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Forum: Middle East
Nov 9th 2019, 11:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Leaving with Debt

As soon as your bank receives your last salary payment/EOSB they will immediately freeze your account for the outstanding loan amount AND your credit card limit (NOT OUTSTANDING BALANCE).

I know...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2019, 9:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Investment Platforms for expats

Just go to your bank and get them to put your address on the statement. They really didn’t seem to care at FAB. You can then just print an online statement and send that as proof of address.

Or if...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 15th 2019, 4:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Investment Platforms for expats

I use both Internaxx and Interactive Brokers.

Internaxx is the more expensive of the 2. It has a very simple interface but is more expensive with the account fees and trading fees. The multi...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 9th 2019, 3:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,088
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New sin tax.....

Now is the time to stock up then!
Forum: Middle East
May 29th 2019, 1:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By frequentflyer1234

New Ramadan Rules

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/abu-dhabi-restaurants-to-remove-partitions-during-ramadan-fasting-hours-1.867658

I think it’s a positive move and should help with tourism as Ramadan moves into the...
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2019, 6:14 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,496
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

Hi.

No I didn’t have to send any of the grandparents stuff.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 6th 2019, 4:26 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,713
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: End of Service Benefit Reform

1.5% is eye watering. The expense ratio on my self managed portfolio is currently 0.22%.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 24th 2019, 11:29 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,496
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

I know you can renew online but you have to send the original back to them for cancellation. After calling the passport office a few times I got conflicting stories. Some said you must send the...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 24th 2019, 10:41 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,496
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

Congratulations!

No you don’t need to go to the embassy. I just did it a few months ago. It’s all online.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport

You need your long birth certificate with...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2019, 7:47 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,791
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: How is everyone holding up?

Yea the only problem is that the wife refuses to move.

Also the contract expires in less than a month and no new agreement has been reached. If I understand the law correctly, it has already...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2019, 7:30 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,791
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: How is everyone holding up?

Yet my landlord thinks an increase in rent of “5-10%” this year is acceptable. What a joker!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 7th 2019, 10:40 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: for the remaining smokers out there

I quit 5 years ago. Once I’d made the decision, it was relatively easy. I started by reducing to 5 a day, then 3, then 1 and then did the patches for a few weeks. I went to the shop to get more...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 9th 2019, 6:10 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Housemaid

I just got one. I can honestly say that I haven’t touched a cleaning utensil, folded a single item of laundry, taken the bin out or done anything else around the house since she started. It really...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 8th 2018, 6:46 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Haircuts

I used to pay 10 dirhams in Al Ain, now I pay between 25 and 50 in Abu Dhabi and I’m almost bald so really feel like I’m getting ripped off now!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 17th 2018, 5:35 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Buying a Nissan Patrol

Good idea but I’m about 800k light for that!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 16th 2018, 7:28 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Buying a Nissan Patrol

Just out of interest. Does anyone have the new Patrol Super Safari? I’ve been trying to negotiate on a 5 door one without the winch and they won’t budge off full asking price of 190k ish.
Forum: Middle East
Sep 10th 2018, 10:29 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,692
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Another U-turn on Class 2 NICs

I just managed to make up 9 qualifying years of Class 3 contributions, some full some partial years. It was fairly painless but pretty slow. I did it by sending the NI38 form and then paying by bank...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 6th 2018, 2:14 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,759
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Booze Price Increase

It’s confirmed. They told me at the booze shop today. Going up 30% on the 15th.
Forum: Middle East
May 29th 2018, 2:24 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,831
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Moving to Abu Dhabi

It’s fine here, we’re moving into our third year. I hate apartments so it’s the only compound really at a reasonable price. We have a dog too which would make an apartment a bit of a pain.

The...
Forum: Middle East
May 29th 2018, 1:06 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,831
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Moving to Abu Dhabi

I live in Al Reef too, it’s absolutely pointless contacting an agent before you’re here. Those pictures online aren’t pictures of actual properties available. They’re just a way for the agent to get...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 12th 2018, 12:12 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Anyone using an offshore share dealing account?

Interactive Brokers are the cheapest by far with an easy to use platform.

Internaxx have a simple platform but cost a bit more, also they give multiple currency accounts all under 1 master account...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 7th 2018, 4:12 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,549
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Petrol

0-10 dirhams maximum for anything even on a 1000 dirham dinner. Prices are out of control in many places so I don’t bother. 72 dirhams for a single gin and tonic the other night, what a joke!
Forum: Middle East
Feb 3rd 2018, 1:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Alcohol License Abu Dhbai Renewal

Update:

They have started processing it. They have done the first 2 stages now and that has taken about a month.

You can only renew a maximum of one month before so I’d suggest starting as...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 24th 2018, 7:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: how to get married

Another male family member and a death certificate.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 24th 2018, 2:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: how to get married

I got married at the courthouse in Abu Dhabi, neither of us are Muslim. There are a lot of hoops to jump through.

1. If the girls father is not attending the wedding then a letter is required from...
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