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Now is it just me being cynical (I'm not a "friend" of Sheikh Maktoum either) or, knowing the UAE (I have a few friends who regularly have their phones tapped etc.), is this just a publicity stunt to try to show the world that the Emiratis actually care for the expats cos by and large the Emirati's don't care about them - or why would they not let them settle here having built their country and often born here?

Personally I won't go near it with a barge pole


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I have emirati friends here in dubai and yes they do care! what is your problem?

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I have emirati friends here in dubai and yes they do care! what is your problem?
That's you told Andy.

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Not at all, on a micro level they may do, but on a macro/government level they don't.

If so you (as an expat) wouldn't be treated like a second class citizen, you would get free schooling, a free house, 25% more salary etc. etc. Oh and you wouldn't have to bother about renewing your visa every three years, if you had a communicable disease you wouldn't be deported - should I go on?

So don't come that "I have an Emirati friend" bollocks with me.

We all have mates who are "locals".....

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It is their country and therefore they should be entitled.I do not expect free schooling, house, medical care etc and why should I???? If the UK limited it's free education,medical care, housing benefits etc to it's citizens only it wouldn't be in the mess it is now. I chose to come to Dubai to work not for benefits, I, like every other expat, knew the score before I arrived and I for one am happy with it, I never came expecting a free ride and have never felt like a second class citizen. Any1 who has a problem with it need not come to Dubai - simple as. if you want to live off the state go to England like every other scrounger in the world. Me, I work for what I have and am proud to do so.

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So you've answered around 40% of my points, I'm sat here with baited breath for the others....

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It is their country and therefore they should be entitled.I do not expect free schooling, house, medical care etc and why should I???? If the UK limited it's free education,medical care, housing benefits etc to it's citizens only it wouldn't be in the mess it is now. I chose to come to Dubai to work not for benefits, I, like every other expat, knew the score before I arrived and I for one am happy with it, I never came expecting a free ride and have never felt like a second class citizen. Any1 who has a problem with it need not come to Dubai - simple as. if you want to live off the state go to England like every other scrounger in the world. Me, I work for what I have and am proud to do so.
I like to congratulate you for your judgmental (and dare I say totally biased) comments about life in Britain

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I dont even understand what you are trying to ask ???

And the emiratis I know (I only personally know three though) enjoy the diversity but would like to see less expats and more emiratis. Its why they are suppose to have babies, babies, babies....




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Very well said Sir

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I have emirati friends here in dubai and yes they do care! what is your problem?
So do I and some of them dont give a [email protected]@t about expats that they are not friends with and some are over friendly.
Just like every other country.

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