Having just returned from the UAE where I was accommodated in one of the excellent 5* hotels it is my sad duty to report that over the last 10 years or so the quality of guests using these establishments has fallen spectacularly. To make my point I will list a few of their shortcomings below. 1. Smart casual for dinner does not mean a football shirt and trainers, even if they did cost Â£200 2. When transiting the lobby area they do not seem to be aware that a bikini or swimming trunks is just not acceptable attire. 3. They have no understanding of the structure of a dinner menu; you do not start with dessert, neither do you spoon food from your plate into your dining companions mouth. 4. Many of them seem unable to negotiate the finer points of eating an oyster; you do not scrape out the meat with a fork, and then pretend to vomit when you have placed the delicacy in your mouth. 5. Switching your mobile to silent mode when dining seems beyond them. I could go on but to summarise it seems that the wrong sort now have far too much. disposable income.