Does anyone live in Dubai?

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Does anyone live in Dubai?

Post by greg » Wed May 24, 2006 6:44 am

I was wondering if anyone lives in Dubai and if so, if they would be able to offer an Old Blue a bed for the night. I am currently serving on a seven month tour of Southern Iraq with the Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry. My wife decided that staying with her parents in Brisbane would be a damn sight more fun than moping around in Catterick Garrison (who can blame her) and so I am flying out to see them on my R & R in late June. Unfortunately I have a twelve hour overnight stop over in Dubai, and I have just about had enough of sleeping rough to do it in an airport during leave, so I wondered if anyone could put me up for the night, in retun for an evening with my razor sharp wit, tall tales from the front, and general eternal gratitude! If anyone thinks that they may be able to help, PM me and I will let you know the date/time.

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Post by englishangel » Wed May 24, 2006 8:04 am

I am sure you will find someone who has more than CH in common with you as coincidence seems to be your speciality. :lol:
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Post by J.R. » Wed May 24, 2006 5:00 pm

My old house-mate, Peter Donaldson was living and working in Dubai until unfortunately I lost his e-mail address after a house move.

You could ry getting him through the CH site on Friends Re-United. Year around 1960. I'm no longer a 'paid-up' member of FR.
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Post by jhopgood » Sat May 27, 2006 12:20 pm

The brother of a good friend of mine lives in Dubai.
I have met him when he visited the village.
Do you want me to ask?
My friend went to Lancing and Sussex University and now lives in Brunei.

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Post by greg » Sun May 28, 2006 6:49 am

Panic over! May I just thank everyone for racking their brains to help. Emirates has just sent me an e-mail offering a free hotel room for the night, and after two months in Iraq it would be unfair of me to turn it down in favour of imposing my sweaty, smelly self on some poor unsuspecting stranger. So thank you all once again. 26 days to R and R!!!
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Post by J.R. » Tue May 30, 2006 11:35 am

greg wrote:Panic over! May I just thank everyone for racking their brains to help. Emirates has just sent me an e-mail offering a free hotel room for the night, and after two months in Iraq it would be unfair of me to turn it down in favour of imposing my sweaty, smelly self on some poor unsuspecting stranger. So thank you all once again. 26 days to R and R!!!
Great stuff Greg. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the company that Peter Donaldson works for !
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Post by Katharine » Tue May 30, 2006 12:58 pm

greg wrote:Panic over! May I just thank everyone for racking their brains to help. Emirates has just sent me an e-mail offering a free hotel room for the night, and after two months in Iraq it would be unfair of me to turn it down in favour of imposing my sweaty, smelly self on some poor unsuspecting stranger. So thank you all once again. 26 days to R and R!!!
If your free hotel room is anything like the one I had in KL on my way home from New Zealand you're in for a treat!! That hotel had been voted the Best Airport Hotel in Asia for the last five years - and without any others to judge by, I can well understand why!
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Post by J.R. » Tue May 30, 2006 1:04 pm

Katharine wrote:
greg wrote:Panic over! May I just thank everyone for racking their brains to help. Emirates has just sent me an e-mail offering a free hotel room for the night, and after two months in Iraq it would be unfair of me to turn it down in favour of imposing my sweaty, smelly self on some poor unsuspecting stranger. So thank you all once again. 26 days to R and R!!!
If your free hotel room is anything like the one I had in KL on my way home from New Zealand you're in for a treat!! That hotel had been voted the Best Airport Hotel in Asia for the last five years - and without any others to judge by, I can well understand why!
Was that the room with 'The Chippendales' en suite, Katherine ??
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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue May 30, 2006 1:12 pm

J.R. wrote:
Katharine wrote:
greg wrote:Panic over! May I just thank everyone for racking their brains to help. Emirates has just sent me an e-mail offering a free hotel room for the night, and after two months in Iraq it would be unfair of me to turn it down in favour of imposing my sweaty, smelly self on some poor unsuspecting stranger. So thank you all once again. 26 days to R and R!!!
If your free hotel room is anything like the one I had in KL on my way home from New Zealand you're in for a treat!! That hotel had been voted the Best Airport Hotel in Asia for the last five years - and without any others to judge by, I can well understand why!
Was that the room with 'The Chippendales' en suite, Katherine ??
I'd edit your post toute suite JR it's KathArine!!
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Post by Katharine » Tue May 30, 2006 1:13 pm

J.R. wrote:Was that the room with 'The Chippendales' en suite, KathArine ??
That would be telling!! :lol: :wink:
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Post by mattyjadams » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:21 pm

greg wrote: Emirates has just sent me an e-mail offering a free hotel room for the night
That'd be the Millenium then.
Funny how the Gp Capts and above get to stay in the nicer one when enroute back from Riyadh (Al Yammah project)

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Post by cj » Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:17 pm

Does anyone live in Dubai?

Some people must live in Dubai. Dubainians, for example ...
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Post by J.R. » Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:15 pm

cj wrote:Does anyone live in Dubai?

Some people must live in Dubai. Dubainians, for example ...
Jim Davidson does !
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Post by cj » Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:57 pm

J.R. wrote:
cj wrote:Does anyone live in Dubai?

Some people must live in Dubai. Dubainians, for example ...
Jim Davidson does !
Urgh!
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Post by englishangel » Mon Jul 17, 2006 11:00 pm

and Michael Jackson (or is that Bahrain?)
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