Saturday, June 02, 2007

Welcome to Souk Madinat.

It's about nine o'clock on Friday morning. Planning to spend money on coffee and breakfast at one of the cafes in Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

There's a rope across the public car park entrance. Security man approaches car and demands to know "Where are you going?"

"I'm going into the car park when you move the rope."

"And then where are you going?"

You take that attitude with me, even before I've had a cup of coffee in the morning? I won't bore you with the rest of the conversation, which involved me getting more than a little irate. He eventually backed off and moved the rope.

This is the Jumeirah Group, the luxury hospitality company. This is the welcome the paying public receives when we drive there to spend our hard-earned dirhams.

A public car park of a public retail area which relies on the public for its very existance.

Some demonstration of hospitality. Some demonstration of how staff training is carried out.

Why should I bother to go there again?


kavi said...

This kind of treatment is too bad . Top management is not knowing all this.

i*maginate said...

You should bother to go there again because if you don't, I will. Then I can have the parking lot all to myself!

i*maginate said...

kavi, the rot starts from the top. that is the problem!