Is it just me?

Old Aug 30th 2004, 3:57 am
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Or does anyone else feel that Dubai is a cultural desert with no character or history and an obsession with ludicrous competitions.
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Old Aug 30th 2004, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Cherrypie
Or does anyone else feel that Dubai is a cultural desert with no character or history and an obsession with ludicrous competitions.
if i do get a job out there then guess i will find out!!! lol hmm vodka from 2am drinking is still hurting!!!
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I know what you mean, it's pretty commercial. Has it's good points though.
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Originally Posted by kristy
I know what you mean, it's pretty commercial. Has it's good points though.

i was picking some stuff up in sharjah today and i thought the exact same thing, a very materialistic society, as evidenced by the boats and 1 year old cars abandoned all over the place, just because they aren't "the newest"
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Originally Posted by Cherrypie
Or does anyone else feel that Dubai is a cultural desert with no character or history and an obsession with ludicrous competitions.
Couldn't agree more although, you seemed to have missed out all the arogance and ignorance that comes along with the locals.
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Old Sep 15th 2004, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by steve stevenson
Couldn't agree more although, you seemed to have missed out all the arogance and ignorance that comes along with the locals.
i presume steve stevenson is not your real name!!! lol
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on the original topic, when i had my entertainment center delivered to my apartment the other day, the security guard that escorted the delivery people to my room saw it, and shook my hand, and said "you are very charmed to have this"

it was a purchase, and i was getting congratulated for it, it just made me realize more that success and stature here are in no way determined by who you are, but by what you have
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on the original topic, when i had my entertainment center delivered to my apartment the other day, the security guard that escorted the delivery people to my room saw it, and shook my hand, and said "you are very charmed to have this"

it was a purchase, and i was getting congratulated for it, it just made me realize more that success and stature here are in no way determined by who you are, but by what you have
interesting...
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Old Sep 16th 2004, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by TA5
on the original topic, when i had my entertainment center delivered to my apartment the other day, the security guard that escorted the delivery people to my room saw it, and shook my hand, and said "you are very charmed to have this"

it was a purchase, and i was getting congratulated for it, it just made me realize more that success and stature here are in no way determined by who you are, but by what you have
"You are very charmed to have this?" That's a new one...
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Old Sep 16th 2004, 12:36 am
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Originally Posted by steve stevenson
Couldn't agree more although, you seemed to have missed out all the arogance and ignorance that comes along with the locals.
The locals? Don't get me started on the locals...especially the ones that deign to work at Etisalat.
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Originally Posted by Cherrypie
The locals? Don't get me started on the locals...especially the ones that deign to work at Etisalat.
go on... u know u wannna!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by joseph.creative
i presume steve stevenson is not your real name!!! lol
You presumed correct! You should work for the CID! But then again, there is no crime here according to the newspapers. Yeh right!
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Old Sep 16th 2004, 12:49 am
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Originally Posted by steve stevenson
You presumed correct! You should work for the CID! But then again, there is no crime here according to the newspapers. Yeh right!
so what is all ofthis with epople saying it is a safe safe place... or maybe the russian mafia keep it all safe.... who knows?
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Old Sep 16th 2004, 12:52 am
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Originally Posted by steve stevenson
You presumed correct! You should work for the CID! But then again, there is no crime here according to the newspapers. Yeh right!
Well when you consider the robberies, rapes, muggings, child abductions and murders in the UK... Dubai is damn safe!
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Hi all.
Its me to, I reckon! I have been here almost a year ( And the hardest) and I am about to venture out and learn to drive but the ammount of times that our car has been cut up, cars driving to close and and getting the feeling of coming close to angels, is it really worth it.

And yes the local have the manners of I dont know what, but I seem to get rudeness at every turn and Im usually a polite kindda person but when I have a fist shaken at me I returned the gesture!

My last instruter in the Uk stopped teaching me to drive as I have a tendancy to get rather annoyed at other thought less drivers who have no consideration at all! And I guess this could be classed as road rage... Perhaps.

I, dont consider duabi to be all the safe one cos they have no idea what padestrian crossings are and a car that is a good distance away,all of a sudden in right in front of you the momnet you step on to the that crossing , ohhh it makes my blood boil and I have heard some scary stories of kids beng taken in some malls.

All in all I hoping that some one can convince me that the life here is worth it as I right now my opinion is some what low.

Enough waffle, sorry guys.

Originally Posted by Cherrypie
Well when you consider the robberies, rapes, muggings, child abductions and murders in the UK... Dubai is damn safe!
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