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Old Feb 7th 2008, 12:07 pm
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hi we are visiting Dubai for one week, we have hired an apartment at Dubai Marina and are just wondering whether its worth hiring a car? We will be going to interviews, my new work place, catching the tennis probably going to Wafi City etc so is it worth it or should we stick to taxis? We have never been to Dubai before - is it easy to find your way around?
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hi we are visiting Dubai for one week, we have hired an apartment at Dubai Marina and are just wondering whether its worth hiring a car? We will be going to interviews, my new work place, catching the tennis probably going to Wafi City etc so is it worth it or should we stick to taxis? We have never been to Dubai before - is it easy to find your way around?
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Definitely use taxis. Quite cheap. Driving would be a nightmare for you.
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hi we are visiting Dubai for one week, we have hired an apartment at Dubai Marina and are just wondering whether its worth hiring a car? We will be going to interviews, my new work place, catching the tennis probably going to Wafi City etc so is it worth it or should we stick to taxis? We have never been to Dubai before - is it easy to find your way around?
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Old Feb 7th 2008, 12:18 pm
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Old Feb 7th 2008, 1:40 pm
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yeah, taxis are cheap...and some of them might even know more about how to get to places than you if you're lucky, lol...

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yeah, taxis are cheap...and some of them might even know more about how to get to places than you if you're lucky, lol...

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you can't blame them though... when i was there in the summer i was driving around one day no problem... the next day the road layout was comepletely different!
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you can't blame them though... when i was there in the summer i was driving around one day no problem... the next day the road layout was comepletely different!
oh i don't mind that...but it does pee me off no end when they don't even know where fairly major landmarks are...and they never, ever seem to know the fastest route to get somewhere...

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oh i don't mind that...but it does pee me off no end when they don't even know where fairly major landmarks are...and they never, ever seem to know the fastest route to get somewhere...

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dont put me off too much!
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dont put me off too much!
oh you'll be fine...honest!!

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oh you'll be fine...honest!!

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im sure we wll - any idea how far wherever it is they are having the tennis championships is from dubai marina? need to get there in good time to collect tickets
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im sure we wll - any idea how far wherever it is they are having the tennis championships is from dubai marina? need to get there in good time to collect tickets
depending on time of day anything from half and hour to and hour and a half
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depending on time of day anything from half and hour to and hour and a half
so ur basically saying we should allow an 2 hours to get anywhere - so for hubby's interview we should allow 2 hours just in case?? crikey
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so ur basically saying we should allow an 2 hours to get anywhere - so for hubby's interview we should allow 2 hours just in case?? crikey
hell nooo...where is the interview and at what time??

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hell nooo...where is the interview and at what time??

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305 Business Avenue, in the morning - lets say 9am
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305 Business Avenue, in the morning - lets say 9am
hmmm...where is business avenue?? what area??

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