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    "ladygaga" (by the way, love your music, but who knew you lived in Tewkesbury!)
    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the other emirates are possibly the most politically stable places in the region. Emiratis are lucky to enjoy free healthcare, free education, generous subsidies on life's essentials, and a high standard of living.
    Exactly the opposite of what was available to the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain and Libya, hence the revolutions.
    So, it is very unlikely there'll be any demonstrations or riots in UAE. In fact, last week a collection of academics, former officials and journalists signed a petition and approached the government asking very politely for a bit more democracy in the political system (it's a complicated collegiate system rather than direct elections). It looks like it will stay polite in UAE but there's definitely more pressure on the emirs to democratise.
    Bahrain, where there's big trouble at the moment, is not a part of the UAE.
    Just to be safe, keep across the news and current events, and maybe call your friend in the UAE to ask for advice on safety.
    Enjoy your trip. almost 10 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    I've been twice in UAE, last time in january 2011, and I can say that the feeling there is that you are safer than in any other place on earth. Criminality rates are at the lowest ranks in the world, and general public services and utilities, as transportation systems, law enforcement, tourist assistance and others work very very well. You only ought to observe not to offend local dress code, which by any means are as rigid as in others places in middle east. so, it's not very hard to do.

    Also, although it's hardly a democracy, international analysts (The Economist magazine, for exemple) regard UAE as one of the most stable regimes in the region, if not the most. There are no signs of war or civil war n the horizon. Have a nice trip! almost 10 years ago

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    I've lived in the UAE for over 12 years, and I can say that you don't have to worry about any wars happening in the country.
    Just make sure not to offend the locals and you will be ok. over 9 years ago

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    You will love this place! It's safe and stable, your main worry duringbsummer will be the high temperature outside :) over 9 years ago

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    Dubai is one of the most exciting places in the World. I have been there twice and each time it was fascinating. The food is to die for and the hotels are some of the best in the World. Most residents of Dubai are insanely wealthy and you can tell this the second you step of the airplane. Dubai is the ultimate playground for the serious rich and famous, more so than Monaco I would probably say. There are No signs of war because there is not a war going on in The U.A.E. lol. The only thing I would advise is that ladies must cover up their bodies. Not cover everything, but be very modest. The locals do not expect visiting tourists to dress in a burqa, but female tourists should respect the fact that they are visiting a country where women are very modest. So cover up your assets. Other than that everything will be amazing for you in U.A.E. There are NO ISSUES AT ALL in this country. about 9 years ago

    Answered by Ashley via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Was Bahrain and Qatar ever ask to join the UAE??? If so, when??? And why did they not joined??? almost 9 years ago

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    Yes almost 9 years ago

    Answered by S V via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    I live in Abu Dhabi and can happily say that it is very safe here - apart from the crazy driving !! As Phil has explained above, this region is very stable which is due, in part, to the way that it is run. The ruling family have great respect of and from their people and as such, the country is run without too many issues and problems. During both Gulf Wars and all the other wars going on in and around the region the UAE has continued to operate "as normal" with minimal disruption. almost 9 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com

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