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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2012, 6:36 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,539
Posted By RDP80

Re: Advice needed please

I'll jump in..:eek:

Take a look at this thread: http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=713490
In there is a spreadsheet I put together to help me decide whether it was worth moving...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2012, 1:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By RDP80

Re: six nations rugby

Assuming you have decent bandwidth, get a UK v p n ip address and watch it via the bbc.co.uk website....works well here - its not HD but its good enough.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 16th 2012, 11:31 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,438
Posted By RDP80

Re: egate

T3 - theres a desk just as you enter the departures terminal next to the duty free shop where it can be issued.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 12th 2012, 2:55 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By RDP80

Re: DXB to Dubai knowledge village block 19

30 - 35 mins, 45 mins tops.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 23rd 2011, 10:30 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,722
Posted By RDP80

Re: Buying a reet nice canny camera like

Slightly off-topic, apologies, but hopefully camera buffs viewing will know better than me. I broke my Nikon SB900 flash unit in the move to DXB, Not major damage, but it needs the I/R sensor window...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 14th 2011, 5:08 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,110
Posted By RDP80

Re: Metallica confirmed for Yas Island gig/F1 act

Not a bad opinion, but I think the only consistent major thrash band of those days was Exodus, and they still are. An absolutely genius band. Hmm come to think of it, even Testament were well ahead...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 27th 2011, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 21st 2011, 3:39 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,764
Posted By RDP80

Re: A level results

UK A level exams are definitely dumbed down. A few of my friends cracked C and D grades at A level maths and physics in a former colony in Africa, where we wrote the Cambridge International Exams,...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 14th 2011, 6:17 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By RDP80

Re: How to find a school...

I'm in the same boat. 2 primary school kids starting in September. I have decided not to bother worrying about it until I am on the ground in Dubai in a few weeks time. I found it really difficult to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 5th 2011, 8:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By RDP80

Re: cool ads

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Forum: Middle East
Jun 3rd 2011, 7:10 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By RDP80

Re: Marriage certificate attestation questions :)

Just gone through a similar process. We were married in SA, but we live in Europe. I had to send the original certificate back to SA to have a copy notarised by a lawyer and then legalised by the SA...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 20th 2011, 4:08 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 2,875
Posted By RDP80

Re: Cover Versions Better Than The Original.

Not better - but equal in their own special and peculiar ways

No Quarter - Led Zeppelin / No Quarter - Tool

Stripped - Depeche Mode / Stripped - Rammstein
May 19th 2011, 7:02 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RDP80

Re: Some Advice, Any Advice, Reflections appreciated

Its about 560K all together. I move to hell :eek: in July. I grew up in the tropics but I doubt home-home is anything like this place.

What's the Greens like? I went past on my look-see, but...
Forum: Middle East
May 11th 2011, 11:57 am
Replies: 17
Views: 7,436
Posted By RDP80

Re: Setting up Skype in Dubai

I was using skypeout to call landlines in the UK from my hotel when I was last there a few weeks ago - pretty sure I didnt have the VPN on at the time.
Apr 25th 2011, 10:49 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RDP80

Re: Some Advice, Any Advice, Reflections appreciated

Yes, schooling is an issue. They pay some schooling so not all of it. I've adjusted this to be more accurate though.

There is a relocation allowance but this does not cover the total cost of...
Apr 23rd 2011, 8:12 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RDP80

Re: Some Advice, Any Advice, Reflections appreciated

Thanks Meow and al dente, Vehicles duly adjusted. I also get a mobile with the job. PM'd you (Meow) more about me in the meantime.
Apr 23rd 2011, 10:52 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RDP80

Re: Some Advice, Any Advice, Reflections appreciated

I did :lol: ... I was looking at an old w124 merc (which I could probably maintain easily enough by myself).. I think the idea I had would be to buy a cheap run around for myself and get something...
Apr 22nd 2011, 12:53 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RDP80

Re: Some Advice, Any Advice, Reflections appreciated

Hi guys,

I thought I'd share my results of a bit of research I've done to give me a better idea of the feasibility of moving to Dubai. I'd appreciate any comments and especially your validation...
Apr 16th 2011, 7:33 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RDP80

Re: Some Advice, Any Advice, Reflections appreciated

Thanks for the feedback. You're both absolutely right. Know thy worth and move from there methinks.

I'm not terribly enamoured with the basic salary TBH. Plus, the allowances could be changed or...
Apr 15th 2011, 7:30 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,277
Posted By RDP80

Some Advice, Any Advice, Reflections appreciated

Hi all,

I have been offered a senior role in tech sales for a global IT organisation based in Dubai. I must say I am trying to fathom out whether its a reasonable deal given the salary component...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2011, 1:20 pm
Replies: 2,261
Views: 324,124
Posted By RDP80

Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

I'm new to the forum - well I've been lurking for a while.. Now that a move to Dubai from London is looking imminent for me and my familiy, I thought I'd join and say Hi!
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