped not to get any niussance get out of hand.
I believe they are doing the right thing to keep their country as they want it.

27 May, 2009 14:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid bitch deserves everything shes getting, public humiliation, good on her husband for ratting her out, oh and like all dubai cases she will get 2 weeks in jail , halas, and to the retard who thinks this has been happening recentally only, you obviously dont live here, it happens allll the time, its part of the fun and drama you experience while living in dubai : )

27 May, 2009 23:26  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at how backward they are, locking people up for adultery.

28 May, 2009 08:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, are you all mad to keep on living there?

29 May, 2009 16:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well most people would rather live in dubai where its safe and hot, than go back to england , a country full of illegal immigrants and teenagers with std's and babies. Dubais rules are strict, but she will get at most 1 month i jail, atleast there are rules in Dubai, in england, murder someone, you only get 10 years in prison, are in possesion of drugs, you get a slap on the wrist etc etc, serves her right anyway

29 May, 2009 17:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ rupertbumfrey: its sarcasm.

29 May, 2009 21:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More shafting of foreigners in Dubai. Why? Have they gone crazy?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/dubai-property-scandal-claim-emerges-amid-media-blackout-1691537.html

30 May, 2009 18:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here it goes again, I was about to buy into the Ivory Tower myself, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/dubai-property-scandal-claim-emerges-amid-media-blackout-1691537.html

31 May, 2009 12:16  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dubai always sucked. now u know. once a bedouin always a bedouin.

31 May, 2009 14:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ dickhead ano 29 May, 2009 17:14

No, your wrong. Most people are not as shallow as u and we prefer to lived in civilized countries in the west. The only reason any person goes to dubai is to make money. Thats it. Thats all there is. There is no culture, no sense of community, their is crime like all other countries have. Dubai is vile, pointless, devoid of humanity. The sooner it sinks into the sea the better.

31 May, 2009 15:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The husband is clearly a prick

31 May, 2009 15:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is dubai a nanny state. Who cares if u cheat. Its between the wife and husband. No need for state intervention at all. But then what can you expect from a so called muslim country. And these muslims are now coming to Europe. We should stop them before its too late but no one is listening.


If you don't believe me at least listen to the man that warned us about the Nazi's and came up with the term the iron curtain to warn us about communism. In his own words Winston Churchill:

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science - the science against which it had vainly struggled - the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome."

Islam is the enemy open your eyes people.

31 May, 2009 16:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, your wrong. Most people are not as shallow as u and we prefer to lived in civilized countries in the west. The only reason any person goes to dubai is to make money. Thats it. Thats all there is. There is no culture, no sense of community, their is crime like all other countries have. Dubai is vile, pointless, devoid of humanity. The sooner it sinks into the sea the better.

to the idiot who wrote this shit, please tell me where i can find culture, sense of community, no crime in the uk? please? tell me, im dieing to know, cos the last place i lived in the uk, had 30 teenagers shot/stabbed in 14 months, unfriendly next door neibourghs who just wanted to nag about polish illegal immigrants stealing there jobs, thick ignorant people who only care about whats happening in england, NO culture what so ever, except in central london, feeling of depression and hopelessness everywhere, so i would rather die than move back to western europe, especially the uk, give me dubai anyday

31 May, 2009 17:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ dickhead you said

"to the idiot who wrote this shit, please tell me where i can find culture, sense of community, no crime in the uk? please? tell me, im dieing to know, cos the last place i lived in the uk, had 30 teenagers shot/stabbed in 14 months, unfriendly next door neibourghs who just wanted to nag about polish illegal immigrants stealing there jobs, thick ignorant people who only care about whats happening in england, NO culture what so ever, except in central london, feeling of depression and hopelessness everywhere, so i would rather die than move back to western europe, especially the uk, give me dubai anyday"

Your rant proves my point exactly.

PS check ur grammar and use spell check pls.

