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UAE drinks almost double amount of Alcohol than anywhere else

Old May 19th 2014, 7:18 am
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Default UAE drinks almost double amount of Alcohol than anywhere else

This is hard to believe!

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-d...ge-550467.html
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Old May 19th 2014, 8:25 am
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Alcohol sales for entire population (including the locals/muslims). divided by the number of people who are supposed to be allowed to drink alcohol?
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Default Re: UAE drinks almost double amount of Alcohol than anywhere else

Originally Posted by Brains1983 View Post
Alcohol sales for entire population (including the locals/muslims). divided by the number of people who are supposed to be allowed to drink alcohol?
and have an alcohol licence
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Default Re: UAE drinks almost double amount of Alcohol than anywhere else

I haven't the time to look into this one, but what was the methodology of the WHO survey? If they were including alcohol sales in hotels and restaurants how did anyone know who was a resident and who was a tourist?
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I drink more here than I did at home I think.

Not by much, but a bit more for sure.
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I drink more here than I did at home I think.

Not by much, but a bit more for sure.
I don't think 5 pints of shandy will skew the figures.
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I don't think 5 pints of shandy will skew the figures.
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I don't think 5 pints of shandy will skew the figures.
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
I don't think 5 pints of shandy will skew the figures.


To be fair under laboratory testing conditions you can find trace elements of alcohol in a shandy.
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All of which indicates a visit to the great white porcelain bus...!
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All of which indicates a visit to the great white porcelain bus...!
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Originally Posted by mikewot View Post
I don't think 5 pints of shandy will skew the figures.
Even over a three week period?

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Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned View Post
Small, wealthy population plus loads of tourists doesn't really mean much. OECD figures don't even mention the UAE in the top 20...and Luxembourg is number one. The UAE was 176 out of 188 in a 2011 WHO report.

Double the world average is still below half the planet

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I don't think 5 pints of shandy will skew the figures.
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