Browsing All posts tagged under »Alcohol«

Dubai Decadence: Young and Arab Amidst Mosques, Bars and Prostitutes

September 22, 2008

0 September 22, 2008 By MICHAEL SLACKMAN DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In his old life in Cairo, Rami Galal knew his place and his fate: to become a maintenance man in a hotel, just like his father. But here, in glittering, manic Dubai, he is confronting the unsettling freedom to make his own choices. […]

Aqeeda: Saudi Businessman bans alcohol at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo

May 23, 2008


By Magdi Abdelhadi BBC News, Cairo A decision by the Saudi owner of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo to ban the sale of alcohol and destroy millions of dollars worth of beverages has sparked a debate in Egypt. The international company which runs the hotel has urged Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Brahim – a relative of […]

Young Muslim Professionals Drinking Alcohol

November 22, 2007


A new problem is cropping up in the workplace: drinking by young Muslim professionals. Recently, at a fundraising dinner for a Muslim cause held in a hotel in North America, a Muslim volunteer for the dinner expressed the concern that some Muslims might be bringing in drinks from the hotel bar.   He was shocked that a major concern of […]

Alcohol: A More Dangerous Drug Than Marijuana And Amphetamine

April 1, 2007


Table 1: Social and economic costs of alcohol abuse for selected countries Country Year Total Cost Estimate % of GDP Australia 1998–1999 A$ 7560.3 million N.A. Canada 1992 $7.52 billion 1.1 Chile N.A. $2.969 billion N.A. Finland 1990 $3.351-5.738 billion N.A. France 1997 115 420.91 FF 1.42 Ireland N.A. €2.4 billion N.A. Italy 2003 €26–66 […]