31 May, 2009 18:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon above,
if culture, art, history, literature, architecture and music over the last 500 years hit you over the head, you wouldn't recognise it. you find culture in central london? al hamdulillah! next you wil say found literature and music in cyclone in dubai, and art evolved in abu dhabi! there is no cure for ignorance that thinks pinnacle of sculpture is a four wheel drive and heights of dancing is with a stick!

31 May, 2009 18:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ above


LOL!

31 May, 2009 19:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a internet blog not a fucking lesson in the english language, answer the question, where can i find culture in england? where? enlighten me, you cant find any in dubai, but you cant find any in places like, manchester, or liverpool, or birmingham, can you?unless you call tracksuits and rows and rows of house's culture?to the idiot who assumes life in the uk is full of culture, what drugs are you taking?

31 May, 2009 20:21  
Anonymous Mike said...

None of us know the whole stoery behind this case.

One thingis sure assuming the husband is not Muslim he is exploiting the laws of the land for his own benefit.

Could this all be because if he divorces his wife in Dubai she will have no right to maintenance?

01 June, 2009 05:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

moron anon@31 May, 2009 20:21

knowing fully well that this one is not going to make any difference to your pea sized uneducated brain and IQ, and it is a complete waste of my time, I understand your definition of culture as follows from your earlier posts:
1. nice rows of houses in plastic and glass is culture ( now i see light, dubai has it, UK does not, what a shame, in UK they live in 1000 yr old stone houses with woodwork, how could anyone? they actually have dirt on the ground called sand, and they have trees that actually die, flower and rot, unlike the plastic palm which never does that)
2. People in tracksuit lack culture ( so obviously they need to wear fancy branded bling clothes to have culture). Dubai has lots of it, though none of it is ever designed or made there, we are proud to import and copy everything the west does, which is great culture.

think it will be a good start if you define what in your pea brain is culture. is it plastic and glass buildings built yday, is it perfumes and fancy shoes, is it cars and gold, is it communal lamb boiling, yeah probably. just to give you hints, could it be art and evolution of art, could it be sculpture..could it be architecture..could it be music..could it be dance..could it be history, could it be science and technology, discoveries that changed the world..could it be famous personalities , could it be literature and poetry..could it just be natural beauty ...nah it couldnt be. shakespeare had more culture on the tip of his little toe than everything uve seen but for that you have to go to school atleast for a full day.

all these are for other parts of the world. we have a new definition for culture.sex and bling!

01 June, 2009 13:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABU DHABI IS IN GOOD COMPANY. THEIR TRUE FOLLOWERS ARE RIGHT WITH THEM.

Teen model says Malay prince abused her

JAKARTA: A teenage US-Indonesian model has returned to her family in Indonesia with tales of abuse, rape and torture at the hands of a Malaysian
prince, after her dramatic escape with the help of Singapore police.

Manohara Odelia Pino, 17, told reporters she was treated like a sex slave after her marriage to Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry, the prince of Malaysia's Kelantan state, last year.

Her mother, Daisy Fajarina, said she would press charges against the 31-year-old prince, and blamed the Malaysian and Indonesian governments for trying to cover up the alleged abuse.

"The things I've been afraid of were revealed to be true. Manohara has suffered physical abuse. She's got several razor cuts on her chest," Fajarina said on Monday.

"No parent could be silent if their child was treated in such a barbaric way."

The Malaysian government had ignored her pleas for access to her daughter and had blocked her from entering the country, she said, while the Indonesian embassy had said that Manohara was fine with her new husband.

But the young woman — a well-known socialite in Jakarta — said her life at the royal palace involved a "daily routine" of rape, abuse, torture and occasional drug injections that made her vomit blood.

