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Old 01-01-2009, 11:01 AM
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Pff Dubai in the middle of a financial crisis! That just seems to out of touch with reality. In my opinion, really appalling.

What a pity the dutch people are forced to pay for such extravanges !!!

But I can't say it surprises me. It's very them to do a thing like that.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:55 PM
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Pff Dubai in the middle of a financial crisis! That just seems to out of touch with reality. In my opinion, really appalling.

What a pity the dutch people are forced to pay for such extravanges !!!
What a load.You get to Dubai for the price of Egypt.Going anywhere in this so-called financial crisis,caused by greedy s*ckers btw originating where you are from..,is great for the local economy,thinking of Dubai even I have to grin in that respect,but yeah,tough luck some go everywhere,others can't find their broom fast enough,some prefer whining,others have friends...

And private trips are privately taken care of.Not the dutch in the streets money...but then you wished for some effect didnt ye ...Yeah,thought so...
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:19 PM
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What a load.You get to Dubai for the price of Egypt.Going anywhere in this so-called financial crisis,caused by greedy s*ckers btw originating where you are from..,is great for the local economy,thinking of Dubai even I have to grin in that respect,but yeah,tough luck some go everywhere,others can't find their broom fast enough,some prefer whining,others have friends...

And private trips are privately taken care of.Not the dutch in the streets money...but then you wished for some effect didnt ye ...Yeah,thought so...
What are you talking about "wished for some effect", uhm sorry to break it to you but this is a MESSAGE BOARD where people are allowed to express and voice their opinions about royals, and please save your defensive bullsh*t to yourself, I am allowed to critisize whom I like to and I will continue to do so !

Uhm I'm not talking about the price of the flight, but in case you didn't know Dubai is known for a lavish lifestyle. Your sentences arn't even making sence, I'm not even getting half of what you're saying - Do you know what punctuation is btw?! And actual arguments ?
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:28 PM
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What are you talking about "wished for some effect", uhm sorry to break it to you but this is a MESSAGE BOARD where people are allowed to express and voice their opinions about royals, and please save your defensive bullsh*t to yourself, I am allowed to critisize whom I like to and I will continue to do so !

Uhm I'm not talking about the price of the flight, but in case you didn't know Dubai is known for a lavish lifestyle. Your sentences arn't even making sence, I'm not even getting half of what you're saying - Do you know what punctuation is btw?! And actual arguments ?
Critisism is ok,as long as it has some thruth in it,if not,you find me in your way,dahling.Oh,and I know Dubai,have you ever been yet?Such fun!
If you love sand and tacky.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:23 PM
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Yes, it is a booming tourist destination, but it is also one of those places with a sometimes strange treatment of incidents which appear normal to Europeans. E.g. stoning for adultery (happened not in public but within the home) ... only after an urgent action of AI it was changed. Not quite the place I would like to support IMHO.
I understand what you're thinking Avicenna, I just want to say that Dubai is not exactly Afghanistan or Iran.
Of course it's a very strict country but things are changing. This is an interesting article about women and Dubai.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:09 PM
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Does seema little odd that they would spend their Euros in such a repressive society, but maybe they got a discount!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:09 PM
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I understand what you're thinking Avicenna, I just want to say that Dubai is not exactly Afghanistan or Iran.
Of course it's a very strict country but things are changing. This is an interesting article about women and Dubai.
Thank You, Regina, this definitly is an interesting article. Thank you for sharing.

