Buyer's remorse

April 28th, 2008

The Guardian's report on the travails of the Palm Jumeirah as residents move in and discover that the reality doesn't quite match the brochure's promises conjures up a picture of a thoroughly … cosmopolitan … neighbourhood:

The lab rats in this experiment are a strange mix. They include England footballers, a battalion of middle-class Britons from places such as Salisbury and Weybridge, and even, it is said, Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, who is thought to have a house opposite Kieron Dyer, the West Ham midfielder.

Truly, Dubai is a strange place.

[Via Pruned]

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