Restau­rants aren’t the place for sweaty gym kit

7 Days in Dubai - - EVENTS -

Hav­ing re­cently been for a brunch at a ta­pas restau­rant, that also had a bodega, I sub­mit­ted a scathing re­view on Trip Ad­vi­sor. The rea­son was not the food, that was su­perb. My com­plaint was that in spite of their sup­posed ‘dress code’ and in the face of ba­sic food hy­giene laws, they ad­mit­ted two peo­ple in gym kit who had clearly just fin­ished a workout and were sweat­ing pro­fusely. Not only was there a lot of un­sightly flesh on dis­play the cou­ple were un­clean. Of course the staff were ap­a­thetic, im­po­tent and typ­i­cally afraid of any con­fronta­tion or mak­ing a scene. In re­sponse to my re­view the man­age­ment wrote “we do our best to host all our mul­ti­cul­tural guest tra­di­tions”. So it looks like we can add sweaty, gym kit wear­ers to the list of Dubai’s cul­tur­ally di­verse ac­cept­able dress. Apostrophiser Dubai per­haps now is a good time to look at the big­ger pic­ture. Per­haps now is also a good time to look at how we ex­pats and cit­i­zens of Dubai can work to­gether to make Dubai a Utopian An­i­mal Ex­pe­ri­ence. Let’s ed­u­cate our­selves how to man­age pets, strays and all an­i­mals in a pro­duc­tive and car­ing way and be an ex­am­ple to the rest of the world that we are so much more than what is seen in a hol­i­day brochure. Amanda Garhoud Park old one) that is softer on the knees. 2. Light­ing around the com­mu­nity. Ranches is the worst lit com­mu­nity in town. Have you seen Mudon? It’s stun­ning at night. 3. Cy­cling track, build an ad­di­tional lane next to the jog­ging lane for bi­cy­cles so we save the life of the cy­clists. 4. A gym. 5. A lit­tle water fountain kids can play in like the one in ma­rina walk. Blessed Rancher Dubai

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