x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Silence is golden

You may like the Black Eyed Peas and others prefer Bach, but piped music is nobody's favourite. In particular, few appreciate the tunes played daily on the Dubai Metro.

Many seekers head to the desert to contemplate in its stillness. If you fancy yourself one, get out there soon. The way things are going, the desert's silence may soon be broken by the sounds of Yanni and Kenny G. Piped music is becoming too prevalent in this country. Relax poolside or pause for refreshment in the clubhouse after a round of golf, and the din follows you. You may like the Black Eyed Peas and others prefer Bach, but piped music is nobody's favourite. In particular, few appreciate the tunes played daily on the Dubai Metro. It may be My City, My Metro, but it is certainly not My Music. The repetitive, electronic noise is driving some commuters nuts. Many have resorted to wearing iPods throughout their journey. The Roads and Transport Authority were mum on what music they were playing. To protect those who created it, this was probably the right thing to do.