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Captain Intrepid
07-06-2016, 09:53 PM
Just thought that some of the world travellers here might find this useful information.



The United Arab Emirates (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/unitedarabemirates/index.html?inline=nyt-geo) warned its citizens on Sunday (https://www.mofa.gov.ae/EN/MediaCenter/News/Pages/272016-MOFA.aspx) to avoid wearing traditional clothing when traveling abroad, apparently in response to an episode in Ohio last week in which a businessman from Abu Dhabi, dressed in robes and a head scarf, was confronted by the police at gunpoint because a hotel clerk thought he might be a terrorist.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/04/world/middleeast/emirates-issues-travel-warning-after-man-in-robe-is-mistaken-for-isis-terrorist-in-ohio.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

The Bigfella
07-06-2016, 10:32 PM
'murica.

Land of freedoms

Gerarddm
07-06-2016, 11:49 PM
The caller to 911 said ( and I heard the tape ) that she heard the guy " swearing allegiance to ISIS ". What an absolute moron. As if a Daesh operative is going to say anything publicly. I understand she may face charges.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-07-2016, 03:37 AM
Oh dear.

Actually I opened this thread because my son Alex is in Dubai Airport right now in transit from London for Auckland, where he gets a plane to Napier to join his ship.

Emirates as most people will know is an excellent airline and its Dubai hub is... well, the terminal building is a mile long... and wide... and has always reminded me of the sort of deep space station depicted in sci-fi because you meet people of all races and conditions dressed in all manner of garb, for some of whom the day has just started and for others of whom it is the late evening.

The Bigfella
07-07-2016, 03:43 AM
Oh dear.

Actually I opened this thread because my son Alex is in Dubai Airport right now in transit from London for Auckland, where he gets a plane to Napier to join his ship.

Emirates as most people will know is an excellent airline and its Dubai hub is... well, the terminal building is a mile long... and wide... and has always reminded me of the sort of deep space station depicted in sci-fi because you meet people of all races and conditions dressed in all manner of garb, for some of whom the day has just started and for others of whom it is the late evening.

The massage ladies in Terminal 3, upstairs are great.... tell him it's your shout. Up near the big garden.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-07-2016, 04:42 AM
The massage ladies in Terminal 3, upstairs are great.... tell him it's your shout. Up near the big garden.

Thank you for that useful information but he doesn't have time left, and in any case he will be calling at three ports in Taiwan, four in China, two in Korea and three in Japan...

Besides, Dad already said he will spring for a uniform from Ku Cheong in Hong Kong when he gets there.

The Bigfella
07-07-2016, 05:03 AM
Well done Dad.

My recommendation was entirely proper, btw

skuthorp
07-07-2016, 05:30 AM
My brother is on his way to Mongolia for his step nephews wedding to a local girl. Bro. took him in at about 13 and put him through school and uni. He's a math savant of sorts, and now something to do with our diplomatic service. Part of the trip is China Air, he's a bit nervous about that.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-07-2016, 06:10 AM
Air China are fine - they actually have a very good safety record. And he will enjoy Mongolia.

LeeG
07-07-2016, 07:18 AM
This is how Trump can say all Muslims should be temporarily barred from traveling to the US until "it's figured out" and that makes sense to his supporters.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-07-2016, 08:13 AM
This is how Trump can say all Muslims should be temporarily barred from traveling to the US until "it's figured out" and that makes sense to his supporters.

Good save! Got us back on topic. There has been a marked increase in hostility to immigrants here in Britain since the referendum result.

Reynard38
07-07-2016, 08:36 AM
The caller to 911 said ( and I heard the tape ) that she heard the guy " swearing allegiance to ISIS ". What an absolute moron. As if a Daesh operative is going to say anything publicly. I understand she may face charges.

We are constantly being told by the rulers that "if you see something, say something". I'm actually surprised this sort of thing isn't happening more often.
And the guy that was roughed up was coming to the US for healthcare? As wealthy as the Emerites are he couldn't see a good doctor there?
Something smells funny.

But the buzz cut, no neck cops overreacted, as usual.

The Bigfella
07-07-2016, 09:06 AM
We are constantly being told by the rulers that "if you see something, say something". I'm actually surprised this sort of thing isn't happening more often.
And the guy that was roughed up was coming to the US for healthcare? As wealthy as the Emerites are he couldn't see a good doctor there?
Something smells funny.

But the buzz cut, no neck cops overreacted, as usual.

An Emirati workmate of mine last year was talking about healthcare. His father takes him to London with him twice a year to see his Harley St doctor for a checkup.

Old Dryfoot
07-07-2016, 09:18 AM
It could have been a lot worse. Just imagine if this guy had started doing math. . . the horror!

Reynard38
07-07-2016, 11:22 AM
I've got a good friend from Lebanon that I used to ride motorcycles with. His English is about 75% and he still has a very thick accent. One of his bikes, a big BMW touring model is equipped with a very good stereo. One day in very rural NW Alabama he was playing some Lebanese music. Quite good actually. It was of course in Arabic.
Wasn't a problem a few years ago but now? Maybe not such a good idea.

Captain Intrepid
07-07-2016, 11:56 AM
Oh dear.

Actually I opened this thread because my son Alex is in Dubai Airport right now in transit from London for Auckland, where he gets a plane to Napier to join his ship.

I sincerely apologize if I caused you any concern for your son.


We are constantly being told by the rulers that "if you see something, say something". I'm actually surprised this sort of thing isn't happening more often.
And the guy that was roughed up was coming to the US for healthcare? As wealthy as the Emerites are he couldn't see a good doctor there?
Something smells funny.

The high population of the USA supports some ultra specific specialists. If there's only one case of something out of 5 5million, it doesn't make sense to have a specialist in that disease say, here in Canada where there might be 6 or 7 cases a year.

Not to mention, the USA is second to none when it comes to healthcare that caters to the disgustingly self important rich, money will buy you a spot at the head of every line. That's nothing to be proud of.

Hugh Conway
07-07-2016, 12:02 PM
As wealthy as the Emerites are he couldn't see a good doctor there?

Plenty of UAE/Saudi's go for treatment to the Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN as well. One of the many ways travel and immigration makes the US rich.