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Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

Old May 10th 2015, 6:40 pm
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Default Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

So, in my short-term assignment, I'm told that I need to leave SA every 30 days.

Where to go?

I know I can make a long weekend in Dubai. I'm sure I can as well do a long weekend in Istanbul.

Possibly even in Athens or Rome.

What about Cyprus? Anywhere else you would recommend? Ease of flight details counts, yes?
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Old May 10th 2015, 7:09 pm
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Assume you have one of the 'magic' passports ( visa on arrival)? Maybe try Muscat?
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Istanbul is wonderful. Constantinople - "City of the World's Desire"
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Assume you have one of the 'magic' passports ( visa on arrival)? ...
They tell me they call it "Work Visit Visa". Hope that is correct.

Once I get there, do they give me the Expat Iqama?
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Default Re: Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

What are the advantages of Muscat over Dubai?
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Somerset over Wilmslow
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Exactly, none. Both Dubai and Muscat are raging hot. Try going west to Africa.
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Exactly, none. Both Dubai and Muscat are raging hot. Try going west to Africa.
Although not too far West as West Africa is a dump, generally
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Mauritius

Maldives

India

Jordan

Lebanon
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Default Re: Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

I should think short haul direct flights would be preferable, and using your airline/alliance of choice to collect if that's an option/important to you. Take a look at anywhere that takes your fancy.

King Khalid International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Your visa will not lead to an Iqama. they have conned you into coming on a Business Visa.
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Default Re: Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

thanks,
I'm guessing if you had to choose between these and Istanbul you would advise me to take along weekend there?

Indeed, it might be cooler.

Originally Posted by OriginalSunshine View Post
Mauritius

Maldives

India

Jordan

Lebanon
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Old May 12th 2015, 7:29 pm
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Default Re: Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

Delhi is a 4 hour flight, as is Mumbai - and Goa is just down the road from Mumbai (nice beaches?).

Still leaning to Istanbul.

thoughts?
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Old May 13th 2015, 2:58 pm
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Default Re: Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

Originally Posted by scot47 View Post
Your visa will not lead to an Iqama. they have conned you into coming on a Business Visa.
Confirmed, just now. Indeed. No Iqama.

Maybe next engagement.
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Default Re: Your 30 days are up, get out. Where to go?

What's the main differences between the two visas?
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