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FluidMotorUnion
09-13-2009, 08:27 PM
Part 1: "We didn't come here to eat, we came here to work."

So as some of you guys may have already known we left for our journey to the Middle East Saturday night at 4:11pm CST!

The first leg of our trip would start on a KLM 747 on a direct flight to none other than Amsterdam. OJ and I were pretty excited about the trip none the less espceially since our 6 over sized checked bags/ boxes went past with no problem at all, then they tossed a cherry on top with security taking less than 10 minutes. Once we sat at the gate I started checking to make sure we had everything we needed for carry on while OJ wandered off to download so iPhone games for the 8 hour flight we had which we wouldn't be seated next to each other leaving us with randoms.

I was pretty much knocked out the entire flight but woke up just in time to snap this:
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About to get off of the plane I couldn't help to of noticed the baller seats we were sitting in:
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Getting off the plane we spotted our first stanced vehicles!
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Schipol's airport was pretty big, more of a mall almost:
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So far this still holds the best ad we have seen yet:
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Walking around starving we found a pretty sick looking bar/ restraunt so we figured we should get started........ at 7:40a.m.
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Nothing like scrabled eggs and Heineken before your next flight:
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Upon our arrival in Abu Dhabi we picked up all 6 checked bags/boxes, was walking out and we received a text from the states that we need to jump on a flight to meet one of our co workers - Hani, for a flight up to Doha, Qatar!

Baller terminal in Abu Dhabi:
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Down the jetway:
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Getting on the ground in Doha was pretty shocking, had a chance to snap this before the lense fogged up!
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Driving around out side of the airport in the late afternoon!
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Then we arrived at the hotel which is probably the best part of the trip so far, landed two rooms connected together!
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I'll work on more pictures tomorrow during the day since the lense keeps fogging up every time I step outside - Mike B. how do I deal with that?

Stay posted for more updates guys, this place is pretty wild!

SeanDub
09-13-2009, 08:30 PM
Have Fun!

AccordKnight
09-13-2009, 08:49 PM
Sweet pics man sounds like a really good time, the pictures are sweet so far.

Jay Z.
09-14-2009, 12:30 AM
Awesome pictures, makes me miss there so much.

WhiteStripes
09-14-2009, 01:01 AM
Hell yeah, this is gonna be a sick trip. I can't wait to see the cars you're gonna be tuning.

gumballer_80
09-14-2009, 01:52 AM
hell yeah, this is gonna be a sick trip. I can't wait to see the cars you're gonna be tuning.

+100!

MikeG
09-14-2009, 02:01 AM
subscribed

M.Burroughs
09-14-2009, 02:16 AM
Sicknessssss! Where's my invite!?! :stickoutt

To deal with the fogging, you'll just have to let the camera adjust to the temp/humidity change. There's nothing you can really do about it. :(

the dingo
09-14-2009, 02:22 AM
should be an amazing adventure.

i'll be watching this.

B Rod
09-14-2009, 11:36 AM
So sahhweeeeet! Can't wait for more updates.

alexwh0
09-14-2009, 03:20 PM
Those people look different. Don't like this one bit..

psiglx
09-14-2009, 05:52 PM
can't wait for updates...very jealous

FluidMotorUnion
09-15-2009, 09:47 AM
Part 2: "I want to sell it for a McLaren"

Still waking up leaving the lot at the hotel we spotted this sick Bentley:
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Driving down one of the main roads we got to see Lamborghini Doha sharing a spot with Bugatti!

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Hani took us to eat here first for some Labanese food which was absolutely amazing!
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Mind blowing how good the food is.......
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While we were eating, this fine automobile pulled up so we went to talk to him a bit about tuning!
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Then his buddy pulled up in a LP640!
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ماذا تريدون مني أن تقتل نفسي!
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Our first place of work will be provided by the very kind people at MotorSport!
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Some hardware install on a new TT 2.0 FSi!
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Our main schedule consisted of the TT work so we headed out for some dinner recommended by the owner of MotorSport!
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Food seems like it just keeps getting better and better!
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After we ate we headed out for some SheeSha, walking past a public restroom we couldn't believe how nice everything is:
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Decided to go here for SheeSha and was able to snap a picture of this amazing building! If you guys ever make it out to Doha you must stop here, it's location is absolutely amazing with a view that is unforgettable!
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View from our table with a beautiful view of Doha!
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Walking back to the car we had to stop to use the bathroom so we ended up using the public bathroom which looks like a bathroom from the future:
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Finally back at the hotel with a little idea of what the walk back to the room looks like:
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http://www.fluidmotorunion.com/archives/2319

