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Yeah. Rather go to Bangkok. Dubai is not the land of the free.

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Yeah. Rather go to Bangkok. Dubai is not the land of the free.
Thats like from one extreme to another. You know "one night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble and makes the gangsters crumble"? They'd probably find me floating down the Yangtze River face down if I lived there. I always find trouble. I'm probably going to stay right where I am with my girlfriends, my sports, and my reasonably priced meats.

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We are going to stock up for Christmas but what would happen if we were to get caught?

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I read this article yesterday...
This previously described situation happened to me today! These 2"gentlemen" driving a white BMW X5 with DUBAI plates and they were wearing local traditional clothing! But there is more than meets the eye... there are not just one vehicle involved, but 2! This occasion silver/metallic green Infiniti FX35.

What they do is they follow You from the shop untill You get to Sharjah area. Then on open road the desquise car (Infinitifx35 this time) starts to pass you from Your left with a very high speed flashing his lights an all. In the meantime, the white X5 is right behind You on Your right. Whilst You are trying to get out of the way of this Infiniti the X5 is changing his lane to his left and "accidently" hits You. This is what they tried, but i managed to avoid the collision. Then they started to follow me (Infiniti disappears after the first try) for several kilometers, but i was driving like i did not see them. Finally they come alonside and tried to get me to stop. I just ignored them. They came right behind me and actually BUMPED my rear fender with the front corner of the X5! I could not believe, that they would do something like that amongst all the other traffic. They come alonside me again as we were closing the border of Dubai and tried to get me to stop by opening the window and waving with their hands. I ignored them again and then they just disappeared.

This BMW had a lot of marks on his front bumper on both sides before hitting me, so i guess it is a common practise for them... So if someone civilian bumps You while coming from shopping in Barracuda, just keep going... at least untill You are 100% sure You are in Dubai before You stop...

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is there a way of NOT driving thru Sharja on your way back to Dubai?

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Not really, but safest taking the Bypass Road (611).

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I read this article yesterday...
This previously described situation happened to me today! These 2"gentlemen" driving a white BMW X5 with DUBAI plates and they were wearing local traditional clothing! But there is more than meets the eye... there are not just one vehicle involved, but 2! This occasion silver/metallic green Infiniti FX35.

What they do is they follow You from the shop untill You get to Sharjah area. Then on open road the desquise car (Infinitifx35 this time) starts to pass you from Your left with a very high speed flashing his lights an all. In the meantime, the white X5 is right behind You on Your right. Whilst You are trying to get out of the way of this Infiniti the X5 is changing his lane to his left and "accidently" hits You. This is what they tried, but i managed to avoid the collision. Then they started to follow me (Infiniti disappears after the first try) for several kilometers, but i was driving like i did not see them. Finally they come alonside and tried to get me to stop. I just ignored them. They came right behind me and actually BUMPED my rear fender with the front corner of the X5! I could not believe, that they would do something like that amongst all the other traffic. They come alonside me again as we were closing the border of Dubai and tried to get me to stop by opening the window and waving with their hands. I ignored them again and then they just disappeared.

This BMW had a lot of marks on his front bumper on both sides before hitting me, so i guess it is a common practise for them... So if someone civilian bumps You while coming from shopping in Barracuda, just keep going... at least untill You are 100% sure You are in Dubai before You stop...
This story has been going around for years, like the speed limits in Jumeriah one.

Absolute bollocks.

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is there a way of NOT driving thru Sharja on your way back to Dubai?
There isn't at all.

But it's not illegal transporting alcohol for personal use into Dubai as long as you have a drinks licence.

Jeez people, I'd rather be stopped by Sharjah police than Dubais!

(and just to add, yes I've been stopped by both....)

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Surely if you just stay on the Emirates Road and take the turn off signed for Dreamland you don`t go through Sharjah? Last time I went I don`t remember going anywhere near that traffic nightmare.

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Surely if you just stay on the Emirates Road and take the turn off signed for Dreamland you don`t go through Sharjah? Last time I went I don`t remember going anywhere near that traffic nightmare.
You do go through Sharjah Emirate, it's impossible to avoid it.

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You do go through Sharjah Emirate, it's impossible to avoid it.

could always go via Oman,,,

or maybe just buy your booze in Abu Dhabi

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