01 June, 2009 13:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'in UK they live in 1000 yr old stone houses with woodwork, how could anyone? they actually have dirt on the ground called sand, and they have trees that actually die, flower and rot, unlike the plastic palm which never does that)
2. People in tracksuit lack culture ( so obviously they need to wear fancy branded bling clothes to have culture). Dubai has lots of it, though none of it is ever designed or made there, we are proud to import and copy everything the west does, which is great culture.'
erm i dont no anyone that lives in a 1000year old house in the uk? most people live in houses biult in the 1930's, which are incredibly ugly, or even worse, the 1970's, or huge appartment blocks, obviously your not from the uk cos you dont seem to know anything about them? is that what your image of the uk is? everyone living in house's that are 1000 years old and people loving life there cos there is real soil and not fake sand like in Dubai? im sorry if you cant understand what im asking you, because you obviously are too intrested in bitching about dubai and how fake and rubbish and shit it is, i never said dubai had culture, all im saying is, outside londons tourist sites, or edinburgh which is nice etc, is there honestly any proper culture in the uk, not 500 years ago, im talking about now. Yea we had poets and writers and actors and inventions and british airways and we invaded loads of countries and tried to make them our own, but these days, we have nothing, except a lazy idol population who dont want to work? so what culture do we have know? stop talking about dubai and answer the question? cos i dont call soil and trees and chavs and scallys everywhere and people getting shot and stabbed culture, do you? its not very nice is it? dubai may be shit, and have strange rules, but this women, who was having an affair for 4 years, knew what she was doing was illegal in the country she was in, and she needs to pay the penalty, end of rant

01 June, 2009 16:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from todays's National newspaper. more the merrier.

Pair jailed on sex charge

John Henzell June 01. 2009 4:48PM UAE / June 1. 2009

A South African woman and her Emirati employer have been jailed after being found guilty of having sex outside marriage in Khor Fakkan.

RH, 22, and the man, MH, her employer at a dive school in the east coast Sharjah town, face charges of being in a commercial premises together after hours and having sex outside of marriage.

They were jailed for three months and six months respectively.

Families of both defendants were at Khor Fakkan court and said outside they would appeal the decision. They hoped the two would be released on bail in the mean time.

01 June, 2009 19:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, unrelated topic. Quality construction in UAE, did we say?

Villas show their (not so old) age

Hugh Naylor UAE / May 30. 2009 8:49PM GMT

A crack in the wall of a villa at The Lakes in Dubai where residents have started questioning the quality of the buildings.

DUBAI // Rama Hariharan wonders if her six-bedroom, Dh5 million (US$1.36m) dream home has begun succumbing to Mother Nature.Sections of her villa, adorned with custom-made furniture from Indonesia, leak profusely when it rains, leaving behind permanent water stains. The walls in the stairwell leading to the second floor are crisscrossed with small cracks. So too is the building’s sun-baked facade.

“It’s a lovely place,” says Mrs Hariharan, 50, from India, as she gives a tour of her home in The Lakes. “But the construction quality, well, we’re a bit disappointed.”

Mrs Hariharan suspects that her three-year-old freehold villa may be prematurely ageing. She is not alone.

http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090531/NATIONAL/705309860/0/BUSINESS

01 June, 2009 19:13  
Blogger Mrs Words said...

There still seems to be much of dissatisfaction and hatred between different nationalities there. It's a shame. Why are people in the UAE so uptight?

I feel expats shouldnt' criticise family law in the UAE. You knew what you were getting yourselves into when you arrived. I feel it's more legitimate to criticise the rule of law ––ie when it's abused or isn't carried out.

England isn't such a bad place to live. I moved here from Dubai and it isn't my place of birth. Sure we have cold weather, crime and other social problems. But the English are very kind people and they treat everyone with dignity.

Yes we do have stone houses! But they aren't usually 1000 old. I live in one and it's only 200 years old. I don't live on the sea or have a big garden. But I have a view of the countryside, which is very beautiful. It changes throughout the year with the very dramatically different seasons.

Enjoy the sun...
:)

02 June, 2009 10:14  
Blogger Mrs Words said...

Help. I'm new to blogger and I want to follow your blog, but there is no option to do this... but i noticed others are able to follow your blog... sorry maybe I'm missing something. ta.

02 June, 2009 11:04  
Blogger Mrs Words said...

Oh duh. How embarrassing. It was so easy –– I've figured it out. I'm a follower :)

02 June, 2009 11:07  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dubai has been going on the wrong track for some time now, and it better repent of its ways before it suffers the consequences of severe divine judgement.

