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Arab invasion of London

While the young soldiers were invading Afghanistan , Iraq etc.

The arabs were planning there own revenge.

 

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Qatar behaving badly…

There deeds are finally catching up in the tiny country of Qatar,

A small country in the persian gulf which likes to meddle in the world politics at a grand stage.

Supporting Muslim brotherhood in Egypt, playing active roles in Libyan and Syrian uprising.

They are home to Aljazeera and at the same time one of the largest US bases,

On March 5,  2014 Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/government/uae-saudi-arabia-and-bahrain-recall-their-ambassadors-from-qatar-1.1299586

On March 14, 2014 the Saudi government officially demanded that Qatar close down aljazeera

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/riyadh-demands-qatar-shuts-down-al-jazeera-1.1304168

Saudi Arabia ‘has evidence of Qatari meddling’

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/saudi-arabia-has-evidence-of-qatari-meddling-1.1305303

And all this for a country which is planning to hold soccer world cup in summer 2022.

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2014 in politics, Strange Arab Countries

 

No Car Lift or Car Pooling for you !!!!

Filed under Believe it Or not.

It can happen only in Dubai.

Dubai Police patrol car fleet includes a Lamborghini Aventador

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But the poor public is not allowed to car pool or even ask for directions!!!

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According to Gulf News, Samson Fernandez, an Indian marketing manager, claimed that he was trapped by the RTA inspector. He said that last month he was fined Dh4,000 for “illegal passenger transfer,” but he denies any wrongdoing.

Car lifts, unregistered taxis, or carpooling against payment: these seem like the perfect solutions in the face of a young public transportation system. But they are not perfect – these services are illegal, and can land you with hefty fines and even a jail term.

Dubai’s Roads and transport Authority (RTA) maintains a strict policy when it comes to illegal car rides. “Motorists using private vehicles as taxis and those offering car-lift services will face fines and deportation,” it has warned in the past.

Motorists caught offering such service will be fined Dh5,000. Second-time offenders will be fined Dh10,000. And those who commit the offence twice in a year will be handed over to the police and deported,” was the warning.

But this does not seem to scare away commuters from trying alternatives to public transportation. Car lifts, especially, are a popular service, suiting the needs of many who travel on a daily basis, but do not have a car.

“For me, it is a very good solution. My colleague picks me up on his way to work, and I pay him an amount of money per week to share the gas. It is a fair deal to me,” says H.K., a Syrian working and living in Dubai.

“I have a standard driver. I pay him an amount of money per month. And whenever I need him, I can call him to go wherever I want. He is reliable and will always come,” says I.K., an Indian man working and living in Dubai.

A quick search on one of the classifieds websites in the UAE will result in many options. There are those offering the service between two particular places, and those who offer to drive wherever you need. For every location in Dubai, there seems to be an option.

However, this is exactly what the inspectors do. A Pakistani driver tells how he was fooled by an inspector and caught: “I was offering car lift services from International City on a classifieds website. One day I was contacted by a man, who wanted a car lift to Dubai Media City. Once I met him, he identified himself as an inspector. I was fined Dh4,000.”

Another driver says how he was followed by an inspector last Friday after he had picked up his customer. “I stopped over at a bus stop to meet the person I was supposed to give a car lift. As soon as I took off, I was followed by a car. I was pulled over and fined Dh4,000 for providing an illegal car ride. I was also warned that next time I was caught, my driving license would be confiscated,” says the Indian.

The rules are such to protect people from allowing potential criminals inside the car, as passengers may be exposed to theft or face other risks.

 
 

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Saudi Arabia bride demands groom marry her friends

A Saudi teacher has reportedly told the man who wanted to marry her that she had only one condition before accepting his proposal: He must marry her two friends at the school at the same time.

The would-be groom was shocked by her unexpected demand, but came under strong pressure from relatives and friends who eventually persuaded him to accept to marry the three women, Saudi daily Al Youm reported.

Under the deal, the bridegroom rented three apartments in the same building and lodged each of his brides in her own flat.

Polygamy is allowed in Saudi Arabia, and a man is entitled to take up to four wives, but must not differentiate between them and must treat them equally physically and emotionally and in regard to sustenance, expenditure, time and all obligations as a husband.

 

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-bride-demands-groom-marry-her-friends-1.1173120

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Strange Arab Countries

 
 
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