Traffic Increase, Property Prices Rocket: Dubai’s ‘Groundhog Day’
ALEXANDER MCNABB: We appear to be back in the, ah, ‘glory days’ of 2006 and 2007 if recent reports are to be believed. Oh joy.
Ka-Choo! Sharjah’s Mystery Radar Shooter Still At Large
As eagle eyed observers will recall from earlier posts, Sharjah has been suffering from a mysterious and expensive spate of radar shootings. Someone has been regularly taking out the traffic radars on the Mileiha Road – the arterial route that leads from the notorious National Paints parkabout all the way out to the delightful East […]
Sharjah vs Dubai?: Sorry, There’s No Contest
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You can keep your super-malls and your skyscrapers. The back street souks of Sharjah do me fine, thanks all the same.
Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman: A Power House Emerging
SULTAN AL QASSEMI: Combined the three emirates would be in the top 10 in the Arab world for population, and a GDP of $100 bn, its eight largest.
Return to Sharjah: My Personal Fuel Crisis
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The UAE’s fuel crisis suddenly became a lot more real for me as I drove the ‘murder mile’ from Dubai to Sharjah with a fuel needle in negative territory
The Grade Factories of Education: Saudi Schools
ABU MUHAMMED: Eventually I figured out why no one seemed receptive: The first is that most government and private schools are being run for profit.
Taxis in the UAE – Who’s Being Taken for a Ride?
It’s expensive stuff, this taking a taxi. And yet the drivers seem to be worse off than ever – although I don’t see the large numbers of middlemen at the taxi companies and regulators suffering.