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Old Dec 19th 2015, 9:01 am
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Hi,

is it possible to buy a bottled gas heater for indoor use in the Middle East? It is going to be cold for a couple of months and something like this would be handy.

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You have got to be ****ing joking
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You have got to be ****ing joking
I cannot thank you enough for the useful response.

Please consider that not everybody lives in Dubai and certain places can be cold in the Middle East.
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in my 9 years over here I have never seen one of these over here
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Hi,

is it possible to buy a bottled gas heater for indoor use in the Middle East? It is going to be cold for a couple of months and something like this would be handy.

Portable gas heaters - In the home - Shop

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I'd suggest a hardware type store, the B&Q types. Here in Dubai it's Ace Hardware, not sure if they're elsewhere though.

Otherwise, jumpers, blankets and the warmth of a dozen whores should do the trick.
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I cannot thank you enough for the useful response.

Please consider that not everybody lives in Dubai and certain places can be cold in the Middle East.
As you haven't said where it is you live, apart from not in Dubai, then there is not much point is asking about shops as no one will know where you can get to. Has the cold frozen your brain?
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As you haven't said where it is you live, apart from not in Dubai, then there is not much point is asking about shops as no one will know where you can get to. Has the cold frozen your brain?

Again I appreciate the usefulness of your answer and I always appreciate good sense of humour.

Note that I asked not if it is cold or not in the gulf, but if I can find bottled gas heaters in the Middle East. I understand that somebody wants to joke about that, but it also fair to expect sarcasm back.

Anyway, I will be visiting Dubai soon, so I could buy in Dubai and bring it back to my frozen fortress.
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I used a paraffin heater when I was working in Tabuk. Very cold in the winter - especially after sunset. I do not recollect heaters using gas bottles, but we used gas bottles for cookers when in Jeddah. Dubai might not be the best place to look, and those confined to Dubai might not be the best source of information.I guarantee that you will find them in the Souk in Jeddah. Probably in the same street where I bought my long johns !

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I used a paraffin heater when I was working in Tabuk. Very cold in the winter - especially after sunset. I do not recollect heaters using gas bottles, but we used gas bottles for cookers when in Jeddah. Dubai might not be the best place to look, and those confined to Dubai might not be the best source of information.I guarantee that you will find them in the Souk in Jeddah. Probably in the same street where I bought my long johns !
Thanks, I will try in the Suq in Khobar
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When we lived in Bahrain we had electric radiators to use in winter, I think we bought them in Geant.
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When we lived in Bahrain we had electric radiators to use in winter, I think we bought them in Geant.
I used to use an electric fan heater. A gas bottle heater is a crazy idea - especially if you're in an apartment.
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.... A gas bottle heater is a crazy idea - especially if you're in an apartment.
Agreed! It's a carbon monoxide risk, as well as a (much lesser) fire risk.

How cold are we talking about? I live in the US, with overnight temperatures down to freezing a few times already this winter and yet we have hardly used the central heating so far this winter. We just open the blinds on the SE and SW sides of the house during the day and it usually gets up to around 20°C indoors by late afternoon.
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Gas bottle heaters got a bad name in England from the Ronan Point Disaster.
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Gas bottle heaters got a bad name in England from the Ronan Point Disaster.
I don't believe that was bottled gas, it was just a gas stove and surely residents of a brand new building weren't cooking with Calor gas stoves, were they?

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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Agreed! It's a carbon monoxide risk, as well as a (much lesser) fire risk.

How cold are we talking about? I live in the US, with overnight temperatures down to freezing a few times already this winter and yet we have hardly used the central heating so far this winter. We just open the blinds on the SE and SW sides of the house during the day and it usually gets up to around 20°C indoors by late afternoon.
We are talking lows of around 15C at night. Haha
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