Posted by: Pradeep | February 18, 2008

Cost of being expat

I love to read my Gulf News copy in the morning. Today it gave little expected shock. Dubai Electricity & Water Authority decided to penalize expats or I would rather call it subsidize for Emiratis by pickpocketing expats. Electricity & Water costs for expats are being increased on slab usage basis upto 65% from March 2008 and this increases would not be applicable to Emiratis. I have seen Emiratis wasting electricity and water to a large extent while expats saving it to great extent (as the costs are anyway exhorbitant when it comes as % of income in this part of world). Still the authorities feel it wise to penalize the large section of society for misdeeds / squandering of few.

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