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Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2016, 9:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Tourists and Driving

Thanks for responding. I'm now being told if my visitor applies for an International Driving Permit in the UK then they can drive a privately owned car here with permission. Again, I cannot find a...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2016, 7:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By kungpowdow

Tourists and Driving

Can a British tourist with a UK driver's license legally drive my car in Dubai? They cannot be added to the policy without a local license but RSA is assuring me they will be covered should anything...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 19th 2014, 12:26 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,116
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Gopro reviews?

I will take the details from you please mate.

Also, can you recommend some good dive sites you've visited in Oman and who you dive there with?

Getting very tired of Dibba Rock and the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 18th 2014, 8:01 am
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Is this video of a Great White next to a swimmer fake ?

This is the problem with advancements in photoshop and video editing software.

You never know if anything you see is real anymore.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 18th 2014, 7:59 am
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Is this video of a Great White next to a swimmer fake ?

Of course it is...!

Went viral about 6 months ago claiming to be in Sydney Harbour.

YouTube video of a man swimming with a great white shark in Manly a fake...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 1st 2014, 9:11 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,932
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Proposing in (or around) Dubai

I settled on taking her away on a surprise overnight trip to the BanYan Tree Al Wadi which was absolutely stunning...! We stayed in a huge and very luxurious Al Khaimah tented villa with a massive...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 29th 2014, 7:19 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,932
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Proposing in (or around) Dubai

She. Said. YES......!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 11th 2014, 1:33 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,116
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Gopro reviews?

May I ask how...?!

The housing is designed very well and almost impossible to open accidentally...!

:blink:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 11th 2014, 1:29 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,116
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Gopro reviews?

It is absolutely brilliant for diving. No competition.

You'll need to buy additional batteries and a colour correction filter to get the most out of it but both are reasonably priced and can be...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 7th 2014, 6:48 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,932
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Proposing in (or around) Dubai

Thank you.

It would be just the two of us; I'd like us to enjoy the moment as a couple initially and as a family later.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 7th 2014, 6:00 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,932
Posted By kungpowdow

Proposing in (or around) Dubai

Morning all.

When it comes to romantic gestures I am pretty useless. In this particular field my creativity extends no further than dinner, flowers and the occasional weekend away.

With all of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 5th 2013, 9:31 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 5th 2013, 9:27 am
Replies: 118
Views: 4,762
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Scottish Independence - Yes or No?

Kix,

The point from my original post is that the ridiculous over-posturing of some Scottish people is matched by the sheer ignorance of some English people; the surrounding arguments for and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 5th 2013, 7:55 am
Replies: 118
Views: 4,762
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Scottish Independence - Yes or No?

This discussion is really fanning the flames of my patriotism (especially the informative posts from Shiva) yet I still have absolutely no idea which choice would make for a "better" Scotland. There...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 14th 2013, 7:30 am
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Sandance

Got the monorail out there last time and it was great; very quick and straightforward to get tickets. The carriage itself was very busy but a brilliant festival atmosphere (we even had a massive...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 13th 2013, 5:00 am
Replies: 64
Views: 3,466
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Drive to work

30 minutes both ways for me - Marina to DSO via Hessa St and Emirates Road. Against the main flow of traffic everyday. Its a fair commute in terms of actual distance but with no stop/start traffic...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2013, 10:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By kungpowdow

Shisha

Where in Dubai can I get a decent quality shisha pipe to take back to the UK?

My family love it and its good fun sitting out in the garden in the evenings having a puff and getting strange looks...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 7th 2013, 12:41 pm
Replies: 247
Views: 11,392
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: The Ramadan Arms

White floury roll. 1 slice black pudding. 1 slice lorne sausage. Red sauce.

Job done.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 13th 2013, 11:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By kungpowdow

Australia Flights

The price of flights to Sydney from Dubai is making my eyes bleed.

7000 - 8000 with Qantas / Emirates.

Does anyone have any suggestions on better (cheaper) alternatives? For example I...
Forum: Middle East
May 8th 2013, 1:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Good places to snorkel?

Snoopy Island is ok. Dibba Rock is much better. You'll see why they call it "The Aquarium" if you go. If you're lucky you'll see small black tips, turtles and maybe some rays.

Most of the hotels...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 22nd 2013, 2:17 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Seychelles

Yeah definitely.

Our island was split in two with the South half reserved for adults only.

Worked well and kept everyone happy.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 22nd 2013, 1:33 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Seychelles

A Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 on full auto settings and a Fujifilm Finepix XP150 for underwater (that shot of the big black tip).

Pretty pleased with the results really.

Thoughts?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 22nd 2013, 1:22 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Seychelles

4 days is doable but come on man its the Maldives. You have to do it justice. Save 4 day trips for the likes of Petra, Beirut, Goa and Sri Lanka and slacken off the annual leave belt for this baby....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 22nd 2013, 8:33 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Seychelles

Must have about 300 pics all like these. Couldnt stop taking them.

A good underwater camera is another must have.

KPD
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 22nd 2013, 7:59 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,490
Posted By kungpowdow

Re: Seychelles

We never use travel agents. You can always find a better deal looking yourself and you cut out the middle man fee too. All of our trips have been separate flight and hotel bookings online. If you...
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