Recently, residents of the Lakes, Meadows and Springs could not receive water from their taps at home due to a DEWA fault.
So, dwellers of the aquatic sounding, greenery filled developments were without water for a day, while sandy ‘old Dubai’ had no problems? How ironic.
The markets here
The reason why the markets haven’t crashed yet is because, when they are on the brink of doing so, the big players throw piles of cash at them, causing them to stabilise again and soar.
Forget waiting for that bubble in the stock market or real estate to burst – they will make sure it doesn’t happen and prices will probably rise again in the new year.
Food for thought: Inflation for next year is expected to be around ten to fifteen percent.
Maybe it’s time to invest in a vanilla villa* out in the sticks.
*Vanilla villa: one dull, dry, uninspirational house set among thousands of similar looking ones. Milton Keynes with palm trees.
New fines for speeding
The front page of Emirates Today had an article about Dubai police planning to increase speeding fines up to Dhs 1,000. The new year hasn’t even begun and they are already off to a good start! Such high fines will be excellent news and will make those budding Schumacher wannabees think twice before they try zooming down Sheikh Zayed Road in their deathtraps.
Better yet, automatically double the fine for anyone driving a sports car or four wheel drive, and triple the fine if the window tint on the offending car is greater than 30%.
Problem solved – no more reckless maniacs on Sheikh Zayed Racetrack trying to outdo each other in the level of stupidity their brains possess.
Jumeirah Blocks Residence
Completion of the Jumeirah Concrete Blocks Residence has been delayed from this month to next summer. No doubt sold as the most exclusive address on the planet, in reality it is anything but. Mass produced towers set so close to each other, some are permanently shaded from the sun.
Marina dwellers breathe a sigh of relief, as time for them has been extended, before JBR residents move in and the area becomes swamped with traffic – the new Bur Dubai? – completely due to poor infrastructure planning.
Those among us with at least an iota of intelligence will ask why the roads and interchanges weren’t built first. But ofcourse, roads don’t make money, buildings do. So, lets cram an area full of thousands of villas, and provide a small two lane interchange with two roundabouts on each side for these villas, because somehow, magically, it is deemed more than
i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, it’s only a matter of time until the “hip and cool” Nouveau Riche of Dubai begin making their commute to “work” everyday by helicopter leaving the groundlings to drive here and there by way of the nissan sunny.
Of course those of us with an inch of style will have already placed down-payments and deposits on the ferarri and apache lines of helicopter, i hear the red models are especially difficult to come by, (waits for story of rich pom who paid 3 million dhs extra so his wife could have a red helicopter).
I am too cool for boring old helicopters, when i get a license, i will be buying an ice cream truck, ample excuse to have ample supply of ice cream and to have speakers on the roof, so everyone can hear some bad music, and it’ll over come the current doof-doof machines that can be heard driving ever-so-slowly through diyafah street.