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Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2019, 12:20 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,027
Posted By Lul37

Re: Looking to relocate to Dubai for a few years

Maybe for lucky intelligent guys like you on extremely good packages. But that is not the norm.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2019, 12:19 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,027
Posted By Lul37

Re: Looking to relocate to Dubai for a few years

Are you talking in pounds or in dirhams? And do you mean 60k yearly or monthly? It depends on what you consider a ‘good standard’ of living.

Probably Millhouse would be better able to tell you how...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2019, 11:57 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,027
Posted By Lul37

Re: Looking to relocate to Dubai for a few years

So would you rather have a better quality of life or have enough savings? Would you rather live the moment at Kite beach in Dubai or save for a rainy day in London? The two are mutually exclusive...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 8th 2019, 6:28 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 5,027
Posted By Lul37

Re: Looking to relocate to Dubai for a few years

You will probably have a ‘better lifestyle’ here if you (or both of you) managed to secure a job as good as the one you got now in London. Apartments are much bigger here, weather is great most of...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 5th 2019, 6:11 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Moses2013 you would be surprised at how many crappy Shawermas i’v had abroad. And Shawerma is pretty simple to make you would think. I don’t think of myself as a foodie but some Lebanese restaurants...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 5th 2019, 11:43 am
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Scot47 I’m in the Middle East because I like being in shorts and flip flops year round. Plus I love my lebanese food. Yes, admit I should have learned to cook Arabic food better when I was much...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 1st 2019, 3:17 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Millhouse If i got me one of those Sybian (saw a post on another thread), if I moved back on my own first year, would I be ‘living it up?’

Just wondering :confused:
Forum: Middle East
Apr 1st 2019, 3:09 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Gavtek yes you are spot on in what you are saying. He has even asked me if I think my life here is ‘as good as it gets’ compared to London. I also know there is no job security over here, BUT I...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2019, 8:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,244
Posted By Lul37

Re: Job offer in Dubai How much salary is enough?

Hi Ryan,

We are living here in Dubai on around 47k AED all inclusive per month. We also have two young children. Have been told by the very knowledgeable ppl here that’s its too low, especially...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2019, 7:33 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

PS: I have suggested we downgrade to 130k for rent and get a smaller car. Hubby still unconvinced that’s good enough. What is the basic cost of an average car over here anyway? Including the cost of...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2019, 7:28 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Millhouse i also hated commuting to Central London from zone 5, and i only worked part time! But then again I’m not the one taking a flight weekly to KSA. He said he would definitely pick commuting...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2019, 7:04 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Moses2013 may I ask where you are currently living since you also work in IT? Ps, hubby is a ‘Technology consultancy- senior manager’ not senior consultant, I obviously don’t know what the difference...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2019, 6:40 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Scamp ugh don’t remind me about lack of mixer taps, what is even worse is lack of shower bidets for us ME’s. Have to resort to begging the landlord to allow us to install one in our rented property,...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 27th 2019, 8:21 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Also if you read my post he would be staying back in Dubai for ONLY a year at most in order for us to save up some money to transport our belongings back to the UK and hopefully find a secure job in...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 27th 2019, 8:18 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Millhouse that is unfair to say. I’m the one who’s agreed to move back to his home country despite being happier in the Middle East where I’m from originally. When I married hubby at just 25 years...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 27th 2019, 1:42 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Moses2013 possibly in a few years after moving back to London we might consider moving out of London. It all depends where hubby finds work. I see no point in him being stuck in a longer commute and...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 27th 2019, 12:49 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Thanks all, unlikely he will find a job in Dubai better than the one he’s in now, it’s been such a slow start to the year.

Am considering moving back to the UK with the kids on my own for a year...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2019, 12:17 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Millhouse love the dog suggestion, if in doubt get a dog :rofl:

I do have a BA in English Literatue from a non-uk uni and a CELTA certificate in teaching English with teaching experience in...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2019, 11:27 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

ompan thanks for your feedback. Yes in terms of MY personal standard of living I would be downgrading from a 4 bed villa to a 2/3 bed house in the outskirts of London. Not to mention the poor weather...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2019, 7:16 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Also just wanted to add for what it’s worth that I’m no Jumeriah Jane, off shopping in Dubai Mall while the kids are ‘taken care off by a nanny’. I’m at home all week running the household , school...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2019, 7:06 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

NorthernLad Yes I already know where we stand emotionally, now I just want to know in which city we are better off financially if he earned GBP 100k per year, London or Dubai? If we can ageee on...
Mar 21st 2019, 5:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,143
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

DXBtoDOH thanks for your reply. I have posted in the main ME board as you suggested.

would still really appreciate your feedback on this once you get a chance in the next days or so, you guys seem...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2019, 5:02 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Moses2013 do you mean Dubai or Dublin?? Are you saying he should have more job options in Dubai if he’s unhappy in his current role? Because hubby is saying he has looked around in Dubai and cant...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2019, 4:57 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

christmasoompa No I would struggle living outside London as all our family and friends live in West London. That’s the only real appeal for me to go back with the children. I’m the complete opposite...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2019, 4:51 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,582
Posted By Lul37

Re: Hubby wants to move back to London from Dubai

Millhouse thanks for your feedback. I was hoping you would respond as a quick glance at the forums and I see that you seem to have a lot of invaluable info about the ME (which is really helpful at...
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