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Old Feb 17th 2011, 6:01 am
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I'v noticed a few people mention they are leaving soon - Hello Kitty, Spugsy- anyone else? and can I ask why and what your plan is?
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 6:40 am
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how strange! was going to post this as well! I am here for the foreseeable
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 6:51 am
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great minds bluecat!
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 6:55 am
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well, I'm not sure that 18 months is "soon"!

It was always our plan to go back for DD's (our eldest's) schooling, with a bit of a hiccup along the way when, after jumping through the redundancy hurdles and emerging the other end, we considered staying for longer... a case of "just one more wafer-thin year"... but no, we both feel going back is right.

We will have been here 4 years by then!
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I am staying in Sana'a
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April probably. Just need to sort out the final contract negotiations this afternoon.
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I'm staying!
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Tonight. But only for a week. Then for 2-3 years, after which I'm trying to engineer things to work in China.
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I'm off......... to Spinneys for nibbles for lads night tonight

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Probably 18 months time (end June 2012).

Can't keep 'topping up' the contract every year.

Looking forward to going back to UK (yes that is what I said), but am sure there are things I will miss, particularly the sunshine, oh yes and the money

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Probably 18 months time (end June 2012).

Can't keep 'topping up' the contract every year.

Looking forward to going back to UK (yes that is what I said), but am sure there are things I will miss, particularly the sunshine, oh yes and the money
I'm the same - looking forward to going back... but in a funny way, it's also made me consider everything that we still haven't done here! Better get my skates on!
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I'm the same - looking forward to going back... but in a funny way, it's also made me consider everything that we still haven't done here! Better get my skates on!
What kind of things do you still want to do?
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April probably. Just need to sort out the final contract negotiations this afternoon.
Ethos, I'm gutted - I thought we were going out for a beer in July? Anyway, good luck - is this for the job you don't really want?

As for me... I think, like Bhataboy, I'll be going somewhere else before I go back the UK.
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What kind of things do you still want to do?
Gosh... there's still so much to see in the region!

We're quietly ticking off various things from our list, but I'd still like to visit:
- Jordan (Petra, especially)
- go back to Syria (but I don't think that's going to happen)
- Muscat and Salalah
- Liwa
- Hatta Pools
- camp in the dunes (the Kittymobile is too rubbish for sand)
- Bani Yas
- the various waterparks (kids have been to young up until now)
- a boozy Dubai brunch (So far, I've either been pregnant or have had babies in tow, which just isn't done!)
- set foot inside Rattlesnake.

What else would you (collective) suggest as being the Must Do Before You Go?

So far, we've gone to
- Al Ain zoo
- Fujeirah
- Mussandam and the dolphins
- Damascus
- Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Fountains (of course)
- lots of lovely restaurants
- yacht cruise around the palm (shortly)
- beaches and parks (of course)
- the Cultural Breakfast (very good)
- dhow cruise,
- Bastikiya (sp?!) and the abras
- the textile souk in Karama, gold & spice souk (of course)
- Big Bus Tour
- cheesy but fun dinner and entertainment in Al Hadheera (Bab al Shams)
... there must be more, but hey...

So, what's missing?!
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We'll be off as soon as we can get our Oman visas sorted out. Dubai has been fun but Muscat suits us better.
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