Monday, January 14, 2008

Oops! I did it Again

Hello Mates,

Happy New Year. We have got GWB (George W Bush) visiting us in Dubai. I am sure most of us might be going through chaos, due to the sudden decision taken by the authorities to block roads. Hey! But we got a public holiday – thank you Mr. Bush (at least for something) hehe…!

I understand the precautionary measure taken by the authorities to avoid any causality but don’t you think this is lack of planning.

This is a copy of a mail forwarded by my friend to add confusion at the office: -

Please note there will be several closures tomorrow as a result of GWBs visit to the UAE. According to one report the following roads are expected to be closed between 6 am and 5 pm

Al Khail Road closed
SZR closed from Salik to Salik
Jumeirah Beach Road closed from Al Thanya to Jumeirah Corporate office (far side of Madinat)
Al Wasl closed from Al Thanya to Dubai Police

Most of us kept wondering if this was true and were seeking official notification from our departments until late evening. In the online world the fingers were busy finding if this news was true – by keying several combinations of phrases like: -

Dubai Road Closure
Bush Dubai Road Closure
Dubai Holiday due to bush visit

etc etc and these combinations gave different results. I don’t have any official stats to confirm the most popular searches of the day. - The Gulf news link confirming the rumor.

Hope all of us are for once going to celebrate the unofficial peace keeping day by keeping our cars away from the roads. How do you plan to spend this unexpected public holiday?


  1. Welcome Mr. Bush, and thanks for the holiday..haha


  2. Hey I wonder what would have happened if he planned to stay here for a week or so ?

    Kanchi :)

  3. Make sure he visits UAE twice a year, so we get 2 days a year to be online and type in K's blog ;-) Man, aren't we all sycophants, declaring a holiday for one of the worst presidents ever !

    Moi been online since morning..

  4. Can you believe they asked me to stop in b/w the road and park the car as I was not allowed to enter the Red Alert Zone ..damn...

    Deeps :(

  5. On a serious note I feel the businesses were impacted. An unexpected holiday on a weekday is a serious impact on stocks/sales etc...


  6. I was asked to go back home @ around 11:45 while walking towards office on Bank Street.
    Wallaaa,,leash, harrrek. Surraa. Jib batakhaa.



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