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Recent threads........... a new trend........?

Old Jan 16th 2009, 5:32 am
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Default Recent threads........... a new trend........?

Is it my imagination, or is there a far larger proportion of Saudi-related threads lately?

A year or so ago, 'what's it like in Riyadh?' threads were as rare as one-legged can-can dancers, but nowadays, the place is full of them.

Is there something behind this? Are more people looking at Saudi as a potential place to work, having heard that Dubai is going off the boil?

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Old Jan 16th 2009, 5:33 am
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Default Re: Recent threads........... a new trend........?

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Is it my imagination, or is there a far larger proportion of Saudi-related threads lately?

A year or so ago, 'what's it like in Riyadh?' threads were as rare as one-legged can-can dancers, but nowadays, the place is full of them.

Is there something behind this? Are more people looking at Saudi as a potential place to work, having heard that Dubai is going off the boil?

I agree!! tons more than usual, and yes it is probably because Dubai has lost it's 'sparkle'
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Old Jan 16th 2009, 5:37 am
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They'll feel right at home here then, cos Riyadh doesn't have any sparkle . . .

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Old Jan 16th 2009, 5:47 am
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Actually I think it's because people see Saudi as being safe within the current economic climate. Don't know if that's true or not, I just hope we don't get inundated with a bunch of ex-Dubai lovvies . . . .

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Default Re: Recent threads........... a new trend........?

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Is it my imagination, or is there a far larger proportion of Saudi-related threads lately?

A year or so ago, 'what's it like in Riyadh?' threads were as rare as one-legged can-can dancers, but nowadays, the place is full of them.

Is there something behind this? Are more people looking at Saudi as a potential place to work, having heard that Dubai is going off the boil?

The simultaneous popularity of hats and beards has made it seem a lot more desirable
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Old Jan 16th 2009, 7:41 am
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Default Re: Recent threads........... a new trend........?

Is Abu Dhabi going off the boil as well?
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Is Abu Dhabi going off the boil as well?
not as much as Dubai
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it's become more popular since The Dean left Saudi...go figure
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Default Re: Recent threads........... a new trend........?

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
it's become more popular since The Dean left Saudi...go figure
Ouch........ PMS time?
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Ouch........ PMS time?
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Old Jan 16th 2009, 12:57 pm
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Ouch........ PMS time?
She only 'bleeds every month'...............

MInd you, I've just thought of a possible explanation for the problems in Dubai............
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Default Re: Recent threads........... a new trend........?

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Is it my imagination, or is there a far larger proportion of Saudi-related threads lately?

A year or so ago, 'what's it like in Riyadh?' threads were as rare as one-legged can-can dancers, but nowadays, the place is full of them.

Is there something behind this? Are more people looking at Saudi as a potential place to work, having heard that Dubai is going off the boil?

well, BE is one of the very few boards around where you can ask any questions about the magic kingdom with some vain hope of getting a response

and besides, maybe the magic kingdom isn't so scarey for people any more?
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Default Re: Recent threads........... a new trend........?

Originally Posted by still.unsure View Post
well, BE is one of the very few boards around where you can ask any questions about the magic kingdom with some vain hope of getting a response

and besides, maybe the magic kingdom isn't so scarey for people any more?
should have kept my trap shut about the place...now there is no ffing housing.....
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