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Old Jul 11th 2009, 12:41 pm
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Hi everyone,

My company is sending me to Dubai for a few months to work, but i'm already thinking ahead of myself wondering what I'll be doing in those lonesome evenings and weekends! Was wondering if any has any tips in meeting new people, socialising etc. I also like quite a lot of sport and not sure if there are clubs out there - Squash/Badminton/Muay Thai/Martial arts?? Otherwise a jolly down the pub is equally as good!

Thanks in advance
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I heard the people at the bar in the York Hotel are very kind and open to friendships, perhaps you could give that a go?


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Originally Posted by riley83 View Post
Hi everyone,

My company is sending me to Dubai for a few months to work, but i'm already thinking ahead of myself wondering what I'll be doing in those lonesome evenings and weekends! Was wondering if any has any tips in meeting new people, socialising etc. I also like quite a lot of sport and not sure if there are clubs out there - Squash/Badminton/Muay Thai/Martial arts?? Otherwise a jolly down the pub is equally as good!

Thanks in advance
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Old Jul 11th 2009, 3:14 pm
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Get yourself a timeout magazine when you get here- there should be some activites listed - contact no etc.
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If your a grown man you should know how to meet people..But i'm going to help you out..Do whatever you want to do, and when you do that you should run into some people that want to do the same things. It's just so easy
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I think the main thing is most people have moved from another country fairly recently (except BC) and so everyone's in the same boat really.

but there's a martial arts centre on SZR that does plenty of different arts so that would be a good start.
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I think the main thing is most people have moved from another country fairly recently (except BC) and so everyone's in the same boat really.

but there's a martial arts centre on SZR that does plenty of different arts so that would be a good start.
Yeah, like lace making and finger painting. Then you'll meet some really interesting people.

Just get down 't pub, lad. ye'll be awreet!
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Hi everyone,

My company is sending me to Dubai for a few months to work, but i'm already thinking ahead of myself wondering what I'll be doing in those lonesome evenings and weekends! Was wondering if any has any tips in meeting new people, socialising etc. I also like quite a lot of sport and not sure if there are clubs out there - Squash/Badminton/Muay Thai/Martial arts?? Otherwise a jolly down the pub is equally as good!

Thanks in advance

How about art classes at the mall, Arabic classes, or trips to the book store...? The beach is always a good place to meet women and you can see what youre getting before you actually get it.
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Originally Posted by riley83 View Post
Hi everyone,

My company is sending me to Dubai for a few months to work, but i'm already thinking ahead of myself wondering what I'll be doing in those lonesome evenings and weekends! Was wondering if any has any tips in meeting new people, socialising etc. I also like quite a lot of sport and not sure if there are clubs out there - Squash/Badminton/Muay Thai/Martial arts?? Otherwise a jolly down the pub is equally as good!

Thanks in advance
da warrior will be able to help you with the marshall arts thing...

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How about art classes at the mall, Arabic classes, or trips to the book store...? The beach is always a good place to meet women and you can see what youre getting before you actually get it.

wow 'the beach' that surprises me

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p.s. what beach?
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How about art classes at the mall, Arabic classes, or trips to the book store...? The beach is always a good place to meet women and you can see what youre getting before you actually get it.
I thought 'art classes at the mall' was a good one..

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I think the main thing is most people have moved from another country fairly recently (except BC) and so everyone's in the same boat really.

but there's a martial arts centre on SZR that does plenty of different arts so that would be a good start.
Cheers for the recommendation guys!

Firstly, what's SZR?

Also, where is this pub quiz thing about ozzie legends...?

Pretty up for meeting new people, not fussy who, what gender - as long as it's good banter!!

Thanks again.
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Cheers for the recommendation guys!

Firstly, what's SZR?

Also, where is this pub quiz thing about ozzie legends...?

Pretty up for meeting new people, not fussy who, what gender - as long as it's good banter!!

Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by riley83 View Post
Hi everyone,

My company is sending me to Dubai for a few months to work, but i'm already thinking ahead of myself wondering what I'll be doing in those lonesome evenings and weekends! Was wondering if any has any tips in meeting new people, socialising etc. I also like quite a lot of sport and not sure if there are clubs out there - Squash/Badminton/Muay Thai/Martial arts?? Otherwise a jolly down the pub is equally as good!

Thanks in advance
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Definitely recommend Time Out Dubai magazine. You'll find out loads of things going on each week.

Also happy hour 5 til 7 at the Harbour Hotel. Best view of the palm, great food and drink and fab place to meet people. I'm there every night haha
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Definitely recommend Time Out Dubai magazine. You'll find out loads of things going on each week.

Also happy hour 5 til 7 at the Harbour Hotel. Best view of the palm, great food and drink and fab place to meet people. I'm there every night haha
As if by magic...Time Out this week has this article:

http://www.timeoutdubai.com/communit...-circles-dubai
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