while UAE is considered union of orthodox wahabi muslim state Dubai is spearhead for the night life entertainment surpassing the Islamic / Muslim identity
From highend night clubs to high end escort services. Models, sex workers from across the world are active. Hundreds new arrive every week, business is surely high to attract more & more.
one such example is roaring across the social media i.e twitter / facebook / snapchat / KIK
the website contain a local cell number for whatsapp connectivity. Solicitation is very open and the honesty in this flesh business is hardcore.
Authorities turn blind eye to such activities in name of growing tourism, the Islamic / Muslim identity of UAE is of no importance
The NEW Beirut of Middle East, Dubai.
WASHINGTON — The conundrum was simple enough. An employee of a company in the United Arab Emirates, while on vacation outside the country, received a job offer in India that was too good to pass up. He sent a resignation letter to his UAE employer, and upon their acceptance of his resignation, started up a new gig.
Ten years later, he had an opportunity come up in Dubai. With plans to take it, his future Dubai employer tried to get him a work visa. But as they prepared to bring their new employee back to the UAE, they found they couldn’t. The man’s former employer from 10 years earlier had filed a case against him, accusing him of leaving……….. more here
Ironically KSA & GCC states are not looking inside and showing anguish to Pakistan. The only Islamic Nuclear Soverign country which has rightly choosen path for mediation instead of being part of bloodbath. Pakistan righlty declined to be part of regional, Sectarian & tribal conflicts of Sheikhdoms.
The massive arsenal piled up across GCC & KSA is but expensive useless toys. The meager maintenance by the foreign expats and ill trained users. Royal’s are inept to fly & fight, the few professional are FEW. So the rulers look around to buy Mercenaries using Money. The fact known globally and been voiced across community of uniform. READ HERE
What Good is the purpose of local Emirati Saudi Captains, Majors, Lt.Col, Cols., Brigadiers, Major Generals & Generals are unable to perform in actual battle field what is the rank about. ?? If they have those ceremonial ranks they shall outsource their defence as well like rest of functions in the Govt sector., and admit it openly.
The issues between Yemen & KSA shall be resolved through OIC conference & peaceful dialogue across the table. not by bloodbath of fellow muslims.
Pakistan Must & Shall stay neutral while doing all possible effort to mediate between the countries at war. Pakistan is already at war internally and shall focus on it as per people’s will.
The statement from UAE minister Anwer Gargash on Friday have given a new spin to UAE PAKISTAN relationship. The threatening statement sparked a wave unrest among expats.
Never said but silently known to all, UAE is being part & partner of ongoing instability & terror wave inside Pakistan. Gawader & Coastal belt of Balochistan is infested with terrorist. Funded & harbored by UAE. The world intellgensia knows about it in open.
UAE being tax free heaven for all kind of corrupt & criminal people of subcontinent is on verge of blackmailing the people in power. UAE shall never forget the terrorist they harbored the safe heaven they provide to criminals from Pakistan aka UZAIR Baloch may turn the tables against them anytime.
UAE must understand such threatening statements will damage UAE from within. The expat community is quiet resentful of statement by Dr. Gargash, to which no denile has been issued by the UAE Govt.
Look from within the UAE as whole & KSA in particular [ to which UAE has become loudspeaker issuing such venomous statements ], is suppressing human rights, silencing the people demanding more freedom of speech, more human rights, a system of local common men representative bodies , a feel of democracy which is totally absent. The UAE shall stop making noise for the foster father KSA and be part of dialogue campaign to resolve the YEMEN – KSA conflict which is turf war of tribal & sectarian clerics.
UAE & KSA shall acknowledge The decision of Pakistani Law makers – Elected Public representatives of People of Pakistan in Parliament. They have collectively decided not to be part of WAR campaign between KSA & YEMEN, and suggested a peaceful dialogue to end the sectarian and regional conflict of Tribes.
Pakistan shall not & must not be party to KSA & YEMEN conflict. Pakistan Army is not group of mercenaries.
Pakistan armed forces are most organized well trained well equipped well disciplined Armed forces in region, of a soverign democratic country.
If needed & if time close-by to protect MAKKAH & MADINAH The Pakistan Army Navy & Airforce will not need any invitation or request. it will act on will of its people & ummah collectively.
UAE must immediately call an OIC conference, get all players KSA YEMEN IRAN QATAR on one table for resolution of KSA – Yemen conflict. war is no solution to a problem, negotiations & discussion are. Pakistan & Turkey can play vital role for such discussion and UAE shall HOST the event sooner then later. The troika of UAE PAKISTAN TURKEY can play a positive decisive role to end such conflict without further loss of human life.
Dubai Executive Council, has directed the prompt implementation of a new art and cultural project, entitled ‘Our Journey’, marking the UAE’s 43rd National Day celebrations.
Expected to enter Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest graffiti, ‘Our Journey’ is 2,180 metres long and will be executed by the Crown Prince Office in collaboration with Brand Dubai, and initiative launched by the Government of Dubai Media Office
In the UAE, a severe absence of a savings culture, that’s been said and proven time and time again. The image of a tax-free salary and comfortable lifestyle continues to attract thousands of expatriates from all over the world to leave their homes, jobs and even families, to come to UAE for a better life.
But are we saving this ‘extra’ money we’re supposedly earning here? The results of yet another survey say otherwise.
Souqalmal.com, a leading price comparison site in the Middle East, says that 65 percent of their 900 respondents admit they want to be saving more than they actually are. So, on the bright side, at least there’s a desire to save, but half of them claim they save absolutely nothing at all, while 44 percent complain that they’re saving less than they did three years ago.
