Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Another uneducated guesswork government ruling by UAE authorities leaving no time at all for us to breathe since the last few (one week from gardeners ban, two weeks from obscure Visa rules, and three weeks from company with multiple licenses requiring multiple offices ruling at Dept of Economical Development)
Not that banning 20 year old cars is a huge problem for anyone, but what on earth is banning transfer and sale of vehicles that are older than 10 supposed to be about? Would I be from January then either stuck with my 1999 Discovery or off with it to the junk yard?
That's going to be some new business for car-dealers: "I'll give you 5000 dirhams for your model 2000 Mercedes SL500 because whomever buys it is stuck with it." Reminds me of my 6th grade English Lit story "The Bottle Imp" where everyone is trying to unload the damned thing before their time comes so as not burn in hell.
Have this been done before? I searched around and found no such rule anywhere in the World.
Would UAE authorities at least consider letting us residents get our heads around what's going on here before giving us new rules to mesmerize about?
A break is what we need!