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Forum: Middle East
Feb 20th 2017, 1:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Arabia visa

If you go on the ACRO website you can download the form for SAR which will allow you to apply for details that they have on file (Police National Computer) about you. At least you will know if your...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 18th 2017, 10:25 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Arabia visa

My experience shown on this subject in forum dated 21st November 2016. "Saudi Arabia Residence visa". I have worked in the Gulf for over 30 years. Including Saudi. Unfortunately the visa process now...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 21st 2016, 5:12 am
Replies: 24
Views: 7,284
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Residents Visa

Totally disagree. For many years the records checks carried out by Scotland for U.K. Citizens were sufficient for this purpose and took into account the rehabilitation periods and spent sentence...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 21st 2016, 3:35 am
Replies: 24
Views: 7,284
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Residents Visa

Not sure about business visa. Sorry. I have only dealt with residence visa based on employment contracts. I left KSA last year and was offered a new contract with another company. The problem arose...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 19th 2016, 10:49 am
Replies: 24
Views: 7,284
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Residents Visa

I have worked in KSA before without any problems. Last year I was offered a new contract, but unfortunately this time I was requested to provide an ACRO certificate for new visa processing. I have a...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 9th 2016, 9:07 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,480
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Potential Middle East Move

I agree. I returned to the UK last year after 30 years in the Gulf. I have lived in Bahrain (first job overseas!), Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Sharjah and last posting Riyadh! Bahrain is my preference....
Forum: Middle East
Jan 30th 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: Middle East
Jan 29th 2016, 10:00 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By smilingcamel

Job Offer at Dammam Airport - Best Place to Live

I have just been offered a position at Dammam airport. Can anyone recommend any furnished/serviced apartments that are ok and are an easy commute. Not bothered about being on a compound. Only need a...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 29th 2015, 9:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 665
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Diabetic meds question

I have recently returned to the UK from Riyadh and was easily buying metformin 750mg over the counter for the past 12 months. Not sure about 500mg. Came under the name of Glucophage.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 14th 2015, 2:19 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: KSA - Employment Contract Resignation

Hi Jadal, I am on a working contract with Iqama. Either party can give 3 months notice. Its a 3 year contract and I have completed 1 year in 2 weeks time.

Regards
Forum: Middle East
Feb 7th 2015, 5:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By smilingcamel

KSA - Employment Contract Resignation

I have recently submitted my 3 months resignation notice iaw employment contract conditions. If my employer wishes me to leave earlier, for example within 1-2 months (me and the boss dont get on, he...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16th 2015, 2:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: KSA Customs and Hard Drives

I have been in and out of Riyadh for about a year and I put my bags through the Customs scanner like eveyone else. Bag always has a laptop,hard drive, USBs,. To date nobody has asked to look. As long...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 4th 2015, 6:28 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,701
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Clerical v Engineer visa Q

Its very common to have a different job title on the resident Visa in the Gulf. I am in that situation in KSA. It suited the company (quicker) to bring me in as a technician instead of a Manager. I...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 9th 2014, 6:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Ambulance/Medical services in Abu Dhabi

Actually I had another Dig. It looks as if he has possibly closed his surgery in 2012 but his linked-in shows him still in the UAE.
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jpr-mcculloch/10/10a/b84
Forum: Middle East
Dec 9th 2014, 6:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Ambulance/Medical services in Abu Dhabi

Its been some years since I lived in Abu Dhabi but there was a British Doctor in the City that was very helpful. He may not be there now but if he is, he would be a good guy to get advice from. Its...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 5th 2014, 7:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Way Out

In my opinion they cant do anything. Its not uncommon for people to change their minds. The worst thing is that you have probably blown your chances for any future opportunities with the same...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 1st 2014, 6:08 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,316
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Housing in Riyadh!

Taleen are service apartments so there seems to be short term and long term tennants. They are a chain here in Riyadh but I didnt see any restaurants in any of them so I wouldnt call it a hotel as...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2014, 6:04 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,316
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Housing in Riyadh!

Basically looked around when I arrived. Company put me in a hotel for 2 weeks. There was a local guy I know here from a previous job I had in the UAE and he took me around....you can see apartment...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2014, 1:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 7,316
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Housing in Riyadh!

I have been in Riyadh since February of this year. I was in a similiar situation in the sense that I have a housing allowance but didnt want to spend it all on a Western type of compound. I ended up...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2014, 11:39 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,849
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Bahrain Living/Social

Its peaceful and that was an attraction for me. There is an area around the lagoon in Amwaj with a few restaurants. Its not a ghost town. One of them served beer.Good and safe place for a run....
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2014, 8:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,745
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Visa Agents in London

My company wanted a quick start so I had flight tickets e-mailed to me within a week of me having the visa in hand.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2014, 7:52 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,849
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Bahrain Living/Social

If you are working at the Airport I would recommend Amwaj Islands. Nice area with some western supermarkets and lots of expats about 10 minutes drive from the Gulf Air HQ (where I used to work). I...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 25th 2014, 8:34 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,745
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Visa Agents in London

He can do it quite quickly, it depends on certificate attesting etc etc He wrapped it all up within a few days. I had some initial confusion on my certificate attesting and tried to do it myself via...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 25th 2014, 5:31 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,745
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Saudi Visa Agents in London

I came out to Saudi in February this year for the first time and used the below.

Mr Soufyan
Gulfvisa,
Audit House
260 Field End Road
Ruislip, HA4 9LT
UK

020-8429 7494 inside UK
Forum: Middle East
Jun 22nd 2012, 6:28 am
Replies: 73
Views: 10,739
Posted By smilingcamel

Re: Anyone like Doha??

I left last october after 2 years in doha. It was tolerable but nothing much there. With the recent fire and closure of the best shopping mall. It must be even more difficult to find anywhere to go...
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