A couple of days later the GN happily informs its readers that the ban applies only to the Emirate of Sharjah. Why did nobody at Gulf News think that, instead of just printing a government press release without question, they could have asked two simple questions, which would have been of huge public interest and benefit:
- "Does this ban apply to the whole of the UAE?" (Answer: no, only Sharjah....at the moment anyway); and
- "Where can the public find out if their particular job is on the banned list?" (Answer: nowhere, the list is not available to the public).
This week the previously announced UAE government ban on registering cars over 20 years old has also been reversed.