From today's News of the World: "Bolton defender Tal Ben Haim will be home alone when his team fly to Dubai today because he is BANNED from the country. Wanderers are jetting out to escape the big freeze but, as an Israeli, Ben Haim is barred from entering the UAE".
Call me old-fashioned, but out of respect for one of its most important employees (Ben Haim has probably been Bolton's best player this season) you would have thought that the club would have the decency to pick a civilised place where ALL its employees could go for its mid-winter 'jolly'.
And a simple reminder to the 95% of Brits who actually do not know the following fact: Dubai is in the UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Yes, that IS an Arab country, and most of its citizens are especially big fans of Osama Bin Laden, so just remember that when they welcome you into their 7-star hotels. And when you are paying your bills there also remember that some of that money is going straight into the coffers of Al Quaeda as 'protection' to ensure Dubai is not targetted by the terrorists.