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Satwa is the best place to live in Dubai.

Tonnes of good and cheap restaurants with all kinds of cuisine (four lebanese, two lebanese sweet shops, two chinese, one thai, two pizza, one italian, two cafes, one korean, one iranian, one indian, salad restaurant, japanese, philipino and more) some upscale ones within 10 mins walk of my apartment.

Close to the beach, close to fabric stores and tailors, populated by real people from all walks of life, walking distance from bars, 5 mins to SZR, 5 mins to beach road, it has interesting people, you can walk...it has shops, in a street no less!!! In short...it has character.

I couldn't live in the soulless shiny new areas of Dubai. Ex-pat zoos.
Will def. be looking at it closely then, thanks
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Satwa is the best place to live in Dubai.

Tonnes of good and cheap restaurants with all kinds of cuisine (four lebanese, two lebanese sweet shops, two chinese, one thai, two pizza, one italian, two cafes, one korean, one iranian, one indian, salad restaurant, japanese, philipino and more) some upscale ones within 10 mins walk of my apartment.

Close to the beach, close to fabric stores and tailors, populated by real people from all walks of life, walking distance from bars, 5 mins to SZR, 5 mins to beach road, it has interesting people, you can walk...it has shops, in a street no less!!! In short...it has character.

I couldn't live in the soulless shiny new areas of Dubai. Ex-pat zoos.

Choice phrase. Harsh, yet somehow true.....
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Its all a matter of choice.

I lived in Mankhool and was happy to get out. Am now I am in Umm Suqeim which I guess is the middle ground! A Mixture of mainly locals and expats.
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I had the misfortune to live in the springsmeadowsgreensjbrmarinavillasgenericexpatzoo area of Dubai for a while.

Hated every minute of it. It suits dull curtain twitchers (read: large swathes of Western expats) obsessed with keeping up with the joneses who think they are superior to the world because they gots themselves a villa, some domestic help and a beemer
 
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I had the misfortune to live in the springsmeadowsgreensjbrmarinavillasgenericexpatzoo area of Dubai for a while.

Hated every minute of it. It suits dull curtain twitchers (read: large swathes of Western expats) obsessed with keeping up with the joneses who think they are superior to the world because they gots themselves a villa, some domestic help and a beemer
you are SO right! we moved up to the zoo and whilst my apartment is lovely there is NOTHING here, you have to get the car out for everything. When I was in Satwa the car didn't move for days, we walked everywhere when it wasn't too hot. I miss the guys from the little shop, and the shwarma shops! I bet some people in new dubai don't even know about Al Mulla or Ravis for that matter!
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I had the misfortune to live in the springsmeadowsgreensjbrmarinavillasgenericexpatzoo area of Dubai for a while.

Hated every minute of it. It suits dull curtain twitchers (read: large swathes of Western expats) obsessed with keeping up with the joneses who think they are superior to the world because they gots themselves a villa, some domestic help and a beemer
Full of seething, wormy, hollow feelings
rather nasty--
How beastly the bourgeois is!

Standing in their thousands, these appearances, in damp
England
what a pity they can't all be kicked over
like sickening toadstools, and left to melt back, swiftly
into the soil of England.
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I prefer him when he's writing about shagging gardeners myself...
 
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I prefer him when he's writing about shagging gardeners myself...
I'm sure the rich pageant of Satwa extends to the shagging of gardeners...

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I don't think my gardener (if I had a gardener) would be called Tom.
 
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I don't think my gardener (if I had a gardener) would be called Tom.
Nay, yaar - Lady Chatterjee's lover goes by the good-name of Suresh...
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Nay, yaar - Lady Chatterjee's lover goes by the good-name of Suresh...
Chaudry more likely for a Bengali gardner
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Chaudry more likely for a Bengali gardner
Yes, that adds credibility. Excellent. Reminds me - when I was little we had a gardner named "Ghul" - quite apt, really....
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Yes, that adds credibility. Excellent. Reminds me - when I was little we had a gardner named "Ghul" - quite apt, really....


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W10, are you an ex-pat?
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W10, are you an ex-pat?
Given that he works for a living he's hardly likely to be an Emarati!
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