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Old Feb 29th 2008, 12:50 pm
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Hi,

I was hoping you could please give me some advice and your own opinions to aid me in making this decision.

I've been offered 2 jobs, both in the capital cities of Qatar & Oman. I've done a bit of research, and it seems that the cost of rent in Qatar is very high at the moment. Although I want the experience of living in another, very different country and I will obviously be respectful to that society's traditions, here's what's important to me:
  • Internet with broadband so I can chat with family & friends
  • Sky or cable
  • Cinema's showing a lot of recent western films
  • Being able to have a reasonable lifestyle & able to save some money for when I return aswell (which is why the high rent crisis is putting me off Qatar a bit)
  • I will be moving over by myself, so I would like to be somewhere where it will be easy to make friends, and there will be things to do.

Any replies would be greatly received. I'm very excited!!
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I forgot to say, to give you an idea, the package is AED18,000 per month, & obv I have no family so a small apartment would be perfect.

Thank you. If anyone would like to e-mail me any info, please do feel free
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Originally Posted by arbroath_abroad View Post
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Laura-Jayne, Arbroath's response seems to be the consensus of opinion on here. Some would leave Dubai and move to Muscat in a shot given the chance. My boss has mentioned the possibility of me going there or staying in Dubai and I got exactly the same response on here..
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yea i will revert with reasons soon. My outlaws spent 10 years there and loved it....gotta dash the noo..work calls
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Great, thank you both for that I just got the feeling that was the consensus more for if you had a young family....
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www.qatarliving.com

No idea if there is any similar forum about Oman.
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No contest whatsoever...OMAN by a mile. So much more varied scenery is the first reason that comes to mind. No offence intended to any Board Members but Qatar is as flat and boring as a certain European country I could mention, whereas Oman has so many pretty places to visit.
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is as flat and boring as a certain European country I could mention
but the hookers and hash are the best



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Originally Posted by Laura_Jayne View Post
I forgot to say, to give you an idea, the package is AED18,000 per month, & obv I have no family so a small apartment would be perfect.

Thank you. If anyone would like to e-mail me any info, please do feel free
any benefits on top of this ? like housing allowance, medical insurance etc>?
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Oman.

Muscat is beautiful, cultural, historic. It's not the most exciting place in the world, but it's still much better than Doha (which is quite possibly the dullest place I've ever been to)
 
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Oman.

Muscat is beautiful, cultural, historic. It's not the most exciting place in the world, but it's still much better than Doha (which is quite possibly the dullest place I've ever been to)
Al Barsha is pretty dull too
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Al Barsha is pretty dull too
I heartily agree... The major problem is that, as dull as it is, the taxis have no idea where my villa is... Means I am either stuck or am traipsing up to MOE the next morning to find a taxi to take me to where I left my car the previous night!!!!
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Come and live in happening Satwa, well until they knock it all down anyway
 
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any benefits on top of this ? like housing allowance, medical insurance etc>?
Thanks for everyone's responses!

Apparently the housing allowance is worked into that, and yes the company offers free medical insurance....
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