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A recent survey mirrors the feeling on Dubai’s roads. That its time to pack up and go.

March 3, 2009 2:29 by

It doesn’t seem surprising to hear that 40 percent of expatriates surveyed by Real Opinions, a research company, said that they were planning on leaving the UAE next year. A fifth of respondents said that they fear they will lose their jobs within the next 12 months.

It’s the only thing everybody is talking about. A friend was quite shaken yesterday when several of his colleagues were laid off. “Dubai is gone,” he said, nodding his head in resignation.

And it’s the same story in the lift, in the bus, in the shops; the other day, we even saw a “For sale” sign stuck on the window of the car driving next to us on Sheikh Zayed Road.

It is mass exodus. And it’s quite scary.

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