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Ok so im in Dubai, currently living in Diera. Where do all the brittish people go for drinks?? I hardly see any brittish people where i am but i hear there is 250,000 of us here! so where are you all hiding?? im new here and im trying to make new friends...so i would appreciate ur help
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Ok so im in Dubai, currently living in Diera. Where do all the brittish people go for drinks?? I hardly see any brittish people where i am but i hear there is 250,000 of us here! so where are you all hiding?? im new here and im trying to make new friends...so i would appreciate ur help
We're all on here...

Cept I might not be british, or a guy, or in Dubai, but apart from that HELLO!
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Ok so im in Dubai, currently living in Diera. Where do all the brittish people go for drinks?? I hardly see any brittish people where i am but i hear there is 250,000 of us here! so where are you all hiding?? im new here and im trying to make new friends...so i would appreciate ur help


there's British people all over the place really...what sort of place do you like, sports type bar, air crew type bar...
loads of them go to Barasti for sure...Double Deckers is another one...Rock Bottom...
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Ok so im in Dubai, currently living in Diera. Where do all the brittish people go for drinks?? I hardly see any brittish people where i am but i hear there is 250,000 of us here! so where are you all hiding?? im new here and im trying to make new friends...so i would appreciate ur help
There's 400,000 of us here now...What a difference 90 minutes makes...
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Deira is generally not popular among western expats. I live in Umm Suqiem (part of the larger Jumeirah region for the uninitiated), and there are loads of Brits around here. My local Spinneys might as well be in the home counties.


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Ok so im in Dubai, currently living in Diera. Where do all the brittish people go for drinks?? I hardly see any brittish people where i am but i hear there is 250,000 of us here! so where are you all hiding?? im new here and im trying to make new friends...so i would appreciate ur help
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there's British people all over the place really...what sort of place do you like, sports type bar, air crew type bar...
loads of them go to Barasti for sure...Double Deckers is another one...Rock Bottom...
Thanks for the info guys, any kind of bar really, where i am there is not many expats so its kinda hard here. I have heard of Barasti on the tv lol, isnt it a beach bar? where abouts are all the above mentioned bars please??
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Thanks for the info guys, any kind of bar really, where i am there is not many expats so its kinda hard here. I have heard of Barasti on the tv lol, isnt it a beach bar? where abouts are all the above mentioned bars please??
Try the Irish Village over the weekend, only five minutes from Deira.
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Ok so im in Dubai, currently living in Diera. Where do all the brittish people go for drinks?? I hardly see any brittish people where i am but i hear there is 250,000 of us here! so where are you all hiding?? im new here and im trying to make new friends...so i would appreciate ur help
I'm surprised you managed to get to the UAE without someone showing you the way.

Gees a simple search and couple of days of trekking around would tell you most of what you need to know.

Is this the new generation of dubai expats...

By the way, if you need to buy food, I'm sure we can direct you to a supermarket, given some time...
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Buy Whats'sOn or Time Out Dubai and have a good read!
If you really get desperate to make some new friends, then The York Club!
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I'm surprised you managed to get to the UAE without someone showing you the way.

Gees a simple search and couple of days of trekking around would tell you most of what you need to know.

Is this the new generation of dubai expats...

By the way, if you need to buy food, I'm sure we can direct you to a supermarket, given some time...
Wow sarcasm, thats very helpful indeed, im sure that someone of calibre (with your helpfulness and intellectual wit) already has many many friends.
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Wow sarcasm, thats very helpful indeed, im sure that someone of calibre (with your helpfulness and intellectual wit) already has many many friends.
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Ok so im in Dubai, currently living in Diera. Where do all the brittish people go for drinks?? I hardly see any brittish people where i am but i hear there is 250,000 of us here! so where are you all hiding?? im new here and im trying to make new friends...so i would appreciate ur help
Barasti (Meridien Mina Sehayi) - just like a night out at home, complete with gobshites
Nelsons (Media City Rotana) - cheap (for Dubai) drinks, don't go if you don't like smoking.
Double Decker (Al Murooj Rotana) - not been in ages, last time we went it was fairly quiet.
Irish Village - possibly some of the rudest staff in Dubai, but not bad to sit outside for a pint.
Left Bank (Madinat) - as long as you can get past the annoying fat twat on the door it's not bad.
Rock Bottom - don't wear your Sunday best...maybe more convenient if you live in Diera.
Waxys - something everyone should try once (on a Friday).
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Barasti (Meridien Mina Sehayi) - just like a night out at home, complete with gobshites
Nelsons (Media City Rotana) - cheap (for Dubai) drinks, don't go if you don't like smoking.
Double Decker (Al Murooj Rotana) - not been in ages, last time we went it was fairly quiet.
Irish Village - possibly some of the rudest staff in Dubai, but not bad to sit outside for a pint.
Left Bank (Madinat) - as long as you can get past the annoying fat twat on the door it's not bad.
Rock Bottom - don't wear your Sunday best...maybe more convenient if you live in Diera.
Waxys - something everyone should try once (on a Friday).
ok cheers NorthernLad, i will put on my best threads and try these places, thinking of going to the irish village today. You know i almost miss the gobshites!
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ok cheers NorthernLad, i will put on my best threads and try these places, thinking of going to the irish village today. You know i almost miss the gobshites!
Calibar is nice, near the Burj...
Bar 44 at the Grovenor House has nice views...
Rooftop bar at One&Only

These are all a bit more up market...

Barasti, arseholes permitting is probably the most laid back bar here...
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