A sheikh who had plenty of sand

With oil revenue in a free fall, Persian Gulf states are turning to amusement parks focused on superheroes, cartoon characters and big roller coasters. And Gulf countries from Dubai to Doha are in a race to outdo each other, a nod to a future where less revenue will come from oil and gas.

(from the Wall Street Journal)


A sheikh who had plenty of sand

developed it into play land,

where sharia law

was such a big draw

they rarely cut off someone’s hand. 

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