…the prodigal returns

Back where we came from, reluctant returnees.

Dubai thoughts


DD is in Dubai visiting a friend for a few days. I know she will have fun, Gemma is a really good friend!

Dubai is a strange place. The ‘ex-pat’ community there lives and works much as they wish to – they drink, they have partners without marriage and so on. A modern life in a modern place, right?

But step a bit outside that bubble, and the situation is different. Not the Western world as we know it. A British woman has been jailed for adultery (would this happen if the man was on trial?). A British woman and man jailed for ‘sex on the beach’.

Now, I do not criticise the authorities there – this is a Muslim society and their rules have been broken, so the price must be paid. But why the illusion of Western life for the ex-pats living there? Why aren’t the rules enforced then?

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

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