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Dubai is terrible because.....

Old May 14th 2005, 1:26 pm
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Thumbs down Dubai is terrible because.....

Let's have all the negative comments and opinions please....then we can all have a nice realistic overview...
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Old May 14th 2005, 1:35 pm
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As a relative newcomer:

1, Racism/racial hierarchical structure/exploitation
2, Terrible driving
3, Artificial
4, Struggling to find a jaw droppingly good restaurant
5, Too many lazy people
 
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Default Re: Dubai is terrible because.....

Originally Posted by W10
As a relative newcomer:

1, Racism/racial hierarchical structure/exploitation
2, Terrible driving
3, Artificial
4, Struggling to find a jaw droppingly good restaurant
5, Too many lazy people
What did you leave for us W10??
Everything OK??
Will be joining you later tonight,goin shopping.
Have fun.
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Old May 14th 2005, 1:39 pm
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I forgot to mention.

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Old May 14th 2005, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by W10
As a relative newcomer:

1, Racism/racial hierarchical structure/exploitation
2, Terrible driving
3, Artificial
4, Struggling to find a jaw droppingly good restaurant
5, Too many lazy people

and when I phone the British embassy..why can I not talk with someone who understands English?
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I'm a long way from my mummy!
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I'm a long way from my mummy!
There are no M&S ready meals
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Originally Posted by Fairydust
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No John Lewis!
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Old May 14th 2005, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by samireh
and when I phone the British embassy..why can I not talk with someone who understands English?
when I go to an official goverment building to sort out my visa....the girl on the other side of the desk is...chewing gum/ sleeping/ fiddling with her face full of makeup/ not any help at all? and getting paid 10 000 Dhs for it???...Whilst some labourer is working 24/7 killing himself for no more than 800Dhs?...Great for morale
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I feel like I've stepped into a coffee morning

Are you going to start bitching about someone rude children next
 
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I feel like I've stepped into a coffee morning

Are you going to start bitching about someone rude children next

I really think these threads are a great way for people to see general views from both sides of the coin..and compare it with there own experiences..trying to keep things real...it might help people who are thinking of coming here....or thinking of leaving..
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I was only making a (bad) joke.
 
Old May 14th 2005, 1:56 pm
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I was only making a (bad) joke.

You get annoying little toe rags everywhere, not just here!!!!
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Default Re: Dubai is terrible because.....

the following are missing:

B&Q
Staples
Argos/Index
Boots

All the other negative stuff makes Dubai great for what it is. What would any country be without its ups and downs. BORING!
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Old May 14th 2005, 3:17 pm
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Default Re: Dubai is terrible because.....

Dubai unfortunately has nothing intrinsically interesting going for it apart from warm weather and being on the way to somewhere else...apart from being somewhere good to earn decent money.

Where is Dubai's history & culture?

Why, before oil, was it not just a nowhere place but not even seen as an important colonial possession?

Take away the flash buildings and new-found wealth and you see a naked syphilitic emperor. Shops good - wow, that makes it OK then.

Where is the atmosphere?

The best I can say is that it is an extremely good place to do business from thanks to advantageous tax regime and rule of law as regards property and commerce.
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