posted on Jul, 23 2008 @ 05:21 PM
Ok as a man born and raised in Dubai I have a lot of information to share with all of you. Let me start of by the phrase, "bull#" Dubai is well
known for its infamous rumors that spread between people and changing from one person to the next, imagine a game of chinese whispers.
Someone was talking about domes... again, more bull# Dubai has been sparking an interest in an underwater hotel and artifical rain but thats about as
far as they are going. Obviously if they over use this rain they will be stealing rain from neighboring countries but lets not get into that. The
country that is building something like a self sustaining environmental friendly area is Abu Dhabi (1 hour drive from Dubai).
Abu Dhabi plots hydrogen future
As for Dubai's oil. They are dead dry and have been dry for about 10 years now they just never announced and most probably never will.... its Dubai
we are talking about here they never talk about the bad only the good !. One shocking piece of information that you guys will love is their silent
treatment to crime. Unlike other countries in the world, if there was a stabbing, robbery or major accident they will never report it on the news or
in the papers. They do report some incidents every now and there to remove suspicion. Why do they do such a thing ? Alot of Dubai's income comes from
the tourists, we don't want to scare away tourists now do we
To clear the point with slavery. Technically Dubai has not used any form of slavery to build itself but talking as a human yes they have... you want
to see cheap labor and poor treatment ? have a look at their workers but if it wasn't for the thousands of cheap laborers Dubai would have never had
enough money to build itself as it is today.
One more thing. Dubai has gone from "we need money for the country" to "we need money". Calling them greedy is a huge understatement. Buying
property over here in Dubai will cost you roughly 1.3 - 1.5 million DHS and thats ONLY for a studio. Don't think your in the clear after buying it.
There is a catch... They lease it out to you for 99 years so you basically never buy property, you just rent it at an insane price. Furthermore, I
heard this as a rumor after 34-35 years the land owner is allowed to kick you out of your house to demolish and rebuild it. Knowing Dubai's bad
reputation of abusing its power, its probably true.
This is the kind of stuff you will ONLY hear from people that have lived there long enough to have seen its rise.
Don't get me wrong though, Dubai is a beautiful haven to those that don't know its dirty little secrets
Feel free to ask me any more questions about Dubai.
[edit on 23-7-2008 by Akutski]