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A quick trip away for NYE

Old Aug 10th 2010, 8:50 am
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So if I'm going to be here for xmas there's no way I'm paying stupid money for a meal / club / etc on NYE.

So me and mrs spugsy are thinking of heading off for 2/3 nights to celebrate NYE somewhere.

Beirut would be good but I would imagine jam packed, Thailand too far for only a short trip....any ideas of somewhere good and fun to go that's not too far away? Say 3/4 hours flight?

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So if I'm going to be here for xmas there's no way I'm paying stupid money for a meal / club / etc on NYE.

So me and mrs spugsy are thinking of heading off for 2/3 nights to celebrate NYE somewhere.

Beirut would be good but I would imagine jam packed, Thailand too far for only a short trip....any ideas of somewhere good and fun to go that's not too far away? Say 3/4 hours flight?

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Maldives, Mauritius or Seychelles, depends what you want Spugsy, relaxation or party...
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Agree with Inse - Istanbul is brilliant option....
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Sharm or Hurghada (although you might be Egypt-ed out by then, but they're very different from Cairo)
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I did New Year's in Istanbul once.

We made the mistake of heading to the most popular centre for the celebrations - Taksim Square. I had never seen any place so jam packed with people. Getting out of there felt like a life or death adventure.

But it's a brilliant city to spend a few days. Lots to do.
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If you want cheap beaches, Air Arabia to Goa.
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So if I'm going to be here for xmas there's no way I'm paying stupid money for a meal / club / etc on NYE.

So me and mrs spugsy are thinking of heading off for 2/3 nights to celebrate NYE somewhere.

Beirut would be good but I would imagine jam packed, Thailand too far for only a short trip....any ideas of somewhere good and fun to go that's not too far away? Say 3/4 hours flight?

Ta.
It isn't essential to spend a fortune in some lousy over-priced club on NYE. Best way to celebrate is with friends. Last NYE about 40 of us got together at one house and split the cost of a fantastic meal, unlimited bar & party.

I can think of few things worse than a NYE party with a bunch of strangers.

Just need a few good friends & a little imagination...
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If you want cheap beaches, Air Arabia to Goa.
The only problem with India now is the palava and cost of getting a single entry visa - 240AED and you can't return to India for 3 months :-( No longer a spur of the moment place to go.
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It isn't essential to spend a fortune in some lousy over-priced club on NYE. Best way to celebrate is with friends. Last NYE about 40 of us got together at one house and split the cost of a fantastic meal, unlimited bar & party.

I can think of few things worse than a NYE party with a bunch of strangers.

Just need a few good friends & a little imagination...



Agreed. Haven't done the hotel thing for about 15 or more years.

We always go for the friends at home night. Much more enjoyable and much better value for floose!
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So if I'm going to be here for xmas there's no way I'm paying stupid money for a meal / club / etc on NYE.

So me and mrs spugsy are thinking of heading off for 2/3 nights to celebrate NYE somewhere.

Beirut would be good but I would imagine jam packed, Thailand too far for only a short trip....any ideas of somewhere good and fun to go that's not too far away? Say 3/4 hours flight?

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I just got back from Tel Aviv - brilliant city, definitely will go back to see more of the place. A great party place and only 3 hours or so to get there.
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The only problem with India now is the palava and cost of getting a single entry visa - 240AED and you can't return to India for 3 months :-( No longer a spur of the moment place to go.
Not if you've got 2 passports. A friend (honest, guv) sent his non-UAE-residence one back to UK, applied by post at the Indian embassy in London, and got a 6 month multiple entry, then had it DHL'd back here. Leave UAE on your UAE-residence one, enter India on the other one. Simple.
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