Having two laws one for expats and the other for locals is not just laughable but it's evil in the sight of God.

Allowing a system to thrive whereby Asian labourers and workers are paid pittance (if paid at all, that is) and the management and owners enjoying lives of luxury is also evil in the sight of God.

Ignoring economic justice is a sin and perpetuating a system of bigotry is evil... repentance is the only answer for Dubai.

03 June, 2009 20:42  
Blogger Rupert Neil Bumfrey said...

Just to add a touch of balance, of what some may see as an iniquitous system, which some of us choose to live in:
http://hostageinqatar.com/

Amazingly the adulterous couple, for that is what they are in the "eyes of the law", were arrested on 2nd May, 2009, date of this blog 26th May, 2009. That indicates the lack of enquiring journalists in UAE!

Even the local radio stations work within the system, an example being a local business programme that goes on air at 0600hrs, but what could be termed contentious local stories only get coverage from about 0730hrs. I assume the censor gets to the studio around 0700hrs!

Yes, I repeat, we do choose to live in the Gulf!

03 June, 2009 21:30  
Anonymous desertbound said...

No English language blogs have commented on this, is that because UAE nationals are ignored!

"Child abuse terms reduced on appeal"
http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090603/NATIONAL/706029831/1010

03 June, 2009 21:58  
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05 June, 2009 12:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharjah's finest dishing out some justice.


http://www.gulfnews.com/gntv/videos/10319972.html

05 June, 2009 18:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what arab/mid-east nationalities work in the PR industry, and architecture industry in Dubai? they've been let go in large numbers

06 June, 2009 11:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what strikes me is the lack of consistency here:

how many of dubai's lovely hotel rooms are occupied by unmarried tourists having sex but the issue is being ignored ?

what about all the bur dubai bars with young ladies selling themselves which are widely known ?

and what will the husband tell his children when they grow up and ask him why he had mummy jailed ?

dubai is a great place and it wants people to come here, it just needs to address these inconsistencies to persuade people to come here and invest in dubai, otherwise they will go somewhere else....

08 June, 2009 16:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN THIS SAD COUNTRY, DOES ANYTHING EVER MAKES SENSE? RAPIST WALKS IN 6 MONTHS, THE CRIMINAL WHO SET IT UP GETS NO PUNISHMENT AS HE IS AN ARAB.

Visitor Jailed for
Sex Out of Wedlock Mary Nammour 9 June 2009

DUBAI — A 43-year old Italian visitor was on Monday sentenced to six months in jail for having sex out of wedlock with a Filipina. The Criminal Court of First Instance, however, acquitted him of the charge of illegally confining the woman in an apartment. He will be deported after completion of the jail term.

In the same case, a 54-year old Iraqi businessman was cleared of the charge of criminal complicity. He was accused of forcing the Filipina to have sex with the Italian defendant by holding her up in the apartment.

The Italian was originally charged with raping the woman repeatedly for three consecutive days. However, the court reframed the charge to sex out of wedlock, while the Iraqi was accused of helping the Italian commit the crime by threatening the Filipina with death.

In her testimony, the 37-year old Filipina stated that she came to the UAE through a workforce recruitment agency in RAK. Four days later, on July 22, 2008, the Iraqi took her to an apartment in the Festival City. He said that he would give her a job as a waitress in his restaurant and asked her to clean his apartment.

The woman said that shortly afterwards on that day, the Italian entered the apartment and the Iraqi told her: “This is your employer and you should do what he wants or I will kill you.”

Then the Iraqi walked out and locked the apartment from outside. The Italian then allegedly raped her for three days. On the morning of July 24, they went to the parking area of the building where the woman sought the help of a Filipino who happened to be there. He called the police and the woman handed over to the police $100 and Dh20 the Iraqi man had put in her purse.

