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Old May 18th 2011, 12:38 am
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Hi all....
Husband will be in Abu Dhabi for a day or so this weekend. I suggested that if he have a spare hour or so he have a look around Al Raha Gdns - Once of the places we might think about living IF we decided to make the move. I am wondering if it will be poss for him to do this OR if there is security that might stop him.....

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If the security's anything like the compound I live in (also in Abu Dhabi), if you wave confidently enough as you approach the gate, they'll let anyone in.

I reckon they'd let a gang of gun-toting jihadists hanging out the back of a pick-up truck in if they looked confident enough approaching the gate.

Doesn't answer your question but I'm sure you could blag your way in anyway.
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Hi all....
Husband will be in Abu Dhabi for a day or so this weekend. I suggested that if he have a spare hour or so he have a look around Al Raha Gdns - Once of the places we might think about living IF we decided to make the move. I am wondering if it will be poss for him to do this OR if there is security that might stop him.....

Thanks
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just enquire about availability, if there is stuff empty they will show you
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Try gate No.9 on the E11 side, the day guard is a friendly sort.
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Old May 18th 2011, 1:22 pm
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wave confidently enough as you approach the gate

We did that when looking around the Springs..

We live there now and the security guard politely waves my husband
in but skowls at me.....)))) women haters ((((

...while on the subject, the electrician was rude to me too, told him off
though ...oh and the gardner only knocks on for a drink of water
when my husband isnt there...


* im rambling, I know *
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Default Re: Can ya just drive in for a look around?

Originally Posted by Poshy View Post
wave confidently enough as you approach the gate

We did that when looking around the Springs..

We live there now and the security guard politely waves my husband
in but skowls at me.....)))) women haters ((((

...while on the subject, the electrician was rude to me too, told him off
though ...oh and the gardner only knocks on for a drink of water
when my husband isnt there...


* im rambling, I know *
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errm The Springs = gated community in Dubai
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Originally Posted by Poshy View Post
errm The Springs = gated community in Dubai
bollocks, they let anyone in, always have done
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
bollocks, they let anyone in, always have done
I think she was just explaining what the Springs are - not their record on security.

Also, Poshy, i think Millhouse couldn't reconcile 'posh' with the 'springs'. I've never been so have no idea myself.
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Originally Posted by Poshy View Post
errm The Springs = gated community in Dubai
Needed a good laugh.


"oh and the gardner only knocks on for a drink of water when my husband isnt there..."

Not too posh either.
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
Needed a good laugh.


"oh and the gardner only knocks on for a drink of water when my husband isnt there..."

Not too posh either.
you would have to pay me to live in the Springs, seriously I hate the place
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Originally Posted by Millsyisland View Post
If the security's anything like the compound I live in (also in Abu Dhabi), if you wave confidently enough as you approach the gate, they'll let anyone in.
yup, I'm in Al Reef and it's the same thing, give them the magic wave and it's all good. I don't understand why they bother with it here, as I don't feel that it is required int he slightest. We had security in Angola and Nigeria, and that was most definitely required!
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yup, I'm in Al Reef and it's the same thing, give them the magic wave and it's all good. I don't understand why they bother with it here, as I don't feel that it is required int he slightest. We had security in Angola and Nigeria, and that was most definitely required!
That's what they thought in Riyadh...BEFORE 3 compounds were bombed.
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
Needed a good laugh.


"oh and the gardner only knocks on for a drink of water when my husband isnt there..."

Not too posh either.
oh too funny, what on earth does "knocks on" mean...i've never even heard that expression before...

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well well, what a bunch of snobs we have here !!!


Knocking on = tapping on the window to gain ones attention


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