Last Thursday, the 8th of January, I had to talk to someone in Dubai. The day being the 10th day of the month of Muhurram when Iman Hussein's martyrdom is commemorated, I assumed that Dubai would be shut. So, I called up my friend on his mobile I was surprised to find out that he was in office and working. My surprise was even greater when my friend told me that Dubai doesn't have a public holiday for this occasion. Silly me, but makes sense, doesn't it? Dubai's ruling house is Sunni, why on earth should they mark Hussein's martyrdom? As for the thousands of Shia immigrants working in Dubai, who cares?