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What are the Good Places you would Visit in UAE?

Old 29th Mar 2020, 11:10
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Fair enough...!
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Old 29th Mar 2020, 12:07
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The way things are going.. visiting the UAE .. or anywhere else in the world will be off the agenda for sometime. ( In Australia .. without using the words .. we have just been locked down for at least 6 months. International travel is banned. Inbound people are being quarantined under Army guard for at least 2 weeks. I think International air travel is doomed for a while.
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Old 29th Mar 2020, 14:25
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Originally Posted by olster
I don’t think that you need to be particularly woke to recognise human rights being violated in the Dubai sand pit. I do think one’s social conscience needs to be set aside and personally far from a Guardianista but appalled at the poor guys toiling away in the crazy heat of the summer.
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Please. I don't think you'll find a person who isn't sympathetic to this. I was making two different points: (1) this isn't the right forum to peddle a wokester agenda, particularly if (2) its badly articulated and based on a overly simplistic and one-eyed view.
Can you guys please stop perpetuating that idiotic coonspeak in here? There's nothing hip about it. Even Cosby agrees.
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Old 29th Mar 2020, 17:51
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Makes no sense, mate. Never mind.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 06:04
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So far my top destination in Dubai is:
my sofa
kitchen
computer PlayStation
bed

stay safe out there!
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 13:15
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Let me be clear. There are no good places to visit in Dubai, bar the departure lounge at DXB, as already written in scrotometer's contribution. The place and the whole of the UAE is a nasty little shithole. And it is densely populated by people who are able to turn a blind eye to the abuse of workers whilst themselves coining it and living a comfortable life. One of my sons included. As for being woke, I doubt that I would have survived my time in the forces with such attitudes.

WTF is coonspeak, btw.? Now that does sound offensive.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 14:05
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I doubt that EK pilots forming a picket line outside the Ministry of Labour will change very much.

The country is not densely populated by people who are coining it. One estimation I read two years ago was that as little as 10% of the ex-pat population in the country (give or take 800,000) earn more than 5K AED per month.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 01:26
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Those expat labourers are getting some well earned downtime, Cosy in dormitories working on their herd immunity whilst giving the top ten must sees in Dubai a miss. They'll be fresh as daisies and gagging for the sunshine before long after all the cribbage and canasta. The downtime may very well be extended though as the projects run into trouble without a bung from the south. Anyway there'll always be another hell hole for them to play their trade. Pilots and picket lines Emma, imagine that : )
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 12:54
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The virus hasn't affected construction! Afterall, the endless queues of people waiting to move into new homes can't be ignored!
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 22:46
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Best spot to visit is the departure lounge at the airport with a cancelled visa and one way ticket back to reality
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Old 11th May 2020, 00:32
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Originally Posted by TCAS v2 View Post
Best spot to visit is the departure lounge at the airport with a cancelled visa and one way ticket back to reality
Yes! Did this 2 1/2 years ago and never looked (or been) back.
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Old 11th May 2020, 07:05
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Hahahah! also the vat return booth for all u lucky lucky tourists who paid 30% more than On Sales price in the UK. Letís not forget IMF recommendations of 10% VAT and the neighbors across the desert increasing it to 15%!! Letís see what UAE will opt for? 12.5% to keep big bro happy or 17.5% to top big bro?

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Yes! Did this 2 1/2 years ago and never looked (or been) back.

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Old 11th May 2020, 20:17
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Originally Posted by rahulldev View Post
Here is a list of places which cannot be missed when in UAE

1. Burj Khalifa
2. Sheikh Zayed Mosque
3. Ajman Beaches
4. Seneyah Island
5. Sharjah Aquarium
6. Jebel Jais
7. Snoopy Island
8. Jebel Hafeet
9. The Old Souk
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Old 15th May 2020, 14:03
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Returning to the question posed by the OP, I've always enjoyed a few days stay in the Hatta Fort Hotel - a bit dated, yes, but I've always considered that one of its charms. The temperature is usually much cooler in Hatta, and the place is pretty laid-back.
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Old 17th May 2020, 04:35
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Best place in the UAE

Originally Posted by TCAS v2 View Post
Best spot to visit is the departure lounge at the airport with a cancelled visa and one way ticket back to reality
TCA v2 hit the nail on the head. I was there last year. All done and dusted. Visa cancelled , one way ticket. Great feeling. It was my 3rd time at bat as an expat with 25 years overseas. Everywhere else I was truly sad to leave. But the UAE, happiness was V1 at DXB : )
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Old 19th May 2020, 13:50
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Originally Posted by Catwalk Dweller View Post
Returning to the question posed by the OP, I've always enjoyed a few days stay in the Hatta Fort Hotel - a bit dated, yes, but I've always considered that one of its charms. The temperature is usually much cooler in Hatta, and the place is pretty laid-back.
Hatta is actually really nice. Mainly because it's nothing like being in Dubai.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 00:16
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Originally Posted by anson harris View Post
Hatta is actually really nice. Mainly because it's nothing like being in Dubai.
Could be really nice except for the large amount of rubbish and plastic bags left in and out of the water at the Hatta Pools by some charming visitors ...
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Old 24th May 2020, 14:57
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Originally Posted by FatPilot View Post
Rattlesnake
The York Hotel

Good time to visit the York - they might even throw in a free hooker..



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