At least something seems to move, it is good to see that these educated young woman has a future. Also good to see that there are discussions going on giving these girls a future.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:45 AM
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Sorry Saga but a lot of people go on vacation to Dubai these days. It's certainly not for only the rich people anymore. A lot of dutch people go there these days as well. And in comparison to certain other arab states, it's pretty modern.
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i'm sure the reason why they are visiting is because of the improved connections that their soon to be official trip to the emirates and oman caused. i'm sure TRH were in touch with the sheikh and his family when organizing it and it surely came up that they should visit privately. i wouldn't find that uncommon, considering the dutch couple seem to be quite good friends of a number of royal members.

besides, on the claim that they are spending "taxpayers" money, i'm very afraid that the dutch royal house is quite clear and transparent with what regards their expenditure, so i'm sure that if they wanted "lavish" they are paying it out of their own purse.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:29 PM
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I hope the girls enjoy the trip!
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:56 AM
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I hope the girls enjoy the trip!
They're back in school,except Ariane ofcourse.
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Review of the countries Máxima visited during 2008(includes the visits we've seen pics of or the ones we've heard of)

5x Argentina(2x january, 1 april, 1 june, 1 october)
2x Austria(february and august)
?? Belgium
?? Mozambique
2x Spain(may and june)
2x USA(july and september)
1x Luxemburg(february)
1x Camerun(march)
1x China(august)
1x Paraguay(october)
1x Poland(october)
1x England(november)
1x Qatar(november)
1x Rumania(november)
1x Egypt(october)
1x UAE/Dubai(december)
wow very good list, thanks
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i'm sure the reason why they are visiting is because of the improved connections that their soon to be official trip to the emirates and oman caused. i'm sure TRH were in touch with the sheikh and his family when organizing it and it surely came up that they should visit privately. i wouldn't find that uncommon, considering the dutch couple seem to be quite good friends of a number of royal members.

besides, on the claim that they are spending "taxpayers" money, i'm very afraid that the dutch royal house is quite clear and transparent with what regards their expenditure, so i'm sure that if they wanted "lavish" they are paying it out of their own purse.
This visit was private. They visited their Dutch friends who live in the Emirates. The official visit will start next weekend.
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Hi,

Can anyone access old pics of Princes Maxima from the site Maxzite? When she was young, teenager,etc. They seem to have disappeared. Many thanks.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:39 AM
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Can anyone access old pics of Princes Maxima from the site Maxzite? When she was young, teenager,etc. They seem to have disappeared. Many thanks.
Posting in this thread for your request doesn't work.Make your request in the Máxima pictures thread please.
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Can't find the topic about the visit to Oman and United Arab Emirates, but here is a review of the visit:

Fan van Máxima » Terugblik op bezoek aan Oman en VAE in 2009

http://translate.google.nl/translate...3D7205&act=url
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:15 PM
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Can't find the topic about the visit to Oman and United Arab Emirates, but here is a review of the visit:

Fan van Máxima » Terugblik op bezoek aan Oman en VAE in 2009

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You find what you look for under the respective countries as this is a outgoing State Visit to Oman and Qatar.So far no cancellation of the SV due to the situation in the Middle-East,it is closely monitored.But Oman would be the last place on earth for protests really,everything is fine in this piece of paradise,and Qatar has no problems whatshowever either.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:54 PM
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Indeed, Qatar is considering investing more in Lloyds of London and is looking into buying a British soccer team? Qatar is also sending aid to Libya (or they were, yesterday, today is a different day - hard to get flights into Libya right now).

Interestingly, we're hearing here that Gaddafi's $ may be partly in Lloyds.

As to state visits, Qatar is high on many nation's lists of "where to go." The President of Germany appears to be making a state visit to Qatar (and other gulf states) tomorrow (I think).
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Samantha Deane - United Arab Emirates | LinkedIn

Is this woman Maxima's best friend? She finished in the same school as Maxima... She lives in Dubai, so WA and M visited maybe her.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:25 AM
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Samantha Deane - United Arab Emirates | LinkedIn

Is this woman Maxima's best friend? She finished in the same school as Maxima... She lives in Dubai, so WA and M visited maybe her.
Yes,she is one of Queen Máxima's best friends and was one of her witnesses at the wedding on 2.2.2 and is now a Baroness Rengers as she too married here in The Netherlands.
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