Every week we'll round up our favourite tweets from the UAE. Things that caught our interest or made us smile.
Around the UAE
@tomgara is getting cross at Pizza Express, and if twitter is anything to go by, so is the rest of Dubai. "Pizza Express in the UAE, you are my enemy forever. May your merciless SMS spamming result in a great karmic punishment."
@DubaiNameShame had us in stitches as he gave a live twitter feed covering his sister-in-law’s visit, culminating in this tweet: “Ladies & Gentlemen (and all United fans) I can confirm sis-in-law has left the building – that dancing bald man outside is me :)”
@EmaratiArabic is promising to teach us how to speak the local lingo: “If you’re reading this you probably want to learn Arabic! All you have to do is learn my tweets and, most importantly, USE THEM!” We’ve tried out a few of her phrases and we’re very impressed.
Business / promotion
Oh @SlicesAE, that sounds delicious: “Try our new special of the week; beef ham, cheddar cheese and boiled egg enhanced with spicy mayo in a healthy wholewheat grain bread!”
We say yes! @JoeAkkawi! "I wonder if giving away 2 Madonna Tickets is still a good prize. Who wants?"
@Catboy_Dubai is giving away tickets to the movies! "We've got Dark Towers premiere tickets to give away. Asking for your #CelebrityVerbs. Leave yours here: http://on.fb.me/kXLgK2 RT"
@DubaiPoliceHQ: “Dubai Police is notifying owners of confiscated vehicles and motorcycles to report to fines section. http://yfrog.com/nwgygsp #Dubai #UAE”
Our best twitter news story this week was Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed taking to the medium in despair when Etisalat wouldn't stop spamming him. //bit.ly/IlWFkH #UAE
#BringtheN3aal really made us snicker.At the number one spot in UAE twitter trends this week, it seems to have amused everyone as much as it did us. N3aal in Khaleej Arabic means slipper. If something irritates you, #BringTheN3aal and give it a thwack. Here are some of the funniest:
And thanks to @ishehhi for the funny picture.