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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Briton Beaten To Death In Dubai or Not?

So the main headlines about Dubai particularly in the UK press today are about the sad death of 39 year old Lee Bradley Brown who was on holiday from England and staying in the Burj al Arab. It has been alleged that he was beaten to death in the Bur Dubai police station by police officers after being arrested for being drunk and abusive to a member of staff. The conditions in the holding cells of the police station are notoriously grim and this is no the only allegation of mistreatment that has come out of them. Regardless of the truth of what actually happened, a full investigation needs to be carried out with complete transparency. Whether this happens or not is yet to be seen and no doubt officials will be involved from both Dubai and Britain. In any case my sympathies go to his family and what they must be going through.

This story just reasserts that anyone visiting Dubai needs to be aware of the rules and regulations that are often stringently upheld in this Muslim country. Although it is advertised widely as a great holiday destination it still comes under Shariah law and for that you need to be respectful and follow the customs and traditions of the country.

Check out my guide to what you can and can't do in Dubai for more info. There are too many cases of Brits being arrested in Dubai so know what the laws are before you go.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Iceland Waterpark, Ras al Khaimah

So a new waterpark has opened in addition to Wild Wadi, Aquaventure at Atlantis and Dreamland Aquapark. This one is called Iceland Waterpark and it i a bit out of Dubai in Ras al Khaimah. Take a look at my review of Iceland Waterpark and see what you think...