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Hi all,

My friend works in AD and will be getting married over there. We're going to have to have his stag do there also. Is this a horrible idea or not? Is there anywhere to drink or is it restricted to hotels etc?

I'm not really sure on the score for AD and drinking etc which is why I am asking here.

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Hi all,

My friend works in AD and will be getting married over there. We're going to have to have his stag do there also. Is this a horrible idea or not? Is there anywhere to drink or is it restricted to hotels etc?

I'm not really sure on the score for AD and drinking etc which is why I am asking here.

cheers for any help
wouldnt have a stag night here in AD. Not many places to go and they are quite strict about getting pissed.

Its okay to get pissed, but if there is ANY sort of incident and it transpires that alcohol was involved, then your into a world of shit.

Your 'friend' works here, is he a resident? does he have a booze license?

**** it go to Beruit, sounds great
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wouldnt have a stag night here in AD. Not many places to go and they are quite strict about getting pissed.

Its okay to get pissed, but if there is ANY sort of incident and it transpires that alcohol was involved, then your into a world of shit.

Your 'friend' works here, is he a resident? does he have a booze license?

**** it go to Beruit, sounds great
aye Beirut is the place to go mate, plenty of cheap hotels, you can do what you want out there, people are friendly, loads of places to get food in the middle of the night as well.
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wouldnt have a stag night here in AD. Not many places to go and they are quite strict about getting pissed.

Its okay to get pissed, but if there is ANY sort of incident and it transpires that alcohol was involved, then your into a world of shit.

Your 'friend' works here, is he a resident? does he have a booze license?

**** it go to Beruit, sounds great

Done Amsterdam, Prague, Dublin... even did Dallas for my step-brothers..

But would never have thought someone thought the ME was a good place for a decent stagger...
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Without wanting to give my mate's name he works for the UK govt, so I don't know if that makes a difference - you need a booze licence? I'm sure Lebanon would be good, but it's not an option. He will be working right up til the wedding day, plus I will be going to AD from the UK via the US, so it's already expensive for me. Thanks
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Without wanting to give my mate's name he works for the UK govt, so I don't know if that makes a difference - you need a booze licence? I'm sure Lebanon would be good, but it's not an option. He will be working right up til the wedding day, plus I will be going to AD from the UK via the US, so it's already expensive for me. Thanks
Gordon Brown would still need a booze licence to drink alcohol in Abu Dhabi if he was a resident here.

The fact he works for the UK government here makes absolutely no difference.
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Without wanting to give my mate's name he works for the UK govt, so I don't know if that makes a difference - you need a booze licence? I'm sure Lebanon would be good, but it's not an option. He will be working right up til the wedding day, plus I will be going to AD from the UK via the US, so it's already expensive for me. Thanks
why would that make any difference...he won't get treated any differently from any other Western guy...
Maybe book a hotel in Dubai for a night, there's a bit more to chose from here, but don't expect to go down the strippers type route...and everything closes at 2, 3 at the latest for clubs...
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Gordon Brown would still need a booze licence to drink alcohol in Abu Dhabi if he was a resident here.

The fact he works for the UK government here makes absolutely no difference.
Other than the fact that he isnt getting any time off for his nuptial preparation...
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Without wanting to give my mate's name he works for the UK govt, so I don't know if that makes a difference - you need a booze licence? I'm sure Lebanon would be good, but it's not an option. He will be working right up til the wedding day, plus I will be going to AD from the UK via the US, so it's already expensive for me. Thanks
then I can't see it being too great, I've had football nights out where we end up in clubs completely wankered, but it's not really advisable.
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then I can't see it being too great, I've had football nights out where we end up in clubs completely wankered, but it's not really advisable.
Especially as now being absolutely blootered in public is a strict no-no....
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wow this sounds worse by the minute lol

So, are we stuck with drinking in some hotel bars outside of drinking at his place?
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Especially as now being absolutely blootered in public is a strict no-no....
well we all do it, but don't get picked up for it,

I'm moving to Al Mizhar next week and we're surrounded by locals in massive villas, first thing mrs spugsy said was 'you're going to have to stop coming home hammered and stumbling into the house now', hmmm, only because a while ago the cab driver had to help me into the house.

Not sure the locals would be amused by this behaviour.
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wow this sounds worse by the minute lol

So, are we stuck with drinking in some hotel bars outside of drinking at his place?
Well it's not benidorm you know? It's a strict-ish muslim country,

personally there's no way on earth I'd have a stagg do over here.

Sorry fella.
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wow this sounds worse by the minute lol

So, are we stuck with drinking in some hotel bars outside of drinking at his place?
I don't think it's that bad...thousands of people go out every weekend and have a great time, it's not Saudi over here.
But I do realise that British people have a bit of a weird thing going on when it comes to stag nights, like getting pissed beyond belief is the greatest thing on earth...
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well we all do it, but don't get picked up for it,

I'm moving to Al Mizhar next week and we're surrounded by locals in massive villas, first thing mrs spugsy said was 'you're going to have to stop coming home hammered and stumbling into the house now', hmmm, only because a while ago the cab driver had to help me into the house.

Not sure the locals would be amused by this behaviour.
I would never want to live there, and I don't get home in a state...just wouldn't feel comfortable.
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