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Old Feb 29th 2008, 11:24 am
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Just landed in Dubai and looking for some kind-hearted expats to show me the ropes. Absolutely zero local knowledge so far apart from an eye-opening trip to a couple of bars last night.

29 yr old british male, into music, going out, sports, travel, funny people, road trips etc. All-round good dude. Know nobody here and could use a buddy or two to go exploring with. Give me a shout if you think you could help or are in the same boat even..

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some of the guys are meeting up at the Agency in the madinat this evening...check out the thread in the sandpit and pm inselaffen for more details...

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some of the guys are meeting up at the Agency in the madinat this evening...check out the thread in the sandpit and pm inselaffen for more details...

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I'm crocked from hockey so probably wont end up going tonight.

the OP can always come along to the pub quiz on Monday night
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Just landed in Dubai and looking for some kind-hearted expats to show me the ropes. Absolutely zero local knowledge so far apart from an eye-opening trip to a couple of bars last night.

29 yr old british male, into music, going out, sports, travel, funny people, road trips etc. All-round good dude. Know nobody here and could use a buddy or two to go exploring with. Give me a shout if you think you could help or are in the same boat even..

Thanks.
what bars did you explore?...........


just so we can make a character assessment
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I am sure pinebluff would be interested in a night out! he has only been here a few days too
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what bars did you explore?...........


just so we can make a character assessment
character assessment you say? hmmm... this isn't how it looks/wasn't my idea etc etc but we went to the red lion and then..... rattle snake(?).. that place was an eye opener..

if anyone knows of any bars with a few less hookers and mentals i'm all ears..
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character assessment you say? hmmm... this isn't how it looks/wasn't my idea etc etc but we went to the red lion and then..... rattle snake(?).. that place was an eye opener..

if anyone knows of any bars with a few less hookers and mentals i'm all ears..
Ah, that appears to be the same baptism of fire I was subjected to when I first arrived in Dubai 9 months ago!! I have found a few better bars but gimme an idea of where you are in town, coz I only know of ones where I am (Barsha, behind the Mall of the Emirates)
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character assessment you say? hmmm... this isn't how it looks/wasn't my idea etc etc but we went to the red lion and then..... rattle snake(?).. that place was an eye opener..

if anyone knows of any bars with a few less hookers and mentals i'm all ears..
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Ah, that appears to be the same baptism of fire I was subjected to when I first arrived in Dubai 9 months ago!! I have found a few better bars but gimme an idea of where you are in town, coz I only know of ones where I am (Barsha, behind the Mall of the Emirates)
yeah, baptism of fire is right.. was scared for my life at one point.

i'm in the greens. is that close by?
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character assessment you say? hmmm... this isn't how it looks/wasn't my idea etc etc but we went to the red lion and then..... rattle snake(?).. that place was an eye opener..

if anyone knows of any bars with a few less hookers and mentals i'm all ears..
Yes the Snake is that kind of place..... more so in fact since Cyclone was closed down a year or so ago.

Mind you - WHAT a band! If you can ignore all the "Where you flom? You velly nice" being shouted in your ear, the Soundsations are, IMHO, the best band in town.
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Yes the Snake is that kind of place..... more so in fact since Cyclone was closed down a year or so ago.

Mind you - WHAT a band! If you can ignore all the "Where you flom? You velly nice" being shouted in your ear, the Soundsations are, IMHO, the best band in town.

have you been to the 'seashores' i think it is, with a philipino band that plays?
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yeah, baptism of fire is right.. was scared for my life at one point.

i'm in the greens. is that close by?
greens and barsha are pretty much the same (more or less)

give or take a few roads
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yeah, baptism of fire is right.. was scared for my life at one point.

i'm in the greens. is that close by?
Relatively speaking. Depends what you are looking for..

Barasti (in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi) is good, loads of expats, good sports coverage, good mix of ages and nationalities.

Finnegans (in The Palm Hotel) has a bit more of a pub atmosphere, good band I'm told.

Have a look at those 2. Whichever one appeals most will determine some other bars I can direct you to...
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have you been to the 'seashores' i think it is, with a philipino band that plays?
Yea - can't remember their name but pretty good too.

All the good bands are Filipino.........
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Relatively speaking. Depends what you are looking for..

Barasti (in Le Meridien Mina Seyahi) is good, loads of expats, good sports coverage, good mix of ages and nationalities.

Finnegans (in The Palm Hotel) has a bit more of a pub atmosphere, good band I'm told.

Have a look at those 2. Whichever one appeals most will determine some other bars I can direct you to...
thanks. i'll check them out sometime. do they have a different 'atmosphere' to the snake? i.e. can i leave my shitty stick at home?
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