A Lebanese apartment rent coordinator told the interrogators that a security guard informed her about a Filipina crying in the parking lot. “I went downstairs and saw the woman in tears. The Lebanese witness added that the Iraqi defendant tried many times to interrupt the woman to explain what had happened.
 mary@khaleejtimes.com

09 June, 2009 14:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW I GET IT. KUWAIT DIPLOMAT WASTA MAKES HIM MORE POWERFUL THAN AN EMIRATI LIFE.

Student who killed sister's boyfriend gets year in jail

By Bassam Za'za', Gulf News Senior Reporter
Published: June 09, 2009,

Dubai: A student's young age convinced a court to grant him a lenient punishment - one year in prison, for intentionally killing his sister's boyfriend who trespassed into their villa.

Although the 20-year-old Kuwaiti student, who is a diplomat's son, claimed that he acted in self-defence when he stabbed the 35-year-old Emirati trespasser in his family villa, the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday incriminated him of premeditated murder.

10 June, 2009 13:02  
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10 June, 2009 19:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pity i wanted to buy the Ivory Tower too

ps, my villa in Europe does not leak water through the roof nor are the walls cracking apart and the tiles are still intact, el hamdu lillah that i never bought the Ivory tower

10 June, 2009 22:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about all the asians that helped build england, are they allowed to own any of it? they have citizenship but the are in reality outcasts, same goes for countless generations of the irish in england. i heard that google was in iraq looking for money (google owns this blogger site?) hope it doesn't shut up shop all of a sudden

11 June, 2009 20:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the anonymous above:

shut the hell up. You are talking utter crap.

I am an asian immigrant to Britain.

Through hard work I now own LAND there and have been accepted by the community there.

There are asians in parliament. Thats right, asians are influencing government decisions.

We are allowed to freely follow our religion with large temples (that actually look like temples) there.

Don't compare this stinking shithole called Dubai to Britain or my home country - India.

12 June, 2009 13:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

asians are not excepted into the community in the uk, are you high? majority of white brits hate asians, havnt you heard the bnp gaining even more popularity, dont lie and act like living in the uk is so perfect, when there isnt one asian person i know living there who has not received some sort of racial abuse, and as for fitting into the community, get real, living in the uk is worse than dubai, your white, or your an 'immigrant' stealing jobs

13 June, 2009 00:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whos the guy bitching about the UK? you cant compare little dubai to the UK in any respect. The UK and any other western country is infinitely better than any arab or muslim country. That why you get thousands of arabs and muslims emigrating to the west. And not one person from the west emigrating to the arab/muslim world. (going to work in dubai is not considered immigration btw) So if u defend the arab/muslim world and attack the west, good. Stay out of the west, we dont want your infectious hatred.

13 June, 2009 13:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the asshole who thinks you can compare Dubai, and its worlds most racist treatment of asians, with anywhere else in the world : you are mistaken. The world has changed much, there is in institutionalised racism in any country in the world, except in some small sad backward places like dubai. there may be some racists in other countries, but those goverments have very strict rules against it, and supports the victims unlike Dubai. Also, in those countries, like in UK, please check the richest 100 british citizens, and you will be surprised at how many are Indians.Same in US. And do the same test for UAE born people who have been given US or UK citizenship, and figure in the rich list there. You will be surprised that the Indians there can hire all of your Emiratis to clean their garages and toilets. So do not exhibit your ignorance, and worse, your pathetic lack of education. And travelling to UK for holiday makes you think that you have become a sociologist who can understand how whites treats asians there, you are just a poor apology of a human being. And needs some serious counselling to understand how the world works.

14 June, 2009 12:24  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bloody indians with chips on there shoulders, no one likes indians anywhere, especially in england, just because your in the top 100 rich list, doesnt make you fucking einstine, for a country with a population of 1.5 billion people, ie 20% of the world, i would expect atleast one person in the top 100, so dont compare it to dubai which has a local population of 200 000 people, please get real

14 June, 2009 17:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the last few posters above, I'm talking about the real world, not the media, anyway this credit crunch was initiated to get all the immigrants out of the rich countries (all over the world) and back to their jungle-side shacks, by cutting off the money supply. The fact that you use bad language shows how wretched your life has been too bad.

