This city sucks!

Old Feb 19th 2010, 4:49 pm
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I'm not one for the 'coffee scene' but since I have an early start tomorrow a quiet night was in order....I suggested to the missus we go somewhere for a coffee....maybe somewhere on or near the beach.....

Is it possible in this city?

Somewhere that is not in a tacky hotel, is not in a mall and is not so packed that there is no parking nearby.

Best we could find in an hour and a half of driving was a costa's on the palm...and it faced the road and carpark and outside seating had a noisy air-con unit roaring away.....
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I'm not one for the 'coffee scene' but since I have an early start tomorrow a quiet night was in order....I suggested to the missus we go somewhere for a coffee....maybe somewhere on or near the beach.....

Is it possible in this city?

Somewhere that is not in a tacky hotel, is not in a mall and is not so packed that there is no parking nearby.

Best we could find in an hour and a half of driving was a costa's on the palm...and it faced the road and carpark and outside seating had a noisy air-con unit roaring away.....
Did you play "If you don't like it, then leave" on your car stereo???
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Did you play "If you don't like it, then leave" on your car stereo???
No.....and I am leaving.
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No.....and I am leaving.
We won't let you have the last laugh...
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Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
I'm not one for the 'coffee scene' but since I have an early start tomorrow a quiet night was in order....I suggested to the missus we go somewhere for a coffee....maybe somewhere on or near the beach.....

Is it possible in this city?

Somewhere that is not in a tacky hotel, is not in a mall and is not so packed that there is no parking nearby.

Best we could find in an hour and a half of driving was a costa's on the palm...and it faced the road and carpark and outside seating had a noisy air-con unit roaring away.....
You should have gone to The Chalet on beach road. Not a sea view, but nice food and you can watch Wacky Races live.
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or Central Perk, just off the Beach Road
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There are always the little tea shops on Open Beach then you can sit right on the sand or the wall.

Unless, of course, you just wanted a rant about Dubai.
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Do you really class Dubai as a "city"? Mind you, I suppose it's similar to the five towns of Stoke-on-Trent combining to form something like a city but having no identifiable city centre.
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Do you really class Dubai as a "city"? Mind you, I suppose it's similar to the five towns of Stoke-on-Trent combining to form something like a city but having no identifiable city centre.
...and ..don't you need a cathedral to be a city?
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...and ..don't you need a cathedral to be a city?
no
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...and ..don't you need a cathedral to be a city?
So Mecca isn't a city then...........?
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...and ..don't you need a cathedral to be a city?
no
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Unless, of course, you just wanted a rant about Dubai.
exactly
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Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
I'm not one for the 'coffee scene' but since I have an early start tomorrow a quiet night was in order....I suggested to the missus we go somewhere for a coffee....maybe somewhere on or near the beach.....

Is it possible in this city?

Somewhere that is not in a tacky hotel, is not in a mall and is not so packed that there is no parking nearby.

Best we could find in an hour and a half of driving was a costa's on the palm...and it faced the road and carpark and outside seating had a noisy air-con unit roaring away.....
such a shame that maison d'hotes was forced to close down, as this was my fave place for a quiet coffee...

coffee bean and tea leaf on beach road in jumeirah 1 is good for watching the world go by, as you can sit outside...there are also a couple of coffee shops in the little plaza opposite the beach park which would fit the bill...

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...and ..don't you need a cathedral to be a city?
It's my understanding that there is more than one religion in the world.
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