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Aug 23rd 2010, 6:57 pm
Replies: 1,078
Views: 859,561
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Job in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

All

Thank you for your contribution to what I revealed. I agree, the issues are synonymous with the majority of organisations here. However, I was led to believe that ADIA was different. Please...
Aug 23rd 2010, 7:31 am
Replies: 1,078
Views: 859,561
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Job in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

I've been providing services to ADIA for 15 months - the write up is my personal honest experience.
Aug 22nd 2010, 9:36 pm
Replies: 1,078
Views: 859,561
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Job in Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

I'm a consultant working for ADIA. Before I arrived here, I was told that they are a very well run organisation and something of a gem in the middle east.
However, having worked in the middle east...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 11th 2010, 7:23 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 36,192
Posted By jamiestarr

Royal Breeze Al Hamra RAK

Hello all

Hope somebody can help.

We have a property at Royal Breeze in RAK (at the Al Hamra Village).

Conveniently for us, the sale and purchase agreement was never deposited with the bank...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 14th 2009, 7:06 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,738
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Al Reef Villas & other off-island Abu Dhabi living

My colleague has bought a 3 bedder and a 5 bedder at Al Reef. He visits the site regularly to check progress. Apparently, it's doing okay. It's not as bad as Arabian Ranches, which is a constant...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 2nd 2009, 1:35 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,048
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Shipping car from USA to the UAE

I would have agreed with you a few months ago, but not anymore. White cars do not look that bad in this region. Don't know what it is (perhaps the theory of darker colours being a conductor of heat...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 1st 2009, 6:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,048
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Shipping car from USA to the UAE

Thanks for your advice - I will try and see if I can get something here.

I called Nissan today and they want 190k for the new 370Z. It retails in the UK for £30,000, which means that it is more...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 1st 2009, 6:12 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 9,550
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Baby Nurseries in Abu Dhabi

My wife and I have enjoyed reading the comments, but honestly the idea was to just get her out of the house (with my wife) for a few hours a day in order to interact with other children. My wife...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 31st 2009, 1:39 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Beggars during Ramadan, what to do?

I believe begging is the same in any country, whether it be the Middle East, India or the UK (yes, the UK). You may have forgotten the number of times you get approached for cash from people,...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 30th 2009, 11:04 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,048
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Shipping car from USA to the UAE

Thank you for your replies.

The main reason is because I'm thinking of buying essentially one of three cars and I just can't get hold of good examples here (well, not at a good price anyway).
...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 28th 2009, 8:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,048
Posted By jamiestarr

Shipping car from USA to the UAE

Hi all,

I was wondering whether someone can help.

I'm thinking of buying a car from the US and then shipping it to the UAE (Abu Dhabi).

Does anybody have any experience of doing this? The...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 24th 2009, 10:47 am
Replies: 34
Views: 9,550
Posted By jamiestarr

Baby Nurseries in Abu Dhabi

I hope someone can help please.

We have a baby girl who's 3 months on 11 Sept. We're keen to get her into a part-time nursery. It's clear that her parents are boring her (!) and she can do with...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 30th 2009, 10:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Taxi driver just got mugged right now

Not much of a star reporter seeing I didn't get out in time. Poor bloke was in tears. Night
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 30th 2009, 9:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By jamiestarr

Taxi driver just got mugged right now

I live in the Al Bateen area of Abu Dhabi. I just heard just screaming coming from outside my house. I looked out the window and saw two men mugging a taxi driver. He may have been driving them and...
Jul 25th 2009, 5:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By jamiestarr

Married to Canadian - can I get citizenship?

Hi all,

I want to run a quick question by you all please.

I'm a British citizen and am married to Canadian - we've been married for over 10 years. She moved to the UK to live with me. We...
Forum: Middle East
May 2nd 2009, 9:31 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,190
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Al Raha Gardens

Just for the purposes of market research, my friends just moved into a phase 2 at Al Raha (I think that's right). It's a 5 bedder with a pool. They're paying 240k. This would have been unheard of 6...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 14th 2009, 6:09 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 17,805
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Al Reef Villas Abu Dhabi

The other issue is that we're expected to put down at least 40% (and other conditions paying salary into bank a/c etc.) before getting any finance secured. That's far too many eggs in one basket for...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2009, 6:14 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 17,805
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Al Reef Villas Abu Dhabi

Hey man (I presume you are!)

Thanks - that's true and given the chances of being thrown in jail for defaulting on mortgage payments (or loosing your job) the stakes, in my view, are very high.
...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2009, 5:55 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 17,805
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Al Reef Villas Abu Dhabi

I agree - someone who commented on this forum earlier stating that Al Reef were initially designed as budget outfits is definitely telling the truth.

You will not find any "grohe" taps, but just...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2009, 5:32 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 17,805
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Al Reef Villas Abu Dhabi

Hi - neither actually, I walked in last week and had a look until the security guard ushered me away. I took the pictures to show my wife, but it's probably to far out for us. We're new in town, so...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2009, 4:45 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 17,805
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Al Reef Villas Abu Dhabi

Gosh, off come the gloves. Here are some pictures. Please judge for yourselves.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 23rd 2008, 10:41 am
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Football tickets

Hi

Please can you direct me to the Time Out website where I can get the tickets. I couldn't fine them online.

Many thanks
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 30th 2008, 4:02 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Pay for lawyers in Abu Dhabi

Twinkle star, Twix, Eva, Blue Cat and Weescot

Many thanks for your replies.

The company will pay for my accommodation, medical and flights separately. They will also pay for all utility bills....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 27th 2008, 6:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By jamiestarr

Re: Pay for lawyers in Abu Dhabi

Thanks.

Blimey, I didn't think I would be scraping by, I was hoping to make some money. The basic is exclusive of accomodation, flights, bills etc.

You guys are worrying me.

Is inflation...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 27th 2008, 2:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By jamiestarr

Pay for lawyers in Abu Dhabi

Hi all,

We've just received a job offer to work in Abu Dhabi. We've had some conflicting views from recrutiment consultants, hence the main reason for the post is to find out whether the package...
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