The Arab Spring has helped Dubai in many ways, including tourism, with over 5 million tourists making it to the Emirate in 2012. That these are not just transit visitors has been confirmed by hotel records that show healthy tourism. The duty-free status of Dubai and the annual shopping festival there maintain and keep up tourist arrivals year after year. The Arab Spring has, however, left Egypt of the Pyramids with a reverse pyramid so far as tourism is concerned. Now those in tourist business find more knick-knack sellers around the Pyramids than tourists. Just 2 years ago, the tourists had to wait for their turn to take pictures around the Pyramids. Now there are not any. An Egyptian tour guide and post-graduate in Egyptology says he has already cut down on three square meals a day to two. He prided himself for voting Muslim Brotherhood to power in his country following the Arab Spring. Now he finds his country lacking a spring in its step and faltering. Next time, he says, only the economy would be the guiding him as for voting. Tunisia, where the Arab Spring began in 2010 with a hawker committing suicide over oppression by his country’s regime is surprisingly doing well in terms of tourism, with over 6 million tourists visiting Tunis.