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Old Apr 26th 2013, 8:41 am
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I like this article.............. [edit - some of the grammar leaves a lot to be desired though]

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/brit...b_3156110.html

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Good gawd; how much is she getting paid for that epic ass kissing / PR write-up.
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Good gawd; how much is she getting paid for that epic ass kissing / PR write-up.
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Puerile, and Obsequious are the words that come to mind!
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There are simpletons out there that might fall for it.
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There are simpletons out there that might fall for it.
Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, not at the stories of Dubai cops torturing suspects, into my eyes....
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Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, not at the stories of Dubai cops torturing suspects, into my eyes....
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Old Apr 28th 2013, 8:29 am
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And it did not take time for the local media to pick it up

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...04-28-1.504325

Dubai achieved in 10 years what New York did in 150 years while the emirate has become a safer place than London and other key western capitals, a US news website has reported.

Huffington Post, one of the most popular online news services in the West, described Dubai’s preparations to win the hosting of the 2020 Expo as “mind-blowing” and said it could be the most culturally diverse event.
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Of course there are negatives here, but the writer has only been in Dubai a few weeks and had a good experience. Surely that's allowed? (I say writer, but seriously 'Ossies' - tsk!)

Dubai is far from the worst place in the world and I suspect that the reason so many go on about the inequality here is that it's very visible and cannot be avoided. If the underpaid or mistreated Indian/Pakistanis/Pinoys are in front of you it's far harder to ignore them than if they are tucked out of sight in their home countries.
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'City of the Bulls***ters' would be more accurate.
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Wow if it's bad here then there must be a bunch of tosspots here. errr.....
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Of course there are negatives here, but the writer has only been in Dubai a few weeks and had a good experience. Surely that's allowed? (I say writer, but seriously 'Ossies' - tsk!)
Yup - still not 100% confident what nationality she's referring to.

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I like this article.............. [edit - some of the grammar leaves a lot to be desired though]
bigtime +1 - I try not to be a twot about sp, grammar, punc etc as I have a life and it's irrelevant in informal situations, like forums, as long as you can be understood - but this actually hurt a little
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Meh. It's here opinion, so berating her is pointless.

Dubai isn't perfect but no city is.
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Originally Posted by Maxima View Post
And it did not take time for the local media to pick it up

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...04-28-1.504325

the emirate has become a safer place than London and other key western capitals, a US news website has reported.
You are about twice as likely to be murdered in the UK, as in the UAE.

But you are about 30-40 times more likely to be killed in a car accident in the UAE than in the UK.

And even in the UK, with its 'high' crime levels and very safe roads, you're still about 6 times more likely to be killed in a road accident than murdered. Basically, road accidents kill far more people in all but war zones, so it's actually much more important when considering how 'safe' somewhere is than crime.

If you consider all the figures, and not just crime, Brazil comes out significantly safer than the UAE.

The journo wouldn't be the first silly tart to make glowing reports about Dubai while ignoring the inconvenient facts.
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Originally Posted by Maxima View Post
And it did not take time for the local media to pick it up

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...04-28-1.504325

Dubai’s preparations to win the hosting of the 2020 Expo as “mind-blowing” and said it could be the most culturally diverse event.
Hands up everyone who knew where the last expo was? Or how often they are? Or if there is another one before 2020?

These expos are really really important. Oh yes. The world's eyes will be on Dubai like they were on.... er.... wherever the hell the last one was.
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Originally Posted by captainflack View Post
You are about twice as likely to be murdered in the UK, as in the UAE.

But you are about 30-40 times more likely to be killed in a car accident in the UAE than in the UK.

And even in the UK, with its 'high' crime levels and very safe roads, you're still about 6 times more likely to be killed in a road accident than murdered. Basically, road accidents kill far more people in all but war zones, so it's actually much more important when considering how 'safe' somewhere is than crime.

If you consider all the figures, and not just crime, Brazil comes out significantly safer than the UAE.

The journo wouldn't be the first silly tart to make glowing reports about Dubai while ignoring the inconvenient facts.
So you're planning a move away from Dubai then?
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