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Old Jan 19th 2014, 10:31 am
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http://7daysindubai.com/mandatory-mi...h-per-new-law/

Compulsory for between nine months and two years for the boys, but optional for girls.

I wonder if they'll be made to turn up more often than the regular forces who trainers tell me often take time off whenever they feel like it, usually because " my uncle asked me to visit' and other such ridiculous reasons.
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http://7daysindubai.com/mandatory-mi...h-per-new-law/

Compulsory for between nine months and two years for the boys, but optional for girls.

I wonder if they'll be made to turn up more often than the regular forces who trainers tell me often take time off whenever they feel like it, usually because " my uncle asked me to visit' and other such ridiculous reasons.
bit young for the kids to be taking arms... I guess that this is the middle east.
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Old Jan 19th 2014, 11:21 am
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bit young for the kids to be taking arms... I guess that this is the middle east.
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Old Jan 19th 2014, 12:30 pm
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http://7daysindubai.com/mandatory-mi...h-per-new-law/

Compulsory for between nine months and two years for the boys, but optional for girls.

I wonder if they'll be made to turn up more often than the regular forces who trainers tell me often take time off whenever they feel like it, usually because " my uncle asked me to visit' and other such ridiculous reasons.
Yup the tales told do not fill me with any faith regarding the guiding force of a military training. More if the same methinks except they'll now all think they are ****ing Rambo
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Old Jan 19th 2014, 1:29 pm
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Can you imagine the outrage at being expected to polish one's own boots or iron one's own uniform? "But where is the maid habibi???" "You mean I cannot bring my own maid??"

And pity the poor drill sergeant who has to shout at a Wastafarian...
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For defence of the borders, WTF? Apart from the 'troubles' in Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait etc. when has anyone threatened the UAE?
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Old Jan 19th 2014, 2:41 pm
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For defence of the borders, WTF? Apart from the 'troubles' in Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait etc. when has anyone threatened the UAE?
currently the uae is technically in a state of war with iran over some islands, shots were fired last year i think.
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currently the uae is technically in a state of war with iran over some islands, shots were fired last year i think.
Is that the Iran who have access to Nukes? We're fooked!
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Is that the Iran who have access to Nukes? We're fooked!
Yes but they've been at war for decades. Iran holds the islands and the UAE asks very politely for them to leave every year or so
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Default Re: Mandatory military service for Emiratis

Originally Posted by shiva View Post
currently the uae is technically in a state of war with iran over some islands, shots were fired last year i think.
According to reports on Arabian business website ....Iran have recently said that they will give the UAE 2 of the 3 islands back as long as they retain sea bed rights.they are still talking about third island
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
http://7daysindubai.com/mandatory-mi...h-per-new-law/

Compulsory for between nine months and two years for the boys, but optional for girls.

I wonder if they'll be made to turn up more often than the regular forces who trainers tell me often take time off whenever they feel like it, usually because " my uncle asked me to visit' and other such ridiculous reasons.
I am guessing there will be some form of out roar and it will all be cancelled and forgotten about.
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probably end up with situations like this one in Singapore.

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Default Re: Mandatory military service for Emiratis

Originally Posted by Meow View Post
http://7daysindubai.com/mandatory-mi...h-per-new-law/

Compulsory for between nine months and two years for the boys, but optional for girls.

I wonder if they'll be made to turn up more often than the regular forces who trainers tell me often take time off whenever they feel like it, usually because " my uncle asked me to visit' and other such ridiculous reasons.
Great news, they'll be well gutted
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Default Re: Mandatory military service for Emiratis

slightly dated but highly informative article here.

this is pretty much what trainer friends here say about the local forces and why national service wont make much if any difference
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slightly dated but highly informative article here.
this is pretty much what trainer friends here say about the local forces and why national service wont make much if any difference
Kindly abbreviate that article into a few coherent sentances, please.
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