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raniroo
post Apr 30 2009, 02:17 AM
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In a region that considers pork haram (or forbidden), the UAE is lucky enough to still have it imported for the expat community. There are two outlets that sell pork (in a special hidden area of the supermarket, along with a select number of hotels that offer pork dishes).

In light of recent events however, the UAE has as tkaen a precautionary step and declared all imports and sale of pork banned across the UAE...

Forbidden Pork Banned in the UAE


Does anybody know if they have discovered whether the swine flu is passed on through consumption....I didn't think it was! Do you think this is an excessive precaution?

Maybe its a way of getting rid of a "nasty" product.....I am going to go into withdrawals.


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post Apr 30 2009, 11:05 AM
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Yes I have a licence for alcohol in my home, but many people don't and you can buy it without it (but not in the Dubai Emirate). If you get caught you go to gaol!

Nothing wrong with non alcholic wine, it's just bizarre that locals drink it although they are against booze....


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Well my favourite crazy move in the Swine flu outbreak was Egypts slaughtering of thousands of pigs. Al-Jazeera called it a misguided effort to prevent the spread of the flu which made me laugh. ooh Egypt.

I also found this, but I don't think the media will stop using Swine flu and start using N1H1...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/30/s...b_n_193772.html

And I also read somewhere that Israel wanted to rename the disease Mexican flu because it was offensive to Jews and Muslims who don't eat pork... I thought this was funny in the midst of a so-called pandemic someone is worried about cultural sensitivities. hah.


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raniroo   Pork Banned in the UAE   Apr 30 2009, 02:17 AM
sianeth   Yeah this is definitely an excuse to get rid of it...   Apr 30 2009, 02:38 AM
aaronsmith   it's very very nice and great information to a...   Jul 13 2012, 02:31 AM
raniroo   I agree....I think it is over precautious.....and ...   Apr 30 2009, 02:58 AM
starlagurl   Yeah, I agree with Sian, looks like an excuse to m...   Apr 30 2009, 08:01 AM
raniroo   It's just a separate room really with a sign t...   Apr 30 2009, 08:40 AM
starlagurl   I see...why do you feel naughty? Do people give yo...   Apr 30 2009, 08:42 AM
raniroo   I see...why do you feel naughty? Do people give y...   Apr 30 2009, 08:49 AM
starlagurl   Yeah, it's an interesting thing...all those ...   Apr 30 2009, 08:51 AM
raniroo   Yeah, it's an interesting thing...all those ...   Apr 30 2009, 08:52 AM
starlagurl   Non-alcoholic wine is good though! It's li...   Apr 30 2009, 08:53 AM
rbisset   Do you have a licence to have alcohol in your home...   Apr 30 2009, 09:28 AM
raniroo   Here is the article about the renaming of the swin...   Apr 30 2009, 11:27 PM
starlagurl   What the??? So just saying the WORD swine or pig o...   May 1 2009, 08:50 AM
raniroo   I know! It's absolutely ridiculous.....PC...   May 1 2009, 08:55 AM
starlagurl   *sighsighsigh!*   May 1 2009, 09:56 AM
yafnaf   Haha but its pretty great to laugh about. But I am...   May 1 2009, 07:20 PM
aopaq   Haha but its pretty great to laugh about. But I a...   May 2 2009, 12:47 AM
starlagurl   Omg... That game...is ridiculous. Here is someth...   May 4 2009, 09:18 AM
jayr.roberts2   obviously pork is banned its a muslim country   Dec 23 2009, 05:43 PM
fdakuae   I am from UAE, local, living net to Dubai. Well, i...   Dec 29 2009, 06:18 PM


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