In a nasty case of the right hand knowing not what the left hand is doing, luxury tourism in Dubai is suffering from an excess of waste.
According to the Times Online:
A stretch of the exclusive Jumeirah Beach — a magnet for Western tourists and home to a string of hotels — has been closed.The cause is too-rapid development that neglected the minor niceties like sewage systems. Now the 6-star hotels and gliterati reputation is fading under a tide of...well...poop. The risks of swimming now include typhoid and hepatitis, if you're foolish enough to brave the stench and visible toilet paper.
“It’s a cesspool. Our tests show too many E. coli to count. It’s like swimming in a toilet,” said Keith Mutch, the manager of the Offshore Sailing Club, which has posted warnings and been forced to cancel regattas.
I guess there is a reason for those silly rules about sewers and the like. Tweet