I am seeing for myself the benefits of a rigid and effective legal system. UAE is a sheikhdom and the rules here are absolute.
It is just so much safer, people speak softly, keep out of each other's way, have utmost respect (and fear) of the law.
Of course, already I can see the media and even the internet are not as free as back in India. Who would want to put their rich and pampered living to be put at risk by angering the Islamic authorities?
Most of the media is fit for a 5-year-old's eyes.
What came across to me at first was the harsh hot climate and the similarity with the legal system. Just goes to show that human beings are just a product of their environment...
The natives here think they are acting out of their own free will with their extremely strict rules... but of course not, they are just part of the unforgiving desert landscape...
This crime-free land of perfect law and order, where I grew up, is probably my real inspiration behind the perfect world theory.
Rules aren't always a bad thing.