Aussie fined for Dubai drunkiness – nope, not me

In local (Dubai) news, as well as back home, Australian football (soccer) player Craig Moore has proven to be a total dipstick here in Dubai by starting a “brawl” with a taxi driver over a 50 dirham fare. The story goes, he also assaulted the arresting officer.

Thankfully for him after getting bail, he was let off lightly with a 1000 dirham fine (just under AUD$300).

Not a good way to make Australia proud. Although some friends here from other nations think it’s unsurprising – as if it’s an Australian pastime.

It turns out Craig has quite a bit of property interests here in the Middle East – or perhaps he used to.