Thinking of visiting Dubai?
Amazingly, Dubai doesn’t have a sewage infrastructure to support its skyscrapers, including the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Drivers said they’d been queuing for three days! Unsurprising then, that many dump their loads into storm drains that lead directly to the open sea. Tourists are warned of the risk of contracting serious illnesses like typhoid and hepatitis if swimming on Dubai beaches. Wikipedia on sanitation in Dubai.
Warning…the language here is as raw as the sewage…
Uploaded by CDBSmithy2 on Jan 16, 2009
Where does all the poop go in Dubai? Millions of people and no sewers, just holding tanks and “poop” trucks. We found this lineup out on the highway and never found the end of it. We asked the drivers and they had been there for 3 days. Maybe why they now just dump it in the ocean and the beaches are closed. Listen closely…
And you thought YOUR job stinks!
Update: According to Wikipedia, the Dubai sanitation problem is being fixed. I certainly hope so.