And this is a dangerous sport.
Thanks to cheap fuel and higher disposable incomes, 4x4s are the car of choice. He says he has seen lists of names which they submitted to the Ministry of Labour. What are the main objections to the plan? So when news broke late last month that Gulf International Bank GIB had laid off 59 employees at its head office in Bahrain - almost a fifth of the total working there - it sparked demonstrations by fellow Bahraini bank staff and trade union activists.
Algerians are rioting the Egyptians are calling for change and Yemen is as unstable as ever.
Sponsors are flooding in to help with the expense of this fledgling industry. Depriving a fellow Bahraini citizen of his or her livelihood is widely seen as a form of social betrayal. What exactly is this structure?
First challenge is to install a network of charging points. Fuel prices in the UAE have risen three times in the last six months - and are set to rise even further as subsidies are cut. Rolls of razor wire and a four-metre-deep ditch are placed on one side.
The solid section around the Palestinian town of Qalqilya is conceived as a "sniper wall" to prevent gun attacks against Israeli motorists on the nearby Trans-Israel Highway.
So is that enough to wean drivers off their love of the gas guzzler.
A second ruling in September ordered reconsideration of the route around Alfei Menashe, south of Qalqilya, where several Palestinian villages have been left stranded on the western, "Israeli" side of the fence, devastating the local economy. The government says it is essential to prevent Palestinian would-be suicide bombers from entering Israel and attacking Israeli civilians, as has happened many times during the Palestinian intifada.
Its chairman, Khalil Zainal, says many other banks in Bahrain are planning redundancy rounds of their own. But will demonstrations do anything to help? Middle East Business Report is a weekly half-hour programme covering business issues from the region Contact the programme on middleeastbiz bbc.
And is it really that simple? Most of its kilometre mile length is made up of a concrete base with a five-metre-high wire-and-mesh superstructure. Can legal action stand in the way of the barrier?
Can the league survive and flourish in such an environment? In addition, the structure is fitted with electronic sensors and has an earth-covered "trace road" beside it where footprints of anyone crossing can be seen.
The question is whether the rate will be pushed up again by mass redundancies throughout the banking sector. Awal has had its credit ratings cut to junk status. And what role do they have in mobilising governments to make those changes?
Right-wing ministers and their hardline supporters were not keen to build any structure which might be construed as a future Israeli-Palestinian border which left Jewish settlements stranded in Palestinian land.
Why is Israel building it? Contact the programme on middleeastbiz bbc. Where does America stand? On this occasion, the court also rejected the World Court ruling, saying Israel did have the right to build the barrier on occupied West Bank land, but ordering that the route be determined by the army on the basis of security needs.
In late Septemberthe UN issued a report which condemned the barrier as illegal and tantamount to "an unlawful act of annexation".
In his report for the UN Commission on Human Rights, John Dugard, a South African law professor, warned that aboutPalestinians living in the area between the wall and Israel would be cut off from social services, schools and places of work.
Banking is considered one of the most secure sectors in which to work in Bahrain. But construction has been slowed with the Israelis announcing some changes to the route necessitated by legal rulings.
It has recently sold of over half its foreign assets to the sovereign wealth funds of its shareholder governments and slimmed down its operations. There are also sections of wall around Jerusalem - blocking off Ramallah and Bethlehem and running through the village of Abu Dis. Access to the 40,inhabitant town passes through a single Israeli checkpoint.
This challenge has not succeeded, but more limited challenges have. International Banking Corporation defaulted on a debt payment last month. Two Saudi-owned, Bahrain-based investment banks - Awal and International Banking Corporation - are both seeking to restructure their debts.
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