And it’s still a bad thing.
Thousands of the finest automobiles ever made are now being abandoned every year since Dubai’s financial meltdown, left by expatriates and locals alike who flee in a hurry because they face crippling debts. With big loans to repay to the banks (unpaid debt or even bouncing a cheque is a criminal offence in Dubai), the panicked car owners make their way to the airport at top speeds and leave their vehicles in the car park, hopping on the next flight out of there, never to return.
We’ve seen this for a while now in Dubai. Personally, I blame Dick Cheney, Dubai’s favorite plutocrat, war profiteer and reknowned economic skullfucker. I hate the CARnage, but I like the karma for the banks, and seeing all the trust fund hipsters scurrying under the furniture like so many cockroaches.