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Posted By Gobobo

Re: Applying for New UK Passport

Okay thanks you lovely, lovely people! Mwah! Mwah!

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Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By Gobobo

Applying for New UK Passport

Hi all,

I'm in Italy. Getting conflicting answers from HM Passport Office web helpline. I want to apply for a new passport (renewal) and need to check which ID I should send.

The first adviser...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 8th 2018, 6:53 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 4,087
Posted By Gobobo

Re: UK to Riyadh salary advice

It was a bit of an uninspiring dump, when I visited a mate there in 2008. I didn't see bad pollution, just a really drab, boring environment. Also even Khobar isn't 2 hours from Bahrain on a Thursday...
Forum: Middle East
May 17th 2018, 7:56 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Single Female RSA

It might be worth the risk if there was actually something worth visiting here.
Forum: Middle East
May 17th 2018, 7:53 am
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Recommend SIM card for KSA

I have an STC portable router and Zain on my phone, the chances of both being out of service is about 3% of the time. Sometimes one service can be off/bad for weeks at a time in a certain location,...
Forum: Middle East
May 17th 2018, 7:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Cost of living KSA

The brands of everything here are limited, compared to what you find in the UK. It's almost guaranteed that if you prefer a particular brand you won't find it in any shops.

I'm not sure why,...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 29th 2018, 6:55 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,258
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Riyadh's Magic Wall Carpets of Light

The CEO of AMC said prices will probably go up, to $35/ticket (130 SAR), because demand is so high. Most Saudis I've spoken to say they won't pay that much and instead continue to pirate movies.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 29th 2018, 6:52 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Riyadh info request

Beirut is very pleasant, especially in the summer when Bahrain is scorchio! I've not been for a weekend but I'm sure it's doable.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 29th 2018, 6:49 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,183
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Saudi Tourist Visa

April 1st the tourism department announced they'd come up with the final conditions for the visa, which are now awaiting Royal approval. If I were thinking of visiting under a tourist visa, I'd wait...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 29th 2018, 5:41 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,240
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Your Perfect Breakfast

I find ketchup too sweet, so I use tomato puree instead. Never tried your version of Colman's (not sure if I ever will), I like to pair the puree with wholegrain mustard.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 26th 2018, 6:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Loud bangs in Córdoba district of riyadh?

I slept through them, just like all of the previous times. From early news reports the Houthis have targeted four Saudi cities this time, and there has been the first death from their campaign - I...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 7th 2018, 10:52 am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,399
Posted By Gobobo

Re: ...when/how you stop being UK TAX RESIDENCE?

You mean the literally zero info I gave when joining? That's going to get the HMRC reeeaaallly far. :rofl: :p

Anyway, it's not important. As I said I've worked temporarily in the UK and I've...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 17th 2018, 9:09 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,969
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Certificates Attestation KSA

It may be easier to get the documents attested by a local solicitor, plus a document from your university confirming the certificates were awarded to you, stating your full name.

My certificates...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 16th 2018, 5:28 am
Replies: 40
VAT
Views: 4,680
Posted By Gobobo

Re: VAT

Apparently a law was passed, forbidding any business to put up prices more than 5% for 2018 (or the Saudi equivalent). I guess Uber and Careem will have to eat the extra expense, although they can...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 15th 2018, 3:11 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,399
Posted By Gobobo

Re: ...when/how you stop being UK TAX RESIDENCE?

Not very checkable though, is it.



I'm not doing that, although apart from up to around 2010 I've been careful in only being in the UK a short time each year.



It was always...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2018, 3:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,204
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Saudi Work VISA - Criminal Record

I've had no problems getting visas with DD on my record, although it was a long time ago and has probably 'fallen off' by now. No-one was injured, no traffic violation, and I received no points,...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2018, 3:49 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 5,399
Posted By Gobobo

Re: ...when/how you stop being UK TAX RESIDENCE?

This subject is of interest to me, too. I've been in and out - mostly out - of the UK for the last twelve years. I've had no property or business dealings back there since leaving, just some...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 12th 2017, 3:17 am
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Buying phone Saudi Arabia

Phones in Saudi aren't more expensive or lower quality, IME, plus they often have dual SIMs.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 14th 2017, 6:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By Gobobo

Duty Free Question

Hello all,

I'm thinking of taking in a few ME countries, and was wondering which ones I can take duty free booze into? Obviously not Saudi or Kuwait, for starters, and Bahrain 'cos been there, got...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 14th 2017, 6:04 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 4th 2015, 7:18 am
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Gobobo

Re: KSA: Tallest skyscraper gets funding

It'll be a holiday home for those doing the Hajj, 2nd homes for rich Saudis, and plush offices for marketing and construction teams.
Forum: Middle East
Sep 4th 2015, 12:01 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,716
Posted By Gobobo

Re: KSA visa and medical

If they weren't before they came to the KSA, they certainly were after :rofl:

Sorry, couldn't resist. As ex-military I'm sure you're aware of "Don't ask, don't tell." That covers a multitude of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 29th 2015, 6:53 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,309
Posted By Gobobo

Re: Window`s 10

If only Microsoft's software could fix the appalling use of apostrophes I see, every day.

HINT: A plural noun DOES NOT need an apostrophe.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 4th 2015, 1:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By Gobobo

Re: How believable is this story of body transformation (going from flabby to 6-pack)

I found creatine helps create bulk in your muscles* but definitely doesn't help strength; if anything the opposite, slightly.

Only when you're actually exercising, otherwise you're just creating...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 31st 2015, 11:31 am
Replies: 18
DJ
Views: 1,106
Posted By Gobobo

Re: DJ

Thanks! I don't feel so old now, although it does kind of negate my gushing description of the lovely Ms Cherry.



Heh, good music is good music :thumbup:
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