As attempts at change sweep the Arab world, some more successful than others, there hasn't been unrest in the UAE. Not exactly. A protest here, a ripple there. A recent petition from heavy-hitters appealing for direct elections, you know, that sort of thing. The bottom line is, as I tell my family and friends, most of us are not from here and face boarding a one-way flight home for such activity. If we are lucky.
But many people are from here, and a group of them are not complacent. Like Ahmed Mansour. The Emirati human rights activist and blogger, who was arrested Friday afternoon in Dubai for "criminal activity".
After a middle-of-the-night visit from the cops, he warned this might happen. Be safe brave one.
UPDATE: And, another one, apparently. And a third. Sheesh.
UPDATE: Yes, I took this down last night. Now I am putting it back up.