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Forum: Middle East
Jul 14th 2021, 7:41 am
Replies: 1
Views: 622
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Decent Apartments on Island

Mamsha al Saadiyat looks really nice, if I was in a similar position to you, that's where I'd be going.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 14th 2021, 7:40 am
Replies: 1
Views: 754
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Which bank account in Abu Dhabi

If you live in Abu Dhabi, ADCB is the best bank by far, it's not even close.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 29th 2021, 6:26 am
Replies: 84
Views: 13,575
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Job offer in Dubai for my wife, help please.

Sounds like the CFO is being a coward and is blaming HR. If anyone is talking to Deloitte about PE's and tax exposure, it's him, not HR.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 24th 2021, 11:10 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,858
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Next UK travel review date

Seemingly you can get it as long as you made your appointment for Pfizer before they changed the rules. I got my 1st Pfizer dose yesterday having had my 2nd Sinopharm dose in February. That seems to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 15th 2021, 6:39 am
Replies: 58
Views: 4,931
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Summer travel

No but you have more choices of airports (Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen) than you do with England (Heathrow and Birmingham).
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 15th 2021, 5:57 am
Replies: 58
Views: 4,931
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Summer travel

I think we're just going to go for the hotel quarantine as I don't think I can get a Schengen visa for my wife. We're relocating back after losing my job and really can't be bothered with all the...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 9th 2021, 1:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,632
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Paying rent in Dubai in cash

I've made all rent payments by bank transfer last couple of years, mostly because both the landlord and I got fed up with my cheques being returned because the signatures didn't "match".
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2021, 5:06 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,209
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Living in Dubai with kids

No experience, but generally I'd avoid any educational establishment that sounds more like a coffee shop than a school.
Forum: Middle East
May 20th 2021, 4:33 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,209
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Living in Dubai with kids

Extra-curricular activities are almost always in the range of AED 80-100 per class or per hour. Basically, budget AED 3000 per activity per kid for a year.
Forum: Middle East
May 17th 2021, 10:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,522
Posted By Gavtek

Re: British Primary School in Abu Dhabi

Also worth considering Raha International School if your place of work is at the airport end of town, it's more an IB school than pure British curriculum but it's very good and the fees are...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 13th 2021, 12:43 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,187
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Unspent UK conviction and want to move to UAE

All roads lead to financial advisor company.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2021, 6:45 am
Replies: 42
Views: 10,871
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Opinion on AD salary package

2 big parks in Reem, there's a beach area too I think. There will soon by a massive mall with indoor ski slope. Every apartment block will have its own pool.

Utility bills for villas are much...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 12th 2021, 4:27 am
Replies: 204
Views: 22,999
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

Sinovac is different from Sinopharm isn't it?
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2021, 4:25 am
Replies: 42
Views: 10,871
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Opinion on AD salary package

Reem Island is about a 10/15 minute drive to any corner of the main Abu Dhabi "island", a commute to central Abu Dhabi is a piece of cake. A 3 bedroom apartment there will be more than adequate and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 17th 2021, 6:00 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,144
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Foreign firms must have HQ in KSA to get KSA gov. contracts

I'm sure there will be ways around it. My last 2 employers were based in Free Zones in Dubai and opened "mainland" offices in Abu Dhabi to be able to win projects directly from ADNOC, I assume this...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 20th 2021, 11:18 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,386
Posted By Gavtek

Re: "chiller free" villas -- how can that be?

That's what I was trying to say, no chilled water, just the unit on your roof whirring away.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 20th 2021, 7:45 am
Replies: 13
Views: 3,386
Posted By Gavtek

Re: "chiller free" villas -- how can that be?

Free chiller just means you don't pay cooled water charges to a 3rd party. You'll still pay the electricity cost to DEWA. It doesn't mean you don't pay for AC. There will be an AC unit on the roof...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 5th 2021, 8:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,137
Posted By Gavtek

Re: British School in AbuDhabi

To be honest, I've never heard that. In fact, I think it's mostly the opposite, local language/culture studies seem to be tacked on as a box ticking exercise in most of the ex-pat focused schools.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 16th 2020, 8:46 am
Replies: 37
Views: 7,338
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Stay in DXB or Move back to London

Working with an International Bank should give you plenty of scope to re-locate to London with the same employer? Unless Brexit has already buggered that?
Nov 10th 2020, 3:50 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,646
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

"If I'm still sufficiently qualified to be offered the job ahead of all other candidates, then I'm still sufficiently qualified to get the offer we verbally agreed on. Otherwise, you are insinuating...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 28th 2020, 5:48 am
Replies: 31
Views: 6,505
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Where to live Dubai - travel times

Few problems with that are that Healthcare City is on Green Metro line meaning you'd need to swap trains at Burjuman which I assume would be packed every morning/evening, there's only one Metro...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2020, 1:38 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,505
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Where to live Dubai - travel times

Have a look at The Villa, it's near Silicon Oasis and you'll have an easy 20-ish minute drive along E66 to Healthcare City. That was going to be my go-to when I was considering a job in Sharjah....
Oct 13th 2020, 5:50 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,646
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

Salary looks fine.

Ruwais is not so fine for a single westerner. I suspect you'll be doing your golf/pub/eating out/Tindering during your inevitable trip to Abu Dhabi every single weekend.

I...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 6th 2020, 5:09 am
Replies: 27
Views: 10,090
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Unmarried couple wanting to relocate to Dubai

Didn't they stop using that name because it became so toxic and are now using A****?
Forum: Middle East
Jul 28th 2020, 5:27 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Dubai Villa Prices

I'm no expert (but when has that ever stopped anyone) but usually there's a lag between a drop in rental price and a corresponding drop in property value.

Rents are still dropping all over the...
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