Saturday, December 30, 2006

Dubai Drivers Why?

had a nasty experience again on the roads of Dubai.

Doing the speed limit of 120kph on the Emirates road a group of lads in local dress came up behind me flashing their head lights at me as if their life depended on it.

Unable to move over due to traffic on my right , I continued along at now just above the speed limit.

The car behind me was now just a few inches at most away from my rear bumper. Honking on his horn and continuing to flash like mad.

I found space to move over a minute or so along the road and the car behind me promptly pulled along side me and forced me to swerve into the inside lane to avoid a crash.

Now if I was to give these guys "the finger" or even just a piece of my mind; it's me that would get prosecuted.

What is it that turns usually mild mannered locals into mad men when they get behind the wheel of a car?

Small ???????? one would imagine. (self edited as the truth often leads to arrest)

Monday, December 11, 2006

i will chop it off

I did warn you that I will not be getting to post that often these days.

After 6 years in Dubai I have forgotten how inconvenient it can be to actually have to go to work every day.

However the construction workers outside my villa ensure that I always get up on time but banging away at 7.00am every morning.

If you’re reading this blog Mr Construction Worker I do that you.

Two requests though.

1) Please don’t continue to do it on a Friday. That’s my rest day.
2) If you persist in using my villa wall as a public lavatory I will cut it off ok.

From pissing work men to Brits Abroad – a comprehensive guide to where Britons live around the world.

55,000 ex-pats in the United Arab Emirates make it the most popular Middle East location – 13th overall in the world.

26,000 live in Saudi Arabia – but only 142 pensioners. Most Brits are temporary oil workers.

3,400 pensioners in Yemen is the largest cluster of retired British citizens in the region.

What on earth are over three thousand British pensioners doing in Yemen for heavens sake?

Answers on a postcard please.