driving

Camping Dibba & Getting SUV Stuck in the Sand

January 26, 2011
Camping in Dibba

After our first camping mis-adventure slash practice run at Jebel Ali beach, we were itching to try our hand at camping again and decided it was time to head out a little further from home. I had heard from a few expats that Dibba by the Golden Tulip hotel was a good camping spot for […]

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Keeping My Big Mouth Shut

April 2, 2008

Last week, I got into a discussion (yet again) about bad driving in Dubai. It is inevitable that this topic will come up on any given night. Because bad driving is just that bad here. So I was talking to a friend and I mentioned how Dubai doesn’t immediately punish bad drivers so the offenders […]

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21 driving rules in Dubai

March 17, 2008

AME Info recently posted the following: The Dubai government, mindful of the emirate’s terrible road record, recently pushed through harsher rules to try and improve people’s driving habits. After they came into force, Dubai police said it issued 2,300 fines on the first day. So here are the AME Info unofficial rules of the road […]

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200-Car Accident Today in Dubai – Abu Dhabi

March 11, 2008
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This morning on the highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, heavy fog and the usual crazy driving resulted in a massive pile-up. Gulf News is currently reporting over 200 vehicles involved in the crash, 25 caught on fire, and 6 people killed while Khaleej Times is reporting 284 people injured and 3 killed. Heavy fog […]

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No Snow Days Here…Only Bush Days

January 13, 2008

So Bush is in town today and tomorrow and is creating mass chaos. He’s staying in Abu Dhabi but is in Dubai for a “meeting” at the Burj. Wouldn’t be surprised if he just wanted to have lunch there. Anyway, instead of utilizing the Burj’s helipad, he is DRIVING! So the following roads will be […]

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Drinking and Driving in Dubai…Saga Part Two

December 13, 2007

Today, in addition to applying for my liquor license, I also applied for my UAE driving license. Couldn’t do so before as was waiting for my residency visa which was issued yesterday. Woke up, went online to see if I could find out some instructions on how to apply for the license, found some info […]

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Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and Driving Adventure – Part One

December 1, 2007
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Today’s driving adventure involves an attempt to visit Dubai’s Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. As it is UAE National Day on December 2nd (their Independence Day from the British), we were afraid our usual weekend beach haunt would be crowded so we opted for a little bird watching instead. Into our little Toyota Yaris we […]

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