Monday, April 06, 2009

Women-only buses in the UAE

Who said apartheid belongs in the 80s?

Today the United Arab Emirates announced their "women-only bus service" to be launched on April 10 (click here and here to find out more).

The Dubai bus company explained that a fleet of seven buses will run along the first route and will operate at 30-minute intervals.

Bear in mind the UAE are considered one of the most open-minded countries in the Middle East. In reality though, it's a concoction of unregulated capitalism and corporate bingeing made possible by a medieval system of repression and feudal (or futuristic) levels of class division, all the way down to slavery.

06/04/09: Excellent piece on Dubai by Johann Hari in today's Independent.

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