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Old Sep 30th 2011, 6:29 pm
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Hi all !, I have been offered a job at Tawam hospital, my hubby is a property developer, carpenter by trade, buys derelict properties and renovates them himself, can do everything else needed to bring the house to its liveable standards, except rewiring, and connecting gas to boilers, as he is not Corgi registered plumber. Has been successfully, self-employed for the last 20 years in UK. He is a British teacher in arts by profession and has Hon Degree, and Degree in 3 dimensional kitchen designing in wood and ceramic. Very flexible, can also do any administrative work.
Any ideas on job hunt in the desert will be really appreciated!!:


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Hi didii,

Welcome to BE I hope you enjoy being part of our little virtual community. Congratulations on your job offer.

I've moved your thread from the Welcome Inn into our Middle East Job Discussion forum for you, and hopefully someone will be along shortly who can give you some pointers.
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My mate works in mining, lots of descent work there
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Hi all !, I have been offered a job at Tawam hospital, my hubby is a property developer, carpenter by trade, buys derelict properties and renovates them himself, can do everything else needed to bring the house to its liveable standards, except rewiring, and connecting gas to boilers, as he is not Corgi registered plumber. Has been successfully, self-employed for the last 20 years in UK. He is a British teacher in arts by profession and has Hon Degree, and Degree in 3 dimensional kitchen designing in wood and ceramic. Very flexible, can also do any administrative work.
Any ideas on job hunt in the desert will be really appreciated!!:


thanks in advance.
Hi Didii, congrats on the new job. Expats can't buy properties and do them up here, in fact we can't buy properties in Al Ain, its only in Dubai and certain parts of AD we can buy. All property maintenance is done by people from other countries at a far lower rate than we would find acceptable. I think his best bet would be to try and get a job as a teacher, I know for a fact that ADEC are short of teachers at the moment. Make sure he has his degrees notarised and attested before you come out here. Good luck
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Thank you all for your sound advice, really appreciated. Hope he finds something in the next 2-4 months. He has taken everything you have said on board.

Is there any opportunity for setting up building/maintenance business and employ locals?

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Hi weasel decentral, thank you for your reply, what does your mate do in the mines please? Is there any administrative work positions?
Thank you in advance.
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Thank you all for your sound advice, really appreciated. Hope he finds something in the next 2-4 months. He has taken everything you have said on board.

Is there any opportunity for setting up building/maintenance business and employ locals?

Thank you.
He could set up a company, but it's quite a complicated process, as he needs a local sponsor, and there's tonnes of bureacracy. He wouldn't get locals to work for him, they shun manual labour, however he could recruit some labour from other nations, although it is unlikely they would be very skilled.

Having had a successful business in the UK, it's something I looked in to here but decided against it. It would be worth a google search on setting up your business in the UAE, and there are also books out there on the subject.

Good luck!
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A friend of mine has done a bunch of speleology in Jebel Haffeet, so more descent work there.
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Hi csdf, thank you for your reply, Do they do this speleology for scientific study or pastime exploring caves ? Please advise.

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Hi Bluelionesse, Thank you for all your ideas, I agree with you, setting up business sounds like real hustle out there, won't go down that road. Will keep on hunting.

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Hi all, is it worth driving own 4x4 car over there, as we are reluctant to sell it here,we might not get anything for what its worth, no good market for these cars here in the UK at present due to fuel costs. please advise.
Thank you all in advance, its really appreciated. we are both apprehensive about the whole move.
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Hi Sue, thanks a million for connecting me to the world. So far I have had remarkable feed back and learning more about the place.
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Hi all, is it worth driving own 4x4 car over there, as we are reluctant to sell it here,we might not get anything for what its worth, no good market for these cars here in the UK at present due to fuel costs. please advise.
Thank you all in advance, its really appreciated. we are both apprehensive about the whole move.
regards.
At which point in your journey would you convert it to LHD?
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Originally Posted by didii
Hi all, is it worth driving own 4x4 car over there, as we are reluctant to sell it here,we might not get anything for what its worth, no good market for these cars here in the UK at present due to fuel costs. please advise.
Thank you all in advance, its really appreciated. we are both apprehensive about the whole move.
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The 3500 mile journey though some nasty countries aside - the answer is no - that would be a bad idea.
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The 3500 mile journey though some nasty countries aside - the answer is no - that would be a bad idea.
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