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Quick question, since being made redundant in December from the well known oil company (Mrs Haps knows) I have managed to secure a position in Libya.

Now I know it's a world apart from Dubai, being a dry country etc etc, just wondering if anybody has any experience of working there
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I know a few guys who have worked there over the years and they loved it. If you are into historical sites and great beaches, you can't fault the place.

With the potential oil money and the gradual easing of society I reckon it would be a great opportunity. The bureaucracy can be a real pain (even worse than here), and if you are comfortable with being watched (certainly deters crime) then go for it.
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I'm planning to take a trip there for tourism these days. I'm told its a pretty cool place.
 
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I know a few guys who have worked there over the years and they loved it. If you are into historical sites and great beaches, you can't fault the place.

With the potential oil money and the gradual easing of society I reckon it would be a great opportunity. The bureaucracy can be a real pain (even worse than here), and if you are comfortable with being watched (certainly deters crime) then go for it.
I am learning of the bureacracy already. Taking forever and a day to get my visa sorted out. Company has to apply in Libya, telex to the Embassy in London, at which point I go and pay an astronomical fee to process. Normally takes 3 days to process, but because I am classed as higher management, it's taking longer. Frustrating would be the word!
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I'm planning to take a trip there for tourism these days. I'm told its a pretty cool place.
I would suggest possibly waiting. I'm led to believe the dry rules will be relaxed later this year, and the odd bevvie or 2 will be available in new hotels currently being constructed
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Hi all

Apologies for being away for so long, now I'm back.
Before you ask, yes I have seen The Thread and have no comments, either via PM or in public.

Quick question, since being made redundant in December from the well known oil company (Mrs Haps knows) I have managed to secure a position in Libya.

Now I know it's a world apart from Dubai, being a dry country etc etc, just wondering if anybody has any experience of working there
So what happenned to Scarletfan???
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So what happenned to Scarletfan???
He got completely cheesed off with Dubai and all things associated with Dubai after being made redundant 2 weeks after starting a new job, together with other events
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He got completely cheesed off with Dubai and all things associated with Dubai after being made redundant 2 weeks after starting a new job, together with other events
Oh...Was referring to the username...But then again...
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Oh...Was referring to the username...But then again...
Come on then big man, what's your take on Libya, Tripoli to be exact
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Come on then big man, what's your take on Libya, Tripoli to be exact
I only know the Lebanese Tripoli...The Libyan one is still a mystery...
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I only know the Lebanese Tripoli...The Libyan one is still a mystery...
love the tripolisians
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love the tripolisians
I'll find out what they are really like soon enough.
Hoping to be there Weds / Thurs, bored now, need to get back to work
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love the tripolisians
I love the Meena hummous restos...

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I'll find out what they are really like soon enough.
Hoping to be there Weds / Thurs, bored now, need to get back to work
I heard that they have 5 day weekends there...
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I love the Meena hummous restos...



I heard that they have 5 day weekends there...
Judging by the length of time it's taking to process my visa, nothing will surprise me out there!
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Judging by the length of time it's taking to process my visa, nothing will surprise me out there!
In Arab countries, the more you head west, the more backwards they get in their processes...
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