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Interesting indeed Dill. I interact with people from the UAE every once in a while because of work. They have this tendency to look down upon those in the Service industry jobs. Really made me wonder why, but I never felt the need to ask, but I see it now. How'd you stumble upon that article?
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Interesting indeed Dill. I interact with people from the UAE every once in a while because of work. They have this tendency to look down upon those in the Service industry jobs. Really made me wonder why, but I never felt the need to ask, but I see it now. How'd you stumble upon that article?
I think I was on yahoo and came across LifeDaily link it had some images which are the ones I included. I can't find the original link though.

The link I have is one googled... doesn't make me want to live there however, if I had plenty of $$, I'd like to be able to visit. The pics I've seen are mind blowing.
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Been there and believe me- with our lifestyles now we could not cope living there- 6 months of the year its too hot to ride, and anyway ride where? Straight lines with sand on the road? No thanks. Most neighbouring countries are unstable and dangerous. War everywhere. And soon, nucs nearby!

That is one part of the world you want to stay well away from.

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Seems like I recently read about a British guy was arrested for having a bottle of booze. Apparently a very serious offense there.

As a rider; I don't think I'd like it very much there but as someone making a living, it could be an opportunity to sock away some good money for a house or a toy later on.
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If you read the link, this is not a place you would want to call home for very long.

You have to be very courageous just going to work, school, or the store. Not because of crime which is virtually zero, but due to the traffic and the way everyone drives.

I'd only want to go for the awe factor because I'm sure it is beautiful.
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I've not been to Dubai but I was in Abu Dhabi (neighboring Emirate in the UAE) on business for a week several years ago. It was not really very beautiful. There were some gorgeous mosques some nice looking hotels, some attractive office buildings, and a nice looking convention center (in which I spent much of my time) but other than that, the natural scenery was ugly sand stretching for what seemed like forever.

I stayed in a large hotel catering to international guests which contained several bars that served alcohol. Interestingly, the international hotels were very popular with the actual UAE citizens mostly because these hotels had alcohol and women in western clothing.

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My last boss just moved there about 2 months ago. Before he left, he told me that when he had to come back stateside to sell his belongings, he did not want to get on the plane, even though it was only for 10 days. He and I discussed some of the cultural differences. I heard enough to say "No thanks, I'm good here", but he seemed to be ready for the new adventure in his life.

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I'd only want to go for the awe factor because I'm sure it is beautiful.
Beautiful in a crazy artificial way- it wasn't even there 50 years ago!

But Vegas is way better, in so many ways........

Honestly I just dont get why people would go there, even as a stop over while flying long routes as happens alot from Australia- there are so many nicer places and its so artificial and the fact it's all OUR oil money that's paid for it- Nah, I'll pass thanks!

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