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Old Apr 16th 2005, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by TA5
I assure you dubai has plenty of crime...but, as a 'perfect society' you never hear about it...finally there is a newspaper however (7days) that is not controlled and censored by the government so people are hearing alot more about the random murders, severe servant abuse, etc.
As with any large city, there is loads of crime, but most of it does go unreported.

MJC will be interested to know that the 7 Days newspaper is sort of like The Metro and is free for all.

But u r right TA5, there is plenty of crime and it is good that more and more of it is getting reported. Alteast people dont get the wrong idea. You have to be careful.
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Face81
As with any large city, there is loads of crime, but most of it does go unreported.

MJC will be interested to know that the 7 Days newspaper is sort of like The Metro and is free for all.

But u r right TA5, there is plenty of crime and it is good that more and more of it is getting reported. Alteast people dont get the wrong idea. You have to be careful.
agreed, except with the 'large city' part. A city of 1 million people is not a large city by any means
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Originally Posted by TA5
agreed, except with the 'large city' part. A city of 1 million people is not a large city by any means
technically 1.4 million, but I guess I have to agree.

We had a sticker placed next to our door bell at home.... says Statistical Population Census 2005. After doing a little background reading on it, I found out that a population census will be conducted in December of this year and we have been requested to co-operate with the guy when he comes around with his forms.

Have u got one of those stickers in the vicinity of your apartment?
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by Face81
technically 1.4 million, but I guess I have to agree.

We had a sticker placed next to our door bell at home.... says Statistical Population Census 2005. After doing a little background reading on it, I found out that a population census will be conducted in December of this year and we have been requested to co-operate with the guy when he comes around with his forms.

Have u got one of those stickers in the vicinity of your apartment?
no, you can count the number of people living in the entire marina on 2 hands
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 8:12 am
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no, you can count the number of people living in the entire marina on 2 hands
LOL. PMSL!!!!!!!

What about that open park at the foot of EMAARS 6 main towers? I think more people hang around there than actually live in the buildings themselves.

Though having said that, I have to say that I did notice a significant increase in the # of boats berthed at the Marina when I was there in early April.

So why do u think they havent decided to place a toll on other main roads like SZR, Al Wasl Road or the Beach Road?
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 8:34 am
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LOL. PMSL!!!!!!!

What about that open park at the foot of EMAARS 6 main towers? I think more people hang around there than actually live in the buildings themselves.

Though having said that, I have to say that I did notice a significant increase in the # of boats berthed at the Marina when I was there in early April.

So why do u think they havent decided to place a toll on other main roads like SZR, Al Wasl Road or the Beach Road?
because they don't care about people that live in dubai, or even abu dhabi

this is to take a small percentage of the thousands of [bad] indian and pakistani drivers infilrating dubai everyday with their corollas and put them on public transportation
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 8:38 am
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Originally Posted by TA5
because they don't care about people that live in dubai, or even abu dhabi

this is to take a small percentage of the thousands of [bad] indian and pakistani drivers infilrating dubai everyday with their corollas and put them on public transportation

even u have noticed the abundance of white corollas, huh? lol. it is true though, I am not going to dispute that.

So the 1st floor of the Burj Dubai will be completed tomorrow and a new floor every 3 days from tomorrow. How cool is that?

Thankfully, the Burj Dubai development is going to have its own monorail system that will be linked to the main Red line that runs down SZR to AUD.
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 10:37 am
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is it (7 days paper) available on the web?

and cheers for the stuff face!!

Originally Posted by Face81
As with any large city, there is loads of crime, but most of it does go unreported.

MJC will be interested to know that the 7 Days newspaper is sort of like The Metro and is free for all.

But u r right TA5, there is plenty of crime and it is good that more and more of it is getting reported. Alteast people dont get the wrong idea. You have to be careful.
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 10:59 am
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Default Re: Here comes the toll!!!!

Originally Posted by MJC
is it (7 days paper) available on the web?

and cheers for the stuff face!!
course its on the internet mate.

www.7days.ae

the other 2 Dubai based papers have sites as well:

www.gulfnews.com
www.khaleejtimes.com

how u doing this AM mate?
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Old Apr 16th 2005, 3:15 pm
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Default Re: Here comes the toll!!!!

Originally Posted by TA5
because they don't care about people that live in dubai, or even abu dhabi

this is to take a small percentage of the thousands of [bad] indian and pakistani drivers infilrating dubai everyday with their corollas and put them on public transportation

I have to say that's very funny and true. They are very loyal to Toyota
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Old Apr 18th 2005, 8:23 am
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will do, it can't be as bad as the shambles in london town
You think the traffic in London is bad? On a pro rata basis, Dubai is far worse. Unless you're talking about the congestion charge (which is a whole other matter - personally I think it's been a good thing)
 
Old Apr 18th 2005, 9:58 am
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You think the traffic in London is bad? On a pro rata basis, Dubai is far worse. Unless you're talking about the congestion charge (which is a whole other matter - personally I think it's been a good thing)
hello w10

The congestion charge is a good thing in London, but who knows if it will work as effetively in Dubai......... hmmmmmmmm

the toll on some streets would only make other streets more congested. lol

It has to be city wide!

so far, from what i have seen, Dubai is really bad for traffic when compared to london.
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