Category Archives: Dubai

Christians Intolerant of Others at Christmas

This report via the Khaleej Times: MANY shops and businesses in London continued to withold presents during the days of Christmas at their outlets in violation of the law, John Smith, a resident of Baron’s Court complained to the Khaleej Times Hotline. “Even after Christmas Eve many of the Iranian and Turkish shops around Leicester Square continued … Continue reading

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A Wedding in Dubai

Now that we are in full possession of our marriage certificate….hang on, I’ve made a mistake there.  My wife is in full possession of our marriage certificate, following the advice of my father that the woman should be its custodian … Continue reading

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…the Cons

Things I will not miss about Dubai: 1.  The weather and humidity in summer.  I might retract this statement after a winter in Russia. 2.  Censored internet.  Blocking anything which is deemed to be contrary to the “moral, political, or … Continue reading

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Rip-Off Britain

On Sunday I bought a North Face down jacket in preparation for my move to Sakhalin, almost identical to this one for sale in Cotswold Outdoor for £145.  I paid £53 for mine, a saving of £92, or 64%. I can … Continue reading

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Rip-Off Britain

Yesterday evening I bought this Fujitsu-Siemens laptop, identical except mine has a 200Gb hard drive capacity instead of the 120Gb on the one advertised. Had I bought it in the UK, as the advert shows, I would have paid £1209 … Continue reading

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The Pros…

Things I will miss about Dubai: 1.  The weather in late Autumn and early Spring.  This cannot be beaten. 2.  The swimming pool on the roof of my apartment block.  I doubt I’ll have one of these in Sakhalin.  Maybe … Continue reading

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A Change of Scenery

Ah! Dubai.  The Jewel of the Desert, Pearl of the Middle East.  With its rich culture, exotic beaches, authentic cuisine, world class hotels and restaurants, friendly locals, and luxurious lifestyle for all, Dubai is truly heaven on earth.  Witness those … Continue reading

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Local Joke

A man brings a lion into Dubai.  For the next month, the man feeds the lion nothing but bananas.  The lion is obviously unimpressed with this, but still the man continues to feed him only bananas.  Eventually, the lion snaps: “Look, … Continue reading

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Dubai to host world’s largest collective snore.

A Dubai company will build the world’s longest hotel strip as part of a Dh100 billion tourist and leisure resort in the city, its developers said yesterday. reports the Gulf News. Unveiled yesterday by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid … Continue reading

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Anchored in Love Bovine

The desert sun does strange things to some people.  Last year we had somebody in Ras Al Khaimah jailed for shagging a camel, now somebody has been caught in Fujairah sexually assaulting a cow: A Bangladeshi labourer allegedly turned into a wild beast after dashing … Continue reading

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