He allows for the consumption of alcohol, allows for couples to hold hands, allows for women to go out in public without the chador, and has created the freest economy in the otherwise statist Middle East.
Dubai is sort of an ME version of Scottsdale, AZ. Fancy shopping mall, good restaurants (for the region) huge golf and hotel resorts, etc. Its where expatriates and Arabs/Persians alike go to let their hair down. Homosexuality is still a crime, and public religious processions are banned, but other than that, its a pretty tolerant place.
posted on 02/14/2006 9:29:41 PM PST
(I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked...)
>>> Dubai is sort of an ME version of Scottsdale, AZ.
posted on 02/14/2006 9:30:37 PM PST
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