Old Nov 13, 07, 9:21 pm
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moocherx
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
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Have lived in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Kuwait - each for long periods (now back in Kuwait).

Each of the Gulf state's cities are better/worse for something/someone. In terms of liveability, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Bahrain are perfect, but as a tourist there's very little for anyone in those places. Other Gulf Arabs like to go to Dubai for the shopping, and for tourists at least the weather's warm to sit on the beach, the desert is an expanse for sand-boarding or dune-bashing in a 4x4, and it's good to be in-between Abu Dhabi and Oman to do a bit of exploring (the mountains in Oman or Khor Fakkhan on the eastern UAE coast are really pleasant).

But Dubai as a single-venue holiday destination? Nope.
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