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Just Enjoyed A Week Back In The Sandpit

Old Oct 31st 2016, 10:46 am
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really enjoyed seeing old mates and slurping cold beers and BBQ in the garden at night but the place has got very busy again and very very expensive

tried to visit Atlantis last Sunday but the queue to get in was horrendous never mind queues for a ride so we headed to the beach instead, over 100AED for a sunbed

we headed north to UAQ next day, 100AED entry and a whole waterpark to ourselves, as many beds as you like

miss the weather, the mates and the money but honestly realised didn't miss the place and the hassle around it much, it was like a military op trying to get to Carters for a pint. My other bucket appears to be still well filled
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Old Nov 1st 2016, 11:12 am
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Haven't you missed us?
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Haven't you missed us?
of course, but I still keep an eye on here, a better barometer than Gulf News
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ive found myself scrawling over the posts here more regularly in the last 6 months. Cant put my finger on why. Have been back 3 times over the last 2 years and i also noticed an increase in "busyness" around the bars and the expense. Do miss the place though. Lots of good friends!
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We have that saying in other sand pits as well. Whichever bucket fills first.. get the **** out of there. Luckily both my buckets filled at the same time and I left without spilling too much of either on me. Haha
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really enjoyed seeing old mates and slurping cold beers and BBQ in the garden at night but the place has got very busy again and very very expensive

tried to visit Atlantis last Sunday but the queue to get in was horrendous never mind queues for a ride so we headed to the beach instead, over 100AED for a sunbed

we headed north to UAQ next day, 100AED entry and a whole waterpark to ourselves, as many beds as you like

miss the weather, the mates and the money but honestly realised didn't miss the place and the hassle around it much, it was like a military op trying to get to Carters for a pint. My other bucket appears to be still well filled
Still can't get money out of clients !!!
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Speaking of which. People getting nervous in Qatar. One of our big projects received the NTP back in March but the contract has still to be signed (government agency).... as you know, it means lot of work done so far but no money yet.

My particular project is safe, however. So far

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Still can't get money out of clients !!!
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Still can't get money out of clients !!!
yes, there are positives to working in civilisation, mates mostly work in airline industry and were telling me exactly the same thing. My main customers are Swedish and Canadian now - falling right into line with my ex bosses theory that the higher the taxes and the less the moustaches the easier a country is to deal with
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yes, there are positives to working in civilisation, mates mostly work in airline industry and were telling me exactly the same thing. My main customers are Swedish and Canadian now - falling right into line with my ex bosses theory that the higher the taxes and the less the moustaches the easier a country is to deal with
There's plenty work about but you'll need to have deep pockets as clients are looking at you to basically finance their project then scalp you again at the end .
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...My main customers are Swedish and Canadian now - falling right into line with my ex bosses theory that the higher the taxes and the less the moustaches the easier a country is to deal with
A semi-exception which proves the rule (he's either a Tobleronerier or a watchmaker, I'm not sure which):

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