I'm Nearly Famous!
The two-page article is based around an interview with a Ms X whose identity was not revealed (but we know who you are!!!). Adventures in Dubai gets a couple of mentions, it's described as one of half a dozen moderately edgy blogs, and the story about the embarrassing abscess seems to have struck a chord. The article complains that UAE blogs are somewhat tame and lacking in satire. Well of course they are - you might try pushing the envelope, but the consequences of actually breaking it can be very severe indeed. Communicate quotes my concern about not crossing the line - you know the line, it's the invisible one that wiggles about quite a lot - without a letter from Sheikh Mohammed saying it's OK.
So, Communicate, blogging has become a major hobby of mine, but biting satire and local political comment are out of the question as long as I am living here. And you know very well why.