Monday, May 29, 2006

Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Having run a low-level campaign whinged about the lack of facilities for residents of West Dubai, Keefieboy is pleased to note that Dubai Municipality is finally planning to provide us with something to justify their Property Tax. Schools, hospitals, health centres, fire stations and mosques are promised. Thank you DM.


Blogger Mohammed UK said...

Residents of West Dubai also deserve a better name for the area than "West Dubai".
Something with meaning. Preferably suggesting that it is green and pleasant?

4:51 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Mohammed: I'm the only person on the planet who calls it 'West Dubai'. Everybody else calls it 'New Dubai', which I think is indescribably naff. Green and pleasant? Ahem.

5:00 pm  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

How much do you want to bet there’ll be some sort of fee attached to each of these facilities?

3:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind 'West Dubai'; I am surprised (disappointed) to see no comment on the UN report on Internet censorship. Dubbay got a whole 5 inches of attack! No comment from either you OR Secret!!
Is this Subject Non Grata?

Regards (and smiles)

PNG (still lost in France but having a hell of a time)

6:44 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

PNG: Report? Censorship? Never saw it!

9:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as a recent escapee from the sand
lands I can report a whole range of comments about dubai in the uk..
not all positive. england has been a revelation with open access to the internet although a distinct lake of the 50+ days... it is a marvel...been reading a lot about the censorship issue and the big bad tel co and its fear of intsy winsy voip... free markets hah only if some one is pocketing 51%

2:55 am  
Blogger samuraisam said...

anonymous: are you talking about the amnesty international one?
There wass some nice propaganda in Emirates Today about it a few days back...

7:28 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sam, there have been a few of the
old 'broadsheets' covering the situation in dxb for the workers, of all nationalities - but mainly the construction guys + Amnesty wide coverage not all good but I guess that was going to have to come. Most open minded people appreciate that not all is, or ever has been rosy here..

2:42 am  

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