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The Dean Mar 26th 2014 2:54 am

21 Myths About The Middle East
 
........... sorry - make that 'stereotype-exploding myths'........

Now - how many myths about myths can YOU spot? :huh:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanterryb/2...iddle-eas-mzru

MAV_DXB Mar 26th 2014 4:18 am

Re: 21 Myths About The Middle East
 
I was in Petra (Jordan) the weekend before last - it snowed, the route I was going to take to the Dead Sea was blocked!

Scamp Mar 26th 2014 7:16 am

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Some interesting stuff in there.

The concept of Brunch still mystifies people in the UK..."so you pay 30-100+ quid and can eat and drink all you want for 4hours?"

Dumbo Mar 26th 2014 7:48 am

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Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 11191178)
Some interesting stuff in there.

The concept of Brunch still mystifies people in the UK..."so you pay 30-100+ quid and can eat and drink all you want for 4hours?"

It mystifies me as well and I have been living here for 6 years.

OleJanx Mar 26th 2014 9:06 am

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I always was under the impression that Libya was a 'dry' country, like Saudi. Perhaps the brewery is post-Ghadaffi?

kittycat1 Mar 26th 2014 9:09 am

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Really? - they are building a green city in Abu Dhabi?

Millsyisland Mar 26th 2014 9:43 am

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Originally Posted by kittycat1 (Post 11191304)
Really? - they are building a green city in Abu Dhabi?

If it's Masdar city, it's already here.

I understand its 'green' credentials are a little suspect however...

kittycat1 Mar 26th 2014 9:59 am

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readjusted this a bit

mikewot Mar 26th 2014 4:57 pm

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Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 11191178)
The concept of Brunch still mystifies people in the UK..."so you pay 30-100+ quid and can eat and drink all you want for 4hours?"

Well you can pay £6 a pint plus food or you find a deal (Habtoor Grand, Thursday night seafood 145 Dhm all you can eat & drink) where you can get all you can eat and drink in a decent quality place, excellent food, lovely staff for £24.
No brainer and there are many deals from Groupon, Cobone, Hit the Deals etc. I'm out every Thursday and/or Friday on a deal or just a good value brunch like Le Meridian Village Terrace for 219 Dhm.
Except this week because I'm signed off with tonsilitis, sigh! By Friday I'll be climbing the walls.

Boomhauer Mar 27th 2014 1:55 am

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Originally Posted by kittycat1 (Post 11191345)
readjusted this a bit

Is there a more fashionista nationality than the Lebanese...?

kittycat1 Mar 27th 2014 2:30 am

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I think you are getting vanity confused with fashion! And of course- Paris, Milan, Tokyo, New York, London....

the_red_sheep Mar 27th 2014 5:16 am

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Originally Posted by mikewot (Post 11191912)
I'm out every Thursday and/or Friday on a deal or just a good value brunch

You can take the man out of Aberdeen...

I do agree wholeheartedly though. I got charged GBP5.40 for a pint in Aberdeen a couple of weeks ago, I almost had a stroke.

Scamp Mar 27th 2014 5:35 am

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Originally Posted by the_red_sheep (Post 11192539)
You can take the man out of Aberdeen...

I do agree wholeheartedly though. I got charged GBP5.40 for a pint in Aberdeen a couple of weeks ago, I almost had a stroke.

:rofl::rofl: I went to a pub in Southampton when I was back, a nice one, but a pub all the same. Pint of ale was close to a fiver. :blink::blink:

flares Mar 27th 2014 5:45 am

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Originally Posted by MAV_DXB (Post 11191077)
I was in Petra (Jordan) the weekend before last - it snowed, the route I was going to take to the Dead Sea was blocked!

I drove on the unpaved mountain route from Petra to Dead Sea Highway last year. In a fully laden hire Hyundai. Didn't see a single soul on the route. Quite scarey.

Irishbeekeeper Mar 27th 2014 9:49 am

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18. is not hospitality, its called gluttony / wasteage


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