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Forum: Middle East
Jul 21st 2013, 5:37 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 28,991
Posted By haloola

Re: Muscat, Oman. Living and working there,

Hi OriginalSunshine,

I'm also looking at a possible move to Muscat from the UAE.

When you talk about older villas in better areas are they easy to find and how much would they cost? Would they...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 21st 2011, 4:36 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Hi,

Welcome. I've been in Al Ain for 4 months now. I pay 45K a year for a larger-than-average one bedroom flat. The prices have fallen but you'd be very, very lucky to get a 2 bed flat for 40K....
Forum: Middle East
Jan 14th 2011, 6:08 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Hi Heather,

Also if you subscribe to Niala news http://groups.google.com/group/nialanews I'm sure there was an ad recently for a running group. It's also useful for other stuff too!

Welcome to...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 13th 2011, 4:26 am
Replies: 25
Views: 9,349
Posted By haloola

Re: Dubai Visa's - Whats the process

Hi. All I can tell you is that I had a temporary visa waiting for me at the airport whcih my employers arranged. I have the impression that this is normal but I'll leave that to others to confirm.
...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 8th 2011, 10:33 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,256
Posted By haloola

Re: Looking for some warm weather with 11 hours of sunshine every day...

[QUOTE=EmiratesMillhouse;9081398]CHS - council house scum :)

You mean the kind of kids who hang around the streets getting drunk and setting fires to dustbins?

From a kid's point of view where...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 8th 2011, 10:01 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Hi. Thanks. Unfortunately not moving there, just visiting!
Forum: Middle East
Jan 6th 2011, 9:11 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Hi. Can anyone tell me where the Al Noor residential complex is? I'm told it's near Jimi Mall somewhere? Thanks.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 5th 2011, 11:08 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,711
Posted By haloola

Re: About to leave for Dubai

I definitely needed a residence visa for a pay-as-you-go sim. But I'm in AD, maybe its different in Dubai or at the airport.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 5th 2011, 10:28 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,711
Posted By haloola

Re: About to leave for Dubai

Hi,

I did things in this order:

1. health check for visa
Waited for visa! You need it for everything more or less. I got mine in 2 weeks, including the time for medical etc.
2. Visa arrived...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 1st 2011, 6:43 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,418
Posted By haloola

Re: honesty in Dubai

I would have kept the banana :)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 1st 2011, 6:36 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,418
Posted By haloola

Re: honesty in Dubai

I've mislaid my purse 3 times at home. Once in a shop, once on the back of a toilet in a pub, once in a cab. Each time I've got it back - with the money as well. Granted there was never that much...
Dec 18th 2010, 11:24 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,525
Posted By haloola

Re: Do British people have an inferiority complex towards mainland Europe?

Nope! we're much better ;) And we move abroad because the weather's pants :)
Forum: Middle East
Dec 16th 2010, 11:59 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Yay, I finally found that door too! Good job too, because I dont enjoy driving round Sanaiya I must say! I saw they had a application form for an alcohol license on the notice board - does anyone...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 26th 2010, 10:01 am
Forum: Middle East
Nov 23rd 2010, 10:52 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Sorry meant you cant rent an apartment without a visa, not the car. My employers had my passport from the beginning in order to get my visa, so I got my residence visa before I got my UAE driving...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 23rd 2010, 4:34 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By haloola

Re: Sweet FA weekend

haha! I assure u it can.....and does......perfectly happily, lol! Although, have to say, if I supported anyone it would have to be spurs, following family tradition, and they've always been rubbish,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 22nd 2010, 11:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By haloola

Re: Sweet FA weekend

That's a different kinda "Sweet FA" to what I was expecting. But just as boring, hehe!
Forum: Middle East
Nov 22nd 2010, 11:51 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Not sure about everyone else, but my package includes:

- relocation costs (flight, excess baggage plus sea freight allowance)
- healthcare
- accommodation allowance, paid in 6 month installments...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 22nd 2010, 5:26 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 724,437
Posted By haloola

Re: Living in Al Ain

Haha! Like someone else said, depends what ur into! I've been here about 6 weeks and not had time to get bored yet what with work and sorting out a flat n furniture n stuff. Had a night out in Dubai...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 7th 2010, 3:03 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,887
Posted By haloola

Re: National ID

Had to get mine because without a receipt I couldnt get a driving license!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 5th 2010, 7:11 am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,205
Posted By haloola

Re: British Comedy

Perhaps because I'm not English, might be a cultural thing..but I can't stand Peter Kay. And whats with this moronic Harry Hill guy winning best comedian awards? He's total rubbish[/QUOTE]

I agree...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2010, 1:03 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By haloola

Re: Getting a visa for Yemen in the UAE

Thanks for the info. When I went in Feb I got the visa no prob from the embassy in london. Should have got a year's visa before i came to the UAE. Still these things usually work out in the end.
...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2010, 11:28 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By haloola

Re: Getting a visa for Yemen in the UAE

I am! I have a few projects over there - this'll be my fifth visit. It is amazing but not quite as pristine as everyone makes out (we scientists don't like to encourage tourism, we want it all to...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2010, 11:22 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By haloola

Re: Getting a visa for Yemen in the UAE

Ah OK. And you get the A4 sheet from the embassy after giving them your sponsorship letter and fees? Actually, I'm not sure I trust the organisation of Yemen that much - would rather have it...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2010, 11:01 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,863
Posted By haloola

Re: Getting a visa for Yemen in the UAE

No - but I'm still waiting for my sponsor in Socotra to fax my supporting letter anyway. They're sooooo slooooooooooow :)

Didn't know you could collect the visa in the airport though - I'll check...
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