Dubai Consumer Mirror

Friday, November 18, 2005

A quick question..

Why is it that Dubai builds a "city" for Internet, media, sports...etc; but when it comes to knowledge .. it builds a "village"?!


  • no idea.
    but judging from some graduates of knowledge village i've met, i'd say that it is missing a "road to enlightenment".

    i looked high and low last time i was there on a photography course (just a 1 day thing), and there was no "road to enlightenment". would've kicked ass if there were.

    By Blogger samuraisam, at November 18, 2005 at 6:51 PM  

  • cause the "road to enlightenment", like everything else in that area, is still under construction :)

    By Blogger moryarti, at November 18, 2005 at 7:34 PM  

  • maybe coz it has a good ring to it - when you say it out loud - knowledge village - nice strong j sound...
    good question by the way!
    have you also noticed that some of the names here are pretty funny?
    there's a gym in karama called unifit, but when at a quick glance it looks like unfit.
    and this one never fails to crack me up - superkid (laundry).

    By Blogger शक्ती, at November 18, 2005 at 9:13 PM  

  • "Knowledge Hamlet" or "Knowledge Cottage" would be far more appropriate - if not "Knowledge Windowless-Bedsit-Shared-With-Twenty-Bachelors".

    By Blogger secretdubai, at November 18, 2005 at 10:09 PM  

  • I guess its because if you get knowledge from there you'll be known as the village 'idiot'

    I'll get me coat I think ! :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 19, 2005 at 10:16 AM  

  • i dont think they have a "road to enlightenment" because they probably can't spell it


    By Blogger samuraisam, at November 19, 2005 at 11:51 AM  

  • शक्ती has reminded me of Honest Hands driving school, who incidently had an instructor arrested for fondling a female student.
    And there used to be a 'soft hands' Tailors in Bur Dubai about 20 years ago....yeh very soft hands they must have had.

    By Blogger CG, at November 19, 2005 at 1:13 PM  

  • Cleverly spotted!

    By Blogger desertblog, at November 19, 2005 at 1:41 PM  

  • Best tailor in Satwa is RiffRaff.

    By Blogger Keefieboy, at November 19, 2005 at 5:28 PM  

  • good question moryarti :)

    i think it's because dubai is really humble about it's achievements and is considered "world class" in terms of knowledge. hence they called it a village.

    By Blogger BuJ, at November 19, 2005 at 9:55 PM  

  • Thats why Shymalan made a movie on it..........i see dead people....

    By Blogger kaya, at November 19, 2005 at 10:26 PM  

  • Goes with the quality of education at KV. And also explains the number of Universities closing doors. Time to move from the village to the city ;-)

    By Blogger Husain, at November 20, 2005 at 4:25 PM  

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