|Quoting N415XJ (Reply 82):|
Expats are very closely monitored and are essentially kicked out after a few years, and everyone who enters the country (especially though land borders) is inspected very thoroughly.
There are always shadows to exploit. As you likely know Dubai is littered with prostitutes. These ladies aren't exactly guests of the rulers but they're not exactly being shepherded out in droves either. There is some tolerance for ambiguity... For the record I hope the UAE stays stable. The last bloody thing that region needs is more chaos.
That number still gets thrown around a lot by EK
people, and fans of Dubai Inc. When you dissect that 150 (from one of their annual reports circa 2009) it quickly thins out albeit still to a respectable number. The last time I checked that 150 number it included:
- UN humanitarian flights (no joke)
- A slew of cargo only airlines
- Several defunct airlines
- Numerous airlines that fly irregular schedules, once every other week as an example
- Any charter movements that touched DXB
Now that the cat is out of the bag the good folks at DXB
have recanted and their current website shows a much more realistic 88 although that list still includes DL
both of which are on the out.
[Edited 2016-03-28 20:19:25]