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Old Oct 7th 2013, 1:49 pm
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Interesting. What kind of motors do Uber use?

Careem annoyed me because they massively took the piss to get me to the airport (I'm sure I posted about it) but then redeemed themselves because it was half-free credit, so couldn't complain too much, but also emailed apologising and all that jazz. Definitely wouldn't stop me from using them again.
With Uber, I had a Lexus (al la Careem) once, a Beemer 7 twice and an Audi A6 once
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 1:55 pm
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With Uber, I had a Lexus (al la Careem) once, a Beemer 7 twice and an Audi A6 once
Sweet.
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 1:57 pm
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Yep, use the "now" function for Careem if it's not an advance booking
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 2:01 pm
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Yep, use the "now" function for Careem if it's not an advance booking
For advance booking use the 'later' button
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Interesting. What kind of motors do Uber use?

Careem annoyed me because they massively took the piss to get me to the airport (I'm sure I posted about it) but then redeemed themselves because it was half-free credit, so couldn't complain too much, but also emailed apologising and all that jazz. Definitely wouldn't stop me from using them again.
Yep I've used Careem a few times and they were decent.
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by TheShed View Post
With Uber, I had a Lexus (al la Careem) once, a Beemer 7 twice and an Audi A6 once

You know you've been in the middle east too long.......... when you expect a BMW, Lexus or Audi as a pre-booked taxi service
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 3:31 pm
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You have been in the Me too long when you ask maintenance to change a light bulb ( in my compound it is a rule that we HAVE to let maintenance do it....but we have to supply the lightbulb...lol)

I still do it myself though...but please do not say, they might deport me.
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............when you find you have forgotten why you came to the ME in the first place.
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 5:15 pm
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Interesting taxi stories - I have the opposite problem. From the lobby of my apartment block, I walk to the service road that runs along the front (SZR side) of the H and Fairmont hotels, and raise my hand in a vaguely beckoning fashion......

Within five seconds, about five taxis screech to a halt and I have to wait for the verbals to die down so that I can actually get into one of them.......
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Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
You have been in the Me too long when you ask maintenance to change a light bulb ( in my compound it is a rule that we HAVE to let maintenance do it....but we have to supply the lightbulb...lol)

I still do it myself though...but please do not say, they might deport me.
Can't be fear of lawsuit, can it?
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You know you've been in the middle east too long when..........you know your passport number, issue date and expiry date off-by-heart
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Old Oct 8th 2013, 9:24 am
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Default Re: You know you've been in the middle east too long when...

Originally Posted by the_red_sheep View Post
You know you've been in the middle east too long when..........you know your passport number, issue date and expiry date off-by-heart
I thought the exact thing yesterday whilst checking in online without having to have my passport in front of me.
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Old Oct 8th 2013, 5:01 pm
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When you expect to wait at enbd for an hour before even a hint of seeing a teller!
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Old Oct 8th 2013, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by TheShed View Post
Sorry, clarification there. Careem for pre-booked (airport etc) Uber for now rides. Have used Uber about 4 times and they were very good. Always arrived within 10 mins, direct to the address based on GPS. Nice clean cars and even cool water in the back. Slightly pricier than Careem (maybe 5-8%) but worth it when you cant find an RTA. I'm using Careem to get me to Sandance on Friday and hopefully Uber on the way home (there will likely be some Ubers in Atlantis' car park).
How much will you approximately pay with Uber from Sandance do you think? I'm going on Friday too and don't fancy the thought of a long wait for a taxi home. Can't wait !!!!!!!!!
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Old Oct 9th 2013, 3:57 am
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Originally Posted by silversilver View Post
How much will you approximately pay with Uber from Sandance do you think? I'm going on Friday too and don't fancy the thought of a long wait for a taxi home. Can't wait !!!!!!!!!
Careem are quoting 180 from Sandance to jumeriah. Can't see uber being too different to that.
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