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Forum: Middle East
Sep 15th 2020, 8:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Renew UK passport during Covid

Still waiting. On the website it says it is under processs.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 28th 2020, 10:12 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Dubai Villa Prices

I agree with you and guess it is now just a waiting game. The Dubai economy in general is in freefall and even before the COVID crisis things were not looking very good. I am guessing no jobs or...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 27th 2020, 11:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Dubai Villa Prices

Just been searching for villas in Dubai on the off chance I might find a bargain and although they seem to have dropped quite a bit, I just wanted to get the views of those based in Dubai if further...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 27th 2020, 11:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Renew UK passport during Covid

I sent off for my sons passport 2 weeks ago via DHL from Saudi and still no acknowledgement from UKPA, although is has been signed for by them according to DHL. I am expecting a 2 month turnaround...
Forum: Middle East
May 18th 2020, 10:06 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,601
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Trading UK Shares as non UK Resident

Interesting, is this due to Taxation regulations or something else?
Forum: Middle East
May 18th 2020, 10:03 pm
Replies: 448
Views: 58,583
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Lockdown

Full 24 Hour 5 Day Lockdown in Saudi from 23rd to 27th May (Eid Vacation Period)
Forum: Middle East
May 12th 2020, 1:14 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,601
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Trading UK Shares as non UK Resident

Hi all.

After doing some research online regarding the topic of trading UK shares while being a non UK resident, I could not find anything useful relating to my specific issue so would appreciate...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 20th 2020, 8:47 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 42,322
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Covid 19

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/1242x1408/859d9924_82bd_4acf_b766_a7b44139900a_f78227b47979378ce6385cad3e6db2bbe3f6407c.jpeg
Shameful and humiliating tweet from
the UK...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2020, 10:48 am
Replies: 455
Views: 42,322
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Covid 19

Unfortunately all commercial international flights in and out of Saudi have stopped. There were a couple of emergency commercial flights out till the 15th for non-Saudis wanting to get out. I also...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 21st 2019, 6:04 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Riyadh Events

450 is the standard price for a grandstand ticket, also includes concert. Just checked Ticket Master.
...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 30th 2019, 7:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Living off compound - Riyadh

Most western expats I work with are now going off compound and it seems to be the general trend going forward. The need or appeal to be on a compound is eroding especially since Riyadh is now getting...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 23rd 2019, 7:11 am
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Bank transfer to UK. Send SAR or Sterling?

Let the Saudi bank convert it and then send it, the rates here are more favorable.

Also note that Barclays will charge you approx 20 GBP transaction fee regardless of if it is SAR or GBP is sent;...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 16th 2019, 8:03 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Riyadh Events

Nope, only 1 version. It just says that tickets can be purchased from Virgin Megastore branches. There is one in Riyadh Park if that is near where you work.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 15th 2019, 11:19 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Riyadh Events

Just in case you did not know, there is an app called "Riyadh Season" which give a lowdown on whats going on.

Events look good and tempted to attend some, I am a bit concerned how the traffic and...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 10th 2019, 8:50 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Riyadh Events

I can relate to this. Finding out where events are and getting hold of tickets, especially the embassy ones, is a somewhat of black art here. Its all about whom you know and your social circles.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 6th 2019, 8:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: The Riyadh Festival

Is this the patch of land facing KAFD you are talking about? I have heard this will be the Winter Wonderland although I am not sure if this is the same one Hyde Park. Are the rides from UK?
Forum: Middle East
Oct 3rd 2019, 11:21 am
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: The Riyadh Festival

Where can I find more info on those events and book them? I did a quick Google search but did not yeild any info.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 3rd 2019, 11:04 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,043
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Anyone Taken their TV back to the UK?

He might be ok if he can get Dr Emmett Brown to make a slight tweak on it.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 9th 2018, 6:15 am
Replies: 15
Eid
Views: 1,162
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Eid

Got 9 days off in Saudi. Last working day on Thurs 16th and back at work on the 26th.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 4th 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Middle East
Jul 4th 2018, 7:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Dubai Taxi Limousine Service

Where abouts would I find one in Terminal 1? Are they away from the main taxi rank?
Forum: Middle East
Jul 3rd 2018, 8:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Dubai Taxi Limousine Service

I normally get the standard cream taxis when alone. However dont want the hassle of waiting in the often long queues outside when with family and a young child. Would rather have someone waiting for...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 3rd 2018, 7:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Dubai Taxi Limousine Service

Visiting Dubai next month and wanted to know if anyone has used the Dubai Taxi Limousine Service from Dubai Airport and what was the service like? Seems more value for money than hotel arranged...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2018, 6:24 pm
Replies: 171
Views: 14,998
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Bali

On the topic of selfies and cursed technology, thought I might share this video. Seems I am the little kid in there.

https://youtu.be/tdz4DvDG_gg
Forum: Middle East
Apr 11th 2018, 1:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,445
Posted By Desert Shaikh

Re: Director Moving to Abu Dhabi

With someone of your age and position, I would not take anything less than 55,000 basic.
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