The Sheikh of Dubai and his two daughters

"В моем словаре нет слова «невозможно»." Наполеон Бонапарт ©

Dubai can be amusing, in a voyeuristic way, for a week or two. The tallest building in the world and the mall with the shark tank, but it’s the people, really. There are a quarter-million expats, mostly British or American, living much higher on the hog than they ever could at home — but bored out of their minds, like refugees from a Somerset Maugham novel. Drunken buffet lunches on Fridays at one of the big hotels are as good as it gets. Offstage, there are also a couple of million servants, menials and labourers, mostly from the Indian subcontinent. They are probably bored too, but nobody bo…

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