British Expats

British Expats (https://britishexpats.com/forum/)
-   The Sand Pit (https://britishexpats.com/forum/sand-pit-116/)
-   -   Christmas, sorry (https://britishexpats.com/forum/sand-pit-116/christmas-sorry-716116/)

Hippacrocapig May 8th 2011 10:53 am

Christmas, sorry
 
Ok summer hols sorted... Now where's a good place to go for Christmas from Riyadh? Just one change would be good with two children and hubby in tow. Any ideas. I know it'll be expensive but I'm saving on not sending any pressies home so... any recommendations?
Cheers
Hippa:D

OleJanx May 8th 2011 11:58 am

Re: Christmas, sorry
 
If you have a vague idea of where you want to be, why not stick a pin randomly into a map? doing this in the past has led to some suprisingly off-beat but interesting holidays. (Tehran, anyone? No? )

Patsy Stoned May 8th 2011 11:59 am

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig (Post 9350486)
Ok summer hols sorted... Now where's a good place to go for Christmas from Riyadh? Just one change would be good with two children and hubby in tow. Any ideas. I know it'll be expensive but I'm saving on not sending any pressies home so... any recommendations?
Cheers
Hippa:D

Come to Dubai, it has more of a Christmas feel than a lot of other places. If you want some snow go to Ski Dubai :)

weasel central May 8th 2011 12:01 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig (Post 9350486)
Ok summer hols sorted... Now where's a good place to go for Christmas from Riyadh? Just one change would be good with two children and hubby in tow. Any ideas. I know it'll be expensive but I'm saving on not sending any pressies home so... any recommendations?
Cheers
Hippa:D

drink a litre of egg-nog and see what ideas come to mind:eek:

OleJanx May 8th 2011 12:06 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by weasel central (Post 9350597)
drink a litre of egg-nog and see what ideas come to mind:eek:

If you drink a litre of egg-nog, the only ideas to come to mind are "Where is the nearest bucket?" And who wants to go on holiday to a bucket of puke? Might just as well stay in Riyadh...

Meow May 8th 2011 12:08 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig (Post 9350486)
Ok summer hols sorted... Now where's a good place to go for Christmas from Riyadh? Just one change would be good with two children and hubby in tow. Any ideas. I know it'll be expensive but I'm saving on not sending any pressies home so... any recommendations?
Cheers
Hippa:D

A question about Christmas in May?! :rolleyes: Even Blue Cat doesn't start that early.

Surely the correct answer would be anywhere would be better than Riyadh?


Slightly more helpfully, what type of Christmas do you want? Tropical, snowy etc

weasel central May 8th 2011 12:10 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by OleJanx (Post 9350604)
If you drink a litre of egg-nog, the only ideas to come to mind are "Where is the nearest bucket?" And who wants to go on holiday to a bucket of puke? Might just as well stay in Riyadh...

well cross that off the list and now you have a list of viable alternatives..simples:thumbup:

Blue Cat May 8th 2011 1:50 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 9350610)
A question about Christmas in May?! :rolleyes: Even Blue Cat doesn't start that early.

Surely the correct answer would be anywhere would be better than Riyadh?


Slightly more helpfully, what type of Christmas do you want? Tropical, snowy etc

I have bought Christmas cards but thought best not to mention it yet ....

typical May 8th 2011 2:21 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Meow (Post 9350610)
Surely the correct answer would be anywhere would be better than Riyadh?

Christmas in Qassim? :thumbup:

typical May 8th 2011 2:24 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 
You could do the US with no stops, much less one. Or head south and enjoy summer - as if the Saudi heat wasn't enough...

I'd personally be tempted by Tokyo or Seoul. Cold but fun, and (kind of) Christmas without the shutdown...

Alexa May 8th 2011 2:58 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig (Post 9350486)
Ok summer hols sorted... Now where's a good place to go for Christmas from Riyadh? Just one change would be good with two children and hubby in tow. Any ideas. I know it'll be expensive but I'm saving on not sending any pressies home so... any recommendations?
Cheers
Hippa:D

Thailand...you might be lucky and get a good hotel there if you book now...it is high season during Christmas over there. Am considering it myself.

Spugsy May 8th 2011 3:44 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Patsy Stoned (Post 9350590)
Come to Dubai, it has more of a Christmas feel than a lot of other places. If you want some snow go to Ski Dubai :)

We spent our first Christmas in Dubai last year. It wasn't Christmassy in the slightest, despite nights in the boozer with stupid Xmas hats on and other things.

Although the turkey we ordered was incredible.

We're away this year somewhere warm, maybe Oz, not sure though.

co durham boy May 8th 2011 5:52 pm

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig (Post 9350486)
Ok summer hols sorted... Now where's a good place to go for Christmas from Riyadh? Just one change would be good with two children and hubby in tow. Any ideas. I know it'll be expensive but I'm saving on not sending any pressies home so... any recommendations?
Cheers
Hippa:D


Sri Lanka , great place and very underated , cheap as chips as well .

Hippacrocapig May 9th 2011 5:03 am

Re: Christmas, sorry
 
Thanks folks.. Was considering Sri Lanka and Thailand. Just trawling Expedia at the moment, possible 2/3 changes. Anyone recommend any other websites to trawl through. I just want two weeks on the beach drinking cocktails and the kids kept entertained. Like I have nothing better to do............ erm actually I dont!!!!

flares May 9th 2011 6:03 am

Re: Christmas, sorry
 

Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig (Post 9351745)
Thanks folks.. Was considering Sri Lanka and Thailand. Just trawling Expedia at the moment, possible 2/3 changes. Anyone recommend any other websites to trawl through. I just want two weeks on the beach drinking cocktails and the kids kept entertained. Like I have nothing better to do............ erm actually I dont!!!!

Club Med...all the way

Cherating Beach, Malaysia or Bintan Island Indonesia. You can conbine the former with a KL city break and the later with a few nights in Singapore if you wish. Not cheap mind but the kids will love it.


All times are GMT. The time now is 6:16 am.

Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.