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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 7th 2019, 6:29 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,161
Posted By Maxima

Re: End of Service Benefit Reform

No more "company cant afford to pay", but surely a start to "sorry, your investment went down, so you wont get anything"
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 23rd 2018, 3:28 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By Maxima

Re: BBC article on Dubai

Reminds me of our time in Furjan Apartments where we had a family dragging furniture 9-10 times a day, sometimes for a few seconds at a stretch so couldn't be just dining chairs being moved at meal...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 20th 2018, 7:04 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By Maxima

Re: Villas

Furjan ?
Forum: Middle East
Jul 3rd 2018, 9:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,966
Posted By Maxima

Re: Is it a good time to move to the ME?

The "experts" beg to differ

https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/business-sentiment-in-dubai-at-record-high-says-emirates-nbd-1.738886

"Non-oil sector conditions also improved at the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 13th 2018, 8:44 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,957
Posted By Maxima

Re: Ramadan

1) The Mosque near Jumeirah Islands at the south end of JLT?

2) That is the Isra Wal Miraj for which you get a separate holiday, around 2 weeks before Ramadan starts.
As for the higher...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 28th 2018, 4:36 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,568
Posted By Maxima

Re: To jump or not..!

I am not sure what you mean by this but if any of my western based desi friends' expectations are anything to go by, they seem to think Dubai and Gulf is this spiritual place where kids to learn...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 27th 2018, 3:35 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,568
Posted By Maxima

Re: To jump or not..!

"The reason for moving is to get a bit closer to family, weather (might just be February blues) and to explore the world a bit."


For Canadians of Desi origin, the first factor is always much...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 25th 2018, 5:52 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By Maxima

Re: Your Most Dangerous UAE Road?

Why are there so many old Lexus sedans around?


You rarely find Lexus Saloons from early 2010's


They all seem to be from the 2002-2008 period, and they are all sedans and never an SUV?
Forum: Middle East
Feb 25th 2018, 5:43 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,749
Posted By Maxima

Re: Abu Dhabi Prospective

Doesn't matter if one ends up driving 3 times the distance that he would in the UK; very easy to do so if doing school runs.....
Forum: Middle East
Dec 6th 2017, 4:35 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,157
Posted By Maxima

Re: Plans to move to Dubai!

But carcajou, there is a Ministry of Happiness, surely that is something nice you don't get in western countries?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 15th 2017, 4:03 am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,287
Posted By Maxima

Re: blind spot

Abu Dhabi Motors has a better reputation, so maybe worth the hassle of the once a year service in another Emirates...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 14th 2017, 10:57 am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,287
Posted By Maxima

Re: blind spot

Once you use it, you will start to rely on it, just like a reversing camera
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 31st 2017, 9:58 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,118
Posted By Maxima

Re: Shrinking UAE

Attitude towards garbage is the litmus test of a first world vs third world mindset
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 13th 2017, 5:31 am
Replies: 79
Views: 7,407
Posted By Maxima

Re: Another One Locked Up

Well said; I think hnd is one of those longer term expats who spent too much time in the Gulf :lol:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 12th 2017, 5:19 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,578
Posted By Maxima

Re: Fake Money

Speaking of imperfections, in Jakarta I have seen exchanges offering you less local currency for a folded 100$ bill, as opposed to an unfolded one
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 5th 2017, 5:10 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,578
Posted By Maxima

Re: Fake Money

Maybe because the end result, in case someone has even one "non-genuine" note, is the same in all the places...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 26th 2017, 7:26 am
Replies: 68
Views: 2,626
Posted By Maxima

Re: Uber ban

Me neither :)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 26th 2017, 4:44 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,193
Posted By Maxima

Re: new speed limits

So should we have a nationwide limit of 60 kph?


I mean the slower you drive, the safer it is, right?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 16th 2017, 5:53 am
Replies: 91
Views: 4,499
Posted By Maxima

Re: Anyone lived in the US?

Have a lot to say on this, but what I love most about the US is............

hardly any speedhumps/speedbreakers....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 25th 2017, 10:23 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By Maxima

Re: Loss of common courtesy and decency and privacy

I am someone not fazed easily by "gore, but the clip that this piece refers to is one of the most disturbing things I have seen in my life ...


Woman livestreams crash that kills 14-year-old...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 9th 2017, 1:05 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Maxima

Re: Saudis football team and the minute silence

Saudi supporters (not actual Saudis though, mostly Pakistanis) are justifying it by saying

"When was the last time a western team held a minute's silence for all the Muslims they have killed?"
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 26th 2017, 4:55 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By Maxima

Re: UAE to ban imports of some vegetables and fruits

Middle East fruit and veg ban means higher prices for UAE consumers | The National (http://www.thenational.ae/uae/middle-east-fruit-and-veg-ban-means-higher-prices-for-uae-consumers)


There you...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 21st 2017, 7:17 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,076
Posted By Maxima

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE

BA isn't that bad in economy as long as you avoid the older 747's...


Food can be surprisingly good departing LHR ...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 6th 2017, 1:53 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,167
Posted By Maxima

Re: Flight Prices

DXB to Dallas not less than 6700 anytime from mid June through early September...

DXB to Oslo almost always over 4000
Feb 27th 2017, 10:45 am
Replies: 231
Views: 208,963
Posted By Maxima

Re: Doctor in Qatar??

So Dr Jekyll is a neurologist and Mr. Hyde is a nurologist? :lol:
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