There’s few people who have been more vilified in the Western media than the President of Zimbabwe for events in the African country over the past couple of decades. Robert Mugabe is a pariah in the West. But he’s been over in Dubai, and his government is set to open up a ‘diamond embassy’ in Dubai. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), where the embassy will be based, put out a press release and photo op. I’ll leave it to you to answer the title question, namely was chasing media coverage the right or wrong thing for DMCC to do when it comes to Mugabe?
This Eid let’s all pray and wish for peace, especially in the Middle East region. I wish you a blessed Eid Mubarak.
عيد مبارك على لجميع وانت بالف خير
The wonderful image has been developed by Jehan Abdulkarim, Thank you Jehan!
No, this isn’t a 1980s love ballad or a line from a new age diet fad. This sign, and the line above, can be found at our favourite juice shop in Bahrain. The Arabic literally reads as juice that will pain the heart. It’s very tasty and doesn’t give me indigestion, but then I do have a cast-iron tummy.
PS there’s more prose at this place. Apparently, they also do cordon-bleu grilled meat sandwiches.
While walking to pick up the tamees and nakhi I spotted this bizarre advert in a certain part of Bahrain. Needless to say, we’re way past Bonfire Night, so I wonder what people would want to buy a V for Vendetta mask for? And are there any freebies which come along with the purchase?