Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by illkhiboy, May 9, 2007.
I know for a fact that Roger Federer breaks a law in Dubai. Can anybody guess what the law is?
kiss Mirka in the public in a Muslim country?
He would never be guilty of that...in Dubai or in any other country.
WHAT?! You mean it's against the law to hit a forehand above 150 mph in Dubai??
he swaps songs with Tommy Robredo from his computer instead of paying for legal downloads?
He wears short shorts in public?
Lol nah...in Dubai you can wear shorts. But if he travelled to the neighbouring Sharjah, he would get in trouble.
I just remembered, Federer was wearing a lower a few minutes before his match started in Dubai, when he recieved his award for breaking Connors' record. Perhaps he was advised to that as to not offend the Shaikh of Dubai or whoever he got his award from.
Good one. I hope Mirka's not reading, she seems like a sweet girl.
You are close, my friend. Close. Though PDA's are not officially allowed in Dubai, it's not a big deal. People do hold hands and cuddle-walk openly in malls. However, I have rarely ever seen people kiss in public. And normally, security people come up to you and "Not allowed." Even in clubs sometimes!! And at beaches!
In Sharjah though, they will lock you up in an instant for PDA.
Haha but I doubt Federer kisses Mirka in public. I think he would be cautious enough not to offend his hosts. But I am sure he commits a crime that Dubai authorities overlook, and which is not as open as kissing in public.
so what is it?
mirka is in public at times alone?
^ Lol no, that's alright in the Emirates. Well..
Federer and Mirka break the co-habitation law of the Emirates which doesn't allow unmarried couples to share privacy/live together. People actually have been jailed/deported for co-habitation.
You mean if I take my girlfriend to Dubai for a holiday we have to get seperate rooms?
Thats pretty crazy.
Haha it is. Actually it is not quite like that. In Dubai the authorities sort of turn a blind eye to it. However, there are cases that appear every now and then of people getting deported for breaking this particular law. Check this out: http://secretdubai.blogspot.com/2006/03/all-in-days-discrimination.html
For some couples that is not entirely a bad thing lol...
Should be mandatory for married couples, absence makes the heart grow fonder, if fact jump for glee.
We need to take you out for a night in town, away from wife.
Wait, wasn't it officially illegal in NY state too ? .. until recently ?
just one night?
Dubai authorities won't dare to prevent a star like Federer. He's sort of a tourist mascot for them.
Many Indian and Pakistani underworld dons reside/used to reside in Dubai. And they will have their muses. Who'll dare to touch him.
For the common people though, it's a different story.
Dubai is a major point for money laundering. The Indian and Pakistani dons launder drug money and much of this is done through trade in gems and diamonds. Russian organized crime is big in Dubai as well.
Dubai is a lot like Beijing and many other authoritarian cities. If you have money and power, all pleasures are yours and the law will look the other way. If you are not rich, PDA can get you locked up (Dubai) or saying the wrong thing or looking for work as a visitor from a poor city will put you in a labour camp (Beijing). Cities like Dubai and Beijing are very careful to hide their abuses from tourists and the media.
Israeli passport holders are officially barred from Dubai. This fact alone is reason for the number one tennis ambassador, Roger Federer, to avoid gushing about Dubai.
Federer is a class act and has done wonderful work for UNICEF. There is a long standing argument for embracing authoritarian countries -- contact with Western values will help move the country away from totalitariasm. Maybe Federer has actually considered such things.
Hopeful Federer is not selfishly living in a country that embraces organized crime and excludes Israeli citizens without some sort of justification. Sure he can live like a King there, but at what price?
enuff! Roger is cohabiting with a man-beast-fat-troll thing? Always thought he was gay????
Touche' His beard
Good post, but I havn't heard anything about the part in bold. The government embracing organized crime? Money laundering? Evidence?
Federer shouldn't have to worry about the nuances of Dubai's relation to crime and intelligence, but I personally think about the problems with his chosen home when I see him play.
Journalists and people who have lived in Dubai have openly discussed the issues I mentioned. Robert Friedman is one of many journalists who have openly discussed these issues.
On 25 January, 2002, anti-money laundering legislation was signed to address money laundering in Dubai. Some say it was a symbolic Band-Aid. Regardless, I find it hard to comprehend a tennis world embracing a realm that rejects any man, woman or child with an Israeli passport.
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