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Dubai tournament security risks?

With the volatility in the region right now, I'd think there'd be some security risks for player safety etc, I'm surprised there's no talk about it especially since U.A.E. is on the border of the gulf coast. Are my concerns unwarranted? any opinions?
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Re: Dubai tournament security risks?

I wouldn't think so. Only problems may be flying in.
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Actually, the same thing crossed my mind. But, I just figured, I'm probably overreacting.



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Thisa thread is rediculous. UAE is the safest country in the world.
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Re: Dubai tournament security risks?

I had concerns also, certainly should be thought about. I imagine tournament personnel, ATP etc have done as much as possible.

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Re: Dubai tournament security risks?

Maybe there are terrorists coming in from other countries nearby?

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Yeah and that's why the Americans are going berserk about having any business relationship with U.A.E.???
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Yeah and that's why the Americans are going berserk about having any business relationship with U.A.E.???
Please don't generalize about all Americans.
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Re: Dubai tournament security risks?

There are reasons for both accepting and denying the port US deal. I once read that the Dubai event refused to let Anna Smashnova play there or let her bring her team with her.
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Please don't generalize about all Americans.
Many have some sense.
I am an American with some sense, and I'm not so ready to blindly open my arms in welcome. I'm also not saying 'no' but, I don't like the underhanded way the Bush administration is pushing this deal through. There are pros and cons to this deal that have to be considered.



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Re: Dubai tournament security risks?

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There are reasons for both accepting and denying the port US deal. I once read that the Dubai event refused to let Anna Smashnova play there or let her bring her team with her.
You're correct about Smashnova. As this webpage clearly states, Israeli citizens are not allowed to enter Dubai.

http://dubaitourism.co.ae/Travel/def...sp?SubCatID=43



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The players should boycott Dubai if they refuse to let Isrealis play.
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Re: Dubai tournament security risks?

dubai or UAE was one of the only states to recognize taliban while it lasted so that tells a lot. However I think this tournament is run by expatriates from the western world so it shouldn't be much of an issue
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