Dubai Meetup February 3, 2007 7:16 PM   Subscribe

Any Mefi readers in the middle east?
posted by filmgeek to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:16 PM (15 comments total)

I'm in Dubai for the next two weeks and I was wondering if there are any Metafilter readers here.
posted by filmgeek at 7:17 PM on February 3, 2007


Dubai! Party-down capital of the desert lands! Playground of the rich and famous! Supermodels and pop stars and even Michael Jackson!

But, no, this MeFi reader, at least, will not be in the neighborhood...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:52 PM on February 3, 2007


If you happen to stumble upon a world map labeled in Arabic, could you please email me (my email address is in my profile)? There is a gaping hole in my heart that can only be filled by one of these maps. I've tried true love, booze, LSD, satanism, Norwegian metal and eating grits from the Stanley Cup, but nothing comes close to what I know a world map labeled in Arabic would do for me. Werd.
posted by NoMich at 10:06 PM on February 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Story & pix of the grits from Lord Stanley's Cup, please, if possible.

Sorry, never been to Dubai. But I hear it's lovely.
posted by ibmcginty at 10:20 PM on February 3, 2007


take a lot of pics, filmgeek--have fun!
posted by amberglow at 10:55 PM on February 3, 2007


Arabs have told me I look Lebanese and Jews have told me I look Jewish/Israeli, but I am just American. Although if I was a little more charismatic and a lot more insane, I fancy I could solve the Israeli/Palestine conflict through subterfuge and grift.
posted by Falconetti at 11:26 PM on February 3, 2007


Surely you mean subterfuge and grits?
posted by slimepuppy at 2:47 AM on February 4, 2007


Holy shit, filmgeek, I am flying to Dubai in a few hours, and will be there all day tomorrow, before going on to Kabul.

Should you care for a beer with me, please do email.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:34 AM on February 4, 2007


Was in the Middle East, currently in Afghanistan.

But I have spent a lot of Dubai and it can be a great town but a bit lacking in soul.

The souks are not to be missed though...
posted by Dagobert at 6:47 AM on February 4, 2007


Not since last call in Boston.
posted by klangklangston at 7:26 AM on February 4, 2007


Meatbomb I dropped you an email.

Nomich if I see one, I'll pick it up.

ibmcginty, isn't that the hockey trophy?
posted by filmgeek at 9:02 AM on February 4, 2007


Isn't Jacko in Bahrain?

Any time I spent in Dubai was around expats so I doubt I got the "authentic" experience. Mind you, maybe that is the authentic experience these days.
posted by liquorice at 4:11 PM on February 4, 2007


Met meatbomb for the smallest Mefi meetup.
posted by filmgeek at 7:46 PM on February 6, 2007


filmgeek is the most intelligent and most interesting beer drinker I have ever met in my life, and this meetup changed me forever.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:39 AM on February 7, 2007


About, meatbomb - Jessymatt. Or Mattysym. Seriously stop putting him in the corner. This guy is one of the nicest, giving guys you'll ever meet.

Invite him to a meetup in your town. Buy him drinks. Learn about the world from him.
posted by filmgeek at 3:32 PM on February 8, 2007


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