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Old 03-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Visiting Dubai

I will be in Dubai from the 26th of March till at least the 5th of April if not longer. I was wondering if there is anything Camaro related going on or other thingsthat are must see while I am there. I appreciate y'all's input. Thx.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Unfortunately you just missed the Motoring Middle East fest that was last weekend on the 22nd March. It wasn't Camaro specific but there was a good Camaro presence there. I'm afraid there's nothing else Camaro related as such happening anytime soon. :-(

Otherwise, worth seeing things/places in Dubai are places like Wild Wadi (Carry your swim suits for this one), Burj Khalifa's At The Top, Madinat Jumeira, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates for shopping. Be sure to go dune bashing whilst here and if you are looking for some motoring action, try and visit Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.... (http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/A...paign=Drifting)
....about an hour and half or less from Dubai...tons of things to do there all motor sport related. If your missing your Camaro to much, they have Camaros there at the circuit that you can rent out and test your skills on the drag strip or even go on a specialized track where they will teach you how to drift using the very same Camaros!! Hope you have fun!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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Thx for the tips. I've been here for a couple days now and haven't seen one Camaro. I have seen about four different Mustangs tho. If I'm off this weekend I'll try to get out to some of the places you mentioned. Sounds like Abu Dhabi is my best bet for car stuff. I'll see if I can make my way over there. The way the office is talking I may start coming over regularly. Thx again.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:30 AM   #4
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What??!! You haven't seen one Camaro??!! Go to Jumeirah beach road and chill at Tim Hortons in a small shopping centre called "Jumeirah centre" or "Markaz Al Jumeriah (Arabic for Jumeirah centre", especially on a Thursdy night. You should see all the cars that you ever wanted to!
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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I have actually seen about five so far. Only one confirmed as an SS. Three RS and one was driving ahead of me so I couldnt tell. I'm staying in Al Barsha right now and there is a rental place down the road with a couple. Im leaeing Friday for about ten days and then coming back. Maybe I'll try to hit up Markaz Al Jumeriah tomorrow evening. Now, have seen some really nice Mercs and Porshes. Even a Maserati GranTurismo so I know there as some really nice cars here. Looking forward to getting out more as I learn my way around.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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Well I'm back. Was at the Mall of the Emirates the other day. There was a Bugotti and half a dozen Ferrari's there. Nice parking lot to say the least.
It looks like I'll be doing a rotation over here for a while. There is even talk of transferring. My wife and I both have '11 SS. Both cars have the Night Fury cam, LT's, off road pipes. She has stock exhaust from there back. Mine has the Pype Bomb axle back. Both cars are pretty loud, mines particularly so. If I transfer and we bring the cars does anyone know if ill be able to bring them in the country or will I have to mod the exhaust? There seems to be a huge car culture here and I wouldn't mind being here full time. Thanks for any help you may provide.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #7
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Did you go to the mall of Dubai? Last I went there it was not even halfway finished? I do like the TGIF right next to the sky slope though. I like how people daily drive GTRs, Porches, and Lamborghinis there.
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Yes I went the other day. Also did the Burj Khalifa. Nice view from the observation deck. I like it here and could see myself living here for a while. It is definitely a different culture than we are used to at home but still nice. We'll see if I still like it when the heat really kicks in in August.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #9
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mp51998, regarding your exhaust issue, yes, ideally you need permission from RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) here to have a car with such modifications, however if you take it to some certain places for registration, they simply let it slide. However, should either of your cars have issues with emissions, then you are looking at redoing your whole exhaust to a stock set up just for the sake of registering the vehicle, then you can slap back your modified set up.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:46 AM   #10
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mp51998, regarding your exhaust issue, yes, ideally you need permission from RTA (Roads & Transport Authority) here to have a car with such modifications, however if you take it to some certain places for registration, they simply let it slide. However, should either of your cars have issues with emissions, then you are looking at redoing your whole exhaust to a stock set up just for the sake of registering the vehicle, then you can slap back your modified set up.
Thank you for that reply. I read somewhere that someone was pulled over for his car being to loud. Does that happen often? Do you know where I would look to get more detailed info on importing a car? If not ill fumble around in google. Thx again.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:12 AM   #11
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ive been there 4 times now, as previously stated, wild wadi is an great water park. Check out Atlantis too, great time there! The Ferrari theme park is pretty awesome as well. The mall of Emerates is great for shopping. Dubai is a pretty awesome place, have fun.
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I'm not a big water park fan but if my kids come I'll take them. Gonna try to go to Atlantis while here. I'm working during the week but usually have the weekends off. Been having a nice time so far. Went to JBR last night for dinner. I hear its crazy crowded on the weekends. It was suggested before that I go on a Thursday evening to see the cars that hang out. I'm staying in the Al Barsha area so its kind near stuff unless I want to go to Bur Dubai. Then its 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. Or Metro is right here to. Cheap but gets crowded during rush hr. So far so good. Not looking forward to when the heat really kicks in.
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well Atlantis is pretty chill. they have their own beach....plus its out on that man made palm island....so its pretty cool just to say you've been out there.
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I'm not a big water park fan but if my kids come I'll take them. Gonna try to go to Atlantis while here. I'm working during the week but usually have the weekends off. Been having a nice time so far. Went to JBR last night for dinner. I hear its crazy crowded on the weekends. It was suggested before that I go on a Thursday evening to see the cars that hang out. I'm staying in the Al Barsha area so its kind near stuff unless I want to go to Bur Dubai. Then its 30-40 minutes depending on traffic. Or Metro is right here to. Cheap but gets crowded during rush hr. So far so good. Not looking forward to when the heat really kicks in.
Well if you are looking for real water thrill, drop by Muscat next month.

