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Old 11th November 2014, 11:32 AM
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It looks like they've decided to close down Al Sufouh Road and all roads into the Marina with no notice whatsoever until 7.30pm. That's going to be fun later, luckily I left early!

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RTA released this at 15:57

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For your safety and to enjoy the fireworks that are taking place today as part of the #DubaiTram opening ceremony, please note that the road will be temporary closed today from 4 pm – 7 pm in Al Sufouh Road in both directions from the intersection of the Dubai College to JBR. Alternative routes can be taken from the leftintersection of Abdullah Omran Trim and Sheikh Zayed Road. All roads adjacent to the path of the tram stations in the marina area and Sheikh Zayed Road towards Al Sufouh (bridge exit 5 and 5.5) will be closed and the rest of the roads are open
I don't know what most of that means.

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For your safety and to enjoy the fireworks that are taking place today as part of the #DubaiTram opening ceremony, please note that the road will be temporary closed today from 4 pm – 7 pm in Al Sufouh Road in both directions from the intersection of the Dubai College to JBR. Alternative routes can be taken from the leftintersection of Abdullah Omran Trim and Sheikh Zayed Road. All roads adjacent to the path of the tram stations in the marina area and Sheikh Zayed Road towards Al Sufouh (bridge exit 5 and 5.5) will be closed and the rest of the roads are open


I don't know what most of that means.
pretty much means a giant clusterf*&k

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I don't know what most of that means.
Wow! Glad I left early. Where and when are the fireworks? Did I miss them? Usually you can hear the fireworks in the marina if they are happening here but haven't heard anything yet.

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Not sure, the Sheikh is going to go round in the tram, I'd assume the fireworks will go off when he passes. You'd think it would be good PR to release a schedule so all the people who are into that kind of thing can line the streets and wave. 7-ish would be my guess.

Edit - they started just after I pressed submit.


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Yup! Just witnessed it. I heard some people whistling from down below.

Soooo ... who's taking the Tram to work tomorrow??

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Maybe once they are done with fireworks they can also explain the 70% increase on the fare from Rashidiya to Emirates station (from 1.8 to 3 dhs) that will make the morning traffic on Airport Road even worse than it is now...

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I followed a black Lexus 4x4 with no lights on through Barsha at about 8pm. We stopped at the signal, and a police car pulled alongside the Lexus.

Would he wind down his window and tell the good chap to put on his lights? Or perhaps sound his horn or siren? Or even pull the guy over?

Of course not, he was on his mobile and probably far too busy to notice.

It's nearly over for me, thankfully...

PS I remember some 15 years ago on holiday in Luxor, Egypt, standing on the balcony of the Old Winter Palace overlooking the traffic intersection below, absolutely fascinated at how all the cars were all driving without headlights at night, yet flashed madly to announce their presence as they reached the roundabout.
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Man who was convicted of raping and killing a 13 year old girl, and later was separately convicted of raping, killing and dismembering a maid is now walking the streets after making a payment of AED 20,000.

Family of dead maid accepts blood money | GulfNews.com
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Sharjah Police had earlier said it was one of the gravest crimes of its kind as it included rape, alcohol and murder.
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Prosecutors said after raping her in Al Dhaid the men ran their SUV over her head and battered her with rocks before attempting to hide her body.

How does it compare with...

Death sentence for drug smuggler who duped airline passenger

Bangladeshi guy conned another into smuggling 1.5kg of marijuana into Abu Dhabi, and gets death penalty.

OK, pretty foolhardy thing to be doing in this part of the world - but DEATH, for WEED?

And this whilst most police station jails contain a number of locals with needle-pricks up their arms, serving some time before they receive a routine pardon on some festive occasion.

Sucks... big time.

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