It started with a piece by Lawrence Donegan which appeared Sunday, in the Observer and
Like luxury golf development projects across the US and Europe, Tiger Woods Dubai may be stalled for a while... perhaps it'll be scaled back or maybe it will actually fall by the wayside. We got no definitive answer from the Donegan story, because as yet, there isn't one. What we did get was a trite retelling of "Tiger's demise" and multiple swipes at Dubai's unbridled excesses... as though the desert kingdom had the market cornered on conspicuous consumption.
Perhaps I've just grown ultra-cynical but I can't help but think that this particular spin just made the most
But I think it's important to keep things in perspective. To that end, have a look at this recent video taken by a tourist a week or so ago in downtown Dubai. Despite the stagnation of certain projects, the city appears vital and exciting. The country's commitment to golf is ongoing and effective as well, judging from last week's Dubai World Championship anid the impressive tournaments coming up. And as far as Tiger Woods Dubai, I think it's premature to write it off just yet.