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Old Jun 17th 2009, 11:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Phil A
The biggest gripe I that some of the drivers dont seem to know the way from Marina to Internet City.
I am surprised some of them find their way home.
When I first got here I went to Emirates mall from the Greens and came back in the dark. It soon became apparent that I had a better understanding of the roads than the taxi driver and I had only been in Dubai for 2 days!
Eventually I managed to guide him in the right direction but told him early on when I realised he was lost that I was not paying any more than what I paid on the way.
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Old Jun 17th 2009, 11:35 pm
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Originally Posted by 954RR
I am surprised some of them find their way home.
When I first got here I went to Emirates mall from the Greens and came back in the dark. It soon became apparent that I had a better understanding of the roads than the taxi driver and I had only been in Dubai for 2 days!
Eventually I managed to guide him in the right direction but told him early on when I realised he was lost that I was not paying any more than what I paid on the way.
you have to do that quite a bit here
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Old Jun 17th 2009, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by 954RR
Do I take then that you are not of Scots descent?

I'm British that's all I'm gonna say

Phil

p.s. not Welsh btw

p.p.s. would it be fair to say that if I was 'Scottish and Proud' I'd be showing a Scottish flag? Not being controversial, just interested
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Old Jun 18th 2009, 1:08 am
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Originally Posted by Phil A
p.s. not Welsh btw
that's a real shame...

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Old Jun 18th 2009, 8:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Phil A
Taxi drivers are a nightmare here. I came out the Grosvenor House one night and the next guy in the queue refused to take me to my destination because it wasnt a lucrative enough job for him - so thinking I would have the same problem with the next taxi (and he would be right to refuse of course because I'm not strictly his fare) I ended up offering Biju Baby double fare. The biggest gripe I that some of the drivers dont seem to know the way from Marina to Internet City.
Hold on...

Isnt Buddha Bar in Grosvenor.....

Taz??? Is that you???
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Old Jun 20th 2009, 4:19 am
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Hi Guys! The wife and I are awaiting final details from the Tawam hospital. Looking to join you motley crew sometime this year! Whats it Al ain like?
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Hi Guys! The wife and I are awaiting final details from the Tawam hospital. Looking to join you motley crew sometime this year! Whats it Al ain like?
Sandy and a bit quiet... welcome.
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Old Jun 23rd 2009, 7:25 pm
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Quack quack
Ignore Ray...he's just been to the doctor's for a hernia test (testicle grip) and was asked to cough twice. Based on the resultant "quack quack", he was diagnosed with avian (bird) flu...
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Old Jun 24th 2009, 4:27 am
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Ignore Ray...he's just been to the doctor's for a hernia test (testicle grip) and was asked to cough twice. Based on the resultant "quack quack", he was diagnosed with avian (bird) flu...
I was talking to the Mallards ..not you..
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Old Jun 25th 2009, 8:16 am
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Martyn old git of 47

Coming to Qatar mid July after 18months in Dublin. Live 10 miles from Liverpool - St Helens
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Originally Posted by mart1000
Martyn old git of 47

Coming to Qatar mid July after 18months in Dublin. Live 10 miles from Liverpool - St Helens
Welcome to Middle East when you come. You're not being ignored..it's just that it is Friday (1st day of the weekend) and not many are on the board (or bored as we sometimes call it).

PS What line of work are you in ?
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Old Jun 26th 2009, 2:14 am
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I'm a treasury consultant, hope to be implementing a treasury management system for an investment bank over there

You?
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Old Jun 26th 2009, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by mart1000
Martyn old git of 47

Coming to Qatar mid July after 18months in Dublin. Live 10 miles from Liverpool - St Helens
you will have to hook up with Little Jimmy and Big Kev, they are both old gits.

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Old Jun 26th 2009, 4:16 am
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Originally Posted by mart1000
I'm a treasury consultant, hope to be implementing a treasury management system for an investment bank over there

You?
Sounds a good and highly paid job. Me...an environmental consultant...I'm actually writing a proposal just now for Qatar Petroluem ! There are a few on the board from Doha...do a search for Doha in the Middle East forum and in the Sandpit and see what/who comes up.
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