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commander Nov 8th 2009 5:23 am

Yas Island Bars and Restaurants
 
Went with the family to the Crowne Plaza on Yas last night for dinner. Are 'al fresco' at 'Stills' the bar on the ground level.

Very nice atmosphere and kid friendly.

Steak and ale pie was nice, however i prefer to not be able to count the amount of chips on 2 hands. 9 chips..WTF

really cool and not toooo overpriced.

Went to the Yas Hotel but they want 100AED upfront even to drive up to the entrance. This is ofcourse deducted from any FnB purchased in the Hotel.

Fair enough, it keeps nosey barstewards like us (the Abu Dhabi clampets) away..

AD is so much better than Dubai on so many levels now.

Emerald_Eyes Nov 8th 2009 5:30 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080381)
AD is so much better than Dubai on so many levels now.

Because you had a pie with 9 chips in a CP on a contrete island? Yeah I can see your rationale lol.

AD has nothing that can compete with the Burj al Arab, the Burj Dubai, the Madinat, Al Qasr and the Jumeirah waterfront.

But at least you have all those awful faux English pubs in second rate hotels full of sleazy oil drillers who haven't had a free shag in over a year...

commander Nov 8th 2009 5:35 am

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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080395)
But at least you have all those awful faux English pubs in second rate hotels full of sleazy oil drillers who haven't had a free shag in over a year...

York....Jockeys....Rattlesnake.....do you want me to continue...

Full of sleazy financial and PR idiots who havent had a free shag in over a year..

commander Nov 8th 2009 5:37 am

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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080395)

AD has nothing that can compete with the Burj al Arab, the Burj Dubai, the Madinat, Al Qasr and the Jumeirah waterfront.

If you are false, shallow and easily impressed with gimmics..(which i guess you are)

commander Nov 8th 2009 5:38 am

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Originally Posted by BritishExpat (Post 8080408)
I just can't imagine anybody careing about this

strange first post...

Please enlighten me

about what?

it is a post for AD people who may not have been out to Yas Island yet..

toodle on now love

Emerald_Eyes Nov 8th 2009 5:44 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080407)
If you are false, shallow and easily impressed with gimmics..(which i guess you are)

Excuse me for not being impressed with a pie and a hotel that charges 100 AED to get through the gate.

The fact that Dubai is still the preferred tourist destination over AD says it all. It simply has more to offer, so how can AD compete on any level?

commander Nov 8th 2009 5:48 am

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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080419)
Excuse me for not being impressed with a pie and a hotel that charges 100 AED to get through the gate.

The fact that Dubai is still the preferred tourist destination over AD says it all. It simply has more to offer, so how can AD compete on any level?

how much does the Burj al Arab charge to enter? but your impressed with that?

And are you not impressed with a 'pie' because that is beneath you?

Yes, you are suited to Dubai and everything it stands for and that has gone wrong with the place in the last 3 years (how long have you been here?)

probably less that 3 years..go figure.

Ive lived in both places and prefer Abu Dhabi by a longshot.

AD hotels are usually full, Dubai's are almost empty

commander Nov 8th 2009 5:49 am

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Originally Posted by BritishExpat (Post 8080423)
I agree EE..It's absurd

what is? the Hotel charging 100AED to enter?

i agree BTW but i understand why they do it.

admon Nov 8th 2009 5:51 am

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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080419)
Excuse me for not being impressed with a pie and a hotel that charges 100 AED to get through the gate.

The fact that Dubai is still the preferred tourist destination over AD says it all. It simply has more to offer, so how can AD compete on any level?

I f**king love pie.
Chicken and mushroom or Beef and kidney.
With creamy potato and deep thick gravy.
Luuurvely.

Abu Dhabi better than Dubai? Who gives one really?
Lets all just eat some pie.

commander Nov 8th 2009 5:52 am

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Originally Posted by admon (Post 8080436)
I f**king love pie.
Chicken and mushroom or Beef and kidney.
With creamy potato and deep thick gravy.
Luuurvely.

Abu Dhabi better than Dubai? Who gives one really?
Lets all just eat some pie.

that is sooo common. Luvvies and wannabee's dont eat pies...

it goes straight to thier arse

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 5:55 am

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I think AD is taking over from Dubai in the popularity stakes, all the big name acts are heading to AD. Dubai Sound City event over the weekend here in Dubai apparently was very poorly attended. I haven't been to Yas Island but am hoping to visit later this month. Is this hotel that is charging 100 to get in the one on the actual track?

Emerald_Eyes Nov 8th 2009 5:56 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080427)
how much does the Burj al Arab charge to enter? but your impressed with that?

The Burj Al Arab doesn't charge an entrance fee, but you do need to have a booking either for drinks or dinner, which is normal.

I like a nice pie as much as the next person, but it certainly doesn't swing my opinion on AD lol.

