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    I went for a job interview in Dubai last week. Hopefully I got it but Its a very strange place.

    My plane was full of ex-military / engineers all on their way to earn a fortune in Iraq.

    It looks like someone unleased a licence to make buildings but no traffic laws or lights to with it.

    The bars are something to behold. Full of middleaged businessmen on one end and various ladies of various countries at the other end. Not a pretty sight. Anyway after 2 days of little sleep and 5 interviews I found this quite amusing for about 5 mins untill a blonde eastern european lady (who had a 5 o'clock shadow) started to sing. Less than amused I went to pack and travel to the airport.


    I thought I would share this rather than do my personal ojectives at work.
    Last edited by Happy Shooter; 03-26-2007, 10:32 AM. Reason: Spelling
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    Re: Dubai/Kuwait

    Originally posted by Happy Shooter View Post
    Last edited by Happy Shooter : 03-26-2007 at 10:32 AM. Reason: Spelling
    Good show!
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      Re: Dubai/Kuwait

      I work for the National Fire Protection Association. We are a non profit technical publisher who is responsible for the development of building and life safety codes that are adopted all around the world. Though I haven't been to Dubai we've done many training programs in recent months to get people up to speed on the current Life Safety Code and to influence the government Dubai is a bit like the wild west right now. Lax building codes and amazing amounts of commercial development happening right now. Tragically you'll likely see a large loss fire that will cost millions of dollars and who knows how many lives before you'll see any formalized building codes adopted.
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      • #4
        Re: Dubai/Kuwait

        Originally posted by Happy Shooter View Post
        I thought I would share this rather than do my personal ojectives at work.
        Interesting story and excellent motivation. :)
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        • #5
          Re: Dubai/Kuwait

          is it true that Kuwait is very US/UK friendly. Ive always wanted to go and visit or go to that area. Get some pics.
          that sounds like a good idea trooper.
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          • #6
            Re: Dubai/Kuwait

            Originally posted by Trooper[SNPR] View Post
            is it true that Kuwait is very US/UK friendly. Ive always wanted to go and visit or go to that area. Get some pics.
            My submarine pulled port in Bahrain and I did hit Dubai in fact I watched Bryan Adams in concert while I was there. Yes it WAS a long time ago. SO the area at times feels like a whole different world then you can walk into some building/bar/concert and it almost feels like your in America...

            Just a note: Remember to always haggle for whatever your buying, if not they think you are stupid and weak...LOL!



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            • #7
              Re: Dubai/Kuwait

              Its friendly if your a White Western Male.

              If you think there are racial issues in the US or UK its a whole different story out there.

              Class Structure in Kuwait is:

              1 - Kuwaiti Nationals - All Rich
              2 - White Westener -
              3 - Other Arabs
              4 - Every One Else

              You can walk to the front of the queue anywhere if its full of migrant workers.

              Dubai

              Much more of a heady mix but a similar structure again.

              Apparently for this job if they offered it to an Indian who was more qualified then me he would get less money. I dont think they have developed equal opportunities yet.
              Take it for the team

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                Re: Dubai/Kuwait

                Originally posted by Quest Shady View Post
                My submarine pulled port in Bahrain and I did hit Dubai in fact I watched Bryan Adams in concert while I was there. Yes it WAS a long time ago. SO the area at times feels like a whole different world then you can walk into some building/bar/concert and it almost feels like your in America...

                Just a note: Remember to always haggle for whatever your buying, if not they think you are stupid and weak...LOL!
                My cruiser pulled into Bahrain and Dubai (Jebal Ali) in 1991. I still managed to drink.
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                • #9
                  Re: Dubai/Kuwait

                  Originally posted by LuckyStrike View Post
                  My cruiser pulled into Bahrain and Dubai (Jebal Ali) in 1991. I still managed to drink.
                  OH yea they pulled up a truck and made a beer garden and also pulled up a KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell truck so made an impromptu food court in the desert...LOL! Everything tasted just "NOT RIGHT"...LOL not quite home....

                  I pulled in there about 1991 as well...Maybe my sub docked outboard you...we did have to do that a couple times with a cruiser and another time a sub tender...

                  I also got to do a cross-training platform where I went on a cruise in their Sonar Shack while some of them went on the sub....



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                    Re: Dubai/Kuwait

                    Originally posted by Quest Shady View Post
                    OH yea they pulled up a truck and made a beer garden and also pulled up a KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell truck so made an impromptu food court in the desert...LOL! Everything tasted just "NOT RIGHT"...LOL not quite home....

                    I pulled in there about 1991 as well...Maybe my sub docked outboard you...we did have to do that a couple times with a cruiser and another time a sub tender...

                    I also got to do a cross-training platform where I went on a cruise in their Sonar Shack while some of them went on the sub....
                    What sub? I was on the Truxtun, CGN-35
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                    • #11
                      Re: Dubai/Kuwait

                      Originally posted by LuckyStrike View Post
                      What sub? I was on the Truxtun, CGN-35
                      USS Helena SSN 725 out of Pearl Harbor Hawaii....



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                      • #12
                        Re: Dubai/Kuwait

                        Originally posted by Quest Shady View Post
                        USS Helena SSN 725 out of Pearl Harbor Hawaii....
                        cool. I did 2 west pacs. Stopped in Pearl Harbor several times. We were home ported out of San Diego and Bremerton.

                        the bad ole days :)

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by LuckyStrike View Post
                          cool. I did 2 west pacs. Stopped in Pearl Harbor several times. We were home ported out of San Diego and Bremerton.

                          the bad ole days :)

                          MM2 (SW)
                          LOL Yea I did 2 1/2 West Pacs and a couple East Pacs (Which means from Hawaii it was up in Canada and Washington State LOL). Did hit Bremerton a couple of times for a demagnification of the sub.

                          It was cool to HAVE been in but a pain during the times...LOL!

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                            Re: Dubai/Kuwait

                            Bremalos!!!!
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                              Re: Dubai/Kuwait

                              Originally posted by LuckyStrike View Post
                              Bremalos!!!!
                              Took me a second....HAHAHA. Just like in Groton, CT we had the Grotopotamus...LOL!:row__523:



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