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Old May 2nd 2007, 9:00 am
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I have been offered another job to return to Dubai, again. I left in Summer/Autumn of 2005, therefore the 6 month ban has expired. I would just point out that I did have my visa cancelled properly and not just did a runner.

The question is though, does anyone know how long it is taking to get residency visas at the moment? Reason is I would want to get the wife and kids over sooner rather than later and so that my son is ready for school in September.

ALso can my family stay with me after I have been there for about 5 weeks or so?

Last time it didn't take too long.

Yes I know I have togo through all the blood tests and all that crap all over again.

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I have been offered another job to return to Dubai, again. I left in Summer/Autumn of 2005, therefore the 6 month ban has expired. I would just point out that I did have my visa cancelled properly and not just did a runner.

The question is though, does anyone know how long it is taking to get residency visas at the moment? Reason is I would want to get the wife and kids over sooner rather than later and so that my son is ready for school in September.

ALso can my family stay with me after I have been there for about 5 weeks or so?

Last time it didn't take too long.

Yes I know I have togo through all the blood tests and all that crap all over again.

Many thanks.
It really depends on who you work for and how much you hassle them to be honest with you - are you a British passport holder??? Your wife wants to start looking into schools ASAP and the majority of them are full. I have a friend coming from States and she is having a hard time trying to get her daughter a place in year 9. Another thing worth mentioning - since you left the property prices have gone mental as have school fees - make sure you get a good deal.
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It really depends on who you work for and how much you hassle them to be honest with you - are you a British passport holder??? Your wife wants to start looking into schools ASAP and the majority of them are full. I have a friend coming from States and she is having a hard time trying to get her daughter a place in year 9. Another thing worth mentioning - since you left the property prices have gone mental as have school fees - make sure you get a good deal.
I know people in the Springs who have paid 180dhs for a 2 bed villa
Its worth shopping around but if you dont know and the villa is empty you can get stung!
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I know people in the Springs who have paid 180dhs for a 2 bed villa
Its worth shopping around but if you dont know and the villa is empty you can get stung!
180 dhs is cheap!!! I know you mean 180k dhs!!! Just had a quick look in property paper and a three bed in the Springs is getting very close to 200K, and Jumeirah Islands - 300k!!!
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180 dhs is cheap!!! I know you mean 180k dhs!!! Just had a quick look in property paper and a three bed in the Springs is getting very close to 200K, and Jumeirah Islands - 300k!!!
Thank **** we're leaving.

Majj, when do you need a Villa from?
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Thank **** we're leaving.

Majj, when do you need a Villa from?
how much you paying for yours??? I know someone who might want it but as soon as you move out they will stick 40k on it guaranteed.
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how much you paying for yours??? I know someone who might want it but as soon as you move out they will stick 40k on it guaranteed.
140k. I could tell the Landlord that I'm leaving and have someone lined up, but only if he only puts it up 10k or so.
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It really depends on who you work for and how much you hassle them to be honest with you - are you a British passport holder??? Your wife wants to start looking into schools ASAP and the majority of them are full. I have a friend coming from States and she is having a hard time trying to get her daughter a place in year 9. Another thing worth mentioning - since you left the property prices have gone mental as have school fees - make sure you get a good deal.
Thanks for that. I thought that the school situation had calmed down a bit because a few new ones had been built. But obviously not then!

Sounds like property prices are still going crazy, I have a budget of around AED 150k per year. There is no way I would come out on anything less that AED 40k per month package.
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Thank **** we're leaving.

Majj, when do you need a Villa from?
LJ, I would initially arrive around mid June, family to follow.
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LJ, I would initially arrive around mid June, family to follow.
My family are going back to the UK mid-July. If you're interested, I could ask the landlord.
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My family are going back to the UK mid-July. If you're interested, I could ask the landlord.
Yes, that would be useful thanks.
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Old May 2nd 2007, 11:14 am
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Originally Posted by Majj View Post
I have been offered another job to return to Dubai, again. I left in Summer/Autumn of 2005, therefore the 6 month ban has expired. I would just point out that I did have my visa cancelled properly and not just did a runner.

The question is though, does anyone know how long it is taking to get residency visas at the moment? Reason is I would want to get the wife and kids over sooner rather than later and so that my son is ready for school in September.

ALso can my family stay with me after I have been there for about 5 weeks or so?

Last time it didn't take too long.

Yes I know I have togo through all the blood tests and all that crap all over again.

Many thanks.

Depends on the company. We manage to get them within 5-7 working days of the joiner arriving in the country. We apply for an employment visa in advance and arrange Marhaba and deposit the visa with them.
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Depends on the company. We manage to get them within 5-7 working days of the joiner arriving in the country. We apply for an employment visa in advance and arrange Marhaba and deposit the visa with them.
Yes this sounds familiar. Being dragged all over Dubai International Airport by Marhaba. So sounds like from what you're saying it need not take 3 months.
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Yes this sounds familiar. Being dragged all over Dubai International Airport by Marhaba. So sounds like from what you're saying it need not take 3 months.
Exactly! I really don't know why it takes some companies so long.
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180 dhs is cheap!!! I know you mean 180k dhs!!! Just had a quick look in property paper and a three bed in the Springs is getting very close to 200K, and Jumeirah Islands - 300k!!!
We were told ours was high when we came 10 months ago and that property prices were going down but never happened.

It was Wotsherface who arrived two weeks ago she said hers was 200kdhs but i said that could not be right, she said she knew it was over 160kdhs as thats the price they were looking for but couldnt get one cheap enough she said she was sure she saw a 2 somewhere there and that it was 200k. We agreed on the middle figure in the end ...so she could be right but seems expensive for a two bed!
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