The latest law in the land is all the 5 star hotels have to be closed for the Eid holiday. Why is that? another Arab leader died this week? Or are they being inspected for weapons of mass destruction? This is some serious bullshit!
I've had it with these beards and turbans going talibani on our ass! You know, now that you did a good job chasing tourism out of this country, there is another similar sounding word you have to think about, Terrorism! Now that we are going ahead in banning 5 star functions and restaurants, whats next? Shopping malls for families only? Have big signs on entrances saying "NO BACHELORS!" like the one I've seen years ago in Alrashid Mall?
Now tourism and terrorism kind of sound the same. With no tourism, first there is no outlet to relax and enjoy some simple pleasures of life. Second, tourism is the fastest growing service sector in the world for a while now. Finally, and I believe this point is overlooked, tourism gives us the exposure to other people and cultures. The more you do see that, the more you respect our differences and appreciate the meaning of being humans.
Now, after this thunderbolt of a decision, we will have a young generation that 1. Do not have much of a choice to enjoy themselves 2. Don't have a job 3. Don't appreciate people that are different.
You can guess where this new path we're taking is going to lead us!