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Old 03-13-2008, 10:46 PM   #1
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So this is where the oil profit is going lol

http://www.dubai-architecture.info/DUB-GAL1.htm

They also forgot to mention this bridge...
http://www.popularmechanics.com/scie...s/4249163.html
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Yeah, the UAE is loaded. They have like half of the world's cranes in Dubai because there is so much new construction.
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omg maby if all of cf members chipped in all of there money we could buy one of the world islands .lol only 30mil to go .
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The majority of all Bugatti Veyrons sold are all in the UAE. Rich bastids.
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Bahrain, UAE and Quatar are 3 rich as hell countrys. Every Quatar resident is a millionaire.

I have extended family in Quatar doing security contractor work.
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The UAE also considers homesexuality illegal, and punishbale by a jail sentence. Guest workers are grossly underpaid and their employers hold their passports. The UAE also kicks out anyone past retirement age not born in the UAE if they don't hold a job. Discrimination in the workplace is not uncommon in the UAE. Employers often discriminate blatantly on the basis of religion, nationality, and sex in job ads.

The UAE has never held an election. All decisions rest in the hands of the dynastics rulers of the seven separate emirates of the UAE. Despite the UAE constitution which advocates free speech, the government severely restricts this right. You can't criticize prominent families, the government, and so on. They often censor journalism too of anything that they deem is a 'threat to society'.

They censor textbooks and curriculums in both public and private schools.

They also have no labor unions. While their constitution advocates equal rights for all, woman's social, economic, and legal rights are not always protected because of traditional biases against women.

It may look nice, but thats just the result of an overly powerful government that forces its people to sacrifice many of its freedoms. The city of Dubai in my mind is the product of a reprobate and orwellian government trying to disguise its immoral and manipulative polices with a flagrant display of prosperity, supposedly gained through a more democratic-friendly government.

But in reality is just a slightly modified monarchy.

I'm glad I live in a country that values freedom for all over an island shaped like a palm-tree. The city of Dubai despite its architectural wonders sickens me.
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Yes, the laws of that country are very disgusting, it's ruled under Islamic law. Also theirs an extremely high male to female ratio (sausagefest) their as well.
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Holy Sh1t!!! I had no idea Dubai was that amazing, I knew of the world's tallest hotel they have there but that's just incredible. However I can safely say I'll never be able to afford a holiday there, that's some serious money.
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The UAE also considers homesexuality illegal, and punishbale by a jail sentence. Guest workers are grossly underpaid and their employers hold their passports. The UAE also kicks out anyone past retirement age not born in the UAE if they don't hold a job. Discrimination in the workplace is not uncommon in the UAE. Employers often discriminate blatantly on the basis of religion, nationality, and sex in job ads.

The UAE has never held an election. All decisions rest in the hands of the dynastics rulers of the seven separate emirates of the UAE. Despite the UAE constitution which advocates free speech, the government severely restricts this right. You can't criticize prominent families, the government, and so on. They often censor journalism too of anything that they deem is a 'threat to society'.

They censor textbooks and curriculums in both public and private schools.

They also have no labor unions. While their constitution advocates equal rights for all, woman's social, economic, and legal rights are not always protected because of traditional biases against women.

It may look nice, but thats just the result of an overly powerful government that forces its people to sacrifice many of its freedoms. The city of Dubai in my mind is the product of a reprobate and orwellian government trying to disguise its immoral and manipulative polices with a flagrant display of prosperity, supposedly gained through a more democratic-friendly government.

But in reality is just a slightly modified monarchy.

I'm glad I live in a country that values freedom for all over an island shaped like a palm-tree. The city of Dubai despite its architectural wonders sickens me.
that's why I quickly changed my mind about pursuing some job offers there. It looks nice and all but it still seems like a shit-hole to me.
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that's why I quickly changed my mind about pursuing some job offers there. It looks nice and all but it still seems like a shit-hole to me.
I applaud you for turning down the job offer, I'm sure it was a good one if they offered it to you all the way in Canada.
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