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Old Feb 24th 2010, 12:48 pm
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Someone has died

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...barak-1.588021

So I assume the three days of mourning starting tonight means a completely dry weekend. Anyone heard anything different.
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Old Feb 24th 2010, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by benzonar View Post
Someone has died

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...barak-1.588021

So I assume the three days of mourning starting tonight means a completely dry weekend. Anyone heard anything different.
I've heard its dry for the whole weekend.... but is there a public holiday for mourning tomorrow?
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Old Feb 24th 2010, 1:48 pm
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My wife and I are absolutely devastated by the demise of this great leader of men. Who was it again?
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Originally Posted by benzonar View Post
Someone has died

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...barak-1.588021

So I assume the three days of mourning starting tonight means a completely dry weekend. Anyone heard anything different.
Actually Le Meridian are serving alcohol on the weekend (except for the birthday closure).
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Old Feb 24th 2010, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by benzonar View Post
Someone has died

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...barak-1.588021

So I assume the three days of mourning starting tonight means a completely dry weekend. Anyone heard anything different.
I seem to remember from the last one that you can still drink but there's no music or dancing allowed?

Given the number of Sheikhs, and the rate at which that number is growing (and consequently dying), won't every day soon be a day of mourning?
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
My wife and I are absolutely devastated by the demise of this great leader of men. Who was it again?
He was the father of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan the Minister for Higher Education.
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Old Feb 24th 2010, 3:12 pm
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I seem to remember from the last one that you can still drink but there's no music or dancing allowed?

Given the number of Sheikhs, and the rate at which that number is growing (and consequently dying), won't every day soon be a day of mourning?
It depends on the Sheikh's importance. I have known dry mourning periods too.
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
It depends on the Sheikh's importance. I have known dry mourning periods too.
Exactly, so is Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan the Minister for Higher Education an important one or just an X5 driving wannabe??

I'm booked off tomorrow anyway, but would be nice to save the day holiday!
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Default Re: Dry weekend starting tonight?

Originally Posted by benzonar View Post
Someone has died

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/go...barak-1.588021

So I assume the three days of mourning starting tonight means a completely dry weekend. Anyone heard anything different.
Last I heard is that it's just dry 6pm tonight - 6pm Friday night.

As long as bars are open by 8pm Saturday I'll be happy.
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
Last I heard is that it's just dry 6pm tonight - 6pm Friday night.

As long as bars are open by 8pm Saturday I'll be happy.
Media One are serving tonight, they tweeted about their cocktail hour
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
He was the father of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan the Minister for Higher Education.
I thought it was Shk Nahyan at first but it's his old man. Nahyan is the Education bod and a thouroughly top bloke - love his whiskers
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Media One are serving tonight, they tweeted about their cocktail hour
It might be different in Abu Dhabi.
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Originally Posted by soukie View Post
He was the father of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan the Minister for Higher Education.
And the very first Interior Minister apparently!!!!
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Originally Posted by Likeatiger View Post
I've heard its dry for the whole weekend.... but is there a public holiday for mourning tomorrow?
PJ's is closed but Heroes is open. Just no music or band.
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Old Feb 25th 2010, 10:47 am
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PJ's is closed but Heroes is open. Just no music or band.
Do you mean tonight or tomorrow night ? Or both ? Ultimately what I want to know is is Heroes open tomorrow night and serving booze ??
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