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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Years

We've had some great New Year's Eve's in Dubai.

In the early days we would spend a huge amount of money to attend outrageous feasts at The Highland Lodge (the Legendary Lodge: I must blog about it sometime).

In 2000 we stayed in with a friend to watch the collapse of global civilization on CNN (remember the Millennium Bug?).

Subsequently: camping on Jebel Ali Beach.

Three years ago: a mega knees-up at Jebel Ali Club.

Two years ago, not feeling very festive: sitting on top of Jebel Ali and watching distant fireworks.

Last year: at the Amman Kempinski in Jordan.

Tonight: up the hill again, not bothered about partying (boring old f*rts!), hoping to get some great firework shots.

Possibly I wish I was in Jordan at this time - they've been having snow (140 people had to be airlifted from stranded cars) and I haven't seen real snow for yonks.

Anyway folks, whatever your plans for the night: enjoy it and stay safe! Best wishes, peace and prosperity an' all that to you all.

My resolutions for 2007: get fit, get less fat, leave the UAE. Jajaja.

3 Comments:

Blogger nzm said...

Happy New Year!

10:58 pm  
Blogger Dubai@Random said...

I wandered by The Lodge on New Year's Eve. It's still closed, but work seems to have started on 'remodelling.' (For some time after it closed, the guard said they were remodelling, but there was no sign of anything happening.)

New Year's Eve would have been a profitable target to set for re-opening.

Now there's no particular date to target.

1:52 pm  
Blogger jsfala@gmail.com said...

Used to work at the lodge. Sad to here it has closed. Fond memories of the 80s - 90s.

1:52 am  

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