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Old Jan 26th 2011, 3:00 am
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Or not.

WE can all look forward to Emirati taxi drivers by 2020 it seems

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...-2021-1.752083
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Just imagine Dubai without anybody working. It's mind boggling. If they didn't actually need expats, we wouldn't be here.
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Old Jan 26th 2011, 4:08 am
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In Egypt's sandy silence, all alone,
Stands a gigantic Leg, which far off throws
The only shadow that the Desert knows:
"I am great OZYMANDIAS," saith the stone,
"The King of Kings; this mighty City shows
"The wonders of my hand." The City's gone,
Nought but the Leg remaining to disclose
The site of this forgotten Babylon.
We wonder, and some Hunter may express
Wonder like ours, when thro' the wilderness
Where London stood, holding the Wolf in chace,
He meets some fragments huge, and stops to guess
What powerful but unrecorded race
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.
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Originally Posted by Cypselos View Post
Or not.

WE can all look forward to Emirati taxi drivers by 2020 it seems

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...-2021-1.752083


(What more can you say?)
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Mindy's back!! My second favourite person who was born on 29 December!!

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Mindy's back!! My second favourite person who was born on 29 December!!

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Busy videoing my son having sex with the maid!
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Or not.

WE can all look forward to Emirati taxi drivers by 2020 it seems

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...-2021-1.752083
so either they shag like rabbits from now until then, or we all go home.

How else can they get 80% emirati majority??
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so either they shag like rabbits from now until then, or we all go home.

How else can they get 80% emirati majority??
Can't see a load of 8 year olds driving taxis, so think it may be the second option.
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And doesn't this say it all?

He said the annual cost of expatriate labour reached Dh55 billion in services, representing more than 20 per cent of the country's labour expenditure.

"Keeping the present demographic makeup of Emiratis or 20 per cent of population in the country by 2021 would be an achievement."


Expatriate population: 80% of total, costing 20% of total labour cost
Emirati population: 20% of total, costing 80% of total labour cost

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Pareto would be proud of them.

I have to say I found the article a bit difficult to follow when it came to the statistics. It's like someone loaded a shotgun full of numbers and blasted it at a bit of paper. Or, and this seems unlikely, no one knows what they're talking about
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And doesn't this say it all?

He said the annual cost of expatriate labour reached Dh55 billion in services, representing more than 20 per cent of the country's labour expenditure.

"Keeping the present demographic makeup of Emiratis or 20 per cent of population in the country by 2021 would be an achievement."


Expatriate population: 80% of total, costing 20% of total labour cost
Emirati population: 20% of total, costing 80% of total labour cost

odd, I never read it that way. I interpreted it as :

20% of the total labour bill is spent providing (subsidized) services to expats... e.g the cheap fuel, power & water. Which is probably true.
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They will have wiped themselves out on the roads long before then!
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odd, I never read it that way. I interpreted it as :

20% of the total labour bill is spent providing (subsidized) services to expats... e.g the cheap fuel, power & water. Which is probably true.
Which doesn't seem unreasonable considering expats do 90% of the work here
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