It's Manna. Manna from heaven. What a blessed soul he is! They should carry him off to Mecca or Medina immediately to make the best out of it. To make the believers truly believe.
Ah, that Dubai of yours. It has me worried at times. Is it the Babylon of the 21th century? And if so, so what?
A colorful take, considering the late hour. As usual, idle men are populating the streets, while their women, sisters and daughters sleep the sleep of the innnocent, in order to warrant an orderly day ahead.
I doubt that he'll be whisked off to the holy cities of M&Ms, as they'll need more than a can of god sent beer to be convinced.
As you know, Manna was for the people of Israel, which contrary to popular belief, did not actually 'fall' from the skies but was rather sent down possibly in the form of tiny psilocybin mushrooms that had to be gathered and consumed before midday or else they'd start stinking of high heaven. According to my reworked Gospel - Scriptures, that Exodus must've been quite the trip!
In the meantime, the 12 Tribes of Ishmael (the Arabs), with no idea of what to make of all that fossil oil flowing under their desert, decided to leave it for the future generations and stick with goat herding instead, and to this day they remain dubious about the whole manna affair.
I wish I had you as a teacher when we had to sit in on the dreaded weekly hour of "Biblical and Customs History" at school. Your reading of Gospels and Scriptures are much more colorful and captivating than what we had to endure at the time. The mushrooms make a lot of sense, or how else could one explain the erratic behaviour of the children of Abraham? I mean, at the time, it was all pretty clean cut; the ten commandments making sure that everyone should feel equally guilty. The psilos must have been their take on escapism.
And the goat herders, well, I can understand their hesitations, still, they have been too solemn and serious about most anything for far too long. And still remain so to this day. But at least, at later times, they had the sense to get rid of that sticky liquid underneath their pristine deserts, so no goat would come to any harm by coincidentally stumbling into an oil well. Since crude is not a traditional ingredient of a goat curry, the proud wife in the kitchen would have gotten into fits in such unfortunate cases.
I know, right? One would normally expect this sort of thing to occur on New Year's Day -- or when the U.A.E. wins a football match! Of course the authorities wouldn't know anything about this sort of thing happening under their watch.