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Old Jan 14th 2014, 3:12 am
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12 days in the UAE and not one visit to the capital? The grand mosque and possibly emirates palace?
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Old Jan 14th 2014, 4:50 am
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12 days in the UAE and not one visit to the capital? The grand mosque and possibly emirates palace?
Excellent shout. On my list as I've done neither.
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Excellent shout. On my list as I've done neither.
the palace can be missed, but the mosque is awesome - don't go on a Friday (obviously) and try and go before 10am for the free tour.
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
the palace can be missed, but the mosque is awesome - don't go on a Friday (obviously) and try and go before 10am for the free tour.
I remember looking into it before and the timings are online, will investigate. Thanks
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Ferrari World on the way back from the mosque?

Stick her on the Big bus tour one day when you’re working

Cocktails in the Burj al Arab

Boat party i.e. the one from Jebel Ali where you book in with a load of randoms

Al Qasr brunch is excellent for visitors

Trip out to Hatta, RAK or Fujairah

Any decent gigs or sporting events on while she’s here? Meydan, Polo, camel races?

Send her on the bus into Sharjah for the day ; )
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Default Re: Big Birthday Bash...Ideas please

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I'll email you, thanks mate.

I know what you mean re; Creek. We'll park on Deira side, walk around souks, get an abra, have some lunch and then wander about.
I would suggest parking in Carrefour car park on Bur Dubai side ( it's free if you buy something and by far the easiest place I have found to get a space in that part of town) and get the abra across to spice/gold souk, abra back to Bur Dubai side and go to the restaurant with seating overlooking the creek - no idea the name of it but it's at the end nearest the abra station (you'll see the seating area from the abra). Food is not bad and our 1st time visitors always enjoyed it.
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I would suggest parking in Carrefour car park on Bur Dubai side ( it's free if you buy something and by far the easiest place I have found to get a space in that part of town) and get the abra across to spice/gold souk, abra back to Bur Dubai side and go to the restaurant with seating overlooking the creek - no idea the name of it but it's at the end nearest the abra station (you'll see the seating area from the abra). Food is not bad and our 1st time visitors always enjoyed it.
I know the one, we've been in that restaurant with every visitor, not too expensive and decent tucker.

I found an underground car park on Deira side somewhere within about 5 mins of the souks. Not expensive and means you get to drive along the creek down to the front and walk in amongst some of the 'proper' bits of the city.
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I found an underground car park on Deira side somewhere within about 5 mins of the souks. Not expensive and means you get to drive along the creek down to the front and walk in amongst some of the 'proper' bits of the city.
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I don't like Yalumba, sorry.
Me neither, but it's an unforgettable experience.

We went to Bice brunch at Hilton JBR late last year and was one of best we had...it's not the queuing up like being at school type brunch, but excellent food and very civilised - then up to Pure bar which is very nice.
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I've still never been to a brunch in Dubai - quite happy about that.
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I think...because I just sort of remember each time I go...it is on Al Ahmadia Street in Deira. When you look on Google Maps it's at the Civil Defence station end, probably around the Purvi Enterprises junction. It's got a big 'P' sign (I think the road is one-way and it's therefore on the left) and there is a bank on the corner after it (if it's on your left).
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Me neither, but it's an unforgettable experience.

We went to Bice brunch at Hilton JBR late last year and was one of best we had...it's not the queuing up like being at school type brunch, but excellent food and very civilised - then up to Pure bar which is very nice.
Sorry was a bit blunt, I don't dislike it, just not a massive fan. Agree that it's unforgettable. I think Mina Salaam is winning so far - reasonable price and still has big 'wow' factor.

Will look into Bice - Thanks.

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I've still never been to a brunch in Dubai - quite happy about that.
You're like my boss, he refuses to go, hates them.

The last four I've done have all been at Bubblicious so avoiding that for a year or so.
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Originally Posted by Myusernamewastaken View Post
12 days in the UAE and not one visit to the capital? The grand mosque and possibly emirates palace?
Doesn't the sister already live and work in Fujeirah so she can visit Abu Dhabi at her own convenience, surely?
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Doesn't the sister already live and work in Fujeirah so she can visit Abu Dhabi at her own convenience, surely?
Nope, she had some work to there a few years ago but only for a matter of days.

She was in the port too, so probably saw the inside of a container ship and little else.
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Take her to the Panorama, seaview or York hotel for some 'sightseeing'?
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