Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East
Reload this Page >

Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:45 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 20
steelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nice
Default Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Ok guys im sure you will all laugh at this.

after my post 2 days ago iv been buzzing about living in dubai and every step we take is a step closer to the place and me and the missus cant stop talking about it.

The trip is booked (I Think as i left it to her today and im still at work at the min) so unless we hate dubai (which i cant see happening to be fair)

However when we were talking about the move last night, it hit me!

see im a massive ice hockey fan and i play as a hobbie and im pretty much guessing there is no ice rink in Dubai.

Can we confirm this just so I can prepare my self? Haha

Also on a more serious note, can I ask, how long did it take some of you guys to get to Dubai, from when you 1st thought about it to when you got there i know there are a million different senerios but I would be interested to hear some storys.

Thanks

Tom
steelertom is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:48 pm
  #2  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
shakh your bootie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: By the old canal...
Posts: 7,715
shakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond reputeshakh your bootie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by steelertom View Post
Ok guys im sure you will all laugh at this.

after my post 2 days ago iv been buzzing about living in dubai and every step we take is a step closer to the place and me and the missus cant stop talking about it.

The trip is booked (I Think as i left it to her today and im still at work at the min) so unless we hate dubai (which i cant see happening to be fair)

However when we were talking about the move last night, it hit me!

see im a massive ice hockey fan and i play as a hobbie and im pretty much guessing there is no ice rink in Dubai.

Can we confirm this just so I can prepare my self? Haha

Also on a more serious note, can I ask, how long did it take some of you guys to get to Dubai, from when you 1st thought about it to when you got there i know there are a million different senerios but I would be interested to hear some storys.

Thanks

Tom
We have ice hockey in Abu Dhabi - I'd be surprised if Dubai doesn't have a rink too although I can't think for the life of me where????
shakh your bootie is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:50 pm
  #3  
hmmmm...nice
 
MataHari's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 27,920
MataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

there are ice rinks here...the one in Al Nasr has icehockey teams playing there..

for us it took about 3 months from offer to moving over, we visited twice, once with mr MH and the second time we took the kids as well...
MataHari is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:50 pm
  #4  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Inselaffen's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 13,547
Inselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
We have ice hockey in Abu Dhabi - I'd be surprised if Dubai doesn't have a rink too although I can't think for the life of me where????
isnt there one at the Hyatt Regency in Deira?
Inselaffen is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:51 pm
  #5  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Madam Medusa's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,187
Madam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
We have ice hockey in Abu Dhabi - I'd be surprised if Dubai doesn't have a rink too although I can't think for the life of me where????
there's one in the Hyatt Regency...

As for how long it took to move over...it took us about 3 months from being offered the job to arriving here...

MM, xx
Madam Medusa is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:51 pm
  #6  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 158
angelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to allangelynv is a name known to all
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by steelertom View Post
Ok guys im sure you will all laugh at this.

after my post 2 days ago iv been buzzing about living in dubai and every step we take is a step closer to the place and me and the missus cant stop talking about it.

The trip is booked (I Think as i left it to her today and im still at work at the min) so unless we hate dubai (which i cant see happening to be fair)

However when we were talking about the move last night, it hit me!

see im a massive ice hockey fan and i play as a hobbie and im pretty much guessing there is no ice rink in Dubai.

Can we confirm this just so I can prepare my self? Haha

Also on a more serious note, can I ask, how long did it take some of you guys to get to Dubai, from when you 1st thought about it to when you got there i know there are a million different senerios but I would be interested to hear some storys.

