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End of the Blockade

Old Jan 5th 2021, 9:51 am
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Exclamation End of the Blockade

So far all warm hugs around.....

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Old Jan 5th 2021, 11:10 am
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Prosaically, that website is blocked in the UAE...
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Three years too late for me.

The blockade began a few months after I was forced to transfer to Doha and which I only agreed to upon the knowledge I'd be flying back to the UAE every other weekend or so. I actually had flight tickets to Dubai the weekend the blockade began.

All those lost R&R weekends in Dubai certainly did much to make my time in Doha enjoyable
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Prosaically, that website is blocked in the UAE...
Try this
https://www.dohanews.co/breaking-ful...ar-gcc-states/
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Old Jan 5th 2021, 7:23 pm
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Three years too late for me.

The blockade began a few months after I was forced to transfer to Doha and which I only agreed to upon the knowledge I'd be flying back to the UAE every other weekend or so. I actually had flight tickets to Dubai the weekend the blockade began.

All those lost R&R weekends in Dubai certainly did much to make my time in Doha enjoyable
For me, the lifting of the blockade has come at the perfect time. I left my previous job in Doha a month or so before the blockade kicked in (Summer 2017). I am now about to return to Qatar on a new assignment, this means i can visit Bahrain/Dubai via road. Bit of a long drive, but I don't mind
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For me, the lifting of the blockade has come at the perfect time. I left my previous job in Doha a month or so before the blockade kicked in (Summer 2017). I am now about to return to Qatar on a new assignment, this means i can visit Bahrain/Dubai via road. Bit of a long drive, but I don't mind
Why drive? Flights were dirt cheap. Is the desert really that scenic
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Why drive? Flights were dirt cheap. Is the desert really that scenic
Yeah I know its far more convenient to fly but I prefer to drive, as its more of an adventure. Time isn't an issue
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Yeah I know its far more convenient to fly but I prefer to drive, as its more of an adventure. Time isn't an issue
How long does it take? Doha to DXB? Or Manama?
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Yeah I know its far more convenient to fly but I prefer to drive, as its more of an adventure. Time isn't an issue
I'd thoroughly enjoy that trip as well.
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