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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Rental Car Discrimination

Earlier, thanks to John Chilton at the Emirates Economist, I posted about how United Arab Emirates nationals sufferdiscrimination in the rental housing market in their own country. Landlords tend to believe that nationals have special privileges as tenants, leading to larger losses on the part of apartment building owners. The result is that superintendants are often under instructions to favour foreigners over nationals when renting units.

It turns out that UAE nationals also experience the same problem when it comes to renting cars. Here is the Gulf News link. As John Chilton says
Membership has its privileges. Membership has its costs

Here is the link to his piece on this topic.
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