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The Sordid Reality Behind Dubai's Gilded Facade

From The Sunday Times
July 12, 2009
Sordid reality behind Dubai's gilded facade
Construction halted, westerners jailed for adultery - but prostitutes do well

Rod Liddle

Andrew Blair says he will pick me up from outside my sleaze-bucket of a hotel, give it 20 minutes or so, got some work to finish off. He has a job again, contracts apparently “coming out of his ears”, which is good, because until recently he had earned a certain notoriety for not having a job and, more to the point, for the manner in which he went about finding a new one. He drove around Dubai, back in January this year, from the plug-ugly creek to the plug-ugly marina, in his white Porsche, with a sign in the back window saying he wanted a job; vroom vroom he went, gizza job. Scratch scratch scratch went the keys and coins along the side of his car whenever it was parked up.

Added: Jul-21-2009 Occurred On: Jul-20-2009
By: jjjjjay
Iran, Other
Tags: Dubai, Depression, Repression, Recession. Digression, Opression, Confession
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