It is the cyclones season and it is 5hrs drive from Dubai .

Go for the real stuff man
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:13 PM   #15
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I think next month I'll be in the states but back at the end of July and probably in Saudi Arabia. No offense to anyone but not nearly as fun as Dubai. Just different. Loving my time over here so far.
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I think next month I'll be in the states but back at the end of July and probably in Saudi Arabia. No offense to anyone but not nearly as fun as Dubai. Just different. Loving my time over here so far.
No offense at all. Your fingers are not the same as we say.

In Muscat we dont have sky liners for instance, but that is a government decision to maintain our traditional style of structures to be environment friendy.

The country is aiming towards a high class tourisum that is based on history, culture, environment, and arts.

Do you know that Oman was the first Arab nation to recognize the United States, sending an envoy in 1841 ???

Many Americans dont know this at all
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:23 AM   #17
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You can add me to that list. That is why I enjoy traveling. I like to see how the world views Americans and try to learn from it. I try to be open minded about different cultures take away something to make me a better person. Look forward to visiting Oman in the near future. I know we have work there so it's just a matter of time.
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You can add me to that list. That is why I enjoy traveling. I like to see how the world views Americans and try to learn from it. I try to be open minded about different cultures take away something to make me a better person. Look forward to visiting Oman in the near future. I know we have work there so it's just a matter of time.
Oman is very diverse due to its unique location open to the Indian Oceon. You will see different clothes, faces, and even languages.

Just let me know when are you planning to come. Are you in the Oil business? most of those who come from Texas are!
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:16 AM   #19
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Yes I'm in the oil industry. Ill shoot you a PM when I come over. Always nice to meet fellow Camaro owners. I sure miss driving my car when I'm away.
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Yes I'm in the oil industry. Ill shoot you a PM when I come over. Always nice to meet fellow Camaro owners. I sure miss driving my car when I'm away.
I knew it.

I work in the industry too for PDO.

Just try to avoid June, because if we dont have a cyclone we fry eggs on the pavement from the heat here in Muscat.

Oct-Feb is the perfect time
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Have the dates for the Motoring Middle East Fest been announced yet? I will be here until the end of February then going home for a couple of weeks. I will be coming back to Dubai on the 17th of March. I hope to make it this year. Just missed it last year. Thx
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