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Old Aug 5th 2008, 3:31 am
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might sound a bit strange,but i have become used to restaurants,cafes,malls,buses,trains etc etc and now beaches,parks etc being smoke free......in fact very rarely smell cigarette smoke these days...so in abu dhabi.....what is it like.....do people still freely smoke.....in meetings,public transport,offices,workplace,malls,restaurants etc etc........cheers.
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Old Aug 5th 2008, 5:01 am
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Yep, they still smoke, you still walk out of buildings and lifts smelling of the stench.
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Old Aug 5th 2008, 6:12 am
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A lot of people still smoke here - cigs are cheap. Smoking is "not allowed" in Malls but they still do it. Still it seems to have improved a bit over the years as it was fairly common to follow someone around the supermarket and see them smoking in the aisles.
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A lot of people still smoke here - cigs are cheap. Smoking is "not allowed" in Malls but they still do it. Still it seems to have improved a bit over the years as it was fairly common to follow someone around the supermarket and see them smoking in the aisles.
Abu Dhabi mall is now a non smoking mall
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Abu Dhabi is great - you can still smoke just about anywhere unlike Dubai.
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Abu Dhabi Mall is non smoking, Al Wahda Mall is non smoking, Khalidiya Mall is non smoking, and the last time I checked, being in a lift within a building is non smoking, but do they care here??? NO.
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Abu Dhabi mall is now a non smoking mall
Yes - so is Marina Mall - but people ignore it and still smoke! I think the malls in Dubai are a bit stricter and have heard of people actually getting fines....
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Yes - so is Marina Mall - but people ignore it and still smoke! I think the malls in Dubai are a bit stricter and have heard of people actually getting fines....
so what happens in workplaces,offices,meetings etc........do people smoke freely or have to hang around outside if they want to smoke...
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so what happens in workplaces,offices,meetings etc........do people smoke freely or have to hang around outside if they want to smoke...
I think most offices operate non-smoking policies. I have seen people outside office buildings smoking on several occasions.

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where I work we have designated smoke rooms. no one is allowed to smoke outside of them. I don't go out much but I really don't see people smoking when I go to Abu Dhabi Mall or the Marina Mall or whatever.
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where I work we have designated smoke rooms. no one is allowed to smoke outside of them. I don't go out much but I really don't see people smoking when I go to Abu Dhabi Mall or the Marina Mall or whatever.
We also have smoking rooms where I work, although not everyone adheres to those rooms and some smoke in their offices, with or without the door closed! The smoke also follows people out of the smoking rooms and that area of the office is unbearable for a non smoker.
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Originally Posted by Meow View Post
Abu Dhabi is great - you can still smoke just about anywhere unlike Dubai.
Finally! Someone who thinks individuals should have freedoms, how long before they regulate what cologne you wear or fabric softner your use.
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
Yes - so is Marina Mall - but people ignore it and still smoke! I think the malls in Dubai are a bit stricter and have heard of people actually getting fines....
I didn't see any signs anywhere in Marina Mall is now non smoking, Abu Dhabi has got signs smacked everywhere. But yes people will smoke here if they want to signs or no signs

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Ciggies are only dh6 per pack here which 'helped' me to start smoking again after 5 years, that and an obvious lack of will-power, but I couldn't smoke just anywhere, it just doesn't feel right. I hate the fact that I can't take my children into cafes, etc. here because they are full of smoke and I would be the first person to complain if someone sat next to us and lit up but I'm sure I read somewhere that smoking in public places here will be banned before the year is out - whether or not it is adhered to is a different matter. It is so easy to smoke here and lots of people seem to and I have to admit that I do enjoy it.
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there was a report on the news yesterday saying they are going to ban smoking in parks in dubai...let's see what happens...

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