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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dubai: $273,000 fine for bad mouthing the country

Dubai is in such rough shape, that a new law is being passed making it a crime to damage the country's reputation or economy.

Stranded cars are left at the airport, as foreigners flee the country, not wanting to land in debtor's prison.

The new idea of relaxation in Dubai?

"Before, so many of us were living a good life here," Thiab said. "Now we cannot pay our loans. We are all just sleeping, smoking, drinking coffee and having headaches because of the situation.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/12/africa/12dubai.php?page=2

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