One visit to the ghastly fake place was enough for me: just look at how horse racing and breeding panders to the odious demi sane Mohammed and his treatment of his wife and family: the craven selective blind eye turned to Arab countries that have gas and oil is shameful, but Israel has actually outflanked them all with its recent agreements… and of course brains!!
One day it’ll thankfully return to the sands and the locals will go back to pearl diving and raiding each other.
I hope that there will be generous redundancy benefits for the ladies of the night and purveyors of narcotic stimulant, when this happens?….. as it will..
Dubai is not ” a major hydrocarbon producer “; it’s oil reserves are insignificant. It is Abu Dhabi that, as this somewhat confused article also points out, has the oil reserves and therefore calls the shots. So actually Dubai does have “zero leverage” other than its goodwill from Abu Dhabi, which is something of a veneer.
Illuminating article. They always say ‘Follow The Money’
One USN Ohio class submarine could vaporise the entire Middle East at the touch of a button.
Perhaps that day approaches?
amen to that.. and them!
It is these sort of thoughtful and well argued comments that continue to make Britain and Brits so despised in the rest of the world
And Gulf Arabs so respected?
What did Kipling call them? Wasn’t it ‘lesser breeds’?
It looks like he may have been correct.
I remember the gulf arabs at Sandhurst, not least one particular Quatari… unbelieveablely idle and thoroughly devious and unpleasant… He even had the temerity to give a certain Grenadier Colour S’arnt a fake Rolex in exchange for a favour, that said Colour S’arnt discovered when he tried to pawn the watch!! Next mornings Breakfast Roll call was not fun for said Arab!!!
The “White Man’s Burden” as we used to say in those halcyon days of Enid Blyton!
Surely one needs a jet to jet in. Helicopters, even those stuffed with cash, hover and slowly set down.
Utter nonsense backed by no source other than this said and that said…no data…no facts.