Football fan is fuming about smoky venues
In response to the letter by Patrick, who rightly suggested that smokers watching football matches were a real poison, I can sympathise as I have been in the same situation.
Luckily, around Media City it is possible to watch games without having to suffer from inconsiderate people.
Actually this is an ironic situation as you would assume that watching activities linked to sports would make smokers considering their health - puffing and exercising are generally not considered compatible.
The other aspect of it is that there is law in Dubai that stipulates that smoking is not permitted in public places. So how can most sport bars get away with it?
Clearly it is all well to have campaigns to make people aware of the danger of tobacco but this is not enough. If people can flout the law, with no representative of local authorities prepared to enforce it, I do not see any changes in the future.
Enjoy the last match!
F Dumontel, Dubai