I agree that I am suited to Dubai, it's superior to AD in most aspects.

admon Nov 8th 2009 5:57 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080439)
that is sooo common. Luvvies and wannabee's dont eat pies...

it goes straight to thier arse

One thing I can't understand is Guinness or Steak and Ale pie.
Why spoil a good pint and a pie both at the same time?

Emerald_Eyes Nov 8th 2009 5:58 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080446)
I think AD is taking over from Dubai in the popularity stakes, all the big name acts are heading to AD. Dubai Sound City event over the weekend here in Dubai apparently was very poorly attended. I haven't been to Yas Island but am hoping to visit later this month. Is this hotel that is charging 100 to get in the one on the actual track?

AD are getting more of the big acts due to Dubai's money problems. AD helped Dubai with it's cashflow and in exchange required that most big events are to be held in AD from now on.

To be honest I don't know why anyone would have attended the DSC event this weekend, it sounded like a load of rubbish to me.

commander Nov 8th 2009 5:58 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080446)
I think AD is taking over from Dubai in the popularity stakes, all the big name acts are heading to AD. Dubai Sound City event over the weekend here in Dubai apparently was very poorly attended. I haven't been to Yas Island but am hoping to visit later this month. Is this hotel that is charging 100 to get in the one on the actual track?

yes, the Yas hotel.

I was at the sound city thing on Friday and it was absolutely shoite. Ive been to more gigs at the IV over the years than id care to remember and this was the worst.

there was a big lull in the music (i think its when De la Soul) were meant to be on the stage, and in the eerie silence some women were trying to flog tickets for Saturdays..

Yea right love..

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 5:58 am

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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080449)
The Burj Al Arab doesn't charge an entrance fee, but you do need to have a booking either for drinks or dinner, which is normal.

I like a nice pie as much as the next person, but it certainly doesn't swing my opinion on AD lol.

I agree that I am suited to Dubai, it's superior to AD in most aspects.

they do, if you just want to go in for a snoop about ;) (they call it a tour) :p

Emerald_Eyes Nov 8th 2009 5:59 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080455)
they do, if you just want to go in for a snoop about ;) (they call it a tour) :p

Really? I guess I've never been there without a booking lol.

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:01 am

Re: Yas Island Bars and Restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080449)
The Burj Al Arab doesn't charge an entrance fee, but you do need to have a booking either for drinks or dinner, which is normal.

I like a nice pie as much as the next person, but it certainly doesn't swing my opinion on AD lol.

I agree that I am suited to Dubai, it's superior to AD in most aspects.

they do so charge an entrance fee.. Well they dont to me as we have had a car pass for around 4 years..

your last sentance sums you up...brilliantly up your own ass:D

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:01 am

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Originally Posted by BritishExpat (Post 8080457)
No, your complaining...What a cheapskate

read my post biggles, i wasnt complaining about it...

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:02 am

Re: Yas Island Bars and Restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080452)
AD are getting more of the big acts due to Dubai's money problems. AD helped Dubai with it's cashflow and in exchange required that most big events are to be held in AD from now on.

To be honest I don't know why anyone would have attended the DSC event this weekend, it sounded like a load of rubbish to me.

I think AD has better venues for the big acts, hence more tickets sold, more money to play with :)

admon Nov 8th 2009 6:02 am

Re: Yas Island Bars and Restaurants
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080446)
I think AD is taking over from Dubai in the popularity stakes, all the big name acts are heading to AD. Dubai Sound City event over the weekend here in Dubai apparently was very poorly attended. I haven't been to Yas Island but am hoping to visit later this month. Is this hotel that is charging 100 to get in the one on the actual track?

Dubai Sound City really was a case of bad timing. I mean who would hold a music festival full of has been bands a week after you have had the likes of Timbaland, Beyonce, JK and Kings of Leon?

In fact scratch that, it wasn't even 'full of hasbeen bands' as half of them had notes from their mum to explain why they couldn't make it.
The guys at New Dawn must be extremely pissed with that.

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:05 am

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Originally Posted by admon (Post 8080466)
Dubai Sound City really was a case of bad timing. I mean who would hold a music festival full of has been bands a week after you have had the likes of Timbaland, Beyonce, JK and Kings of Leon?

In fact scratch that, it wasn't even 'full of hasbeen bands' as half of them had notes from their mum to explain why they couldn't make it.
The guys at New Dawn must be extremely pissed with that.

it's a shame for the organisers I have to say but it was stupid timing and a shit line up

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:06 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080471)
it's a shame for the organisers I have to say but it was stupid timing and a shit line up

a shit line up made worse by 'last minute' cancellations..

another Dubai balls up...

admon Nov 8th 2009 6:07 am

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Originally Posted by Emerald_Eyes (Post 8080452)
AD are getting more of the big acts due to Dubai's money problems. AD helped Dubai with it's cashflow and in exchange required that most big events are to be held in AD from now on.

