April 27, 2009
Tarnishing the Emirates Image?
The incident threatens to tarnish the reputation of Abu Dhabi. It also poses questions about the rule of law and impunity in a nation dominated by powerful families.
Hmmm, perhaps I am overly cynical, but isn't this exactly the image of the Emiratis?
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Any comments on that giant Johann Hari piece about/against Dubai?
Posted by: alle at April 27, 2009 08:48 PM
Is that the same as in the UK paper?
Posted by: The Lounsbury at April 28, 2009 11:38 AM
Yes, in the uh ... Independent. Very long piece, not so much about finance stuff as about labor exploitation and disliking Dubai in general. I enjoyed it, but I'm sure you'll find some reason to explode in anger.
Posted by: alle at April 28, 2009 09:45 PM
The piece looks like he already hated Dubai before he arrived. And, in the end, apart from the work camp stuff - which was much better covered in the BBC Panorama report - all he wrote about how horrible Brits are when they live abroad. Not much to do with Dubai.
Posted by: MSK* at April 30, 2009 04:53 AM
Well if it is the same as the Independent piece, I found it tedious. I am not sure I would 100% agree w MSK but my inclination goes in the same direction.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at May 1, 2009 07:50 AM