Thanks

Tom
i know exactly how u feel! about non-stop talking about it - thats my husbands and my second favourite past time (cant divulge the first - kids may be reading!! ha ha!)

went to singapore as stoppover on honeymoon, talked about moving out there ( August 2007) started researching, contacted my recruiters and they did next to nothing,a month or so passed, more research emailed a few places, found current recruiter, emailed, chatted, waited - no jobs singapore, offered opportunity middle east, went for it - month or so passed, couple rejections, offered interview in Nov, 2 weeks later had second interview, waited and waited for formal offer(things move at a different pace in Dubai i have noticed!) offer came in mid Jan, accepted handed in notice, going out to visit Feb, moving 1st April and starting new job 6th april. Husband does not yet have job though.. so to cut a long boring story short - didnt take quite as long as i expected - 9 months from thought to reality..
angelynv is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:52 pm
  #7  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Madam Medusa's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 18,187
Madam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond reputeMadam Medusa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
isnt there one at the Hyatt Regency in Deira?
yes, lol...

Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
there's one in the Hyatt Regency...

As for how long it took to move over...it took us about 3 months from being offered the job to arriving here...

MM, xx
Madam Medusa is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:52 pm
  #8  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Inselaffen's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 13,547
Inselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
there are ice rinks here...the one in Al Nasr has icehockey teams playing there..

for us it took about 3 months from offer to moving over, we visited twice, once with mr MH and the second time we took the kids as well...
oh yeh had forgotten that one. my field hockey club played an indoor hockey tournament there. they put a carpet over the ice. felt very strange to walk on.
Inselaffen is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 4:53 pm
  #9  
hmmmm...nice
 
MataHari's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 27,920
MataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by Inselaffen View Post
oh yeh had forgotten that one. my field hockey club played an indoor hockey tournament there. they put a carpet over the ice. felt very strange to walk on.
yes, last time I was there, there was a concert going on in there...lol
MataHari is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 5:38 pm
  #10  
Pog mo thoin
 
Miss Eck's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Dubai
Posts: 4,103
Miss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond reputeMiss Eck has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by steelertom View Post
Ok guys im sure you will all laugh at this.

after my post 2 days ago iv been buzzing about living in dubai and every step we take is a step closer to the place and me and the missus cant stop talking about it.

The trip is booked (I Think as i left it to her today and im still at work at the min) so unless we hate dubai (which i cant see happening to be fair)

However when we were talking about the move last night, it hit me!

see im a massive ice hockey fan and i play as a hobbie and im pretty much guessing there is no ice rink in Dubai.

Can we confirm this just so I can prepare my self? Haha

Also on a more serious note, can I ask, how long did it take some of you guys to get to Dubai, from when you 1st thought about it to when you got there i know there are a million different senerios but I would be interested to hear some storys.

Thanks

Tom
It toook us one month from when my hubby received an offer ... enough time for him to work his notice in the UK!!! It was probably about 8-12 weeks from when we first thought about moving to Dubai. I firmly believe in fate and our move here was certainly about being in the right place at the right time when things happened.

Welcome to BE
Miss Eck is offline  
Old Feb 6th 2008, 10:53 pm
  #11  
Powered by cows
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,582
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Originally Posted by Miss Eck View Post
It toook us one month from when my hubby received an offer ... enough time for him to work his notice in the UK!!! It was probably about 8-12 weeks from when we first thought about moving to Dubai. I firmly believe in fate and our move here was certainly about being in the right place at the right time when things happened.

Welcome to BE
Probably about 1.5 years in total - to decide to move, sell house contents and close businesses then move here with only 2 suitcases, check into a hotel apartment and proceed to look for work...
Autonomy is offline  
Old Feb 7th 2008, 8:42 am
  #12  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,869
seven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond reputeseven seas has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

Steelertom- whatever you enjoy, anywhere in the world, I can guarantee you can continue to enjoy it in Dubai.

If not, you can set up your own business and make a mint.

Win/win.
seven seas is offline  
Old Feb 7th 2008, 12:36 pm
  #13  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 20
steelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nicesteelertom is just really nice
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

some great advice

so glad there are ice rinks, I will be sure to check them out when we come out to visit.

Thanks guys.

Tom
steelertom is offline  
Old Feb 7th 2008, 12:42 pm
  #14  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Inselaffen's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 13,547
Inselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond reputeInselaffen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Just so I can be prepared, Haha.

http://www.dubaimightycamels.com/
Inselaffen is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.