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Gardening Leave in Dubai

Old May 15th 2008, 10:38 am
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I am a month into 3 months gardening leave and I am now starting to get bored. What do non-working people do in this town?

I have skiied (sp), I have golfed, I have taken the sea plane tour, I have joined the gym, I have sun bathed and I have shopped alot... what else is there to do?
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Old May 15th 2008, 10:41 am
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Head off on holiday??
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Old May 15th 2008, 10:49 am
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Head off on holiday??
Yeah, I went diving in the red sea for 10 days of the first month...
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I am a month into 3 months gardening leave and I am now starting to get bored. What do non-working people do in this town?

I have skiied (sp), I have golfed, I have taken the sea plane tour, I have joined the gym, I have sun bathed and I have shopped alot... what else is there to do?
If I had the luxury of three months "gardening leave", Dubai would be the last place on earth I would be. Why not go back-packing through Latin America or anywhere decidely more interesting than here?
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I'd love a month of not having to work

Catch up all books you never get around to reading
Take a course
Play more golf
Vist the local places that you never seem to have time to visit when working (museums, galleries, souks etc)
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I am a month into 3 months gardening leave and I am now starting to get bored. What do non-working people do in this town?

I have skiied (sp), I have golfed, I have taken the sea plane tour, I have joined the gym, I have sun bathed and I have shopped alot... what else is there to do?
I need a new gardener
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Old May 15th 2008, 5:19 pm
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Default Re: Gardening Leave in Dubai

Originally Posted by alfro View Post
I am a month into 3 months gardening leave and I am now starting to get bored. What do non-working people do in this town?

I have skiied (sp), I have golfed, I have taken the sea plane tour, I have joined the gym, I have sun bathed and I have shopped alot... what else is there to do?
I'd like to think I'd do some constructive - work with a charity, perhaps. Or learn a new language.

In practice I'd likely watch DVDs till lunchtime then go and get pissed.
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I took 3 months out before I came here, albeit in England. I worked in a mates bar for a few shifts a week, just for some pocket money and had a great time. Passes the time, you get paid and you might even get drunk! The rest of the time, I spent in the gym or catching up with people.
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