14 June, 2009 17:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh and mr india lover, why dont you and your rich indian friends go help the 90% indian poplation living in horrific conditions, oh yeah, why should you, because indians are the biggest racists of all, CAST SYSTEM

14 June, 2009 17:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

exactly.caste system.like the sunnis vs shiite murders in pakistan.in bahrain. iran vs iraq. also colour based caste system. like in sudan Darfur. where people of same god kills each other because one is blacker than the brown.Or against the sufi's. or against the bahai's. dont make me laugh mate:-)

caste system in india is just like your own denominations in your backyard that you hide. but there is a small difference, there are strict rules against victimisation. and govt is very strict about it, thought it does not always work. and to help progress, people who need help have strict reservations in schools, and colleges and work place to ensure progress of those who had uneven chances. but then all these would not interest you much right. all you have heard is caste system. big discovery, you must be from discovery channel. yeah it is there, anything else new to add?

14 June, 2009 22:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

actually nobody likes the israelis, and they seem to kick your ass everytime you walk around. being liked is not exactly very important , sorry to disappoint you. many people are not out to win popularity contests, there are more important things in life.

14 June, 2009 22:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mortgage-mart.com has been online since 1995, helping people find the home mortgage loan that best suits their needs.

16 June, 2009 12:51  
Anonymous unJane said...

I'm out of the reach of the damnable sensors for a time so please post something new and lurid and controversial!!!

22 June, 2009 16:55  
Anonymous unJane said...

oops - should read censors though I guess sensors does fit of a fashion.

22 June, 2009 16:56  
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25 June, 2009 15:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WoW

You guys really hate Dubai!

You should take it easy guys. All cities around the world have good and bad things and Dubai is no exception.

criticise what you think is wrong but if you think its all wrong then you have some issues yourself.

I sense a lot of hate in the comments.... be careful guys... all this hate will blind you.

26 June, 2009 08:30  
Blogger belhana said...

thanks

28 June, 2009 01:23  
Blogger DubaiPie said...

Guys. You need to all calm down. Some of the racist stuff on here is getting silly - and completely off topic.
There's a class article on british women being put in prison on www.dubaipie.blogsot.com
ps. if you're offended by people taking the piss I wouldn't bother!

30 June, 2009 19:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.blackbookmag.com/article/dubai-tourist-jailed-for-racy-t-shirt/8695

dubai sucks

01 July, 2009 03:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

epitaph for Secret Dubai? Buried the year of the jackson..?

05 July, 2009 17:09  
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06 July, 2009 09:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey SD, your more famous than you think!

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/19153/

06 July, 2009 13:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CIVILISATION=MONEY, A LA MIDDLE EAST STYLE:

Mall bans labourers on evenings and weekends. Essam al Ghalib.The National.July 07. 2009

AL AIN // Labourers are no longer welcome as patrons at Al Bawadi Mall on weekday evenings and at weekends.

They have been banned after complaints from the public about women being harassed and other “unsightly” antisocial behaviour, according to the mall’s management.

The ban has angered labourers, saying it is penalising everyone for the actions of a few.

“This is not a total ban,” said Khalid Shraim, the mall’s marketing manager. “Labourers are allowed to use the mall’s rear entrance closest to Carrefour during the day and early evening, but they cannot come to the mall on weekends.

“We are trying to maintain the quality of the mall and create a wholesome family shopping experience.

“Unfortunately, there is a lack of awareness on the part of the labourers as to what is appropriate behaviour and what isn’t. It comes from a lack of education.

“For example, one labourer came into the mall when it first opened, took off his sandals, put them under his head to use as a pillow and laid down to sleep on the benches at the mall’s entrance.

“Another labourer drove a pickup truck past the automatic sliding doors and right into the mall before being stopped by security.

“The biggest problem we have is them staring at women.”

While the mall management said the ban had come in consultation with Al Ain Police, the force said they simply “requested that all people who attend the mall dress appropriately”.