Thanks for following so far guys, definitely stay posted for more updates. The next few days should be full of a lot of cars:

Ficarra
09-15-2009, 10:13 AM
Mind blowing how good the food is.......
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq236/Fluidmotorunion/Middle%20East%20Trip/Day%202/DSC02213.jpg



Thanks for following so far guys, definitely stay posted for more updates. The next few days should be full of a lot of cars:

"dude....that shit was good..."

:rofl

Looks like a blast. :alright

FluidMotorUnion
09-15-2009, 11:36 AM
Side note; the title for our first day is what hanni told the management after we were told internet was $30 us for 24 hours. Because of a mixup our confirmation was not booked at the hotel. They had plenty of room so they gave us our stay for the same rate. They generously gave us a free breakfast for our trouble for every day for the rest of the stay. We got to the room and found out what the cost of the internet was. Hanni told managmet he didnt want to pay and to take back breakfast and give us free internet. Saying “We didnt come here to eat we came to work”

Ficarra
09-15-2009, 12:55 PM
Haha, props.

BoostedE21
09-15-2009, 01:05 PM
Awesome! I love threads like these. Looks like a beautiful place guys. Have fun.

schroedin
09-15-2009, 07:52 PM
Jealous :(

M3NTAL
09-16-2009, 07:52 PM
Awesome pics, the mid east is a very interesting place. By the way, its shisha.

abest521
09-16-2009, 08:06 PM
Love the plane seats. Subscribed

Zack01GC
09-16-2009, 08:26 PM
Is it dark all the time there?

Other than that, looks like a nice place.

simsima325
09-17-2009, 12:20 PM
looks like an epic trip. cousin lives in AD, need to get out there

B Rod
09-17-2009, 01:12 PM
More updates!

FluidMotorUnion
09-17-2009, 08:27 PM
Sorry for the delay guys, camera is MIA. I think I know where it's at though so stay posted!

Ficarra
09-17-2009, 10:59 PM
:rofl

Havin' fun?

southpaw
09-17-2009, 11:07 PM
soooooooo boss!!

Tuck&Poke
09-17-2009, 11:29 PM
damn thats an awsome trip. Do most people speak english?

Ficarra
09-21-2009, 05:31 PM
Updates?

FluidMotorUnion
09-21-2009, 05:58 PM
Working on the last of the images guys, should have them up by tomorrow!

Bimmerteck
09-22-2009, 09:20 AM
Working on the last of the images guys, should have them up by tomorrow!


Unacceptable, Pics Now!:shifty

Erik

FluidMotorUnion
09-22-2009, 03:53 PM
Sorry for delay on the last update guys, we are actually back on home soil now! Only bad thing is that we left the camera over there with one of our employee's and took the memory card back but between the bar in the Netherlands and home I lost the memory card filled with a lot of other material! I will give you guys what I have which shows some of the cars we ended up tuning but doesn't show a few of the Maserati's we ended up tuning.

Most bad ass looking X5 I have ever seen:
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tivs31
09-22-2009, 03:54 PM
I'm exited to see the pics, but also curious to stop by the shop, my brother's m-coupe needs an quick alignment and I was hoping you guys could have a chance to take a look...

FluidMotorUnion
09-22-2009, 03:54 PM
Check out our blog tomorrow with details on each photo telling what wen't down on the final days of the trip!

bjh102
09-22-2009, 03:55 PM
looks like a sweet ass trip guys. wish you didnt lose the memory card so we could see some more pictures. even still looks like it was fun!

Jay Z.
09-22-2009, 03:58 PM
Badass pictures, makes me miss there even more :(

Ficarra
09-29-2009, 02:02 PM
Cool trip!

ECKS///M3
09-29-2009, 02:17 PM
Amazing place, amazing cars.