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Eye on Dubai: 'It's a Cesspool'

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"A noxious tide of toilet paper, raw sewage and chemical waste has transformed Dubai’s most prestigious stretch of shoreline into a foul-smelling health hazard. A stretch of the exclusive Jumeirah Beach — a magnet for Western tourists and home to a string of hotels — has been closed. 'It's a cesspool. Our tests show too many E. coli to count. It's like swimming in a toilet,' said Keith Mutch, the manager of the Offshore Sailing Club, which has posted warnings and been forced to cancel regattas." [Times UK]