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Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Old Jul 3rd 2011, 9:42 am
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Originally Posted by The Dean
So you were a grandmother at 37?? You're almost in Saudi territory on that one......
Around my way, that's be slacking...should be having great grandkids by now
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Old Jul 3rd 2011, 2:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Shiney35
Yip, I had my daughter very young, 17, she had Lewis at 20 so it could have been worse lol
Be proud of yourself........

A few years ago, a guy I worked with in Riyadh told me that, on the day he was born, his grandmother was 29............
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Old Jul 3rd 2011, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by The Dean
Be proud of yourself........

A few years ago, a guy I worked with in Riyadh told me that, on the day he was born, his grandmother was 29............
29!!! I feel a lot better now, thanks!
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Hi folks, my name is Martin, I am considering heading out to the UAE to work, I'm heading over for a holiday to check the place out soon. I'm from Glasgow in Scotland and work as a pilot
I reckon it would be AD I would be moving to, whats it like out there? Any pointers/advice?
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Hi folks, my name is Martin, I am considering heading out to the UAE to work, I'm heading over for a holiday to check the place out soon. I'm from Glasgow in Scotland and work as a pilot
I reckon it would be AD I would be moving to, whats it like out there? Any pointers/advice?
Cheers
What's it like? It's summer and very hot!!
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Originally Posted by martyw1985
Hi folks, my name is Martin, I am considering heading out to the UAE to work, I'm heading over for a holiday to check the place out soon. I'm from Glasgow in Scotland and work as a pilot
I reckon it would be AD I would be moving to, whats it like out there? Any pointers/advice?
Cheers
airline pilot? try Emirates Airlines if you want to be in Dubai?
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Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by Shiney35
I'm a newbie
From Cardiff, Wales, UK
Soon to be the dreaded 40 years of age
2 kids, 2 step kids, 1 grandchild but all living in UK
Relocated to AD with hubbies new job so its just us two
Currently negotiating contract for property in Al Raha Gardens
I'm your 'phone a friend for pop music'
Hi, it's funny how people's lives differ, I had my first baby at 39 (only baby I should say)
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Old Jul 7th 2011, 12:43 am
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Hey guys... thought I'd say Hi Signed up to the forums a few days ago but as it's the Middle East I may be moving to I thought it best I introduce myself here.

May be moving to Abu Dhabi soon but things are taking really really long. I have been offered a position with a Government related entity.... nothing exciting just a boring office based role . I've accepted the offer and am waiting to hear news regarding a start date

I was out in AD a few months back and rather liked the place. Also from what I read it seems a nice enough place considering it's middle eastern location. Bar the long waiting lists, the British schools we visited out there were very nice as well.

Looking forward to being a member of the forums

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Old Jul 7th 2011, 6:40 am
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Hi there, I have been issued my work visa today (woo hoo) considering all the new hoops that the KSA embassy has brought in I thought I may never make it.

So I am set to arrive in Riyadh at the start of Sept so thought I would say Hi and start to get a better idea of what I have let myself in for

I am really excited but a bit scared now that is seems to actually be happening after 9 months of planning, any advice anyone can give a 28 year single nurse I would really appreciate.

Many Thanks

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Hi there, I have been issued my work visa today (woo hoo) considering all the new hoops that the KSA embassy has brought in I thought I may never make it.

So I am set to arrive in Riyadh at the start of Sept so thought I would say Hi and start to get a better idea of what I have let myself in for

I am really excited but a bit scared now that is seems to actually be happening after 9 months of planning, any advice anyone can give a 28 year single nurse I would really appreciate.

Many Thanks

Millie x
Millie,

Welcome to BE!

I have huge respect for any nurse who survives longer than a year at the NHS but a decision to work in the KSA what on earth were you thinking of when you made that decision?

Advice – Before you travel to Saudi, make sure you fulfil all your sexual fantasies, drink like a fish, visit as many places as you can preferably road trips – the list is endless ahhhh can I have antidepressants please…..!!
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Old Jul 7th 2011, 10:26 am
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Millie,

Welcome to BE!

I have huge respect for any nurse who survives longer than a year at the NHS but a decision to work in the KSA what on earth were you thinking of when you made that decision?

Advice – Before you travel to Saudi, make sure you fulfil all your sexual fantasies, drink like a fish, visit as many places as you can preferably road trips – the list is endless ahhhh can I have antidepressants please…..!!
Thanks for the advice, luckily I have been doing all of the above for the past 9 months after becoming single for the first time in 6 years, need some quiet now for a while and really need the money, the state of things over here at the moment could not be much worse so KSA is actually a positive move shockingly enough

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Old Jul 8th 2011, 9:06 am
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Hi all!

My name is Simon and I finally moved out to Abu Dhabi this week, working for a architectural glazing company over here, initially on my own living in a hotel on Yas Island, with wife due to join me hopefully after my 3 month probation.

If some expats get together for a few beers now and again, I'll be up for that!
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Old Jul 22nd 2011, 2:10 am
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Hi

Just about to move out to Qatar (awaiting final go ahead) and start some work for T&T international being seconded to Shell Qatar LFG plant anyone got any pointers

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Morning All
My Name is Ian Still in UK, i live in the northeast of england and i am awaiting final clearance from my employer, then on my way to Doha to work with Shell. A bit about me I love playing Rugby Union and hope i can find or start a Doha Expats Rugby Club, i also enjoy skiing and my other pleasure is Scuba Diving i hope all these interests of mine can be sustained while over there, as this is just a brief intro to me but i suppose that is enough for this forum. not to experienced in getting involved in these types of communities i do not even have a Facebook account that I use my partner has her account and my account as some kind of scam for building Farms or something. But lets hope i get used to participating in these forums etc, Think i have prattled on enough for today so i will sign off and wait to see what this forum is like

Cheers All

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