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mentalist Sep 1st 2013 3:16 pm

Bar Overpricing
 
Just had a small can of Sprite as I was driving and was charged Dhs30 for the privilege in a Bur Dubai hotel bar. A full pint of lager is the same price. Does this seem fair? Next time I won't be buying any pub food to accompany my soft drink as its a rip-off. Any views other than have a beer and take a taxi home. I'm not leaving my car in Bur Dubai overnight.

shiva Sep 1st 2013 3:34 pm

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Do you ever not complain about how much shit costs?

Scamp Sep 1st 2013 4:20 pm

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Taxi both ways?

Brains1983 Sep 1st 2013 4:34 pm

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I'm not going to call you a miserable **** or tight bastard incase I get anothet telling off from a mod sounding like vowel...

Fossildog Sep 1st 2013 4:43 pm

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30 AED for a can of sprite that costs 1.5 AED is obscene. When I am driving I usually get a lime and soda which is cheaper and you can generally get a pint of it, although some bars only sell soda in cans which can push the price up.

mentalist Sep 1st 2013 5:02 pm

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Originally Posted by Fossildog (Post 10880668)
30 AED for a can of sprite that costs 1.5 AED is obscene. When I am driving I usually get a lime and soda which is cheaper and you can generally get a pint of it, although some bars only sell soda in cans which can push the price up.

Thank you for the sympathetic response. It's the first and last time I have ever bought soda in a bar, hence the shock. They even served it in a can, accompanied by a glass of ice. Couldn't get a taxi both ways as I went straight from work. Getting a taxi can be a nightmare in itself. At least I was compensated by the enjoyment of watching Manure get beaten. The local rags were not a happy bunch.

Spugsy Sep 1st 2013 5:20 pm

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Originally Posted by mentalist (Post 10880689)
Thank you for the sympathetic response. It's the first and last time I have ever bought soda in a bar, hence the shock. They even served it in a can, accompanied by a glass of ice. Couldn't get a taxi both ways as I went straight from work. Getting a taxi can be a nightmare in itself. At least I was compensated by the enjoyment of watching Manure get beaten. The local rags were not a happy bunch.

I went to buy two bottles of water at WTC before footy last week and they only had Evian, which was AED 8 rather than AED 1 for the local stuff and I told them to forget it.

Ethos83 Sep 1st 2013 5:52 pm

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It was probably a mistake. Did you not complain to the manager and demand a refund?

I paid between 10 - 15 AED for a can of coke in a typical hotel bar in New Dubai.

30 AED for a shite hotel in Bur Dubai.... even that is stretching it.


Originally Posted by mentalist (Post 10880556)
Just had a small can of Sprite as I was driving and was charged Dhs30 for the privilege in a Bur Dubai hotel bar. A full pint of lager is the same price. Does this seem fair? Next time I won't be buying any pub food to accompany my soft drink as its a rip-off. Any views other than have a beer and take a taxi home. I'm not leaving my car in Bur Dubai overnight.


Millhouse Sep 1st 2013 6:33 pm

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At least it was a can Mentalist and not post-mix.

Ally Pally in AD used to be 19AED for a can of coke, 21AED for a pint of beer. Stupid.

I'm not surprised at 30AED for a coke when it's 38AED for a beer. Doesn't make it right.

Kix Sep 1st 2013 7:43 pm

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Which bar? 30 is the price for a spirit and mixer.

commander Sep 2nd 2013 2:13 am

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You are right to be pissed off. That is just a rip off. No wonder people drink and drive.

Anyway, fizzy soft drinks are so bad for you, you are in essence paying over the top to self harm:D

Order a nice fresh orange and soda or something alternative.

Scamp Sep 2nd 2013 3:24 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 10881172)
You are right to be pissed off. That is just a rip off. No wonder people drink and drive.

Anyway, fizzy soft drinks are so bad for you, you are in essence paying over the top to self harm:D

Order a nice fresh orange and soda or something alternative.

:rollseyes:

Meow Sep 2nd 2013 5:47 am

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Originally Posted by Ethos83 (Post 10880730)
It was probably a mistake. Did you not complain to the manager and demand a refund?

I paid between 10 - 15 AED for a can of coke in a typical hotel bar in New Dubai.

30 AED for a shite hotel in Bur Dubai.... even that is stretching it.

That's even more than the Jumeirah hotels charge!

Scamp Sep 2nd 2013 5:53 am

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Worst soft drink to buy is a pint of OJ and lemonade, never less than 30.

Blue Cat Sep 2nd 2013 6:19 am

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10881335)
That's even more than the Jumeirah hotels charge!

I think he has been overcharged for sure, as Kix said that is a short and mixer price.


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