After years of spouting nonsense about being a liberal haven, as well as a tax haven, financial megalopolis Dubai is bankrupt. The city built on slave labor is finally as bankrupt as its morals.
“The thing you have to understand about Dubai is – nothing is what it seems,” Karen says at last. “Nothing. This isn’t a city, it’s a con-job. They lure you in telling you it’s one thing – a modern kind of place – but beneath the surface it’s a medieval dictatorship.”: “In Saudi, it’s hard to be straight when you’re young. The women are shut away so everyone has gay sex. But they only want to have sex with boys – 15- to 21-year-olds. I’m 27, so I’m too old now. I need to find real gays, so this is the best place. All Arab gays want to live in Dubai.”
I’ve recently researched the possibility and advantages of teaching in Dubai. As one of the richest, if not the richest gulf states, the United Arab Emirates pays the highest for its foreign teachers.
There are a lot of myths out there about teaching in Dubai, but Dubai is rapidly becoming a booming financial center and metropolis in the desert. The Sheikh’s vision was to move his country GDP away from oil and into tourism. With projects such as the Palm and World Islands, it’s not wonder that this is becoming a reality.
The city’s current ruler, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is also the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE.
The Palms Islands and the World Islands are the largest artificial islands in the world. Both developments are located in Dubai and are visible from space.
[Ed. Note: Here is my next post on Dubai: Teaching in Dubai.]