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Old May 8th 2011, 10:53 am
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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?
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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? )
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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
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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
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Originally Posted by Hippacrocapig View Post
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
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drink a litre of egg-nog and see what ideas come to mind
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drink a litre of egg-nog and see what ideas come to mind
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...
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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
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A question about Christmas in May?! 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
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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
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A question about Christmas in May?! 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 ....
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Surely the correct answer would be anywhere would be better than Riyadh?
Christmas in Qassim?
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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...
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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Sri Lanka , great place and very underated , cheap as chips as well .
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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!!!!

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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!!!!
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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.
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