Dubai to spies: Clear out

Attention spies in Dubai: you have one week to complete your spying business and then you must leave. If not, you will suffer the consequences. You have been warned.

According to Gulf News

"Those spies that are currently present in the Gulf must leave the region within one week - if not, then we will cross that bridge when we come to it," Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim told Gulf News.

Of course this does not refer to all spies; some spying is quite acceptable.

Asked if the alleged spies are holders of European passports, the police chief said: "Europeans and others", but he did not respond when asked if he was also referring to spies holding Arab passports.

It is unclear if Dahi was referring to spies working for European governments or those who use European passports to spy for others.

Of course the late, unlamented ( by most people) Hamas terrorist spy Mahmoud al Mabhouh, wiped out by presumably other spies, also traveled on false passports for his spying. Will his replacement be asked to leave Dubai?