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Forum: Middle East
May 16th 2019, 1:58 am
Replies: 10
Views: 908
Posted By Ditzy

Re: How Busy?

Personally, I'm busier....the same amount of work to do, but over less hours and trying to fit round reduced school hours.
Arriving at work too late, leaving too early, and never getting anywhere...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 16th 2019, 1:48 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By Ditzy

Re: End of Service Benefit Reform

EOS across free zones is the same as UAE labour law except for DIFC.


If any employee on an employment contract with undetermined term (unlimited contract) resigns in the first five years of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 16th 2019, 1:41 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,150
Posted By Ditzy

Re: End of Service Benefit Reform

In our accounts, we have to accrue for EOS every month in case we had to pay out at that time. Assume all companies do the same? So even if they have to pay out, it should have been accrued/saved...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 8th 2018, 7:06 am
Replies: 5
CBB
Views: 557
Posted By Ditzy

Re: CBB

I'm watching it Scamp, I don't like reality TV at all but I find BB a really interesting social experiment!

This series has been a real eye opener and thank goodness the cameras were there...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 13th 2017, 10:18 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,578
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Fake Money

Jam25, any notes issued by "Clydesdale Bank" etc in Scotland are not underwritten by the BoE and that's why they are worth less.

Disclaimer - if Clydesdale Bank still exists, I've been away for a...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 10th 2017, 4:43 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Security Rejection

It is best if you speak to Immigration directly and find out what the problem is, it is likely that your husband's name matches a name on a list somewhere, so you have to set out to prove that he is...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 10th 2017, 4:39 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,578
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Fake Money

The reason you get less for Scottish notes than English notes, is because English notes are underwritten by the Bank of England (i.e. the Government). Scottish banks who issue Scottish notes are...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 26th 2017, 10:55 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Loss of common courtesy and decency and privacy

It would be great if these posters on social media who have been threatening GOSH/NHS staff and even stating they would like to take a hammer to the GOSH QC lawyer's face, could have their...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 25th 2017, 5:48 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Visa Question

JCoop why is she going on the company visa rather than on yours? Makes life easier in future if she wants to move on/etc. Most wives work (obtaining a relevant labour card etc) whilst on their...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 25th 2017, 5:43 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Loss of common courtesy and decency and privacy

Regarding the Charlie case, it is quite terrifying how badly it has been misrepresented in ALL of the media. If you have been following the court judgements and the live feeds from the courtroom,...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 21st 2017, 9:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Dubai Attested educational paperwork issues

The highest educational certificate that you hold, should be attested - if you need help with what that means, please ask. :)
Forum: Middle East
Jul 3rd 2017, 12:38 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,906
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Dubailand - The Villa

She may not when the first bill comes in....haha.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 3rd 2017, 12:37 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,868
Posted By Ditzy

Re: So long and thanks for all the dates

Good Luck Shiva and all the best.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 3rd 2017, 12:34 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Help with visa cancellation status

Ok. Firstly, the company will have to cancel the application with Immigration. This will involve them taking his passport to do and you have not said if he is still on good terms with the...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 30th 2017, 1:05 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,379
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Certificates Attested By UAE Embassy London

Here you go

Embassy of the UAE in London » Legalisation (http://www.uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/uk/Content/592)

By the way when you are in the UAE you will then take them to the Ministry Of...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 30th 2017, 1:02 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,906
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Dubailand - The Villa

A lot of people (all over Dubai) seem to leave their whole house AC on day and night. We only use the a/c in the rooms we are in at that time, and have installed split ACs which cool the room in a...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 23rd 2017, 2:33 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,906
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Dubailand - The Villa

It's worth considering that unless you live and go to school and work all in the same place (almost impossible) then you will have a 20 minute drive to one or the other of them. We all drive these...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 23rd 2017, 5:42 am
Replies: 70
Views: 2,905
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Tea / Coffee

Starbucks switched to using UHT instead of fresh milk here a few years ago. Can't stand UHT milk.

There is an amazing little coffee shop called Stomping Grounds near the Zoo in Jumeirah - try it...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 23rd 2017, 5:28 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,906
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Dubailand - The Villa

It is 20 minutes from the The Villa to DIFC/Downtown, in both directions. There is a certain period of time in the morning where the road is a bit sticky during the school run but if you leave just...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 12th 2017, 12:54 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Labour Law UAE - Lawyer recommendations?

Have you tried going to speak to the Labour Department? That is usually a good first step as it is free and they will know who is in the right. There is a Labour Department desk in the Al Manara...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2017, 1:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Ditzy

Re: renewal of DL

Just go in to the RTA to resolve the ID card issue. Just hand them your new one. The RTA desk in the Manara centre opens at 8am.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 11th 2017, 10:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Utter confusion over 12 week temporary assignment in Dubai ref work permits

Hi,
I have some experience with this and you can PM if you like.

There is no easy answer.

A mission visa is difficult to get and is applied for via the labour department (not Immigration like...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 7th 2016, 2:21 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,985
Posted By Ditzy

Re: How to learn local customs for the UAE, and Arab / Islamic culture

The Sheikh Mohamed Centre for cultural understanding gives brilliant Q&A sessions run by Emiratis, it's a great way to learn more about Emiratis and some differences between traditions from gulf...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2016, 11:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Has anyone seen any wind turbine generators (home use) here?

Thanks Scamp!
Millhouse, it's for a birthday present for a weather geek. :)
Something to tinker with and put together and maybe power a radio or something. Although not too sure how these things...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 30th 2016, 9:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By Ditzy

Re: Two Passports?

You can have two passports and the second is easy to obtain following the procedure above (ie letter from company explaining that the 1st passport is frequently held up obtaining visas etc).

The...
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