Originally Posted by nilo
The people who have been working in the construction of this yacht were not Arabs, mostly engineers and craftsman from other countries and they have been employed as subcontractors. I agree there might be a management problem. However, I have to admit that I am very sorry to read such a racist comment in this respectable forum. You are ignorant to the extent that you cannot see that this disrespect is creating treats to your own safety.
I kindly ask the administrators of the forum to delete both of these messages and keep the forumís integrity.
p.s. I am not an Arab
I don't find that post "racist" at all. Perhaps the tone was a little questionable, but it raised some very good points.
1. If the workers/subcontractors are not Arabs, then what is the point of building her at Dubai? If the intent is to show or dare I say fake that Dubai can build mega yachts, well then that is very superficial to say the least.
2. If the workers are local subcontractors, then why use them on the longest/largest yacht to date, when there are so many proven yards out there? To prove that they can build mega yachts? Well, there are good jobs and bad jobs. Just because you have done it, it doesn't mean that the quality is there. There are reasons why the German and Dutch yards are first choice of many people.
3. If the workers are indeed local subcontractors then what's the point? Is it to help the local economy? I can think of better ways of doing that. Maybe try building her with a known yacht and negotiate for a good price (I heard that a sister ship is planned). Then inject the money that you saved into the economy?
Of course, they got money and they don't have to make sense or to justify to anyone of us here. Maybe it's something that poor people like me can't understand.