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I wonder what makes McDonalds different?   

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Audrey and I discovered a Canadian institution at the City Centre Mall. As it's Ramadan, it didn't open until sunset.

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1 hour ago, Jay23 said:

I wonder what makes McDonalds different?   

They had a screened off seating area for non-muslim’s.   Otherwise it is illegal to eat before sunset...

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13 minutes ago, Paulchili said:

Where are you now?

Sailing away from Fujairah, UAE...104F in the shade....

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2 hours ago, Shiphappy1951 said:

Audrey and I discovered a Canadian institution at the City Centre Mall. As it's Ramadan, it didn't open until sunset.

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Where is the Timmy's exactly?  Is it Abu Dhabi?

 

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Regarding "why is McDonald's different", when we were in Tel Aviv about 10 years ago on the Sabbath, McDonald's was the only restaurant we found that was open.

 

Mura

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14 hours ago, Wendy The Wanderer said:

 

Where is the Timmy's exactly?  Is it Abu Dhabi?

 

 

Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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7 minutes ago, Go-Bucks! said:

 

Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

 

That's cool, I'll have to make a note of that!  A fading Canadian institution, alas, since it's owned by Brazilians, but still very popular, and present in places like Kandahar.

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3 hours ago, Wendy The Wanderer said:

 

Where is the Timmy's exactly?  Is it Abu Dhabi?

 

Fujairah.

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3 hours ago, Mura said:

Regarding "why is McDonald's different", when we were in Tel Aviv about 10 years ago on the Sabbath, McDonald's was the only restaurant we found that was open.

 

Mura

It makes me smile   😃😃😃

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ello Oceania INSIGNIA ATW 2019 & Dubai-Rome Segment Cruisers  —

 

This is the standard "tickler” I send each Segment, this time for our upcoming Dubai-Rome Segment's Meet & Mingle. Once again we will use Horizons forward section, starboard/right side this coming TUESDAY (14 May) at 10AM.  FYI, there could be needlepoint finishing up on the port (left) side, or some other Insignia activity going on.

 

We'll start by MEETING those who joined us in Dubai, with self-introductions.  Then we will open it up to anyone who needs to coordinate and/or finalize shared independent shore excursions, followed by time to MINGLE.

 

As usual, this is a no-host event, so please wear your name tag to make it easier to meet & mingle.  Also, please pass this on to others on Insignia, since there will be no announcement in the Currents and not everyone will be up to date on Cruise Critic.  Attendance is open to anyone interested.

 

Looking Forward to Getting Together on Monday  —  Ryan

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22 hours ago, RJB said:

Sounds like it is time to organize a BOYCOTT OF the UAE.   No one should go there until they change their policys

I don’t believe decades of Israeli-Arab hostilities is going to be soled by a cruise ship passenger boycott. If only things were that simple.

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49 minutes ago, Damicom said:

I don’t believe decades of Israeli-Arab hostilities is going to be soled by a cruise ship passenger boycott. If only things were that simple.

No one is suggesting a cruise passenger boycott is going to solve the problem, but why should anyone spend their money in a country that acts the way the UAE does? And perhaps if enough people refused to book cruises calling on the UAE, cruise lines themselves would discontinue making port calls there.

 

Using your logic no one should ever protest anything unless somehow they knew in advance that the protesters had sufficient numbers to hold sway.  I can tell you from my personal experiences during the anti-Vietnam War protests that the protesters did not have the numbers in the beginning. But our actions eventually swayed the majority and we, the protesters, were the ultimate victors.

 

Don't ever say that the voices of a few can't lead to significant change. If you think that way I suggest you shouldn't bother voting. After all, what can one person's vote do?

 

Time to get off my soapbox ...but it felt good to briefly step back 50 years to a time when I was young and idealistic. :classic_smile:

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34 minutes ago, njhorseman said:

No one is suggesting a cruise passenger boycott is going to solve the problem, but why should anyone spend their money in a country that acts the way the UAE does? And perhaps if enough people refused to book cruises calling on the UAE, cruise lines themselves would discontinue making port calls there.

 

Using your logic no one should ever protest anything unless somehow they knew in advance that the protesters had sufficient numbers to hold sway.  I can tell you from my personal experiences during the anti-Vietnam War protests that the protesters did not have the numbers in the beginning. But our actions eventually swayed the majority and we, the protesters, were the ultimate victors.

 

Don't ever say that the voices of a few can't lead to significant change. If you think that way I suggest you shouldn't bother voting. After all, what can one person's vote do?

 

Time to get off my soapbox ...but it felt good to briefly step back 50 years to a time when I was young and idealistic. :classic_smile:

It might take time but if we can hurt them in their pocketbook than maybe the policy could change.  You are right that it took time for the Vietnam war policy to change here, but it did.  Lets boycott UAR and see what happens.

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5 hours ago, njhorseman said:

No one is suggesting a cruise passenger boycott is going to solve the problem, but why should anyone spend their money in a country that acts the way the UAE does? And perhaps if enough people refused to book cruises calling on the UAE, cruise lines themselves would discontinue making port calls there.

 

Using your logic no one should ever protest anything unless somehow they knew in advance that the protesters had sufficient numbers to hold sway.  I can tell you from my personal experiences during the anti-Vietnam War protests that the protesters did not have the numbers in the beginning. But our actions eventually swayed the majority and we, the protesters, were the ultimate victors.

 

Don't ever say that the voices of a few can't lead to significant change. If you think that way I suggest you shouldn't bother voting. After all, what can one person's vote do?

 

Time to get off my soapbox ...but it felt good to briefly step back 50 years to a time when I was young and idealistic. :classic_smile:

Lets get back to the joy of cruising and following along with the Insignia ATW 2019 Adventures. 

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...Now there’s a gorgeous sight....

no, not Dubai...the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2!

😁👍

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2 hours ago, bob brown said:

Now there’s a gorgeous sight....

no, not Dubai...the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2!

Our first visit to Dubai we cruised on her from Dubai to Southampton.

She aged gracefully but it was her time to retire.

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7 hours ago, DeanoNorthPerth said:

I am reminded of Don Quixote.

Indeed.    I fear that hurting the UAE in the pocketbook might be pretty difficult.  J

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Incredibly clean and modern city.  What a contrast from India and Myanmar...

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