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Desert Adventure

. . . stories of adventures (and mis-adventures) in the land of the deserts . . .

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006


James Michael Tyler played Central Perk
Manager Gunther in Dubai Posted by Picasa

Where Friends hang out
By Jyoti Kalsi, Gulf News Report

Fans of the serial Friends will recognise it immediately.

The service counter, the neon signage, the bricks and the big orange and green couches are just like those at Central Perk - the favourite meeting place of Rachel, Monica, Joey, Ross, Chandler and Phoebe.

Special treat

But this café is not some make believe set in a New York studio - it is for real and it is right here in Dubai - and it is called, what else, but Central Perk.

Friends fans had a special treat last week when they walked into Central Perk, in Umm Suqueim to find Gunther, the manager of the fictional café, standing behind the counter.

In the serial Gunther has few lines to say - he is just the quiet guy with the bleached hair who makes the coffee and silently pines for Rachel, played by Jennifer Aniston.

Read more: http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/05/08/10038500.html


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Aliw naman!

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