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Old Jun 30th 2010, 2:21 pm
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Did you do your own research about living and working out here or use a forum like BE?
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 2:29 pm
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Did you do your own research about living and working out here or use a forum like BE?
Definitely used BE 2-years before coming here (Dubai)...lots of advice.
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No! The internet wasn't around when we first came to the Middle East. We arrived in a "dry" Doha with all our M&S labels cut out (as advised by a friend who had previously worked in Saudi). The rest is history!
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Did you do your own research about living and working out here or use a forum like BE?
No way would I have used this forum, they are a bunch of sarcastic, agressive, nasty know-it-alls.

Now why you asking such stoopid bloody questions, ya silly mare!
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Did you do your own research about living and working out here or use a forum like BE?
did both, used ew and it was actually really helpful...we also did an orientation trip which was great to get a feel for the place...

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several trips and joined a company who I was working with at the time.
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Did you do your own research about living and working out here or use a forum like BE?
Purpose of question please?
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 4:49 pm
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Purpose of question please?
why? Whats confusing?
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why? Whats confusing?
Nothing. I just wondered why you are asking.
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 4:53 pm
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Nothing. I just wondered why you are asking.
why does it matter...it's hardly sensitive information is it.

I've read a lot on EW beforehand, and had 2 trips out here...after the first trip I was sure I could easily live here.
just to add...mr MH got asked to come here by the company he worked for already, so it's not like we chose Dubai specifically.

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Nothing. I just wondered why you are asking.
I was just wondering how people decide to come out here. Advice you get on forums like this are mixed, can you make a decision based on advice you get on a forum? What other research do people do..

Does that satisfy your curiosity?
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why does it matter...it's hardly sensitive information is it.

I've read a lot on EW beforehand, and had 2 trips out here...after the first trip I was sure I could easily live here.
Yes but when I saw the little blue smiley, I assumed there was a hidden intention behind the post.

As you were.

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I just decided to move here on impluse. Had 2 friends here, I came for a 2 week holiday and decided to move here. No regrets I am still loving it
Oh and no research as such.

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No Internet in 1978 to do searches! My wife and I just decided to give it a shot as an alternative to sitting in London and waiting 36 years to retire from Met Police Telecomms!
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Old Jun 30th 2010, 6:07 pm
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No, before coming to Doha I did not even know they existed.When i found out I was going to Saudi (before coming to Doha) I called friend who lived there, she said I would love it, and I did. lol

When I was in Doha for about a month, dyeing of boredom and frustration, a friend recommend some sites...and since I am still in Doha, I am still using those sites.

I lived in 12 countries, always moved where the company sent us, did no research previously. All went well, but I had no kids then, so things were relatively easy.

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