Any expo members in the UAE? We"ll be living in Abu Dhabi and would love to meet any fellow expeditioneers.
Another one with nothing but complaints about the Middle East..."Sounds great. I can't wait to get there"
after 2 years in the middle east
we can't wait to leave !
Mind you Oman was not sooo bad............some interesting mountains to explore , nice beaches and some awsome empty desert to ride dirt bikes across.
But if you want scenic dunes and a quiet camp you will have to drive a way out.
Both in Oman and here the nearest dunes are just a big noisy accident zone with 18 year olds trying to out do each other on quads and daddies LC
Qatar just plain sucks
The locals can keep their sand, dust, rubble and attitude
I think the middle east was nicer and friendlier when the locals were doing this
rather than this :roost: with Petro dollars
If there are so many people with complaints, have you ever stopped to ask why?Another one with nothing but complaints about the Middle East...
If it was such a pain, what held you for 2 years (or was it even more)? The Petrol Dollars and the share you wanted from it?
If you look carefully enough you can find even in paradise something to hate (its eternal etc).
True. One could easily make the argument that western values and culture are at odds with Arabs (for example, middle easterners going to England for college)."Just don't spoil the party of the guy who is really excited to go abroad, give him the chance to make own experiences. The bias will come soon enough."
I lived in the Persian Gulf for 9 years between 1992 and 2001 and have traveled to over 35 different countries for work and for enjoyment. I understand the challenges and my expectations are realistic. The Arab culture and values are often at odds with western values. That's just the way it is. I will be polite and patient and see what happens, easy enough to cartch a ride on an outbound flight if it doesn't work out.