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Forum: Middle East
Jul 28th 2020, 4:27 am
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Dubai Villa Prices

I'm no expert (but when has that ever stopped anyone) but usually there's a lag between a drop in rental price and a corresponding drop in property value.

Rents are still dropping all over the...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 19th 2020, 4:25 am
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Lawyer recommendations

Right on cue: https://gulfnews.com/uae/detained-in-dubai-and-radha-stirlings-twitter-accounts-suspended-1.72666845
Forum: Middle East
Jul 6th 2020, 12:28 pm
Replies: 441
Views: 51,128
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Lockdown

It's been like that there since the day they opened their doors. The one in JVC isn't much better by all accounts.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 6th 2020, 8:25 am
Replies: 441
Views: 51,128
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Lockdown

That and to try and stop AD residents from going through to Dubai to take part in jizz-fest pool parties and bringing the virus (amongst other things) back with them.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 10th 2020, 5:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Advice On Transferring Money/FX

Is that the "someone left a book detailing all aspects of their criminal enterprise network in my house after ripping me off, but I am going to burn it after a masked man made a vague threat" drama?
Forum: Middle East
May 26th 2020, 5:41 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By Gavtek

Re: On line baggage label, why not?

Because most people don't have the super sticky baggage label strips at home, and considering how stupid the average person is, they'd probably spend more time checking it was done properly at the...
Forum: Middle East
May 26th 2020, 5:39 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,023
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Stuck in no mans land

You may not have a 30 day notice period if you're in your probation period anyway. Unless they're paying your relocation expenses, there's no real need to worry too much about jumping ship so...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 29th 2020, 5:33 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,695
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Moving to Qatar, should I renegotiate my salary package?

On the face of it, AED 23k is a decent salary for a Data Analyst with 3 years experience.

However, if you want to maintain a decent lifestyle that compensates for your living environment somewhat,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 27th 2020, 11:44 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,921
Posted By Gavtek

Re: District One

I've got an F-Pace S. It was 2.5 years old when I got it with 30k km on the clock, paid about half what it cost new. Even with loan interest and servicing, as long as it doesn't depreciate more than...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 27th 2020, 11:31 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,921
Posted By Gavtek

Re: District One

It's possible to run nice cars without spending too much overall. For example, I tend to go for cars that have 5 year warranties, try to find one around 2.5 years old with low-ish mileage. You can...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 27th 2020, 9:01 am
Replies: 441
Views: 51,128
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Lockdown

This story and accompanying pictures :tape:

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/coronavirus-restrictions-ease-for-residents-of-dubai-s-locked-down-al-ras-district-1.1011232
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2020, 9:38 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,489
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Married couple moving to Dubai (Pregnant)

Grandchildren could be stateless.

If a baby born in Dubai to British parents, gets a British passport, then marries a non-Brit (or even another UK passport holding ex-pat that wasn't born in UK)...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 2nd 2020, 7:27 am
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Tourist overstay

The amnesty is on the visa overstay charges when you leave the country.

If you want to extend the tourist visa at immigration department (as opposed to doing a visa run to Oman) then you'll need...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2020, 11:07 am
Replies: 455
Views: 40,530
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Covid 19

The bar closure in Abu Dhabi lasted one day, seems like they're all open again. Same with the closures of public parks, lasted one day.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 4th 2020, 3:31 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,863
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Traffic Fines

If it was one of those old Lexus saloons, he probably only had his sidelights on also, that's the "cool" style seemingly.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 10:09 am
Replies: 56
Views: 5,592
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Royal Split

To be fair to Harry, if I was living in a country where the media had effectively killed my mother and decided that they would demonise my wife for having the audacity not to have a 100% white blood...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 13th 2020, 3:07 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,170
Posted By Gavtek

Re: B-DAY

A sharp increase in immigration from brown/Muslim countries to replace all of the white Christian Europeans who "f**k off back home" as instructed. Although that's already happening.

Almost daily...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 8th 2020, 9:09 am
Replies: 60
Views: 6,880
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Iran - You leaving or staying?

It went down "moments after taking off", would need to be a colossal level of incompetence for an anti-aircraft gun operator to mistakenly shoot down an aircraft on the departure flight path from the...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 17th 2019, 6:35 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,990
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Account Freezing

If you're not paid by WPS, they don't need to mark the bank transfer as "final salary". Have a word with the finance person, if he/she is not a prick, shouldn't be an issue. Cheque definitely best...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 8th 2019, 9:56 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Raw, fresh turkey

Worth trying Martin's Meats: http://martinsmeats.me/shop-now/special-offers/christmas-festive-box.html
Forum: Middle East
Nov 11th 2019, 3:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,648
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Leaving with Debt

Can you ask your employer to give you your final salary/EOSB as a cheque (I'm sure you can think of an excuse for this) to avoid them notifying the bank?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 16th 2019, 11:11 am
Replies: 63
Views: 11,620
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Liquidity Squeeze/ Rent

Still plenty of opportunities to get cheap rents in Abu Dhabi. You can get a large 2 bedroom apartment in Al Muneera (with private beach) for less than AED 110k these days. Cheaper still in Al...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 14th 2019, 9:18 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Car advice please

I just recently handed back a Dodge Durango, it's surprisingly nimble. Enjoyed driving it a lot more than I thought I would.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 6th 2019, 9:59 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Gavtek

Re: Car advice please

You won't get 3 car seats in the back of a Pajero if you want to use the latching points. Prado would be better, although I prefer a Nissan Pathfinder to a Prado if you're never planning to go...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 6th 2019, 4:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Gavtek

Re: CV styles and formats

I saw one CV with a QR Code linking to the guy's LinkedIn profile that I thought was pretty cool and immediately stole the idea.
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