Skype is like magic.
I've been obsessed with Sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid AlMaktoum of Dubai for about a month now.
He's so nice to everyone.
And look at what he's done with Dubai.
Why can't that be us?
My mother said the other day that when she was in her teens they used to tease Emaratis and laugh at them and call them garawa (villagers) and Bedouins.
Guess who the fuck's laughing now?
And I am very, very angry.
Because they have security and good healthcare and no poverty and sexy turbans and phenomenal technology. And their own theme music!
Oh, and they have a hot piece of sheikh: Click to enlarge
We have people getting away with rape, and people living in poverty, and orphans living among cockroaches, and this:
How's that for theme music, bitches?
It is very sad when people refer to AlFaisaliyah and AlMamlaka :
As the height of technology in Saudi Arabia. And the worst part is, they brag about them.
In Dubai, I wear whatever I want and no-one has ever said or done anything to me. In Riyadh I am in my black abaya and I get verbally harassed by ill-disciplined teenage boys and Muttawas, and apparently, the law does not protect me from this harassment.
In Dubai, people drink, but I have never seen a drunk person there. In Riyadh, I found an empty bottle of liquor outside my little sister's school.
And I hate people who say "oh, but we have Islaaaaam. We practice Islam! We're much better off."
Practice Islam? Where?
Show me where we practice Islam and I will die happy.
We are a nation of contradictions, and it seems as though we are proud. Or in denial.
Pick your poison.
PS. Fouad AlFarhan has been released!