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Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 2nd 2018, 8:53 am
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Tyres

Al ain - cant remember the name of the shop tho, sorry!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 2nd 2018, 8:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Tyres

I was a good bit cheaper than that for my 275/70R16s - though I drive a hard bargain! Very pleased with them on sand but will use my BFGs for rock crawling!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 2nd 2018, 6:46 am
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Tyres

Road orientated? Mine are rarely on the road - usually on sand! Though if you are doing rocks they are not the best :unsure:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 2nd 2018, 5:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Tyres

Yokohama Geolander ATS? Came in at a very good price for my patrol.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 12th 2018, 3:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Clothing!

Will your son be moving out with you? If so please note that your husband cannot sponsor him after 18, insteas he must enrol in higher education or get a job/visa in his own right. Not easy - been...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 1st 2018, 12:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Limitations to bringing in medication to Dubai

Here you go

https://www.government.ae/en/information-and-services/health-and-fitness/drugs-and-controlled-medicines/controlled-medicines-
Forum: Middle East
Jun 24th 2018, 9:07 pm
Forum: Middle East
Jun 24th 2018, 8:03 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Help! Move to Abu D- Job offer received-time to decide if it’s a good offer!

One further point. Different nationalities/cultures have different spending and saving priorities. I believe the recruiter, if from say India or the Levant, when he says he can save a lot.

if...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 24th 2018, 7:42 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Help! Move to Abu D- Job offer received-time to decide if it’s a good offer!

If you have cash to bring out with you for housing, schools, a second hand car, set up etc then it is doable. That being said, you won't save much.

Rents are falling and you should be able to get...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 24th 2018, 7:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Moving to Al Ain

What are your hobbies? Golf, gym, driving, cycling, kayaking, rugby, football, history, art, music, cinema, shopping are all catered for in the garden city.

That being said, the main AA to Dubai...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 20th 2018, 9:06 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Help! Move to Abu D- Job offer received-time to decide if it’s a good offer!

Al ain is a lovely place to bring up a family. Good schools - your allowance wont cover all the cost - plenty of activities and friends for them

we lived there for 6 years from 2009 and my friends...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2018, 6:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Bus driver moving to Dubai with partner

I have never seen a westerner driving a bus. It's not just the money - it is the horrendously long hours of work, 6 days a week, no tachographs/drivers hours regulations here. Taxis are even worse -...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 27th 2018, 3:09 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Your Most Dangerous UAE Road?

It used to be the E11 west of AD but these days it is an 8 lane streetlit highway with a 160kph limit.

The E22 near Baniyas is a bit hairy on a Thu pm.

After living in Oman for a year I...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 2nd 2017, 6:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Oink in Al Ain

Souq planet near Tawam
Spinneys in the centre of town (but not Al Bateen branch).
Forum: Middle East
Nov 15th 2017, 12:34 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Public Holidays in Oman

The official celebration date has not yet been announced. Widely expected to be the following weekend.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 3rd 2017, 3:03 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: If you could...

Hubby has pointed out that there's no roads so it would mean offroading all the time.
He is currently trawling the internet to find a form to sign me up....
Oct 29th 2017, 2:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Anyone taken their dogs from Oman to UK via Amsterdam/Ferry?

Thank you - the Newcastle one would be so much easier however they don't accept passengers with dogs there, ie only dogs in cars. We will check out Zebrugge to Hull as well as Rotterdam to Hull and...
Oct 26th 2017, 1:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Bluelionesse

Anyone taken their dogs from Oman to UK via Amsterdam/Ferry?

We are baulking at the air freight price of taking our two dogs back to Scotland; we have heard of people flying to Amsterdam, then taking a ferry to UK from there.

Anyone done this? Got any...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 19th 2017, 6:01 pm
Replies: 159
Views: 6,321
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Must haves or wants

Wants.... G Wagen. :)
Forum: Middle East
Oct 17th 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Middle East
Oct 17th 2017, 4:29 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,667
Posted By Bluelionesse

Question Have you cut back on living/entertaining expenses

I think 99% of people here have seen their discretionary spending reduce in the last year or two. Curious to know what you have cut back on.

Car/motoring
Accommodation
Education
Groceries...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 14th 2017, 12:19 am
Replies: 1
Views: 647
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Duqm Oman?

We were there a couple of months back. 3 hotels, at least 1 dry. Small supermarket. Bank. Petrol station. Impressive road system linking empty areas scheduled for development. Road in. Road out....
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2017, 10:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,156
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: Abu Dhabi Family Visas - Are Utility Bills Mandatory?

If you are British/european there is no
need for flights.
Do a border run at Al Ain. Takes an afternoon and will cost you 85aed a head.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 15th 2017, 9:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Bluelionesse

Re: CDW Insurance for Lease Car

Make sure you get a police report in case of damages - even if it happens when you are not there, eg in a car park. Not difficult to do. 1500aed is still a low excess plus cost of police report...
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