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Old 19th Jul 2013, 07:48
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Road rage in UAE

Road rage is not permitted in UAE....so that cleared that little point up.

The guy who filmed a severe case of road rage, has been arrested for breaching the privacy of the attacker.

Under UAE law, he said, no one was allowed to record people without their knowledge and consent, or without prior approval from the public prosecution.


Read more: Road rage YouTube footage inadmissible in UAE court, says lawyer - The National
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Road rage YouTube footage inadmissible in UAE court, says lawyer - The National

So I suggest that all Dash Cams and Go Pros are switched off when in the UAE, and all mobile phone cams.

So with the Iftar rush home, drive safely out there and take care.

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Old 19th Jul 2013, 08:17
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This type of attitude is not unique to the UAE. I was threatened with legal action for taking photographs of public bus drivers, on duty, using their handheld cellphones for lengthy private conversations whilst driving on, in one case, a motorway and an another on a narrow twisting road.

This was, apparently, an intrusion into their 'private' lives. Risking the lives of other road users and passengers was apparently not a concern.
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 10:27
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I've watched the video, and yes the local chaps reaction was poor, but if somebody had hit my car and then tried to drive away, I don't think my reaction would be very different?

Everybody try's to remain considerate and calm, but sometimes the wrong buttons get pushed.

As for the arrest of the guy filming, same in the UK and many other places, you cannot take pictures of people, bridges, police stations etc, so it's not just the UAE.
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 12:55
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So then, by that very nature of the law, red light, speed cameras, and other security cameras everywhere are illegal. The Government has violated its own laws and the privacy of people.
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 13:44
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Well I have never heard of not being able to take photographs of bridges n'all in the UK.

FWIW having a good go at beating or intimidating somebody who, by the demographic nature of many expatriate residents, may not be in a position to defend themself is pretty reprehensible.

It is unlikely to change
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 14:05
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One word.

Wasta
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Old 19th Jul 2013, 16:44
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norwegian girl got raped in dubai...now she is sentenced to 1 year and 4 months in prison for sex outside marriage. go figure.
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 12:14
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Now you're allowed, but first you must give the video to the police.
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 14:56
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Absolutely! That'll ensure it never gets seen by anyone
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Old 20th Jul 2013, 15:41
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The number 2 most read news item on the BBC page today is the following.


BBC News - Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape

Dubai is not a normal place with normal laws, take this into account when you sell yourself into 50C heat.

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Old 20th Jul 2013, 17:02
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You'd laugh if it wasn't so tragic....

The Dubai police have been encouraging the public for about two years to submit (to the police) video or photographic evidence of bad driving or public disturbances.

Now it turns out videoing and taking pictures without permission is illegal, and has been for a number of years.

So what happens?....the police decide if they want to use the video to prosecute the offender, or if it's someone with "wasta"...do they arrest the person who submits the video?

With this sort of situation, and that of the case of the Norwegian girl's rape, how exactly do the police expect the public to trust them?
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 05:31
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Phase 2

As I started the thread, this is the Nationals follow up this morning.

Road-rage video led to open talk among Emiratis - The National


I make no comment about the photograph.

In my society the offence is GBH, or very serious.

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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 13:23
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If taking photos of bridges in UK is illegal then my dad's in a heap of trouble. His current "gets me out of the house for a few hours" hobby is photographing bridges.


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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 13:41
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same in the UK and many other places, you cannot take pictures of people, bridges, police stations etc, so it's not just the UAE.
Absolutely untrue for the UK, there are no restrictions on taking photos of anything or anyone in a public place and a number of places on private land!

Though some officials tried to say there was, they were the ones who ended up having "no tea, no biccies" interviews

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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 15:05
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If you are an expat in the UAE don't apply world standards to the Arab world.
You will lose the battle.

By taking up employment in the UAE you must deal with the culture !!!

They don't tell you this in that Shiny Gold employment contract.

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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 20:35
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What's 'excepting a job' mean?

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Western media have failed to mention the many women who DIDN'T get arrested after reporting a rape. The common denominator in these stories of arrest is the consumption of alcohol. Of course its no excuse for the rapist but women in Dubai would do well to reconsider consuming outside of the home unless they can be very confident of their personal safety.

Something that is mentioned to every female on commencing with UAE based airlines.

As for road rage, just don't drive...
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Old 11th Aug 2013, 17:34
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"Hey Expat!....Where you From Mate?(!)"

Now i dont want you guys to slam me here with being Racist, but let me be frank, blunt and upfront with this comment.

Western Expats(and speaking for the lads from Down Under, South Africa and "select" bits of Europe) if they did ever get into a skirmish with an Arab, i'd bet my top dollar that the Arab would politely let them off the hook with the customary "..Yallah habibi, be careful next time".

The Arab in the video know that the Bangladeshi would never have the "falafel" to retaliate so he choose to give him a 'jolly good ol pasting".

Unfortunately, sadly and interestingly, "that would hold good for anyone WHO's NOT "DOUBLEYUUUU - ETCH - AIEEE-TEE- EEEEEEE"

And that's the truth.
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Old 13th Aug 2013, 00:25
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And that's the truth.
Not if you're the Canadian couple who got belted in IKEA by a pair of Emirati brothers a few years back. Oh btw she was PREGNANT at the time.
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IKEA?? Canadian folk

Are you serious?.
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