The Trip From Dubai to Kuwait

8 01 2008

Posted By Yousef

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It was one interesting ride from Dubai to Kuwait! it took us 11.5 hours to enter the Kuwaiti borders. my friend INM and me got up yesterday at around 5:50am, we both took quick showers and headed out. we were on the highway on our way to abu dhabi by 7:15.

we reached UAE-Saudi borders by 11 o’clock. the guys at the border were very nice and friendly, we passed with no problems whatsoever.. we were very happy and relieved, and then the saudi border appeared…. I hate them! the way they talk, the way they look at you and the way they went through our bags. we were told to get the bags out and lay them on the bench. he looked in the car, opened every drawer and looked under everything, then took a look inside each one of our bags and then said something..

INM: here is the passport, you go, i’ll wait in the car.
Me: where? what did he say?
INM: he said he wants you to take a look at your laptop.
Me: Reallly? when? I didn’t hear him say that?
INM: no he did, he wants to take a look at your laptop.

I went there with my laptop and entered his office. 2 guys were in there, one sitting at a computer checking the passports and stuff and the other guy is sleeping. I said my Salam’s but nobody responded, so I said SALAM ALAIKOM! i woke up the sleeping beauty.. he took one look at me and left the room.. another guy came and started asking me questions:

Officer: open up the laptop & go to search….. (he was gazing at my screen like he’s never seen one before in his life)
Me: ok…
(1 minute went by and he’s just gazing with no expression on his face)
Me: you know this isn’t windows *pointing to the screen*.. this is Macintosh..
Officer: yes yes i know.. this is not windows.. this is VISTA! i know..
(STUPID STUPID!!)
Me: no this is something else.. not windows… not Vista…..
Officer:……………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Officer: ok now tell me, what do you have in there?
Me: music, movies, some college projects…
Officer: no no lets be honest here, just tell me whats in there..
Me: as I said, i have music, lots of music files and some college related…
Officer: i want you to be honest
Me: I am being honest.. you won’t find what you’re looking for in my laptop
(he gave an awkward smile)
Officer: yakhoy latwakhethna a7na ma6loob minnnah ina infatesh.. bla bla bla
Me: no its ok, you’re doing your job.
Officer: you know what, just stay here for a while and then leave, lets pretend that I went through your laptop, but just don’t tell anybody.
Me: ok, sure, i won’t….. (we’ll see about that πŸ˜› )

We entered Saudi Arabia and INM took over the wheel. we were expecting to get bored and exhausted but that didn’t happen (we slept like dead people when we got home πŸ˜€ ) but when were on the highway we were mostly happy.

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INM didn’t want to eat anywhere (he is a bit picky… just a tiny bit), and i wanted to experience the cheap food.. you know the kind of food you eat when you’re with traveling with your friends.. the grilled chicken and saltless rice? those kind of nice cheap food? I wasn’t about to give up this part of the adventure! so we stopped at one of the restaurant that had “stomach ache” plastered all over it… 15 minutes later we were back on the highway and this time i’m back on the wheel.

2 hours later we were here πŸ™‚

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30 minutes later we were here πŸ˜€

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we reached kuwait just as the sun disappeared.. it was a very nice trip. thanks INM πŸ™‚

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11 responses

8 01 2008
Mishary

wanasa walla !!! πŸ™‚

8 01 2008
Yousef

ee wallah it was πŸ™‚

8 01 2008
INM

(( INM didn’t want to eat anywhere (he is a bit picky… just a tiny bit), and i wanted to experience the cheap food.. you know the kind of food you eat when you’re with traveling with your friends.. the grilled chicken and saltless rice? those kind of nice cheap food? I wasn’t about to give up this part of the adventure! so we stopped at one of the restaurant that had β€œstomach ache” plastered all over it… 15 minutes later we were back on the highway and this time i’m back on the wheel.))))

ANA EMSAWER EL MA63AM ELY YABY ESHOOOF AY MA63AM YOUSEF AKAL FEEH EGOLI O ADEZLAH EYAH O ESHOOF O YA7KOM

8 01 2008
Yousef

INM but you said that you don’t want to eat anywhere unless its a fast food place, even before we got into this restaurant πŸ˜› o ba3dain ana already mentioned that its cheap restaurant….. people EXPECT cheap restaurants when they’re traveling in saudi arabia πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

9 01 2008
Amu

Oh glad you had fun…el7emdella I never had such issues with the border officers but I am planning to go to Dubai soon in my car. Do you think its worth it?

9 01 2008
dots...

you reminded me of a road trip we took back in 2000 … non stop … the best part was when the sunrise… can’t forget the scene !

So was the food at the “cheap stomach ache plastered restaurant” good enough to your “taste” πŸ˜› mb mhm el m63am el mhm el akl..

people at the Saudi borders need to understand that they are dealing with people.. sometimes or i should say most of the times they treat you like…………

enjoy your holiday… (i hope your grades were good) πŸ™‚

9 01 2008
Don Veto

Geat post, I really want to drive from Kuwait to Dubai and back, after reading your post, I might just try.

9 01 2008
Yousef

Amu well yeah i think its worth a try, i’m not going to travel to Dubai by car again, but i’ll sure do some car trips to Bahrain in the future.. i think everyone should try and experience a long drive once.. i did, it was nice, but i think i’m not cut out for it πŸ™‚

dots… the food was surprisingly tasty.. i liked it.. i didn’t eat much though coz i had to be hungry when i get home (kan ako khosh 3asha yan6erna) πŸ˜€ and i agree about the people in saudia, they’re retarded.. not of all of em ofcourse, but almost all of the time they are (at the borders). oh and the grades.. they’re not in yet.. *getting anxious here*

Don Veto thanks πŸ™‚ and as i said to Amu i think everyone should try it once, just make sure you have a good friend with you πŸ™‚

9 01 2008
INTER DE MILANO

Yousef taawww ma naweeraat al kuwait ib ra3ii nah’thaathaaaaa (nah’thaa) πŸ˜› ow qa2eed maseraat’haa wallaa πŸ˜› halaa ib 6alib al 3eelm πŸ˜› haaalaa ib fakhr al deraa:P looool shda33waa shdaa3waa πŸ˜› ana 3ali giltaa tawaa lazim ta36eni floos yweesif πŸ˜›
al 7imdilaa 3ala salamtkoom intaa ow INM :)))

tara lail7en magaret al mawthou3 bas chithi magedart asbeer πŸ˜› al7en babda agraa al post πŸ˜›

9 01 2008
INM

thanks INTER DE MILANO allah esalmik

10 01 2008
Yousef

INTER hehehehehehehe olllah olllah… *itilaffat* kilhatha ana!? merci merci hatha min ba3th ma3edakom πŸ˜€ allah isalmik magassart πŸ˜€

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