Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This just in..

As a sign of solidarity with the Palestinian people, Sh. Mohammed ordered the cancellation of all new year's celebrations in Dubai.

I got this while I was packing for tomorrow's plan (we had already booked a week ago) but I kinda felt better knowing we would cancel.. After all, how can you really enjoy anything while our fellow Muslims are being slaughtered by the masses..

So yes, we canceled our plans.. I'm Glad.

Don't know how the hotels are going to deal with it, what with the economical crisis.. I'm sure its going to be a bit of a blow..

As for the situation in Gaza: Israeli ministers will weigh a French proposal for a 48-hour cease-fire in the Gaza Strip after four days of debilitating air strikes against Hamas targets that have left more than 360 Palestinians dead.

- here's to cutting down the losses, and stopping the blood shed.


3anooda said...

is the ban just for fireworks or does it include all the parties that are happening everywhere??

sadia said...

atleast something's being done!

Fashionista said...

sorry about your cancelled plans

in kuwait we have nothing to cancel since we were not allowed to have plans to begin with!

ĐǻñĎõøðñ said...

lol @ fashionista ;Pp

Mi said...

It's a nice gesture of him, especially at the hard time everyone's going thru (economically speaking)...

At least someone now will have the chance to 'stop n stare'..

Anonymous said...

Inshallah ya rab it will make some sort of difference.

Even Sweeter said...

I feel guilty now!! Ya3ni ditch the party u think?

Lili3 said...

it was really sweet of you to cancel your plans ^_^

Anonymous said...

I work for a 5star hotel in Dubai and so my friends are... the hotels lost so much money for this cancellation and the hotels are already crying from the crises and this adds up.

well business wise its bad...

however, i am so happy this decision is made... very noble decision and made everyone think about the Palestinians.. hope countries like Lebanon, Egypt do the same.

you will not regret canceling your plans... a nice evening with the family watching this disaster year end is far better than partying.

Fastidious Babe said...

3anooda: everything, there's a link in my post with the details..

Sadia: this is the least we can do..

Fashionista: walla? Kaif ya3ny ? U don't have new years day off? Wla there's no party scene?

Dandooon: ;p what r u doing tonight? XD

Mi: me n u had this convo indepth maba3eed ilramsa ;p

Depertpalms: inshalla.. Still didn't check the news.. I don't have the heart for it..

Even sweeter: something low key, maybe..

Lili3: least I could do..

Naseem: it is a very humanitarian decision indeed.