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Old Jul 20th 2009, 7:43 am
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This one in The Times is the most vicious yet...

Sordid reality behind Dubai's gilded facade

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6716543.ece
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This one in The Times is the most vicious yet...

Sordid reality behind Dubai's gilded facade

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6716543.ece
yes I wasted 20 minutes of my time reading it yesterday, the journalist comes over as being a nasty insecure jealous little git.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 7:54 am
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This one in The Times is the most vicious yet...

Sordid reality behind Dubai's gilded facade

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6716543.ece
love this bit 'We are fed up of westerners who come here thinking they deserve an easy meal ticket. You were nothing in the West, so you came here for the houses and cars you could never get back home, you stole through taking out excessive finance that is not justified by you [sic] salaries.'

Oh really? Do you know ho wmuch these locals get paid in their government jobs? And they are incredibly bad at that usually, I know someone who works mid management for Etisalat, and he's one AED100k a month.
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Badly written, biased, sensational tat.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 8:00 am
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I quite like the Creek...
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 8:19 am
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badly written but not wholy inaccurate really.

this was in the economist recently
http://www.economist.com/world/midea...ry_id=13988540
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Personally I thought it was quite entertaining. Will hopefully deter more chavs and the like from coming here.
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Old Jul 20th 2009, 8:24 am
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also this in the economist.
looks like the same group who tried to remove the hadza (one of the oldest peoples on earth) from their land a coupel of yrs ago.

My bet....it will be a private game reserve for the uber powerful expect trade in endangered species and an all out slaughter of anything that moves

http://www.economist.com/world/midea...ry_id=13988532
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it's rod liddle though, so hardly unexpected...dubai is everything this staunch left-winger abhors...

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also this in the economist.
looks like the same group who tried to remove the hadza (one of the oldest peoples on earth) from their land a coupel of yrs ago.

My bet....it will be a private game reserve for the uber powerful expect trade in endangered species and an all out slaughter of anything that moves

http://www.economist.com/world/midea...ry_id=13988532
Sadly, you are probably correct.

I have heard countries like nearby Niger are popular for such 'hunting' expeditions - machine guns mounted on the back of pick-up trucks.

So much of the world being enclosed into 'resorts'.


On the Dubai article - I have yet to see a properly balanced, non-generalised article on the place - Journalists are pretty low down my list, even though they seem to rate themselves highly.

It certainly does not reflect 'my' Dubai, when I lived there. There are many stories in a city, but lazy expense accounted journalists just trot out the same old stuff, written long before they even arrived.
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it's rod liddle though, so hardly unexpected...dubai is everything this staunch left-winger abhors...

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Yes, the same Rod Liddle who was fired from the BBC for his racism and arrested by the police for beating up his pregnant girlfriend (that'll be the pregnant girlfriend that he'd started an affair with just before his marriage and which continued until his wife found out and divorced him).

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It's hard to get a space at bar in the Rattler lately with all these pesky journo's visiting Dubai ....
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It's hard to get a space at bar in the Rattler lately with all these pesky journo's visiting Dubai ....
what is their aim? to make out the place is a shit hole? yet half of Britain want to visit the place and waste their hard earned dosh here. Half of what was written could apply to any major city in the world.

Every article is the same, shame they couldn't come up with something a bit more creative.
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what is their aim? to make out the place is a shit hole? yet half of Britain want to visit the place and waste their hard earned dosh here. Half of what was written could apply to any major city in the world.

Every article is the same, shame they couldn't come up with something a bit more creative.
lol yes half want to visit but once they do, they usually don't come back
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“Well, you know,” he says, in a soft Scottish burr, “I think it was the immigration more than anything else.”

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