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Online Skaiidawg

The UAE...
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:54:41 am »
I am testing the waters here. Should I post here what the United Arab Emirates look like, or would it be boring and not comparable to the US, Canada, NZ or Sardine's flying thread?

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 12:04:11 pm »
yes please post
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 12:33:56 pm »
Yes, always interesting and good to learn about other cultures and places!
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 01:01:53 pm »
Please! My brother and his family live in Rhiyaad, but they don't tell us nothin' :xxbah:

Don't want us to come visit either, say there's nothing to see or do.

Family friends live and work (both man and wife) as air traffic controllers in Dubai, looks like they're on expensive holidays all the time.
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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 01:16:38 pm »
Do it. I worked in Abu Dhabi for a few months. It was an interesting experience  8)
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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 08:04:49 am »
Ok I will start to put a couple of pics together.
This will not be a blog
like that of Mr. Zog
ai tog....



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Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 08:06:53 am »


Please! My brother and his family live in Rhiyaad, but they don't tell us nothin' :xxbah:

Don't want us to come visit either, say there's nothing to see or do.

Family friends live and work (both man and wife) as air traffic controllers in Dubai, looks like they're on expensive holidays all the time.

Your brother is right. Nothing to see in Riyad. Saudi Arabia not a very touristy place.



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From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 10:15:59 am »
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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 11:24:31 am »


Quote from: Skaiidawg on Yesterday at 08:06:53 am



>Quote from: Ri on January 14, 2019, 01:01:53 pm>Please! My brother and his family live in Rhiyaad, but they don't tell us nothin' :xxbah:

Don't want us to come visit either, say there's nothing to see or do.

Family friends live and work (both man and wife) as air traffic controllers in Dubai, looks like they're on expensive holidays all the time.



Your brother is right. Nothing to see in Riyad. Saudi Arabia not a very touristy place.


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I beg to differ! I lived in Sulaminyia, Riyadh for three full years , LOTS to see!
Example, finding petrified wood fragments in the petrified forest, in the desert;
finding sharks teeth - BIG shark teeth - on mountain tops which were previously submerged!
visiting the bottom of the 8th largest meteorite crate in the world!
Shall i continue? there IS more.
Oh, and smuggling nurses int he boot of my car both out of and back into their closely watched nurses residence -now THAT was fun (and stupid/dangerous!)
completing 92 runs int eh Saudi desert, with Hash House Harriers, yawn (NOT!)
...borrowing US Military night-vision goggles, and trying - and failing - to drive a vehicle at night in the Desert!
In fact I got a free plane ticket every 4 months to 'decompress' in Dubai, such was the 'pressure' (not!) in Riyadh!
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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 12:48:51 pm »
Following  :3some:

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 11:49:10 am »
Dubai have changed a lot since I arrived here some moons back.

I have taken these pictures from someones posts on LinkedIn. So apologies for the somewhat skew cropped images.

The 1990 picture show the World Trade Centre apartment buildings next to Sheikh Zayed Road, the main road through Dubai.



The square white building is the World Trade Centre building.
The 2013 picture is somewhat to the right of the WTC and showing more the area of the Burj Khalifa. (Tallest building on earth)



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Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2019, 01:55:04 pm »
I think you got censored  :biggrin: I can't see shit!!!
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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2019, 02:32:22 pm »
Eish lyk my dis weer ek en die Google foto site. Sal na my setting loop kyk.

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Courtesy from Grizz: In this day and age religion is often frowned upon, but I have met some of the most amazing people from various religions over time.
From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2019, 04:51:23 pm »
I think you got censored  :biggrin: I can't see shit!!!

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2019, 09:54:33 pm »
 :sip: :thumleft: Do it!
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 07:34:23 am »
I think you got censored  :biggrin: I can't see shit!!!

Do you see shit now?  :lamer:
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From Buddhists to Sikhs, through Muslims and Christians and everything in between, there are many good people out there and if you do not allow yourself to be swayed by petulant religious opinion, the world is an awesome place with the odd idiot in between trying to make it rubbish for others.
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2019, 10:02:23 am »
I think you got censored  :biggrin: I can't see shit!!!

Do you see shit now?  :lamer:

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2019, 10:14:57 am »
I think you got censored  I can't see shit!!!

Do you see shit now?  :lamer:
I can see it now.

That is some serious development over the relatively short time

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2019, 08:12:40 pm »
I think you got censored  I can't see shit!!!

Do you see shit now?  :lamer:
I can see it now.

That is some serious development over the relatively short time

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The royal families knew that oil was going to run out and be eventually taken over by more modern technology. So unlike the other bigger oil companies they decided to try and get dubai into the tourism market by building a dream city.

So far it seems to be working.
 

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Re: The UAE...
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2019, 08:44:44 pm »
Yes great thread, post away!

I have spent a bit of time there waiting for Afghanistan and Iraq working visas.

Did enjoy it a lot, especially the transport system. Fark you do not need a car there!
At night that place come alive with street shows and so on. Time flies, last time I passed through was 2010