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Increasing Racism against EXPATS

If the article with head line Expat population ‘could threaten’ GCC security here has any weightage & contain data gathered by ‘SOME’ legal Government sponsored local agency. It is high time expats shall make a choice.

The prime age between 25 – 42 is sucked by GCC, KSA – by our own choice serving masters in GCC/KSA and yet we exist with no human rights and no naturalisation/ citizenship laws.

EXPATS time to re-evaluate the priorities, MAKE a CHOICE

UAE playing dangerous game with neighbor

UAE have become partner to plan of striking Iran. US & Israel is adamant to strike IRAN and destroy the peaceful nuclear energy program. By stationing of US stealth aircraft at UAE soil the confederation of 7 Emirates has become partner in crime. Crime against neighbor crime against muslims brotherhood.

Purpose is to manage a dual strike from Israel & US from 2 ends.
Black water is already stationed to control any public rising incase of civil disagreement within UAE against the current regime.

UAE is playing a dangerous game distant friend US is no friend to anyone, UAE seeking elevated enemity with closest of its neighbor & trade partner is highly dangerous.

http://news.yahoo.com/us-stealth-fighters-now-irans-back-door-142931425–abc-news-topstories.html

http://www.debka.com/article/21955/

Punished for urinating

a 42 year old expat male has been sentenced by Dubai Misdemeanours Court to jail for 30 days in-absentia for public Misdemeanour. Urinating over a taxi screen before smashing it by kicking in public.

the accused had consumed 5 cans of beer before the incident.

EID SAEED – EID MUBARAK – एइदी मुबारक

a clear Divide – Human rights Violation

The Eid Al Fitr holiday for federal ministries and departments will start from Wednesday 29th of Ramadan, (September 8) until the third of Shawwal 1431 Hijri year (September 12). – Because 85% employees are Local from Emirates.

The Eid Al Fitr holiday (paid holiday) for private sector will be on the first and second of Shawwal 1431 Hijri year, according to a ministerial circular issued by the Minister of Labour . Because rest of the people non-locals and are EXPATRIATES

UAE private sector workers should get bonus and in-lieu holiday from their employers if they are made to work during the upcoming Eid Al Fitr, – who will track the payment of bonuses???

EID al Fitr is muslim festive day at the end of Ramadan, All muslims are equal and shall be treated equal by the Rulers, – at the sametime UAE Rulers shall look after their non-muslim residents with great hospitality and tolerence on the festive days of 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shawwal, the EID days

‘Moutaa’, ‘Misyar’ or ‘confidential’ marriages

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More than 20,000 marriages in the UAE are “misyar marriages”, according to a judge. He also pointed out that the men and women who choose such confidential marriages, are almost exclusively Arabs.

A misyar marriage is legal in the UAE. It is a contract under which the husband and wife give up several rights by their own free will, such as living together, equal division of nights between wives, the wife’s rights to housing, and maintenance money, and husband’s right of homekeeping and access etc.

Finally Its Open

as posted earlier – May 5th 2010 – http://dubai.metblogs.com/2010/05/05/al-maktoum-international-jabel-ali/

Finally the Al Maktoum International Airport is OPEN. – Initially for the cargo flights, official date for routing the cargo & frieghter flight operation is June 27 2010

This week Emirates Airline became the first carrier to land its aircraft on Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International, the world’s largest airport, as part of final preparations prior to the official launch of the airport. The successful test paves the way for the airport to open as scheduled on June 27, launching a new chapter in Dubai’s emergence as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs.

More stations for Metro

Three more stations on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro were opened Saturday, bringing the total number of operational stations to 21. The new stations started receiving passengers as the metro operations started early morning at 6am. The newly opened stations included: World Trade Centre, GGICO in Al Garhoud and Noor Islamic Bank (Al Qouz) on Shaikh Zayed Road. Some 14 feeder buses have been deployed to link the new metro stations with the surrounding areas offering bus service with 13-20 minutes frequency. This brings the total feeder buses serving the stations to 152. The remaining eight stations on the Red Line of the Metro would open gradually in coming months.

Basic Human Rights, lacking here

-George Fulton is Full Time Free Lance Journalist, –
We haven’t got a lot to be thankful for these days in Pakistan.

But at least we are not Dubai.

