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Forum: The Sand Pit
Yesterday, 10:44 am
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Saved in the nick of time...

Totally agree with you on this. Although, I think you've broken the first rule of fight club ;)
Forum: Middle East
Dec 24th 2019, 6:48 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,406
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Account Freezing

I was 6 months from the end of the month I resigned in with my last employer and they held me to it. bastards. Good luck in the new role.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 9th 2019, 6:35 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Drive from UAE to Jordan ?

we intend to drive back when it's time for us to pack up and go. planning via Iran if it's safe when the time comes, or go through KSA/Egypt and then ferry into Turkey. I'm guessing there is a...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 2nd 2019, 1:06 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Brains1983

Re: DUBAI Visa - company cancelled my residency 1 year after i left

something not right here, your visa would have been cancelled automatically after 6 months anyway.

you'll be fine, what's the worst that can happen?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 17th 2019, 11:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Maid visa

I'm going through the same mob, also need to put 1,000.00 AED through the company for the maid for WPS (paid in full to the maid), plus you pay any difference in what you have agreed with the maid...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 10th 2019, 6:05 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,196
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Housemaid

what's the process and costs for this nowadays anyway, still 2k AED deposit, plus salary, plus medical, plus visa costs, plus emirates ID?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 6th 2019, 6:23 am
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By Brains1983

Re: 2019 Holiday Plans

Cyprus for 2 weeks in April, Brazil for 3 weeks in July. Maybe a long weekend elsewhere if time allows. No travel at all 2020 as things stand.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2018, 6:42 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Brains1983

Re: And so the move begins....

the RTA thingy in Barsha can re-register / transfer plates from any Emirate last time I checked (end of last year), hopefully someone else can confirm that's still the case.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 20th 2018, 5:35 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,083
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Villas

We had a look up at Damac Hills (pretty much Mudon). Really liked it, albeit it's empty right now and there will be construction ongoing for quite a while yet by the looks of it.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 12th 2018, 6:42 am
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Car impounding

I was able to leave it to registration time a few years ago (I actually phoned and asked them to make sure I wouldn't get into any problems. I was 2 x 1000DHS + 2 x 12 Black Points. So car away for...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 1st 2018, 4:40 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Thursday Thread

I'm heading up to Taste of Abu Dhabi with the family. A quiet say I suspect. Will have the wife drive back so I can have a beer or 6.

Golden Tulip in Ghantoot has a Brewfest on. 99dibs,...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 28th 2018, 2:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Food Challenges

I haven't, but the scotch bonnet wings look doable. The noodle one is just mean though, you see the associated rules?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 25th 2018, 1:06 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Thursday Thread

where you doing the chef school thing?
Forum: Middle East
Oct 24th 2018, 10:44 am
Replies: 41
Views: 6,351
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

If you have a smart TV, you can get it through that without a box, KingIPTV.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 17th 2018, 7:11 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,907
Posted By Brains1983

Re: No deal Brexit

like 52% happy and 48% not so?
Forum: Middle East
Oct 10th 2018, 12:47 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

there was someone looking to base their decision on whether the car had android or Apple in it last week 🤣
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 5th 2018, 7:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Recomendations for logistics providers to collect item from Jebel Ali

shouldn't cost you any more than a couple hundred USD, on LCL, you pay a minimum of 1,000 Kg / 1 CBM. say, roughly 375 USD to be safe, 44 days to Houston, weekly sailing.

get in touch with a...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 8th 2018, 7:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Dubai police NOC for AD alcohol licence??

spent enough time on the phone chasing it up, getting conflicting information every time, etc, etc. went to Jebel Ali police station to ask about it was told it's the one next to the airport that...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 6th 2018, 8:49 am
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Brains1983

Re: White hair

started balding mid teens, first grey hairs early 20s. speeding up now however only notice it on my beard as I rock the cue-ball look up top.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 2nd 2018, 2:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Dubai police NOC for AD alcohol licence??

I checked into this ages ago and was told it's the police station next to DXB. I gave up in the end and just one of the shops that don't ask for the license in AUH!
Forum: Middle East
Jul 29th 2018, 1:35 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Customs Question

That should come in without the payment of duty or tax, personal limit for postal is a CIF value of 1000.00 AED. That's the cost of your item + the cost of your postage + the insurance cost. If no...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 29th 2018, 10:58 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,475
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Help! Move to Abu D- Job offer received-time to decide if it’s a good offer!

I was earning a fraction over that when I loved out with the wife (no kids then mind). we lived well, but didn't save anything. whilst it was no doubt a little cheaper back then, there is no way we...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 24th 2018, 10:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Legal Jobs in the UAE

Al Safar & Partners have a couple of vacancies
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 13th 2018, 2:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Brains1983

Re: Cos you lot will know

https://britishexpats.com/forum/sand-pit-116/anyone-using-offshore-share-dealing-account-911602/
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 7th 2018, 2:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Brains1983

Re: where to get Extruded styrofoam?

first hit on google
https://duboxx.com/product/thermocol-sheets-10mm-copy/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhPG2rs_B2wIVTI0bCh02wgoQEAQYASABEgJt9_D_BwE
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