To be honest I don't know why anyone would have attended the DSC event this weekend, it sounded like a load of rubbish to me.

Gees, Expatwoman gossip is back I see. Are you friends with Busybee?

Bands appearing in AD have nothing to do with some mythical 'event v cashflow' deal.
It has more to do with the fact that Dubai has a 10% tax on ticket sales.

And obviously the AD F1 had a massive budget to create a spectacular for its opening, as well as Beyonce already having an F1 appearance deal.

Don't you just love the people that know sweet FA.

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:09 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080476)
a shit line up made worse by 'last minute' cancellations..

another Dubai balls up...

apparently Echo and the Bunnymen refused to come because they wéren't in first class!! total fiasco.

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:11 am

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Originally Posted by admon (Post 8080479)
Gees, Expatwoman gossip is back I see. Are you friends with Busybee?

Bands appearing in AD have nothing to do with some mythical 'event v cashflow' deal.
It has more to do with the fact that Dubai has a 10% tax on ticket sales.

And obviously the AD F1 had a massive budget to create a spectacular for its opening, as well as Beyonce already having an F1 appearance deal.

Don't you just love the people that know sweet FA.

she's a PA.....read secretary...of course she knows sweet FA...

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:12 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080489)
she's a PA.....read secretary...of course she knows sweet FA...

actually she isn't a PA :sneaky:

back to topic, AD has got better venues, hence better acts :)

flares Nov 8th 2009 6:13 am

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great pie thread

I'm gonna set up a pie shop on Abu Dhabi's sea front.... Flares' Corniche Pasties :thumbsup:

whaddya think?

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:13 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080482)
apparently Echo and the Bunnymen refused to come because they wéren't in first class!! total fiasco.

hohohoho but hey..the Killers really wanted to come to Dubai..NOT

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:14 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080495)
hohohoho but hey..the Killers really wanted to come to Dubai..NOT

but Dubai make it hard for themselves, do you know you can't come in and perform on a visit visa? how the hell difficult does that make things!!

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:14 am

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Originally Posted by saudiflares (Post 8080493)
great pie thread

I'm gonna set up a pie shop on Abu Dhabi's sea front.... Flares' Corniche Pasties :thumbsup:

whaddya think?

hehehe im in...

Pie's are good!!!

youve not had a cornish paste until youve had one delivered by Ron and Ivor Doodney in Devonport, Plymouth.

(granted its in Devon and not Cornwall)

Or they are great in Falmouth also..

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:16 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080499)
but Dubai make it hard for themselves, do you know you can't come in and perform on a visit visa? how the hell difficult does that make things!!

and they can is AD? i'd of thought it would be the same?

probibly why Bez couldnt get into the country:rofl:

anyway, this thread is about Pies, Yas Island and AD..:D

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:18 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080507)
and they can is AD? i'd of thought it would be the same?

probibly why Bez couldnt get into the country:rofl:

anyway, this thread is about Pies, Yas Island and AD..:D

not sure about AD rules but the rules here are mental, I am organising a party for a friend and bringing in a tribute act, got to get special permissions etc bloody nightmare of paperwork

Pie - steak pie at the Dhow and Anchor :)

admon Nov 8th 2009 6:19 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 8080509)
not sure about AD rules but the rules here are mental, I am organising a party for a friend and bringing in a tribute act, got to get special permissions etc bloody nightmare of paperwork

Pie - steak pie at the Dhow and Anchor :)

not enough pastry

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:20 am

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Originally Posted by admon (Post 8080512)
not enough pastry

mmmm yes but bloody tasty!! Jebel Ali club do a nice one too :)

admon Nov 8th 2009 6:23 am

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the worst thing about pies over here is that while most have the inviting top crust, once you dig in, you face the devastating disappointment that the pastry is only on the top.

A true pie has pastry on the base and round the sides - the full pie!
Robbing, cheating bar stewards.

flares Nov 8th 2009 6:24 am

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I am actually yearning for a pastie now...has the West Cornwall Pastie Co. got a franchise in one of the malls?

There's about 1 million food and bev outlets in the Dubai Mall including one speciality store selling herring rolls from the North Sea for our Tuetonic friends

commander Nov 8th 2009 6:25 am

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Originally Posted by BritishExpat (Post 8080508)
I noticed that you do a lot of complaining..And i've only been here about 4 minutes

stick around, it gets better

admon Nov 8th 2009 6:26 am

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Originally Posted by commander (Post 8080525)
stick around, it gets better

oh no it doesn't

Blue Cat Nov 8th 2009 6:27 am

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Originally Posted by admon (Post 8080526)
oh no it doesn't

it's getting worse in here of late, no one posting etc, where are all the old regular posters we used to find


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