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Old Nov 26th 2012, 1:50 pm
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Moving into a villa in the DQ tonight - not far from Circle 1, behind the Guinea embassy.

So the question I'm posing here to the good folk on BE - does anyone know if/where there's a shop/supermarket in this rather spread out zone?

Had a quick buzz around the other day and saw some cafes, but to save the shoe leather (as I'm without a car @ mo), can any DQ/Riyadh locals guide me?

Looking at the map it could be a while hunting around on foot with a candle and a compass...much obliged in advance for any enlightenment.
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Old Nov 26th 2012, 2:55 pm
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If you could go out check out Othaim supermarket

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Ci...=h&mra=ls&z=16
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Old Nov 26th 2012, 6:24 pm
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I wouldn't walk that mind!
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Walking in Riyadh ? Get a taxi ! Unless you want to end up like Frank Gardner.
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Yep, not a snowflake's chance in hell of chance of walking outside of the DQ, but rather inside.

Found a min mart on that big square opposite the Danish embassy.

Thx for the tips regardless...
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There's supposed to be a path/track that one can cycle (mountain bike) around the outside of the DQ.

Not that I have a bike in Riyadh but I'd be interested to know if this exists and how to find it.
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That's on my to-do list for the w/e; scope out biking trails although in the short term I'm going to find a road/hybrid bike to get back into m/b shape.

Preferably a comfortable hybrid number for now with an ashtray; it takes time to ease back into things after all.
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Its a great track that I have run round 10 miles in total. Check out the link if it works.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/156531200
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Bingo - great link mate - thanks v much.

I hear the western escarpment area has great sunset views too. Time to get in shape methinks. Well at least talk about.

Thanks again for the info.
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or if you're feeling really brave hook up with riyadh wheelers and/or riyadh road runners

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Tamimis get a taxi. Lots of imports etc. next junction down from dq
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Taxis are cheaper if you get a regular driver and make a deal with him. Get his cell-phone number.
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It's a great run and the Ritz Carlton looks like a Disney Palace. Ran with a bloke from Riyhad Road Runners and they seem a good bunch. Weather is not too bad as its not so Humid.
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Many of my friends who live in the DQ will go to HyperPanda because it's close and the taxi drivers are very familiar with with the 2 markets listed below. The cost of a taxi from the DQ to Panda will run you about 15-20 SAR one way depending on how well you bargain.

http://www.panda.com.sa/riyadh/store...t=Om+Al+Hammam
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Many of my friends who live in the DQ will go to HyperPanda because it's close and the taxi drivers are very familiar with with the 2 markets listed below. The cost of a taxi from the DQ to Panda will run you about 15-20 SAR one way depending on how well you bargain.

http://www.panda.com.sa/riyadh/store...t=Om+Al+Hammam
Great info; thanks v much - time for the Gigantic Move-In First Shop which generally has me coming home with 4 kinds of mustard and never-to-be-used kitchen equipment.
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