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Old Jul 13th 2013, 1:37 pm
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One day I was in there just after it opened and Red was there organising the placement of speakers etc. Looks like he may still be there after Ramadan? Think I first saw him in Billy Blues years ago!

Guess you could add Humphreys, Dubai Country Club, Arif Castle pubs and some of the joints in The Imperial Suites to that list?
Don't remember Humphrey's - have I missed much?
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All this "dark side" talk is putting me In the mood for a night out in Bur Dubai. Been ages for me. Last time I took my dad to jockeys and the York. He was visibly shaken.
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All this "dark side" talk is putting me In the mood for a night out in Bur Dubai. Been ages for me. Last time I took my dad to jockeys and the York. He was visibly shaken.
Many years ago, I took my dad for a saunter through Bur Dubai. I don't think it was what he really expected of Dubai...
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Assume Pancho villa's, TGI Thursday and the bar round the corner in the ambassador hotel are still going strong.

Waxy's is closed,yea?
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Assume Pancho villa's, TGI Thursday and the bar round the corner in the ambassador hotel are still going strong.

Waxy's is closed,yea?
I've got a Pancho Villa's T-shirt which says on the back 'Come Play Ball With Me'. I gave it to Mrs.Janx, who has longish hair. Unfortunately, due to the length of her hair, it read 'Ball With Me'...Umm, if I might suggest.....
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Many years ago, I took my dad for a saunter through Bur Dubai. I don't think it was what he really expected of Dubai...
Those were the days. Early 90's berthed in Jebel Ali which was a whole desert away from Dubai. Head into Dubai (never needed to tell the taxi driver what part...there really was only one part with bars)

Head to the Astoria and the ambassador, few pints, KFC then go and buy loads of the Thomson Original fake cassettes. Then head to the highland lodge for a fight with Royal Marines. Good old bad old days
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Those were the days. Early 90's berthed in Jebel Ali which was a whole desert away from Dubai. Head into Dubai (never needed to tell the taxi driver what part...there really was only one part with bars)

Head to the Astoria and the ambassador, few pints, KFC then go and buy loads of the Thomson Original fake cassettes. Then head to the highland lodge for a fight with Royal Marines. Good old bad old days
Yep, bringing back happy days. The Thompson Originals were great. They were originals as there would be a track or two missing...and the 'raw' part of Dubai was always more fun. You never knew what to expect, but usually it would be a laugh.
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I've got a Pancho Villa's T-shirt which says on the back 'Come Play Ball With Me'. I gave it to Mrs.Janx, who has longish hair. Unfortunately, due to the length of her hair, it read 'Ball With Me'...Umm, if I might suggest.....
Brilliant. We were banned from there on 93 because some louts on HMS Coventry who we replaced on armilla patrol had got in a fight and threw the dwarf down the stairs.
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Brilliant. We were banned from there on 93 because some louts on HMS Coventry who we replaced on armilla patrol had got in a fight and threw the dwarf down the stairs.
Why am I not suprised?!
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Assume Pancho villa's, TGI Thursday and the bar round the corner in the ambassador hotel are still going strong.

Waxy's is closed,yea?
Yeah - Waxy's is closed - forgot to mention that one............
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Having had a quick rootle about, they were not 'Thompson' copies, but 'Thompsun' copies, with the pale blue spines...!

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Having had a quick rootle about, they were not 'Thompson' copies, but 'Thompsun' copies, with the pale blue spines...!
Yea, ha. Nice one you are right. I have an old pussers suitcase full of old naval tat, I'm sure I have a thompsun original deacon blue tape stowed away for a very rainy day.
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Don't remember Humphrey's - have I missed much?
It was the bar in the original Hilton Hotel, next to Trade Centre. Knocked down to make way for the Trade Centre or Dubai World Trade Centre apartment block or whatever it is called. It was my local for 15+ years.
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It was the bar in the original Hilton Hotel, next to Trade Centre. Knocked down to make way for the Trade Centre or Dubai World Trade Centre apartment block or whatever it is called. It was my local for 15+ years.
And beside where 'The Establishment' the reisdent band (early 80s?) wrote and sang 'Life In The Emirates'. (chorus: Sharjah, Fujeirah and Uuuuuuumalquwain - for those that remember it!). I don't remember what the bar was called where the Establishment sang, probably just the hotel lounge, as it were.
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Ah yes............

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