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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:18 pm
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    Originally Posted by Face81
    LOL.......hahahaha........hands free flying........kewl!!!!!!

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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:23 pm
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    TADA!!!! Congrats! well done! I now expect my hands free flying javelin to be heavily discounted!

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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:29 pm
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    Originally Posted by Face81
    TADA!!!! Congrats! well done! I now expect my hands free flying javelin to be heavily discounted!

    hehehe

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    Will do, but not to much! Hehe. How does hands free broomsticks with turbo boosters and life in dubai worth it Though they're only designed
    for one peson.. No picking up waffs and strays
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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:31 pm
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    And whilst we are off the beaten track can anyone tell me what the stars represent and how you spread that wonder stuff called Karma?

    Ok.. onto life in dubai... anyone?
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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:33 pm
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    Originally Posted by Heart of gold
    Gonna watch my english here Lol... Would that be the Karma or the ease of being in the uk and everything being readily available! Since my 2 yr old was seriously ill here in January I really wanted to be back "Home" where I trust the med profession and aroundm family and friends.

    And thanks for the Karma ...
    Lol! Don't mind me...just can't help myself sometimes

    No, I meant just being in the UK. It's just easier isn't it in so many ways? Sometimes, it's like you can just relax over her...Dubai's great and I know it rains a lot in the UK but I still think it's hard to beat in many respects

    BTW, love your avatar. I think I might buy myself a Bagpuss from Toys'R' Us
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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:40 pm
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    Originally Posted by Cherrypie
    Lol! Don't mind me...just can't help myself sometimes

    No, I meant just being in the UK. It's just easier isn't it in so many ways? Sometimes, it's like you can just relax over her...Dubai's great and I know it rains a lot in the UK but I still think it's hard to beat in many respects

    BTW, love your avatar. I think I might buy myself a Bagpuss from Toys'R' Us
    Cheers. Have a meeting coming up with the manager of toys R us just waiting for home to send me out an up to date copy, I aim to help with bringing the Al fattain branch up to date. Just shipped out all the kids birthday and xmas pressies... Sheer nightmare!!

    When are you back in Dubai? I see that you dart between the two places.
    Yep its easier in so many ways and to be honest I loathe paying private uk adult dental prices for my 12 year old at the dentist out here, but its all small fry in the grand sceme of things but it makes all the differnence.

    BTW If your back this way could you pick me up a huge jar of Horlicks pls, have both uk and Dhs.. Just being cheeky
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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:50 pm
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    Default Re: Is living in Dubai worth it?

    Originally Posted by Heart of gold
    And whilst we are off the beaten track can anyone tell me what the stars represent and how you spread that wonder stuff called Karma?

    Ok.. onto life in dubai... anyone?

    I dunno wot the stars represent just yet, but u can spread the Karma stuff by clicking on 'karma' in the post of the person u want to give karma to. The karma button appears on the left hand side of every post.

    If anyone else wants avatars, just ask and I will c wot i can do ......may have to start charging soon......get those orders in ASAP! hahaha

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    Old Sep 27th 2004, 11:57 pm
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    Originally Posted by Heart of gold

    When are you back in Dubai? I see that you dart between the two places.
    Yep its easier in so many ways and to be honest I loathe paying private uk adult dental prices for my 12 year old at the dentist out here, but its all small fry in the grand sceme of things but it makes all the differnence.

    BTW If your back this way could you pick me up a huge jar of Horlicks pls, have both uk and Dhs.. Just being cheeky
    Have no idea, just back to be honest but will bring you some Horlicks if I come.
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    Old Sep 28th 2004, 12:01 am
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    Originally Posted by Face81
    I dunno wot the stars represent just yet, but u can spread the Karma stuff by clicking on 'karma' in the post of the person u want to give karma to. The karma button appears on the left hand side of every post.

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    The stars represent the no. of posts you have. The more posts you have, the more stars you get. Feel free to karma me for providing that information...any karma given will be duly returned.
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    Old Sep 28th 2004, 12:07 am
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    Originally Posted by Cherrypie
    Have no idea, just back to be honest but will bring you some Horlicks if I come.

    Ahhh thankyou Here's hoping Huh!
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    Old Sep 28th 2004, 12:09 am
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    Originally Posted by Cherrypie
    The stars represent the no. of posts you have. The more posts you have, the more stars you get. Feel free to karma me for providing that information...any karma given will be duly returned.
    Will keep that in mind when I am allowed to give out more karma......apparently I have given out too much in the last 24 hours. hahahahaaha....

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    Originally Posted by Face81
    Will keep that in mind when I am allowed to give out more karma......apparently I have given out too much in the last 24 hours. hahahahaaha....

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    Old Sep 28th 2004, 2:39 am
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    Originally Posted by RAMver1.1
    Is living in Dubai worth it? The hot sun, lack of social life and away frm home. What do you think?
    you seem to have a clear opinion about dubai from your other thread and you see it as being on the decline (in your words:'Frankly Dubai is not such a hot spot as it used to be in the 80-90') - i'm not sure how you could come to such a conclusion, seems to be pretty disconnected from reality. also you argue that you would be making more in india in the tech field than in dubai ('$5000 - $20,000 P.M')...and also that 'life takes a back seat in dubai'...not really a very positive outlook from your point of view...and still you seem to have decided to move here since your visitor visa is already being processed...a bit late to ask the question about quality of life...may i ask why you are actually moving here?
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    Old Sep 28th 2004, 4:07 pm
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    Good question - You see I am being sent to Dubai on a visit frm my present employer, we are setting up a small business unit there. I may be posted here for a extended period of time depending on the job at hand. I have also been offered a residential status if I am happy with the living conditions there. So we are in 2 minds as to what to do, we feel the change is good on the other hand we miss all the luxuries back home.

    Originally Posted by goingdubai
    you seem to have a clear opinion about dubai from your other thread and you see it as being on the decline (in your words:'Frankly Dubai is not such a hot spot as it used to be in the 80-90') - i'm not sure how you could come to such a conclusion, seems to be pretty disconnected from reality. also you argue that you would be making more in india in the tech field than in dubai ('$5000 - $20,000 P.M')...and also that 'life takes a back seat in dubai'...not really a very positive outlook from your point of view...and still you seem to have decided to move here since your visitor visa is already being processed...a bit late to ask the question about quality of life...may i ask why you are actually moving here?
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    Old Sep 28th 2004, 8:18 pm
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    Originally Posted by RAMver1.1
    Good question - You see I am being sent to Dubai on a visit frm my present employer, we are setting up a small business unit there. I may be posted here for a extended period of time depending on the job at hand. I have also been offered a residential status if I am happy with the living conditions there. So we are in 2 minds as to what to do, we feel the change is good on the other hand we miss all the luxuries back home.
    if it is only temporary, i'd say the change is good regardless. you are either going to discover a nice place woth living or come to appreciate more your home country...but at least you will gain a broader perspective on things. contrary to your statement i think that dubai is booming. you could look at any numbers and stats you can dig up and they would also indicate that dubai is booming. the reason why salaries might be going down as compared to before is also that: dubai is booming: more and more talent already working in dubai, more and more people wanting to come to dubai - resulting in a more competitive market decreasing the salary levels. but don't forget that income is tax free and should be compared to income after tax in one's home country.
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