"It's dark and cold in (enter name of foreign country). London is like Disneyland - I earn three times more a month in the UK than in my own country. Why would I want to go home?".
Aren't those immigrants turning a bit cheeky? Except that I doctored the quote. That was a Brit, an expat in fact, talking about her god-given right to live in a foreign country.
"It's dark and cold in Britain. Dubai is like Disneyland - I earn around three times more a month here than in the UK. Why would I want to go home?"The irony, of course, is that the above quote is part of a centre spread in today's Sun aimed at championing Dubai- a match made in heaven if you consider that the tackiest paper in the world is bending over backwards to prop up the tackiest place on the planet.
Look at the headline: We'll keep on partying...this place will never go under, accompanied by captions such as IT'S FANTASTIC, IT'LL BOUNCE BACK and FAB INCOME as well as pictures of women in bikini and geezers holding up their booze. Because, for the Sun, that's what Dubai is all about
This is how the piece starts:
"Britain's expats also have a Friday ritual. It begins with a glass of bubbly at one of dozens of all-you-can-eat-and-drink brunches. And throughout the afternoon and evening the booze flows as gyrating bodies dance to pumping house music" [good lord, ed.]The articles continues with descriptions of golf, footie and beers, females sipping Corona on the beach as well as a "blonde-haired tanned broker" reporting that "[the other night] the place was packed with Brits all drinking and having a laugh".
Sipping champagne in 25°C December sun as bikini-clad women play beach ball in the pool, Paul confesses: "There are dozens of these brunches where you can get absolutely slaughtered. It's a fantastic place to be a single bloke. Tuesdays is ladies night in the bars and its wall-to-wall women. Loads of air hostesses are based here".
Packed with Brits. The Sun itself writes that 100,000 Brits currently live in Dubai. Like we remarked last week, they are not migrants. They're called expats.