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Old Jun 7th 2020, 6:09 am
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
I've got around 12 months left in my current role. If I am unable to set up something independently, or find something with my current shop then I'll leave. Been here 12.5 years now, love the place but am actually starting to get tired of it now. I had planned on 10 years, it's going to be about 14 by the time I finally leave which seems long enough.

I don't really fancy any of the other employers in the local market but never say never I guess. I'd happily move to AD for a few years for a change of scenary.
I had been sniffing at AD for a while, trying to find something good there. Always enjoy my time there and wouldn't hesitate to move.

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Old Jun 7th 2020, 7:05 am
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To quote the official tourist slogan: "Come on down....it's not that shit."
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Old Jun 7th 2020, 9:49 am
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To quote the official tourist slogan: "Come on down....it's not that shit."
I thought that was Skegness
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Old Jun 7th 2020, 2:25 pm
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I thought that was Skegness
You mean Skegvegas?
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Old Jun 7th 2020, 4:27 pm
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I'd happily move to AD for a few years for a change of scenary.
How on earth can you tell the difference much less identify scenery. They are both flat, beige, generic new towns with not a scrap of sole or architectural merit between them. I need to check road signs to work out which one i'm in.
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HiHo, I agree completely.
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How on earth can you tell the difference much less identify scenery. They are both flat, beige, generic new towns with not a scrap of sole or architectural merit between them. I need to check road signs to work out which one i'm in.
It's easy, there are more sleeves of tattoos in Dubai.
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It's easy, there are more sleeves of tattoos in Dubai.
More fat, pissed up women with no shoes on in Dubai as well.

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More high-rises, concrete and wildly complicated flyovers too.
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I've decided that my prior comment was less positive than the forum deserved. In response to the proposed change of city. I made a list of possible alternatives to Dubai within the region and ranked them on an objective albeit personal interesting scale. It is important to note that tats, drunks and road junctions are of little interest to me and thus played no part in my score allocation.

Cairo 10, Istanbul 9, Tel Aviv 8, Alexandria 7, Amman 6, Izmir 5, Ankara 4, Jeddah 3, Riyadh 2, Tehran 1, Dubai 0, Abu Dhabi -1, Dammam -2

It would be interesting to see how others rank the cities of the region as possible go to locations
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Originally Posted by HiHo View Post
I've decided that my prior comment was less positive than the forum deserved. In response to the proposed change of city. I made a list of possible alternatives to Dubai within the region and ranked them on an objective albeit personal interesting scale. It is important to note that tats, drunks and road junctions are of little interest to me and thus played no part in my score allocation.

Cairo 10, Istanbul 9, Tel Aviv 8, Alexandria 7, Amman 6, Izmir 5, Ankara 4, Jeddah 3, Riyadh 2, Tehran 1, Dubai 0, Abu Dhabi -1, Dammam -2

It would be interesting to see how others rank the cities of the region as possible go to locations
Cairo is fun I'd definitely recommend, Alexandria is boring in comparison. My starting scale for KSA is -10 for Jeddah, -100 for Riyadh
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Cairo is fun I'd definitely recommend, Alexandria is boring in comparison. My starting scale for KSA is -10 for Jeddah, -100 for Riyadh
If you gave - 100 for Riyadh, I dread to think what you'd give Qassim! Why so negative? Personally I really enjoyed the years I spent there and I'd move back tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by HiHo View Post
I've decided that my prior comment was less positive than the forum deserved. In response to the proposed change of city. I made a list of possible alternatives to Dubai within the region and ranked them on an objective albeit personal interesting scale. It is important to note that tats, drunks and road junctions are of little interest to me and thus played no part in my score allocation.

Cairo 10, Istanbul 9, Tel Aviv 8, Alexandria 7, Amman 6, Izmir 5, Ankara 4, Jeddah 3, Riyadh 2, Tehran 1, Dubai 0, Abu Dhabi -1, Dammam -2

It would be interesting to see how others rank the cities of the region as possible go to locations
Do you include Khobar in that Dammam rating? Terrible humidity but I quite like Khobar on the whole.
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Old Jun 9th 2020, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
More fat, pissed up women with no shoes on in Dubai as well.
More fat 60 year old blokes with checked Ben Sherman shirts in AD . Joined at the hip by the usual Luzon arm candy .
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Originally Posted by co durham boy View Post
fat 60 year old blokes with checked Ben Sherman
Shudder. The worst.
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