Fed up with loadshedding, bombs, and TV cynicism pervading Pakistan, I recently escaped to Dubai for a holiday. Big mistake. Huge. Ten days later I returned, gasping for Karachi’s polluted, but far sweeter, air. Dubai may have the world’s tallest building and the world’s largest shopping mall, but it also has the world’s tiniest soul. It’s a plastic city built in steel and glass.

It has imported all the worst aspects of western culture (excessive consumption, environmental defilement) without importing any of its benefits (democracy, art). This is a city designed for instant gratification a hedonistic paradise for gluttons to indulge in fast food, fast living and fast women. It’s Las Vegas in a dish dash. You want to eat a gold leaf date? Munch away.

You want to drink a Dhs 3,000 bottle of champagne? Bottoms up. You want a UN selection of hookers at your fingertips? Tres bien. Let’s start with the malls. These cathedrals of capitalism, these mosques of materialism are mausoleums of the living dead. Slack jawed zombies roam around consuming food, clothes and electronics in a desperate attempt to fill the emptiness of their existence.

Whilst at the Mall of the Emirates the azan goes off. Nobody appears to move to the prayer room; everyone’s too busy performing sajda before Stella McCartney, genuflecting before Gucci, and prostrating themselves at Prada. With Dubai, one recalls F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

The people are modern day Gatsbys, buying shirts that they will never wear and books they will never read. Like Fitzgerald’s roaring 20s America, Dubai is a moral failure a society obsessed with wealth and status. Everyone is trying to keep up with the Jones’ or the Javaids. You see the goras with their perma-tans, streaked highlights and their flabby cleavages.

The upwardly mobile South Asian man prances around wearing a silly shirt with a large picture of a polo player on a horse, whilst their women wear oversized sunglasses and carry oversized handbags. And the Arabs walk about with enough gold bling to blind you at ten paces. But not everything that glitters is gold. And Dubai is not only morally bankrupt it is also financially bankrupt.

Lately, Dubai, and its ruler, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Maktoum have been compared to another piece of literature — Percy Shelley’s famous poem Ozymandias, which illustrates the inevitable decline of all leaders and the empires they build. Shelley finishes it thus: Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair! Nothing beside remains.

Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away With $80b of debt and a stock and property market that has tanked, the comparisons with Ozymandias are apt. Abu Dhabi may have bailed them out but can Dubai survive as a regional hub in the long-term? Or will this city of hubris built on sand and folly sink back into the dunes a desert mirage that evaporates once the public relations people, the speculators and the tourists disappear?

So for all you naysayers that bemoan Pakistan and its numerous problems please temper your pessimism. Take time to celebrate our cultural, religious, linguistic plurality and richness. Stop the cynicism coursing through your corroded veins. For all its inadequacies, at least we have a democracy.

For all its irresponsibility, at least we have a robust media. For all the police corruption, at least we are not a police state. For all our littering, at least we have paper wallahs. Remind yourself that at least we have a heart. At least we have a soul. At least we are not Dubai.
– http://tribune.com.pk/story/7950/at-least-we-are-not-dubai/ -

Inbound – Outbound from UK to Dubai ?? take a break

List of flights cancelled at UAE airports due to Iceland volcano  

The flights in the UAE have been cancelled due to the drifting cloud of ash caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland.  A display board show cancelled flights in a terminal 3 Dubai  Airport. Flights in and out of Britain were disrupted on Thursday by the ash cloud. EMIRATES AIRLINES  has so far cancelled 10 flights flying between UK and Dubai and vice versa: •London Heathrow (EK29/030, EK03/04 and EK05/06) •London Gatwick (EK09/10) •Manchester (EK17/18 and EK19/20) •Newcastle (EK35/36) •Birmingham (EK39/40 and EK37/38) •Glasgow (EK27/28) Emirates passengers in transit at Dubai today are being provided with hotel accommodation. Passengers that are yet to depart for UK-bound destinations from other Emirates gateways across the network are being contacted through the airline’s call centres and local offices. The airline has set aside a dedicated check-in area at Emirates Terminal 3 Dubai to look after the requirements of passengers affected by the cancellation of its UK flights today.

Unless european union aviation department clears the airspace safe for airliners, flights will remain suspended.

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