Meetup in Abu Dhabi
posted January 16, 2013 11:38 AM   RSS

I'm new in town and would love to meet up with any nearby MeFites as I get settled! I don't have anywhere in mind and would really love suggestions if there is the possibility of a meetup.
I work a typical Sunday-Thursday week, so anytime on the weekend suits me just fine.

Does Feb. 1 or 2, or 8 or 9 work?

Anyone out there, er, here?
posted by gursky to Proposed (15 comments total)

I lived in Dubai until quite recently, but I just moved unfortunately.
posted by atrazine at 1:43 AM on January 17, 2013

awww. I might PM you about Dubai, if that's okay?
posted by gursky at 3:00 AM on January 17, 2013

posted by atrazine at 3:02 AM on January 17, 2013

I be in DXB. Friday or Saturday's groovy.
posted by ambient2 at 6:16 AM on January 17, 2013

great! I'm happy to come out to Dubai if that's better for you (and others, if there are others?) as long as it's on the weekend.

anyone else?
posted by gursky at 9:28 AM on January 18, 2013

Rob, let's decide on Dubai or Abu Dhabi and then just post it here in case anyone else is interested/happens to be in the area. any preference?
posted by gursky at 6:00 AM on January 20, 2013

I'll be back in Abu Dhabi by the 1st of Feb and happy to meet up then. Dubai is not usually feasible for me, unfortunately.
posted by bardophile at 9:01 AM on January 22, 2013

is February 9 okay, bardophile?
posted by gursky at 3:11 AM on January 23, 2013

February 9 sounds good.
posted by bardophile at 8:58 AM on January 24, 2013

does February 9 work for you, ambient2? if so, we're on. bardophile, any recommendations for where to meet up in Abu Dhabi?
posted by gursky at 6:45 AM on January 25, 2013

posted by ambient2 at 2:01 AM on January 26, 2013

Depends on what we're looking to do. My son will be with me, so it needs to be a kid-friendly venue. Outdoor cafes are good this time of year, generally speaking.
posted by bardophile at 5:10 AM on January 27, 2013

arghhhhh. I have a work commitment on February 9th now. I apologize - I seem to have terrible luck whenever I am scheduling meetups! I always call them and then have trouble with picking dates. I'll cancel this one for now, and we'll try again in a few weeks, if that's alright. thankfully (?), there are only 3 of us :)

bardophile, I'll keep kid-friendly in mind for when we can get together!
posted by gursky at 9:32 AM on January 27, 2013

There are 4 of us! I'm living in AD until June.
posted by tip120 at 8:59 PM on February 7, 2013 [1 favorite]

So, what are thoughts about meeting on the 23rd? I'll be out of town for a month after that, and by end of March, temperatures will start to rise, although still not in the uncomfortable zone.
posted by bardophile at 3:23 AM on February 9, 2013

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