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      02-18-2008, 07:46 AM   #23
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Haha.....you could be right with that statement a few years ago but now.....Dubai is one of the hardest place to get your license....Even for people who already have a driving licenses from other countries dont get a free pass. You got to give a stupid test.

Anyway, I really appreciate your 'optimistic' comments you made before about dubai!
listen my friend, i hope i am wrong... they are doing some very great, and very smart things, in theory. but in practice, they are overdeveloping a developing nation, Dubai is still a developing nation as advanced as they are... unfortunately, they have a lot of skeletons in their economic and social closets that they need to sort out, otherwise, everything they are doing will prove to be economically unfeasible.
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      02-18-2008, 07:51 AM   #24
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let me rephrase, nations don't care about world records for national recognition, of course the competition exists in private industry; in addition to novelty guiness world records b.s. but you don't see any western nation competing for something as novel as the world tallest building or the worlds biggest theme park like dubai does. it's quite pathetic, really. i just got wait until their economy bursts in 20 years and they have all this palatial infrastructure in a total ghost town. too much economic growth too fast is unsustainable.
I will be utterly happy if Dubai ends up a ghost town some day
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Idiots, what happens when their plates get stolen? Plates cost more than the car.
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listen my friend, i hope i am wrong... they are doing some very great, and very smart things, in theory. but in practice, they are overdeveloping a developing nation, Dubai is still a developing nation as advanced as they are... unfortunately, they have a lot of skeletons in their economic and social closets that they need to sort out, otherwise, everything they are doing will prove to be economically unfeasible.
hater alert you're just jealous of their democracy
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I will be utterly happy if Dubai ends up a ghost town some day
it will one day... once the british and indians bleed the country and leave
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Idiots, what happens when their plates get stolen? Plates cost more than the car.
Man, I dunno what to say to you. You haven't thought through this.
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      02-19-2008, 12:21 AM   #29
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We'll see what these guys'll do when their oil runs out. Unfortunately, they don't invest in human capital. If these oil-rich countries don't invest in their future and continue spending their money on stupid crap like this, then when the oil runs out, they will inherit poverty (this is true even though at the moment it seems far-fetched). $14.5 million dollars on a license plate? WOW. How about using that money to educate, shelter, and provide for those frustrated would-be suicide bombers (in other countries other than Dubai) so that they will lead decent lives and won't ever think about committing the harshest crimes in human history (suicide bombings).
It's funny when people speak out of their asses, research DUBAI before you write down a comment like that.
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dubai doesn't have suicide bombers. i think they even allow israeli citizens in now as long as they get clearance prior to entry. they are pretty phenomenal in their current state. i'm just worried about the future.
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      02-19-2008, 01:04 AM   #31
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As well as Dubai doesn’t have much oil to depend on they have many other resources, any one interested can look it up as I don’t have the time right now, training course lol.
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As well as Dubai doesn’t have much oil to depend on they have many other resources, any one interested can look it up as I don’t have the time right now, training course lol.
True, government knows they're running out of oil soon (less than 10 years to go, I think), that's why they've been spending loads building up infrastructure to foster tourism, real estate, financial services industry etc. - one of the reasons to try and hog the global limelight.

I think Dubai is a phenomenal place, I would like to go and visit one day...
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uhm, if you read my post I said "...would-be suicide bombers (in other countries other than Dubai)..." meaning that I acknowledge Dubai isn't plagued with that disease. Nevertheless, you can spend $500 tillion on a license plate for all I care. But you're neglecting your so-called "brothers" in faith. You think those tools in Iraq, Afghanistan, & Palestine are blowing themselves because of "jihad" think again buddy. They are most likely frustrated due to the economical situation in their respective local economies. All I'm saying is spare a million or two for your so-called "brothers." But then again, hey I'm selling my cellphone, it has a #1 key on it....do I hear 60 million dirhams anyone?
Why the hatred? as if Dubai is the only place were people spend a lot of money on stupid stuff, you can find stuff like that any where around the world, people with extra million $$ in their pockets to spend.

And if you and many others think that we get "your" oil money that's plain stupid.
We earn our money just like you earn yours, I go to work everyday to make a living, others are in stocks trading while others have multiple businesses, and we're facing the oil rising prices over here too!
It's because other governments raise prices that our government have to raise too.
Your oil money goes to your governments and the oil companies not us!

Funny how these threads always turn into racial or religious arguments
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      02-19-2008, 03:04 PM   #35
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Idiots, what happens when their plates get stolen? Plates cost more than the car.
good point....or if it gets damaged in an accident
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      02-19-2008, 03:27 PM   #36
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lol they just go to the road and traffic authority report the missing plates and get new ones the same moment.
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True, government knows they're running out of oil soon (less than 10 years to go, I think), that's why they've been spending loads building up infrastructure to foster tourism, real estate, financial services industry etc. - one of the reasons to try and hog the global limelight.

I think Dubai is a phenomenal place, I would like to go and visit one day...


Id like to live in Dubai one day...buy a nice house on that palm island...

lol ok daydream time is over..
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Id like to live in Dubai one day...buy a nice house on that palm island...

lol ok daydream time is over..
it looks very tempting......from what I've heard they are mostly vacation homes.....

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There are 3 plam islands and one world island, one of the palms is nearly complete.













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those are big houses that are right on top of one another
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the plate phenomenon is all over the middle-east... (they even started in the UK over the F1 plate)
we have it in Lebanon too...
I think all those who player hate on "Dubai" (I put it in brackets cuz it's really more of an arab phenomenon... u got it in Dubai, Beirut, Jeddah...) are just jealous... they feel they are ballers.. but faced to these people they feel like they are ghetto fabulous...

I wouldn't live in Dubai... too hot, takes too long to get anywhere.. and too many white cars lol

what's the point of getting plate #5 for example?
ur known... that's X... he's got this and that and what not... yah it sounds stupid... but hey.. that's how it is...
ur phone number has to be nice, ur car has to be nice, and ur plate as well..
this is how the A-list of the middle east do it...
Hollywood A-listers go on cocaine habbits and wager their kids in cock fights down in TJ :P... we buy ridiculously over priced license plates and treat people as a commodity...

it's just the way things go down... I bet if u had the money, u'd do the same....I used to be appalled when I first moved to Beirut and I'd see such behavior... 18 yr old with a Gallardo and 2 SL65s, girls with Range Rovers to match their purse, people out-ordering the next guy in clubs for the highest bill (Crystal!)
but after a while, it becomes funny, entertaining and to a certain extent cool... it's normal for me now.. I'd love a nicer plate then what I've got now (despite it is pretty kick ass already)

who are you to tell them how to spend their money (hard earned or not)?
are you their financial advisor? no.
if they bankrupt themselves (they won't), that's their problem...

and most of it is not oil money... there just is that kind of money in these 3rd world countries....
and yes... it is either u are very rich, or very poor...
but I know a lot of people who made it from dirt poor to top players.
u got opportunity here... u just need to seize it, just like anywhere else..

but let's go on a limb and turn the tables here... people in Cali who put their houses on mortgages to afford a BMW to be seen in.. how many of u know someone like that? I'd much rather be a saudi who puts 14,000,000$ on a plate but know I got the money to do so then buy the latest BMW whilst I live in a crummy 2 1/2 and can barely make ends meet...
which is worse?
playing your part or being a wanna-be?
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