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Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 25th 2014, 9:01 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 998
Posted By raining

Re: Cape Town Tips

I've just come back from there today - what a beautiful part of the world. I was also there for ten days, staying with friends from here with their family in Cape Town. Managed to get to the top of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 3rd 2014, 2:42 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,504
Posted By raining

Re: What are your First World Problems?

I'm sick of drinking champagne.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 18th 2013, 11:02 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,373
Posted By raining

Re: Abu Dhabi restaurants - Not hotel or Mall

It's in Mushrif, off 15th and Airport Road.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 18th 2013, 10:51 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,373
Posted By raining

Re: Abu Dhabi restaurants - Not hotel or Mall

As well as those already mentioned, there's Circle at Gardens Plaza (Al Raha Gardens) and also Nolu's, Bricco and Ornina at Al Bandar. Cafe Firenze at Al Zeina do nice pizzas done in a proper brick...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 15th 2013, 3:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,345
Posted By raining

Re: Shisha and a Drink

Ornina at Al Bandar - it's a stand alone bar looking across the water, serves shisha AND alcohol.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 11th 2013, 10:14 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By raining

Re: Jet skis banned from Abu Dhabi beaches

There was a lone arsehole on a jet ski at Al Zeina on Friday evening too. I'd love the sea plane to come along and wipe him out.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 24th 2013, 6:38 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,125
Posted By raining

Re: Popular films that you hate

I hate Withnail & I too. I've never met anyone else who does, or who is prepared to admit it, more like.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 24th 2013, 6:33 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By raining

Re: What do you love most about being home?

I wish. I even get it sometimes when I'm on my own - and I'm very obviously female...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 24th 2013, 4:39 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,560
Posted By raining

Re: What do you love most about being home?

Rain and fresh air
Being able to put bottles of wine in the trolley whilst food shopping
Proper pubs / bars
Not hearing the word ''ma'amsir''
Little independent shops instead of malls
Being able...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 18th 2013, 10:13 am
Replies: 59
Views: 3,261
Posted By raining

Re: That iconic bridge in sunderland

That's where I'm from. Have been missing it lately!
Forum: Middle East
Jun 20th 2013, 9:17 am
Replies: 15
UAE
Views: 1,193
Posted By raining

Re: UAE

There's a 20 buffer on all the speed limit signs except in tunnels where apparently, the speed limit is as stated. A friend of mine rang the police to clarify after all the new cameras went up along...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 19th 2013, 7:21 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By raining

Re: Abu Dhabi "Authentic" Restaurant

I think the food's better at the Mushrif one, plus it doesn't stink of smoke like the one on Salam St.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 3rd 2013, 1:22 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,147
Posted By raining

Re: GRUESOME DISCOVERIES!

That's a bonus! On the other hand, buying a walnut whip and unwrapping it to find the walnut missing is not pleasant at all...
Forum: Middle East
May 14th 2013, 6:06 pm
Replies: 174
Views: 9,452
Posted By raining

Re: Help about importing my cats please!!!

A few months ago it looked possible that we could be moving to Saudi with two cats, but from Abu Dhabi rather than the UK. I remember reading a thread on the Aramco expats website and it was fairly...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 25th 2013, 5:58 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By raining

Re: It's Goodbye From Lanarkwitch

Oh so it's all going ahead then! Good luck with everything and thank you so much for the help you've given me - our AD to Dubai move is still up in the air. I hope you'll be really happy there.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 25th 2013, 5:53 am
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By raining

Re: Animal Welfare Petition

Signed. I'd take great pleasure in seeing these vile bastards die a frightening and painful death.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 7th 2013, 12:30 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By raining

Re: Homesickness

Erm, no. That's why I used those specific examples. I'm from the UK but could get those things / experiences in so many places in the world - but not here.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 6th 2013, 5:36 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,966
Posted By raining

Re: Homesickness

It's not so much 'home'sickness that I feel - I just know that the Middle East isn't the place for me. I miss things like being able to go for a walk, putting on songs from a jukebox in the pub,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 22nd 2013, 2:19 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 11,380
Posted By raining

Re: Stone Roses in Dubai, 21 Feb 2013

It was amazing! I was looking forward to it so much, was right at the front and they didn't disappoint. Friend drove the journey from Abu Dhabi too so I had a few drinks. I just wish I was doing it...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 15th 2013, 12:48 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By raining

Re: Family restaurants in Abu Dhabi

The restaurant next to Fillini's is Assymetri, always seems very popular with families when I've been there. I think the boys would probably like Stars & Bars. Amerigo's is REALLY dark inside and I...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 10th 2013, 6:17 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,766
Posted By raining

Re: e-commerce business in Dubai.

I thought my wasabi comment was quite helpful - I told Millhouse where he could find what he was after, it just happened to be in a thread about e-commerce!

Seriously though, I am following this...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 4th 2013, 3:04 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,766
Posted By raining

Re: e-commerce business in Dubai.

I could murder a beer or glass of wine right now. Trying to lose the stone and a half I put on since arriving here a year ago...amazing how fast it piles on.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 4th 2013, 2:53 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,766
Posted By raining

Re: e-commerce business in Dubai.

Got some wasabi crackers in the Organic shop at Masdar, Abu Dhabi. They nearly blew my head off.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 22nd 2013, 4:37 am
Replies: 73
Views: 6,420
Posted By raining

Re: Abu Dhabi Move - Questions

It's worth asking if they'll take more cheques too. It all depends on your landlord but some may take four cheques. We were really lucky and got six which was a massive help to us (no housing...
Jan 17th 2013, 8:32 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By raining

Re: Apologies but any advice appreciated, is it worth it....

Regarding flights, bear in mind that AD to UK round trip is more expensive than UK to AD round trip. We found that we paid about a quarter to a third more booking our flights back to the UK than the...
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