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The 'Great Abu Dhabi Exodus'....

Old Sep 16th 2009, 5:21 am
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....has it happened then?

Before the summer everyone was saying - ooh just wait til after the summer, AD's gonna be like a ghost town, house prices will drop through the floor, schools are gonna be empty - blah blah blah. Anyone seen anything like this happen?

From where I'm sitting - I only know of 4 families who have left. Admittedly 3 of them were in construction but at least 2 of those have got other jobs in the Gulf region. Anyway, 4 families is a pretty normal amount to leave over a summer. Judging by the traffic - even in Ramadan - no bugger has left. House prices? Stabilised at best, going up again in some cases it seems.

Does anyone have a different perspective on this or is it official - no exodus?
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there are a lot of houses now empty in Mangrove village.
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Maybe, but as far as I know they're still going for 100k per bedroom so that's not much use to anyone.
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Maybe, but as far as I know they're still going for 100k per bedroom so that's not much use to anyone.
yea, prob why they are empty...get them back down to what we pay for ours...under 200K
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My fingers are permanently crossed on that score!
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My fingers are permanently crossed on that score!
we dont accept any old riff raff at the mangrove, dont you know...;-)

(i still laugh at the leather skinned old trout asking my wife how we managed to get into Mangrove and the Club... stupid old past it cow...


it was prob BB2 (kidding)
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(i still laugh at the leather skinned old trout asking my wife how we managed to get into Mangrove and the Club... stupid old past it cow...
You are kidding me...
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we dont accept any old riff raff at the mangrove, dont you know...;-)

(i still laugh at the leather skinned old trout asking my wife how we managed to get into Mangrove and the Club... stupid old past it cow...


it was prob BB2 (kidding)
hahahaha dunno think so, leather skinned old trout defo not me, dont do the british club...... you should know me by now, that defo not the old expats must be the new ones....
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we dont accept any old riff raff at the mangrove, dont you know...;-)

(i still laugh at the leather skinned old trout asking my wife how we managed to get into Mangrove and the Club... stupid old past it cow...
Sounds like a fair few expats in AD these days - not the same since they have let that type in! Wait till you have to mix with the school crowd - you'll meet lots more interesting trouts!

Heard that the prices of accomodation are on the up but salaries are down - doesn't make sense to me.
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yea, prob why they are empty...get them back down to what we pay for ours...under 200K
Ditto - praise be for that rental increase cap!
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Give it a few more months until Yas Island winds down, big knock on effect. Everyone scrabbling for Saadyiat jobs at the moment.

Personally I think Libya is the next hotspot (if you are a Brit that is)
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Even more welcoming if your scottish...
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Even more welcoming if your scottish...
Lebos also have a good chance...
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Even more welcoming if your scottish...
Might be something in that, my company has been asked to bid for tenders in the last month...and out of the blue !
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