UAE Travel thread

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by AndyMead, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Sporting Kansas City
    Anyone been to UAE before? I'm thinking about going. Do I need any shots or pills for this? I think I can last a week or so without beer.
  2. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    Don't worry about finding beer. I think it's legal there. I know I had quite a bit once in the Dubai airport.

    Just make sure to drink lots of water. Oh yes, and make sure to tell everyone you're Canadian.

  3. art

    art Member

    Jul 2, 2000
    Portland OR
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I spent a week there at a sailing event 5-6 years ago. Beautiful place, super people, sh!tloads of money there. Everything is new.

    As I recall (I travel alot, so it all runs together) I didn't have to get any particular shots or whatnot to go there, and brew wasn't an issue where I was. It was relatively easy. Of course this was pre 9-11.
  4. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    don't wear a yamulke
  5. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Real Madrid
    It is actually the Sin City of the Middle East.... try your luck at their lucky draw in the Duty Free Store. A friend of mine from Israel won two Porsche there.
  6. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lived in Dubai for 9 years. No shots needed - sanitation is fairly good.

    Excape Goat's and Sachin's assessments are fairly accurate. No need to worry about militant Islam fundamentalism... the order of the day over there is closer to hedonism.
  7. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From --
    Also, see the public announcement at although this is for the IMF meeting this week in Dubai, they're just warning you about the hippies who go to disrupt those meetings.

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