Unfortunately, racism exists all around the world, but it seems as though the Arab world flaunts such attitudes with no shame ... and a recent job posting is a case in point.
The nursery announced they're looking for an English teacher, and specified that candidates must be of "European origin" and have "white skin".
The advert has since been deleted from the Facebook page.
Meera Aqwala, principal at Happy Jump Nursery in Al Ain, explained the advert intended to achieve diversity and was unable to comprehend why it sparked backlash online.
Aqwala said the "majority of the chain's staff were black," according to The National.
"We have many branches and there are maybe three [white people] in all of the branches," she said.
"So we need only to put some white people in. They are very good, our black staff, and we will still hire them. But we need at least one white person."
"This school principal really needs to not be so 'black and white' in talking about hiring diversity"
Many couldn't comprehend the principal's statement ...
"WTF is this racism?"
In 2015, an anti-discrimination law was passed in the UAE in an effort to prevent any behavior that could potentially spread discrimination within the community.
The law is intended to provide a "sound foundation for the environment of tolerance, broad mindedness and acceptance in the UAE and aims to safeguard people regardless of their origin, beliefs or race, against acts that promote religious hate and intolerance," The National reports.
In 2017, the Abu Dhabi Public Prosecution Office ordered the arrest of a sports journalist in Abu Dhabi for using "racist language" in a post shared on Twitter.
"Abu Dhabi's prosecution office orders the arrest of a sports presenter after he shared a racist tweet. This behavior is considered criminal under anti-racism and discrimination laws. His actions are also punishable by the country's cybercrime laws," the post read.
It also asked the public to be very cautious when preparing, producing, publishing, or sending any messages, indications, sketches, pictures, or recordings whether they are visible, audible, or readable, and to ensure that they do not harm the society and public order.