Socialising ??

Old Jan 3rd 2009, 7:38 pm
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Hi everyone!

Just wanted to know what the best way is to go about meeting people. My colleagues have not been the most welcoming and i am feeling a bit down - i am normally a very sociable person but I am finding Dubai very hard to settle in..everyone seems to just want to do their own thing and not help the newbie in town...Maybe i've just come across the wrong and pretentious type - I hope I have just had bad experiences to date!

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Hi everyone!

Just wanted to know what the best way is to go about meeting people. My colleagues have not been the most welcoming and i am feeling a bit down - i am normally a very sociable person but I am finding Dubai very hard to settle in..everyone seems to just want to do their own thing and not help the newbie in town...Maybe i've just come across the wrong and pretentious type - I hope I have just had bad experiences to date!

Thanks!
Soz but i'm in AD, so can't really help but can offer some tips

Do you play sport? There will always be a tennis night/ football night that you can go to. If not, there are gym glasses with yoga etc . Even if you don't meet someone straight off bat, at least you're doing something.

Don't know if you're male or female but you seem to be a ladee (hope i'm not wrong!). See if there are any social nights out on the EW website.


Good luck, it all takes time and you meet a lot of wierdos. It reminds me of uni.
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Hi everyone!

Just wanted to know what the best way is to go about meeting people. My colleagues have not been the most welcoming and i am feeling a bit down - i am normally a very sociable person but I am finding Dubai very hard to settle in..everyone seems to just want to do their own thing and not help the newbie in town...Maybe i've just come across the wrong and pretentious type - I hope I have just had bad experiences to date!

Thanks!
I def think you have come across the wrong type of person hun! Ive met lots of friendly people in Dubai - granted i did know a few so i managed to extend my friends quite quickly as well as meeting ladies from my husbands work.

The quiz is on tomo, as i understand it MM is always looking for new recruits no matter how crap you are... she is taking me

they get there for 7.45pm - Aussie Legends, cant for the life of me remember which hotel it is in!

Will be my first time of eventually meeting some of these lovely people! Come along
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as soon as i read the OP i thought

'wonder how long the Quiz night recruiting team will take to respond'
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as soon as i read the OP i thought

'wonder how long the Quiz night recruiting team will take to respond'
gets boring doesn't it...
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I def think you have come across the wrong type of person hun! Ive met lots of friendly people in Dubai - granted i did know a few so i managed to extend my friends quite quickly as well as meeting ladies from my husbands work.

The quiz is on tomo, as i understand it MM is always looking for new recruits no matter how crap you are... she is taking me

they get there for 7.45pm - Aussie Legends, cant for the life of me remember which hotel it is in!

Will be my first time of eventually meeting some of these lovely people! Come along
Hi!!

Thanks again for the invite - I will come along although be warned I am rubbish with quiz nights etc but it would be good to see some friendly faces!

Thanks and see you soon!
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Good luck, it all takes time and you meet a lot of wierdos. It reminds me of uni.
Thanks. Yes I am female, I've been looking into horse riding as I hear that is pretty amazing out here.

As for the comment on uni - I know exactly what you mean! I thought the same thing, but that is because I seem to have met all the weirdos in Dubai so far and I'm sure that it's just been a very bad experience!

Thanks again - How is AD by the way for socialising etc?
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How is AD by the way for socialising etc?
Terrible...

I've been raised in Abu Dhabi so my firend circle revolve around the people I grown up with, tried to expand it with new expats, unfortunatly only worked out with few...
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I def think you have come across the wrong type of person hun! Ive met lots of friendly people in Dubai - granted i did know a few so i managed to extend my friends quite quickly as well as meeting ladies from my husbands work.

The quiz is on tomo, as i understand it MM is always looking for new recruits no matter how crap you are... she is taking me

they get there for 7.45pm - Aussie Legends, cant for the life of me remember which hotel it is in!

Will be my first time of eventually meeting some of these lovely people! Come along
Just for clarification, Aussie Legends is on the ground floor (well, up a few steps!!) of Rydges Plaza, on the Satwa R/A...
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I def think you have come across the wrong type of person hun! Ive met lots of friendly people in Dubai - granted i did know a few so i managed to extend my friends quite quickly as well as meeting ladies from my husbands work.

The quiz is on tomo, as i understand it MM is always looking for new recruits no matter how crap you are... she is taking me

they get there for 7.45pm - Aussie Legends, cant for the life of me remember which hotel it is in!

Will be my first time of eventually meeting some of these lovely people! Come along
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Just for clarification, Aussie Legends is on the ground floor (well, up a few steps!!) of Rydges Plaza, on the Satwa R/A...

cool...I can retire now...
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Just for clarification, Aussie Legends is on the ground floor (well, up a few steps!!) of Rydges Plaza, on the Satwa R/A...
AHHHHHHHH thats the place! Thanks!
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cool...I can retire now...
Not at all, just making sure the fresh meat had no excuses for standing you lot up....
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Not at all, just making sure the fresh meat had no excuses for standing you lot up....
bugger...
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bugger...
Such sour language from such a sweet mouth.....
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Such sour language from such a sweet mouth.....
I do miss that tongue sticking out smilie at the end of that sentence...
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