I've read most of the "sticky" posts and did not see any information about the level of crime in Dubai. I suspect that it is low but would like to hear from anyone already living there. Thanks.
Okay, I will bite. Name some of these studies.?...... which make (by most studies) the UAE's roads some of the most lethal in the world, however carefully you drive
Okay, I will bite. Name some of these studies.
The driving isn't perfect but I can think of four worse places without any thought at all - KSA, Qatar, anywhere in Africa, and of course Italy on a Saturday night as the bars close.
Zero? Is that possible? Zero?vantage said:Dubai tries to reduce road deaths to zero by 2020
Dubai road deaths increase in 2013......
loooong way to go.
financial penalties are worthless.
Many offenders can afford them, and see them as a spped tax, rather than a deterent.
In most parts of the world, speeding fines are accompanied by points on your license, which then converts to a ban.
You cannot 'buy' off your points.
you cannot 'buy' back your license.
As soon as you can exonerate yourself from road madness with money alone, you have no effective control system.
I was almost lynched online for saying this, or to be precise for suggesting that a lone woman should not sit next to the taxi driver.As for safety, it's relatively safe in comparison to other cities but nowhere near as safe as people make out. Especially for woman alone late at night.
Out of interest, why would a lone woman sit in the front of a taxi - next to the driver?I was almost lynched online for saying this, or to be precise for suggesting that a lone woman should not sit next to the taxi driver.
I agree that you should be able to sit where you like - but to avoid ambiguity, it is often safer to sit in the back of a taxi.Why,because anybody should be able to sit where ever they want to.There are many good people who drive taxis and everybody should be able to make their own choices.
I am a man and have had some great conversations with Taxi drivers in my almost nine years here.