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Forum: Middle East
Sep 29th 2020, 8:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By flares

Re: Qatar vs Australia

Beer's better in Qatar
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 23rd 2020, 8:27 am
Replies: 104
Views: 8,923
Posted By flares

Re: Post-Lockdown

I was able to get into this covid vaccine trial program with the Russian vaccine. I got my first shot Friday and I wanted to let you know that it’s completely safe, with иo side effects whatsoeveя,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 19th 2020, 1:10 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By flares

Re: Black Seed Oil

Is that the stuff they compress into a little blue diamond?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 17th 2020, 10:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By flares

Re: Books on Middle East

No mention yet of the forum's own...False Profit: Footprints In Shifting Sands - Michael Jameson - which I enjoyed immensely
Forum: Middle East
Aug 16th 2020, 10:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By flares

Forum: Middle East
Aug 9th 2020, 4:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By flares

Re: Oman - Muscat

May be a little out of date but the Explorer books were always good for those setting up.

https://www.askexplorer.com/corporate/publishing/portfolio/oman-guide-exp964

Also they did an...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 9th 2020, 4:22 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,483
Posted By flares

Re: "The Sandpit" ?

You youngsters are so woke scot47
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2020, 2:57 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By flares

Re: KSA - The Holy Cities

Then it would be FUNKY and COLD
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 25th 2020, 7:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By flares

Re: KSA - The Holy Cities

Yeah I recall some damage as well as lots of bullet holes in any heritage signs...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 23rd 2020, 12:22 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,953
Posted By flares

Re: KSA - The Holy Cities

We flew to Medina from Riyadh in 2011 on a trip to Al Ula. Police escort all the way but that's another matter - Mada'in Saleh was an absolutely fantastic experience - no wonder they are developing...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 3rd 2020, 8:26 am
Replies: 67
Views: 10,599
Posted By flares

Re: Stay or Go

Go!
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.
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but head back mid October
Forum: Middle East
Jul 24th 2019, 8:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By flares

Re: On my way to KSA ...

...or get a driver.

Have fun. Riyadh is strangely alluring. Some great ex-pat circles there.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 19th 2019, 1:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,060
Posted By flares

Re: Dubai to Doha

https://www.farandwide.com/s/amazing-world-maps-74d6186e6d0e414b?utm_campaign=amazingworldmaps-f86a9f2fc8ce4603&utm_source=twi&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=666924

Map 34 - Map of US Opiod Crisis
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 15th 2019, 12:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By flares

Re: Cricket.

Pretty amazing and goddam lucky - I do feel sorry for the kiwis...well apart for the ones with the silly moustaches
Forum: Middle East
Jun 17th 2019, 7:21 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,962
Posted By flares

Re: Problem with Dollar Rent a Car UAE

In my 9 years as a UAE resident I got caught speeding twice. The second time being in a hire Yaris the day before we left in 2014 with the cars already sold and possessions shipped. We were holed up...
Forum: Middle East
May 7th 2019, 8:56 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,373
Posted By flares

Re: Best british schools in Dubai

GEMS is fine in UAE. Yes despite being a profit seeking operation. Had friends with kids at GEMS.

Not sure where all the money goes with these not for profits. Knowing first hand what the staff...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 13th 2019, 11:13 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,021
Posted By flares

Re: Drive from UAE to Jordan ?

One of the old British hacks who used to work at Gulf News in the early noughties wrote a book chronicling his return via Road to the UK from Abu Dhabi. I think it was repatriation to see an ill...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 11th 2019, 2:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By flares

Re: Eleven Years.

Joined 9 and a bit years ago. Sort of left nearly 5 years ago on my return to UK.

Good to see the same characters still spouting drivel on here (said affectionately)

Wonder if the other one I...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 23rd 2018, 10:31 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By flares

Re: Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

New Wrangler (JL) is about GBP45k in UK. Did briefly consider it but does not make sense. Could have sworn they were about GBP15k new in UAE in the noughties when I was there.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2018, 9:17 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,114
Posted By flares

Re: Abu Dhabi Prospective

15 mins commute on the Kona Paddywagon 3 for me through the mean streets of Brighton. No trains, planes, automobiles. Been a hellish winter but spring is in the air. 4 years this month since we left...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 5th 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Middle East
Jun 1st 2016, 3:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By flares

Re: Plz Help Me to Study and Stay in Dubai

Princess Noura in Riyadh. Some of the stories I've heard from that place!!! Just wow.


Good luck wherever you end up. Maybe Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi?


As an aside my current employers Sussex Uni...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 1st 2016, 2:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,264
Posted By flares

Re: Best way to learn Gulf Arabic

always wondered what he was up to after 'that goal'
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 27th 2016, 1:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By flares

Re: Bad air

Gotta make a move to a
Town that's right for me
Town to get me moving
Keep me grooving with some energy

Well, I'll talk about it, talk about it
Talk about it, talk about it
Talk about,...
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