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Old Oct 1st 2008, 12:40 pm
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Just wondering, because despite a thin veil of nice buildings and malls isn't it a bit backwards in its mentality etc?

How do you find living there, and is this a long term move or back to blighty after a stint in the desert? I heard they kick you out when you get to 60
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been here a long time, and they don't kick you out when your 60 if you have your own property here, I can't see us being here then though.
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looking at what England had to offer, Dubai was a much better choice!

TAX FREE LIVING

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going to travel as much as possible, make as much as possible before heading home (not so sunny Newcastle), unless something comes along the way!

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Just wondering, because despite a thin veil of nice buildings and malls isn't it a bit backwards in its mentality etc?

How do you find living there, and is this a long term move or back to blighty after a stint in the desert? I heard they kick you out when you get to 60
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may seem a bit mercenary but I've met nice, cool people over here, I have a better lifestyle, nicer place to live, car to drive, got a good job, always out in bars, clubs, parks, beaches etc - can afford to fly home when I like, 3 or 4 times a year,

and aye, probably be here 3 years, then move on somewhere else.
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may seem a bit mercenary but I've met nice, cool people over here, I have a better lifestyle, nicer place to live, car to drive, got a good job, always out in bars, clubs, parks, beaches etc - can afford to fly home when I like, 3 or 4 times a year,
ohhh, you're so flash...

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ohhh, you're so flash...

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too true babe, check me out....(saying that, weve got no kids, so that helps a lot cashwise)
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too true babe, check me out....
oh i have...

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oh i have...

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you cheeky thing....
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been here a long time, and they don't kick you out when your 60 if you have your own property here, I can't see us being here then though.

But unless your rich they force you to retire. But I never so older people anyway there, as it's not soo good for retirees.
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Default Re: Eh What made you choose Dubai?

Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
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may seem a bit mercenary but I've met nice, cool people over here, I have a better lifestyle, nicer place to live, car to drive, got a good job, always out in bars, clubs, parks, beaches etc - can afford to fly home when I like, 3 or 4 times a year,

and aye, probably be here 3 years, then move on somewhere else.
I like the nightlife, but it's damn expensive for a pint I was paying about £4.80 i think. What do you do there Spugsy?
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But unless your rich they force you to retire. But I never so older people anyway there, as it's not soo good for retirees.
I know a few people who have retired here quite comfortably, bought property a couple of years back
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I like the nightlife, but it's damn expensive for a pint I was paying about £4.80 i think. What do you do there Spugsy?
yeah but you earn more so its not miles different, I went to the irish village a month or so back for the Toon game, bought my mate a few drinks and got well stuck into the beer, had a bit of food as well, and I spent £107.

Crikey.

I'm a designer, brochures, ads you see in newspapers / magazines, mainly Dubai Festival City - its pretty good.
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Default Re: Eh What made you choose Dubai?

Do you miss seeing greenery and trees, what about four seasons? Cool air on your face...

How long will it remain income tax free in your opinion? 5 years? 10?
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Do you miss seeing greenery and trees, what about four seasons? Cool air on your face...

How long will it remain income tax free in your opinion? 5 years? 10?
yeah I do, the greenery is the worst part, I really miss it, the blue skies (don't anyone dare tell me they are as good as back home), and the smell of the countryside,

but there's sun here, every single bloody day.
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yeah I do, the greenery is the worst part, I really miss it, the blue skies (don't anyone dare tell me they are as good as back home), and the smell of the countryside,

but there's sun here, every single bloody day.
I liked the heat in Dubai then walking into malls. But I never found the sky to be blue at all, just looked hazy or smoggy, do you know if Dubai is polluted?
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