A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dubai Bumper Cars

The National links to a video and writes about the phenomenon of outrageous driving on Sheikh Zayed Road. The article offers all the official deplorings. The video is going to reinforce every stereotype of Arab driving anyone has ever harbored. But I have to wonder: is some of this staged? It really is hard to picture this going on for any period of time without law enforcement showing up:

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