Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Dubai in the media

Two damning articles about Dubai have appeared in foreign publications over the past 2 days.

First on BBC, then another one in the Independent.


What's going on? Why the sudden Dubai-bashing? Again, nothing that's written in these articles is new, but they're shocking nonetheless.

Oh, and as a side note, when I tried posting the link to the first article on this blog's Twitter account, my post got deleted...TWICE! Guess someone's not happy with the bad rap Dubai's been getting.

16 comments:

vagabondblogger said...

I thought The Independent article was excellent. Especially the bits on expat behavior, beliefs, and comments. We left Abu Dhabi in 2002, were there for close to 6 years, and noticed a marked change in the attitude of incoming expats. We were glad to leave. I can only say most of these people seem to be on one major head trip, until reality comes full force down upon them. We once said that Abu Dhabi was "our little secret." That secret got out, and the bottom feeders took over.

BuJassem said...

ya Sunshine.. true what you said but u dunno the UK like I do.. i was there for almost a decade and trust me, now things are bad, people are fighting for their jobs.. so are journalists...

i don't like the article, but don't blame them.

Ibn Awa said...

here's the link i promised you regarding the american debate:http://abumuqawama.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-neoconservatives-got-right.html

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This is such a nice and informative post but the point is There is always have been a discussion about Dubai in business community, so whats new if the print media is covering the rising of Dubai. Critical conditions always towards a strong end.

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