Sam in Dubai from my first post here at GO! Smell the flowers and I need to get something off my chest immediately!
I have nothing against expats coming to Dubai for a better life, earning more money and enjoy their life, but what really annoys me is the way these expat look at Dubai and the locals. Allow me to rant if I may:
First they think that they are doing a favour for Dubai Locals by coming here, they think they are coming here to develop this place from ‘nothing to everything’. Maybe it is the other way around?
Secondly they look at the locals with very upper class stereo type mind that they don’t know anything, they are a bunch of lazy people who don’t want to do anything and we should never give them a chance to do anything otherwise we will be jobless.
Third they think they are above the law, they can drive while they are drunk and kill people, they can have sex on the beach, they can wear anything they want even if that meant walking naked in the public road, they can borrow money from the banks and if they can’t pay for any reason they should be allowed to go home and the bank should write off the loans, they can also ignore traffic law and park infront of other peoples house in the Al Wasl area.
Failing that if they don’t ‘make it’ here they often go squaking to all the international press to say how bad they were treated in Dubai, and there is no law, and so what they killed someone or they had sex on the beach.
This is Dubai and it should be normal, this is not UK or USA where we have to respect the law and not do such things. Go back 10 years to the case of the 2 british nurses who killed their australian colleague and stole her money from the ATM Machine, not only the british embassy in Saudi Arabia did their best to make the King release them, they went back to UK to write a lousy book about how they where mistreated in Saudi Arabia!
I guess they were expecting the integration to take place in 5 star hotel?
I feel better for writing that! Comments welcomed at my first post here in the garden! Thanks.