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Old Mar 18th 2009, 10:51 am
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http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10295869.html

Just spotted this little nugget...

Did you know that the practical driving test can last as little as 5 mins??? WTF?????
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Old Mar 18th 2009, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10295869.html

Just spotted this little nugget...

Did you know that the practical driving test can last as little as 5 mins??? WTF?????
it is pathetic! you need about 600 lessons before you get to that point as well
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Old Mar 18th 2009, 11:44 am
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Originally Posted by TGFKASE View Post
http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10295869.html

Just spotted this little nugget...

Did you know that the practical driving test can last as little as 5 mins??? WTF?????
hmmm, I need to learn to drive soon, I spend over about AED 2,500 a month on cabs.
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
hmmm, I need to learn to drive soon, I spend over about AED 2,500 a month on cabs.
you could pay for a car for less than that! I can't believe you don't drive mate
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Old Mar 18th 2009, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
you could pay for a car for less than that! I can't believe you don't drive mate
Yeah never did it back home, daft really, especially at my age eh?
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
hmmm, I need to learn to drive soon, I spend over about AED 2,500 a month on cabs.
Jings, crivvens and 'help ma boab'.. 2500AED on taxis? You could hire a driver full time for less than that.....
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Jings, crivvens and 'help ma boab'.. 2500AED on taxis? You could hire a driver full time for less than that.....
well it may be hard for cabs when I move this week,

what's the best way going about getting a driver then? To be honest just someone to take me to work in the mornings would do.
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well it may be hard for cabs when I move this week,

what's the best way going about getting a driver then? To be honest just someone to take me to work in the mornings would do.
Easy-peasy.. checkout EW, they always have guys looking for driving jobs in their classifieds...
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Easy-peasy.. checkout EW, they always have guys looking for driving jobs in their classifieds...
um, whats EW?
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Easy-peasy.. checkout EW, they always have guys looking for driving jobs in their classifieds...
do they? I thought it was illegal? you have to sponsor them and provide visa etc.
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Easy-peasy.. checkout EW, they always have guys looking for driving jobs in their classifieds...
yeah I don't want some idiot in a nissan sunny though....
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do they? I thought it was illegal? you have to sponsor them and provide visa etc.
Aye, like every maid ......
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Aye, like every maid ......
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Aye, like every maid ......
yeah, but you don't have the insurance issues with a maid so it's not the same...it's defo not worth hiring an illegal driver...

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Default Re: Driving training to be standardised...

Just ask the cabbies that take you if they know of anyone who want to do a regular pick up and drop off? They often know of someone if you ask?
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