An Al Ain Police spokesman added: “No groups or individuals have been identified – this is a request to all visitors to the mall.”

The mall opened in December last year and expects to attract 400 shops and up to eight million visitors a year.

In a visit to the mall by The National on Sunday evening, most of the labourers inside could be seen simply walking around, although a few were spotted taking photographs with their mobile telephones of women and children.

“A ban like this makes us feel like we are subhuman,” said Iftikhar Hussein, a 24-year-old Pakistani construction worker.

“It is not fair to punish us all for the actions of a few.

“We work very hard during the day and want to relax in the evening by walking around and seeing nice things.”

Akash Salim, a 23-year-old Bangladeshi tea boy, said: “I went to the mall on Thursday night to go to Al Ansari Exchange to send money home to my family who needed it urgently in Bangladesh but security would not let me in.

“I tried again on Friday and still wasn’t let in. I had to take a taxi to go to the town centre to send the money home.”

Mohammed al Suwaidi, 39, an Emirati businessman, who was at the mall on Friday with his wife and daughter, supported the ban.

“Unfortunately these people don’t know how to act,” he said.

“They don’t understand that some things are not acceptable. It is better this way.”

Salman al Otaibi, 32, a Saudi banker visiting Al Ain, would like to see the ban enforced on any man who is not with his family.

“In Saudi Arabia, single men are not allowed inside the mall on weekends and the evenings at all regardless of what class they are or what country they come from,” he said.

“I understand the labourers feeling singled out and sympathise with them.

“I think the mall should ban entry to anyone who comes here without his family so as not to be branded as being racist.

“This also will stop the harassment of women not only by labourers but by young Arab men also.”

The mall is considering building a mini-mall behind the main mall that will cater to the needs of labourers as the mall is located in an industrial part of the city where many labourer accommodations are located.

“We are human beings dealing with human beings and realise that labourers also have shopping needs,” Mr Shraim said.

“We are considering building a mini-mall for them with stores that sell less expensive items that they can afford on the minimal salaries they earn.”

07 July, 2009 12:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^LOL

I cant wait to hear about the indian lynchings next week!!!

08 July, 2009 07:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.5 lakh Indians return from UAE due to slowdown
8 Jul 2009, 1732 hrs IST, PTI

NEW DELHI: An estimated 1.5 lakh ( 150,000) Indian workers have come back home from the United Arab Emirates due to economic crisis and recession

08 July, 2009 18:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and how the liars are gulf news reported the same news the next day. they changed uae to gulf, and changed the numbers to 50000. what all they will do to earn a salary, no self respect at all!

150,000 Indians return home from the gulf

Gulf News Report
Published: July 09, 2009, 09:00

New Delhi: Between 50,000 to 150,000 Indian workers have returned from the gulf - mainly UAE due to economic slowdown in the region, the lower house of the Indian Parliament was told on Wednesday.

10 July, 2009 16:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dubai ruler buys $72.6 mln UK country estate
Jul 07, 2009 at 20:30

Dubai’s ruler has splashed out 45 million pounds ($72.6 million) on a country estate in Suffolk, England, in what brokers are calling the biggest purchase of its kind this year.

The grade II-listed Dalham Hall, an 18th century mansion, includes 3,300 acres of farmland, parkland and woods, and 39 homes, UK tabloid the Daily Mirror reported on its website on Tuesday.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum already owns the adjoining 3,000-acre Dalham Hall stud, where many of his prized race horses are bread, the newspaper said.

"It's the highest amount fetched by a country estate this year," estate agent Rupert Sweeting was quoted as saying.

10 July, 2009 21:24  
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10 July, 2009 22:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha, all you anonymous loosers, open your eyes and smell the coffee. Badmouthing Dubai and its people all the while liivng like kings without paying a dirham in taxes does not reflect well upon you.

If you hate it so much why hide behind the 'anon' tag and live here?

I would say go back to your god forsaken damn places. You won't get to live with these backward , crazy muslims.And the stink will diminish here.

