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i want to go to hang out in dubai and what’s a good place to stay? cheap, comfortable, and place to chill out after leaving iraq! also what are some cool places? thanks in advance!

by [a former member] at 2005-06-17 15:09:09 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Basra , Iraq | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Fly to Bangkok? Might be more entertaining…..

by [former member] | 17 Jun 2005 18:06 (ed. Jun 17 2005) | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Alan

My friends Stefan and Stephanie live in Dubai and Im sure theyd be happy to give you suggestions and probably even hang out and have a beer. They are fantastic people. They are on my contact list. Tell them I say hi if you have a chance to meet them…

Kenneth

by Kenneth Dickerman | 17 Jun 2005 21:06 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→
Hey Alan,

I just sent you a PM………..

by [former member] | 17 Jun 2005 22:06 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
heya Alan,
the Deira area is full of cheap (by dubai standards) hotels. Miyako, the japanese restaurant in the Hyatt Regency (in Deira) is nice, as is “the Bar” on the second floor of the same hotel. Mojitos and Caperinas and all the good stuff. The hotel is really expensive, and under reconstruction, so I don’t recommend staying there unless you’re on expenses and have earplugs.
let me know if you find a place you like.

by teru kuwayama | 19 Jun 2005 14:06 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Hey Alan-

When are you planning on coming through? As for cheap hotels, well, Dubai is def. the wrong town for that. You get luxury for your money, and on that scale, your dollar goes a good way, but bargain prices they are not. One place to check out is the Ibis. They seem to have better than average rates, and is kind of between two different restaurant neighborhoods. Their advertised rate is under $100 USD/ night, which is awesome for Dubai. Their contact info is +971 04 332 4444. They are part of the Accor chain. Their email address is novotel.ibis@accorwtc.ae I have no idea what the rooms are like, but it’s a four star hotel, and the restaurant has an all you can drink/ eat dinner on Thursdays for about $30. One step above wine in a box, but it does the trick!

As for bars and restaurants- they have everything here. There is a tapas place called Seville’s with good croquettes and dangerous sangria at Wafi Pyramids. At Madinat Jumeirah there is a great selection of bars and restaurants in all price ranges and levels of fanciness. The whole place is like a theme park for adults, complete with faux water ways, and great views. There, I like BarZar and The Left Bank.

In Deira, China Club at the Intercontinental has killer Peking Duck, and the JW Marriot is supposed to have the best steaks in town. Also, Verre, at the Hilton in Deira, is supposed to be super lahddy dah food and service.

And at the Shangri-La, great Moroccan food at Marrakech.

And if you want an almost like home burger and wings and beer place, check out Champions in the JW Marriott’s basement. Guiness on tap, and football on the telly.

For shopping, hands down the best mall (and culture shock freak out) is Deira City Center.

Anyway, if I come up with more ideas, I’ll drop you a private line.

Anyone trucking through Dubai, feel free to give a shout:

Stefan: +971 50 253 2750 (International Dial 00971 050 253 2750)
Stephanie: +971 50 429 1466 (International Dial 00971 050 429 1466)

by [former member] | 20 Jun 2005 00:06 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | | Report spam→
there’s a Youth Hostel, not far from the airport. they have private rooms with AC/TV. nothing special, but the rooms are about $40US. Similar prices, ie 150AED are possible in Deira. If you’re in touch with Wais from the Mustafa in Kabul, he hooked us up with good rates in a service apartment there. But Stefan’s recommendation on the Ibis sounds good, and there’s also a hotel booking counter in the airport.

by teru kuwayama | 20 Jun 2005 00:06 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Ah, the Madinat Jumeirah- I can’t remember the name of the place inside of there, but once inside, you take a boat to a little restaurant on the beach. You sit under a tent on the sand on cushions and smoke a nargila and have cocktails while looking at the burj al arab lit up at night- really nice.

There is also a nice little sandwich place called the lime tree, or something like that in Jumeirah…

Also, outside of the wafi pyramids- same complex, there is a great lebanese place.

Oh, and there are two bowling alleys in town……..

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2005 04:06 | New Delhi, India | | Report spam→
thanks to everyone for all the great tips, stefan + stephanie, i may give you a call at 3 am after i’’ve had way too much to drink and am found bawling for my momma by the police on the beach! i’’ve booked a room at the IBIS, $80 a night, that seems very reasonable. still in basra where it is so hot that all the stores are shut in the afternoon and the streets are empty. things come alive at night, but this being basra, it’’s not like there’’s anything to do for fun. I expect to get to Dunai on 6/29 and stay until 7/4 or so.

cheers,

alan

by [former member] | 21 Jun 2005 08:06 | Basra, Iraq | | Report spam→

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