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Old September 23rd, 2008, 01:58 PM   #281
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hopefully the metro will be a better experience, its really sad that bitter experience such as yours (not your fault) put people off from PT and into their cars and the jams and pollution that comes with it
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Old September 25th, 2008, 01:56 AM   #282
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It's odd that Dubai went for SOLARIS buses. While they are quite reliable and solid machines, SOLARIS is a low-cost producer and usually Dubai aims high in terms of prices and bling.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #283
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It's odd that Dubai went for SOLARIS buses. While they are quite reliable and solid machines, SOLARIS is a low-cost producer and usually Dubai aims high in terms of prices and bling.
Dont get fooled.. Dubai, may have a lot of money, and they spend it in personal things.. true. However, when it comes to public things... price is an issue and they are always prepared to pay less...
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Old September 26th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #284
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They have bought many Mercedes buses and they will buy hundreds of MAN buses as well.

BTW, I saw a new Solaris bus today stranded by the side of the road with the engine cover at the back open. Oh, and one of the soon-to-be-decommissioned Marco Polo buses (made by SCANIA, Brazil) bursted into flames in the middle of a busy city street.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #285
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yea, saw that, the bus stand where it was at was also burnt and there was nothing much left of it. here is a pic of it....

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Old September 29th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #286
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OH MY GOSH what happened?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #287
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A bus burst into flames on 18 September 2008 (no one was injured).

You can see some photos and read about it here:

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10245920.html
http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10246180.html
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Old September 29th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #288
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I am not wondering by it happening it in Dubai. By the way folks Dubai are full of lies. They always aiming to be world class but all the resources is low class. I heard a lot on incident fire on a Dubai new building caught on fire I think there really something wrong with that city. Huge Hotel last month just caught on fired I think the name is Atlantis.

DUABI IS NOT SAFE CITY

They just over exaggerated the publicity of the city. There is no spirit of a city.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #289
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Ok, thank you for your contribution.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 01:26 PM   #290
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I am not wondering by it happening it in Dubai. By the way folks Dubai are full of lies. They always aiming to be world class but all the resources is low class. I heard a lot on incident fire on a Dubai new building caught on fire I think there really something wrong with that city. Huge Hotel last month just caught on fired I think the name is Atlantis.

DUABI << wrong spelling IS NOT SAFE CITY

They just over exaggerated the publicity of the city. There is no spirit of a city.
you want an unsafe city, come to London or your native philipine with all its corruption, mafia rackeetering, world class poverty. FREAK
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Old September 29th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #291
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Just spent the weekend in dubai, and can personally say that they need to finish the metro NOW Traffic was ridiculous, worse than anything Ive had to deal with in the US and even worse than the crap I have gotten used to in Doha.
They were working on the construction of the 2nd line? right next to my hotel in Diera
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Old September 29th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #292
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wow, how did I miss this thread?
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Old September 29th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #293
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But please inform me of the true reason for many female-only places in the Gulf. I would be really interested to learn more about it.
It is simply because they want females to be comfortable and not stuck between guys !
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Old September 29th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #294
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Old September 29th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #295
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Just spent the weekend in dubai, and can personally say that they need to finish the metro NOW Traffic was ridiculous, worse than anything Ive had to deal with in the US and even worse than the crap I have gotten used to in Doha.
They were working on the construction of the 2nd line? right next to my hotel in Diera
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I am not wondering by it happening it in Dubai. By the way folks Dubai are full of lies. They always aiming to be world class but all the resources is low class. I heard a lot on incident fire on a Dubai new building caught on fire I think there really something wrong with that city. Huge Hotel last month just caught on fired I think the name is Atlantis.
DUABI IS NOT SAFE CITY

They just over exaggerated the publicity of the city. There is no spirit of a city.
your command of the english language is very poor, please go to at evening english language tuition in your local college to improve your english. PEASANT
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Old September 29th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #297
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It is simply because they want females to be comfortable and not stuck between guys !
Shukran.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #299
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many westeners dont understabd this!in iran it is the same !and many women are happy to get seperate trains!
in germany when train is full young people even dont givetheir seat to elder people!
iniran when train is full usually people give their seats to women when the woman train is too full and woman have to travel with man!
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Old September 30th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #300
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Japan Underground has women only sections too, for peak hours. We all know how full Tokyo underground gets at peak hours...
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