Dubai Consumer Mirror

Friday, October 27, 2006

Where did all the ladies go?

Did anyone notice the severe shortage of women motorists on the streets of Dubai? What happened to the lady drivers? Feels like driving in Riyadh!

Try this if non of you believe me: Whenever you stop at a traffic light or stuck in traffic, look around you tell me how many women drivers can you spot..

17 Comments:

  • you are right, I observed that too, and it thought it was only during ramadhan and I was always the only lady driver at the traffic light!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 27, 2006 at 5:07 PM  

  • I, for one, am sick of risking my life driving around the ever changing construction mazes that dubai calls roads...and trying to avoid the buses and trucks that are forced to navigate these twists and turns in painted lanes that are not even wide enough for them.

    And...then there are always the killer locals driving at warp speed on every straight-away, crawling up my bumper, blinding me with xenon flashers and trying to run me off the road and murder me if I dare not move over fast enough and they have to slow down to under 250 km/hr. With the knowledge that if there was an accident resulting from this, whilst I was taking my last dying bloody breaths the police would apologetically hand me the red slip because I'm not local.

    I hate driving in Dubai, and I hate Dubai drivers. So I stay home unless it's absolutely necessary that I go out. And it's only getting worse...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 27, 2006 at 8:56 PM  

  • heh.

    That's because we're not there at the moment! :-)

    By Blogger nzm, at October 27, 2006 at 11:48 PM  

  • I'm still driving :) But I rarely go past Mall of the Emirates (heading towards Dubai..unless I REALLY have to!)....Maybe that's why you never see me :)

    By Blogger Dubai Sunshine, at October 28, 2006 at 1:19 AM  

  • whilst I was taking my last dying bloody breaths the police would apologetically hand me the red slip because I'm not local.

    or if your in sharjah and the police actually ANSWERS the freaking phone!

    (maybe in the past week cuz of diwali and Eid, the females dint want their dressies to get spoilt cuz of the belt.)

    By Blogger Harsha, at October 28, 2006 at 10:15 AM  

  • I'm still driving too!!!

    By Blogger D, at October 28, 2006 at 10:35 AM  

  • you are so right. it is looking like the streets of riyad.

    By Anonymous looking for da ladies, at October 28, 2006 at 12:28 PM  

  • I is driving ...(miss daisy)

    By Blogger kaya, at October 28, 2006 at 11:29 PM  

  • Moryarti: Concentrate on the road instead of the ladies :-D

    By Blogger DG, at October 28, 2006 at 11:29 PM  

  • DG - touché ;)

    By Blogger moryarti, at October 28, 2006 at 11:47 PM  

  • Interesting post honey - is that y you come home late every evening .. are u going around in circles trying to find them ?!?!?

    Anyhow if u find new dings on your precious car that would be my 'comment' for this post! :0)

    By Blogger mrs.moryarti, at October 29, 2006 at 8:10 AM  

  • they're still out on the roads..

    one particular spicy vision was driving on sh zayed road today, phone on the ear in one hand, gesturing with the other hand and to make matters worse looking in the mirror to see if her lipstick was upto scratch !.

    heaven help us all !

    By Blogger hannibal, at October 29, 2006 at 10:51 AM  

  • Go Mrs. M! *cheering*

    By Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira, at October 29, 2006 at 6:15 PM  

  • Hey, i still see them driving on the roads of Dubai, maybe its because of the beloved tinted windows that you cant see them? ;-)
    Dubai Informer

    By Blogger Dubai-Informer, at October 30, 2006 at 11:34 AM  

  • I am out of town....that explains it all.

    By Blogger CG, at October 30, 2006 at 10:55 PM  

  • ... and the streets are safer for it

    By Blogger Haroun El Poussah, at October 31, 2006 at 12:03 AM  

  • I tried that too,,,, you are right BUT I noticed more women on highways speeding :-)

    By Blogger 3lo G, at October 31, 2006 at 1:46 AM  

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