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Old Oct 2nd 2008, 5:11 am
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Ok it's mrs spugsy's birthday on Saturday, we were going to stay somewhere nice on Friday and spend the day saturday there,

we were thinking of Hatta Fort, although our mates were there at teh weekend and said you need to know where you're going really, and also the pools there aren't so great this time of year,

any other suggestions of a nice place to go? Not too far (she will be driving), but still out of Dubai....

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bollocks, Hatta is a piece of piss to get to, as are the pools.
Go on hatta road, ie one that goes past dragon mart, keep on that road until youi get to the hotel.........really is that easy.

Hatta pools, which is actually miles from Hatta will be a) half empty cos its the back end of summer and b) full of eid campers so best avoided

other suggestions, bam al shambles, al maha, or as your in mirdiff the six senses at zighy bay isnt far. you may have difficulty getting a room anywhere to be honest, the hotels tend to be full over eid.

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Default Re: Somewhere nice for the weekend?

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Ok it's mrs spugsy's birthday on Saturday, we were going to stay somewhere nice on Friday and spend the day saturday there,

we were thinking of Hatta Fort, although our mates were there at teh weekend and said you need to know where you're going really, and also the pools there aren't so great this time of year,

any other suggestions of a nice place to go? Not too far (she will be driving), but still out of Dubai....

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Take her to see The Stranglers at the Irish Village Friday evening, mate. Very romantic!!!
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Old Oct 2nd 2008, 9:49 am
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bollocks, Hatta is a piece of piss to get to, as are the pools.
Go on hatta road, ie one that goes past dragon mart, keep on that road until youi get to the hotel.........really is that easy.

Hatta pools, which is actually miles from Hatta will be a) half empty cos its the back end of summer and b) full of eid campers so best avoided

other suggestions, bam al shambles, al maha, or as your in mirdiff the six senses at zighy bay isnt far. you may have difficulty getting a room anywhere to be honest, the hotels tend to be full over eid.
bollocks everywhere is booked up...
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Old Oct 2nd 2008, 10:38 am
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bollocks everywhere is booked up...
alright somewhere nice NEXT weekend then? somewhere which is nice and away from Dubai but not miles in the car.....anyone?

(yeah come on, 62 views and ****in' 3 replies??)
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alright somewhere nice NEXT weekend then? somewhere which is nice and away from Dubai but not miles in the car.....anyone?

(yeah come on, 62 views and ****in' 3 replies??)
lol...
why does it have to be out of Dubai...
One and Only Royal Mirage is nice, Mina Al Salaam, Al Qasr...all lovely 'Arabic style' hotels that will be able to give you a pampered feeling, nice pools, spas, the beach, restaurants....
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lol...
why does it have to be out of Dubai...
One and Only Royal Mirage is nice, Mina Al Salaam, Al Qasr...all lovely 'Arabic style' hotels that will be able to give you a pampered feeling, nice pools, spas, the beach, restaurants....
we just fancy getting out to be honest, in the 7 months we've been here we've been to Mussandan and thats it, we shoud really see more of the country.
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lol...
why does it have to be out of Dubai...
One and Only Royal Mirage is nice, Mina Al Salaam, Al Qasr...all lovely 'Arabic style' hotels that will be able to give you a pampered feeling, nice pools, spas, the beach, restaurants....
I notice you still have that 'ghostly' pic.....
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we just fancy getting out to be honest, in the 7 months we've been here we've been to Mussandan and thats it, we shoud really see more of the country.
well, I don't think there is too much to see close by...better wait till the temperatures drop a bit and go exploring...

this one defo looks interesting though...
http://www.firstclasstravel.de/evaso...senses_spa.htm
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http://www.firstclasstravel.de/hotels_around_dubai.htm

here's some hotels that are not in Dubai...
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
we just fancy getting out to be honest, in the 7 months we've been here we've been to Mussandan and thats it, we shoud really see more of the country.
Jebel Hafeet is always a laugh and pretty cheap leaving more money for the important things like beer!
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we just fancy getting out to be honest, in the 7 months we've been here we've been to Mussandan and thats it, we shoud really see more of the country.
Al Acqah - more than just Le meridien nowadays
Al Ain - cheaper, very much not Dubai (Hilton, Jebel Hafeet, Intercon)
Al Maha if you can stretch to it.
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cheers all, I'll take a gander and tell you how it went later on in the week....
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