Hush, hush loosers. Good riddance!

11 July, 2009 16:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This emirate rocks!

GO DUBAI GO!

11 July, 2009 16:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what do you think 50% of your salary in house rent means? that is not tax paid to the country?

13 July, 2009 14:45  
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21 July, 2009 04:37  
Anonymous wgsinthailand said...

To many of the anonymous commenters here: I don't usually spend too much time reading comments like these, but I feel like some of you need a lesson or two, which you can take or leave. First, this is one individual's blog, not a group message board, so using the space to tout racist, inappropriate, offensive comments based on lack of knowledge and little sense of what it means to be culturally emphatic, is completely out of line. Several of these comments are things any respectful global citizen would not say to another human in person, so what gives you the right to be so crude and disrespectful in a blog comment? Is it somehow less hurtful to the receiver of the message because it is just words on the screen?

Second, Many of the comments do not even apply to the original blog post, so why bother?

Third, I cannot understand why the author of the blog allowed many of these comments to be displayed, given the insensitive, tangential nature of them. How many of these folks have even set foot in Dubai? How are their comments adding to your blog? Have these people read extensively on Islam and what it means to live in an Arab state, or about the extensive history of the UAE, besides what they are fed in the media, before rampantly typing jabs at anonymous posters?

And finally, in response to one poster regarding grammar; no, it is not an English lesson, but it would be nice if people could find a few extra seconds to type out complete words and sentences with proper punctuation. If you're going to be offensive, at least try to look somewhat intelligent with your writing style, otherwise you won't be taken seriously. You may find, as you carefully edit what you've written, that it's been based on anger and fear, and that you might be better off taking a few extra moments to respond critically rather than react instinctively.

01 August, 2009 20:52  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ anonymous 11 July, 2009 16:50:
You really do not get it! Do you? Paying no taxes?! You have heard of indirect taxation? Where expats get bilked and milked for every Fils? Good Riddance? Who do you think subsidizes the minority Emirati's lifestyle? Anyhow, the Empire has crumbled and believe it or not it breaks my heart. Dubai is my home but the law says I have no right to belong. Go figure.

02 August, 2009 16:17  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very disappointment ... no cookies here ... You schould go to jail.

Cookie Monster

04 August, 2009 19:38  
Anonymous Dubai Information said...

laws are laws. if you don't have the capacity to abide by it, then stay away from the country. no one is forcing anyone right?

09 November, 2009 06:04  
Anonymous Dubai City Information said...

why is it always that the british folks get into these sex scandals in dubai?

10 November, 2009 23:13  
Anonymous Dubai Information said...

only the british expats get into these scandals

14 November, 2009 05:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good, I can't stand those Brits anyway. As far as I'm concerned, they are the reason why Dubai went down the drain. The one thing all people shared in Dubai was that they worked hard for modest money. Whether they were Filipinos with master's degrees, Russians who were fluent in 6 languages or Iranians with a phd, all worked long and hard for modest wages. But not the Brits. They were an exception. Even some poorly educated British secretary from a shabby UK office could make a CEO salary and acchieve a queen-like status in Dubai. They inflated everything. Dubai will be better without Brits.

09 February, 2010 06:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All these Anonymous people are cowards, signed Jay J. Black

21 May, 2010 11:35  
Anonymous blue_mirror said...

what happened to the lover ?

After this, he will be very much women-o-pause

blue_mirror

15 October, 2010 02:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a message to all people (Brits to be specific) who would like to live and/or work in the UAE, we are strict never mind the clubs and bars, at the end of the day this is a Muslim country.
I've spent 3 years in the UK, nothing but pakis, chavs and shit weather so I dont blame you for moving out AND I know how crazy you Brits get after a few drinks, but if you ever want to live in the UAE without facing any trouble then tone it dooooown. Look up the laws before you move here, hopefully you enjoy it.

22 March, 2011 22:33  
Blogger 6491976 said...

I agree with anonymous 27 May, 2009 12:15

04 December, 2011 07:00  

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