“The combination of high living costs, the perception of “being rich” due to no taxes and a lack of education on how to manage income and debt could explain the results of our survey,’ says Ambareen Musa, Souqalmal’s founder.
“While enjoying a good quality of life now is important, saving adequate amounts for the future is even more so, especially as people typically do not accrue social benefits while working in the UAE,” says Musa.
The next bit of the study groups the best savers in the country according to their nationality – and if you’d allow Kipp to slightly digress – we must say we aren’t completely fond of segregation by nationality. But here are the facts if you’re interested.
Apparently, western expats are the best savers; being able to put 10 to 30 percent of their monthly income away, followed by Asian expats, with one third of them saving within that same range. Thirty percent of nationals in the UAE do not save any money at all and, lastly, the study suggests that ‘Arab expats seem to find it harder to save’ with 12 percent admitting they don’t even know how to save and 32 percent claiming they save nothing at all.
Why people fail to save ? It is the Plastic money culture which is on boom again. Banks have smartly trapped people by allowing a limit of 1.5 times the actual pay cheque. means if a person is making AED 5000 the credit card limit is AED 7000. Such entrapment is the root cause of Zero-Savings culture across local & expatriates equally. While the locals manage to get a waiver for fees & markups, and can pay off in easy installments after settlement, while the expats end up in jails. Thats called Discriminated Economic Lynching ! :)
About Dubai..some may find this funny but there’s some truth in it..
Dubai is the land of the biggest, tallest, longest, widest, richest, fanciest, fastest…everything is … in the world.
They have the tallest residential towers in the world, the tallest restaurant in the world, the largest number of Malbaris in the world, the highest crane operator in the world.
If it does not grow in Dubai, they’ ll make it artificially – artificial ski slopes, artificial islands, artificial oasis,
coconut trees and lawns, artificial beaches, artificial economy.
Indians especially love it here because of the dirham-to-rupee value. Pakistani’s adore it.
The Egyptians come here because there is nothing to do in Egypt. No more pyramids to build either.
The Filipinos come here because they have no choice; theres nothing back home, not even dogs – they’ve been eaten up.
The Brits come here coz they have forgotten what it is to enjoy 3 meals a day in UK and nobody employs them there for the crap they give. .
The Lebanese come here to buy cars, dress to kill, wear Peter Pan shoes 10 sizes bigger than their feet, put 1 kg of gel on their heads and give everyone ball talk.
They’ll buy a 1980s Merc or BMW for 10k dirhams and drive the car like they’re sitting in the rear passenger seat, stretching their arms all the way to the steering wheel, giving you the piercing bald eagle look.
Russian girls come here for “fun”.
The Bangladeshis come here to serve you when you honk outside a Bakala (shop), but would not even look at you if you park and go inside to pickup yourself.
Now according to the government Dubai is Tax free. Of course, that is true. You only have to pay for the visa, medical, sponser, insurance, resident ID, Opening a bank account or even closing an account, Municipality, Sewerage, attestation of papers, translation of papers, driving license papers, lessons, Car license, testing, and …. but the salary is Tax Free.
Only, there is a Pay and Park scheme with 5000 parking lots, and 500,000 cars in the city, so where the hell do you park? And you are fined for wrong parking.
Toll has been introduced on many roads. You can avoid the toll tax by using alternative routes, but you’ll end up in a traffic jam because everyone is trying to avoid the toll tax.
If you have any government related work like medicals for visa or immigration, you have 2 options – Standard and Urgent Procedure. Standard takes 7 days and Urgent takes 1 day. The difference is 100-odd dirhams. Everyone goes for the urgent option and the Dubai government makes money, urgently.
If you switch jobs you get a work ban and to lift the ban you pay a huge penalty.
In Dubai, without a car you are paralyzed (you dont even get jobs if you dont have a car). But you ‘ll get your license in attempts ranging from 2 to 20. Each time you fail you have paid fees for Driving Classes & Driving Tests, which are 1000-odd dirhams. Imagine the money RTA makes.
Most of the expats live alone with families back home. So they spend much on phone calls. And call charges from Dubai are high.
Another odd thing about Dubai – no matter where you go or who you meet, you take down phone numbers. Everybody has everybodys number in Dubai. And everyone has a Visiting Card, whether you are a bootlegger, a masseuse, a hooker, a car cleaner, a watchman or a pizza delivery boy. Everyone knocks around with lots of cards in his or her wallet and one card in the palm. So whenever you shake hands with anyone in Dubai and let go, you end up with a visiting card in your palm.
If youre walking on the road and you ask someone the time, he’ll tell you 10:30, give you his card and say, I have new and second-hand watches.
At a restaurant when you are leaving they’ll say Here is my card, call us for home delivery.
If you’re below your building, you’ll meet those Chinese chicks giving you their cards, saying, Call us if you want DVDs.
If youre standing at a bus stop, a Pakistani will pull over in his 1980 Toyota Corolla, give you his card and say, If you want Pick-up & Drop Service, call me.
Dubai has amusing-looking buildings. Some have holes in them, some have giant balls on them, some look like aeroplanes, some look like sail boats, and, all of them reach into space with your window right in front of the moon.
Everyone in Dubai goes to malls. Not necessarily to shop. To beat the heat, go to a mall; business meeting, go to a mall; getting bored, go to a mall; want to take a leak or dump, go to a mall; want to do lukhagiri (little in your pocket, little in your mind), go to a mall. If you want to go for a picnic go to a mall.
Some Malbaris go home to Kerala, get married, and then come to a Dubai Mall’s for their honeymoon.