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Old Sep 1st 2013, 4:16 pm
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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.
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Old Sep 1st 2013, 4:34 pm
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Do you ever not complain about how much shit costs?
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Taxi both ways?
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.

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

Order a nice fresh orange and soda or something alternative.
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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

Order a nice fresh orange and soda or something alternative.
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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.
That's even more than the Jumeirah hotels charge!
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Worst soft drink to buy is a pint of OJ and lemonade, never less than 30.
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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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