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Forum: Middle East
Mar 17th 2020, 7:53 am
Replies: 445
Views: 54,353
Posted By TheShed

Re: Lockdown

I've been working from home for months as I'm the only permanent employee in UAE and I didnt like my office in JLT much. This week, my company implemented WFH globally (about 1,000) people and I've...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2020, 9:19 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,076
Posted By TheShed

Re: Working from Home

My daughter in law and couple of my mates in DIFC just had their offices closed and everyone WFH. Happened this lunchtime (Sunday).
Forum: Middle East
Mar 1st 2020, 6:08 am
Replies: 455
Views: 41,304
Posted By TheShed

Re: Covid 19

I lean towards option1 and Corona is just a very helpful excuse to cover up the state of the economy.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 23rd 2020, 10:40 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,665
Posted By TheShed

Re: Age limits

I know that in the UAE, the limit is officially 65, but that tends to be for people already employed and just extending.

Additionally, IT is a very Indian dominated field in the ME and Western...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 8:00 am
Replies: 56
Views: 5,621
Posted By TheShed

Re: Royal Split

Thats not a bad shout actually. Gone all quiet on his front hasn't it. (pun intended)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2020, 7:58 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,202
Posted By TheShed

Re: B-DAY

Michael Bloomberg has never denied wanting to run for office one day. Isn't that why he ceded control of Bloomberg new a few years ago?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 8th 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 8th 2020, 10:33 am
Replies: 60
Views: 6,973
Posted By TheShed

Re: Iran - You leaving or staying?

Emirates and Flydubai have cancelled flights to/from Baghdad. https://gulfnews.com/uae/transport/emirates-flydubai-cancel-flights-to-baghdad-after-iran-strikes-on-us-bases-in-iraq-1.68879107
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 7th 2020, 10:53 am
Replies: 60
Views: 6,973
Posted By TheShed

Re: Iran - You leaving or staying?

should have been clearer. Towards Al Ain and decide during the journey for the best destination. I know there’s a lot of military and other stuff in Al Ain itself.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 7th 2020, 7:51 am
Replies: 60
Views: 6,973
Posted By TheShed

Re: Iran - You leaving or staying?

When we lived in Sri Lanka during the war (mid 90s), we always had a grab bag including passports, some gold and US dollars as it was quite possible we'd need to evacuate very quickly throughout our...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 15th 2019, 5:15 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheShed

Re: Raw, fresh turkey

Update on the ElFab Turkey.

we had our early family dinner on Saturday, and maybe it was the Chef, but it was honestly the most moist and tasty turkey I’ve ever had.

@Millhouse. I chopped...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 12th 2019, 8:49 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By TheShed

Re: Qatar Blockade softening?

I doubt that given that the Emir failed to show up for the summit.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 9th 2019, 12:56 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheShed

Re: Raw, fresh turkey

They arrived frozen, but there's a couple in the fridge for dinner tomorrow. I'll let you know
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 9th 2019, 12:25 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheShed

Re: Raw, fresh turkey

My turkey for next Saturday just got delivered. Standard American decent quality. 9.8 kg for AED105. Thats way cheaper than anything I've seen in Spinneys etc.

I ordered some chicken breasts...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 9th 2019, 11:06 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheShed

Re: Raw, fresh turkey

I'm following these guys. I've used other brining recipes from them and its worked really well.

https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-brine-a-turkey-225751
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 9th 2019, 6:36 am
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By TheShed

Re: Aramco Shares

Trading starts on Dec 11. I expect an initial rise as some Saudi focussed funds will need to buy to balance out their portfolios.

I read a report on Oilprice.com this morning showing how the price...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 9th 2019, 6:32 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheShed

Re: Raw, fresh turkey

I've just ordered a frozen one from ElFab as it was stupidly cheap (aed120 for 9kg bird). Will be cooking it this coming weekend as we're doing Family xmas on Saturday due to kids being away for...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 8th 2019, 7:02 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheShed

Re: Raw, fresh turkey

waitress are taking orders for fresh birds.

Brining, yes, I've recently been enlightened to this technique. Awesome for any type of poultry.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 17th 2019, 1:15 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,324
Posted By TheShed

Re: General Election

i actually hope he doesn’t lose too badly or else the remoaners will be asking to rerun the election along with the referendum. Takes me back to the days of playing Fergie time whenever Man Ure...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 14th 2019, 12:28 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 4,324
Posted By TheShed

Re: General Election

Wait until 8pm (4pm UK) this evening to see if Nige withdraws any more candidates. Will have a big impact in my view
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 13th 2019, 8:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By TheShed

Re: Setting up

I would agree if you're looking at a finance thing as credibility counts highly. DMCC does have a reputation for some dodgy small firms :(
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 13th 2019, 5:31 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By TheShed

Re: Setting up

I set up my company in JLT (DMCC registered) about 2 years ago. The process was almost as easy as DIFC but less than half the cost. They have the same kind of do everything office in AlMas tower...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 5th 2019, 7:19 am
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By TheShed

Re: Cobblers

If you didn't like 330 quid for loafers, I doubt you'll like the prices of a professional cobbler either. Have a look at the prices on line before you go.

Quality costs money.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 5th 2019, 7:18 am
Replies: 46
Views: 9,388
Posted By TheShed

Re: Dubai economy?

Or you can get a proper visa online. No need to wait for the silly invite letter etc now. :)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 4th 2019, 9:48 am
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By TheShed

Re: Cobblers

Church's for work and nice places, Trainers and Flip Flops for everything else :P
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