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Nov 1st 2013, 10:49 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Saudi Contract Change

Hello Tarzansgirl

This is a good position to be in - 2 job offers.
I would say it is safer to go with the first employer who has started making visa arrangements. If you back out now, they could...
Sep 1st 2013, 4:23 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Doha finance job

Hello RBBanner

Many congratulations!
QAR 50k per month is excellent. Even better if the housing is on top of this.

You had mentioned you have no kids so school fees are not a factor.
You...
Aug 10th 2013, 2:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 5,950
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Is this enough for Doha?

Hello

I have friends working in Doha in finance. They (albeit single) live like kings on 45-50 QAR per month. On 85k QAR - you can lead a life of ease and luxury.

Plus oil and gas - Qatar is...
Aug 9th 2013, 5:26 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Doha finance job

One other thing. There is an interesting article on www.efinancialcareers.co.uk (also on their Gulf site) about bankers being stuck in limbo in hardship locations. It is all about Saudi Arabia.
...
Aug 9th 2013, 5:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Doha finance job

Hello RB Banner

A very interesting query. I have been working in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the last 2 years. This is valuations and product control within finance at a European investment bank. My...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 1st 2013, 10:21 am
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Southlondoner

Poignant and happy story

Hi

Am sure you all remember the terrible fire in the shopping mall in Qatar last year. Many people died - including several little children.

One family from New Zealand suffered the tragedy of...
Aug 1st 2013, 8:39 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Advice on financial services job situation

Hi

@Scot47: There has been a lot of activity over the past 2 years in Shariah compliant bonds and loans. These, "sukuk" bonds are structured so that interest is paid in a tangible form - say using...
Jul 23rd 2013, 9:05 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Advice on financial services job situation

Thanks for your help and advice Millhouse. Unfortunately I got nowhere with the interviews in Dubai. I am hoping the silence is due to Ramadan - but it is looking forlorn.

Am trying for internal...
Jul 14th 2013, 8:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Advice on financial services job situation

Thank you very much for the reply Millhouse. I remember you work in this field too. I had gambled on DB being a good name on the CV.

It is a pincer movement between a dire economic crisis in the...
Jul 14th 2013, 4:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,802
Posted By Southlondoner

Advice on financial services job situation

Hello

I have been working in Riyadh since August 2011 for a German investment bank. This role is within Fixed Income valuations and product control - so middle office. It was a 2 year contract and...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 14th 2013, 4:34 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,417
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Lunch during Ramadan

Thank you very much Spartan53! Tried Khozama for lunch today - and it served food and drink throughout the day.

One funny aspect. I had to sit behind a black curtain at the table even though I...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 11th 2013, 9:30 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,417
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Lunch during Ramadan

Really envy all of you in Dubai during Ramadan. Here in Riyadh, the food shops are all shut throughout the day. There is absolutely nowhere to go if you don't fast. Even water!

Got to sneak and...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2012, 9:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: King Abdullah bin Abulaziz

Hi scotrace

Of the 7 brothers, Prince Salman (crown prince) is still alive.
Also Prince Ahmed, the recently replaced Interior minister. Both in their seventies.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 4th 2012, 4:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 6,293
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Ras Al Khaimah

Hi Chris463

I have friends working in Ras al Khaimah, at Rakbank and a cement company.

A relaxed place with aa friendly vibe. Much more laid back than Dubai.

The Frederick Forsyth book -...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 24th 2012, 2:19 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 7,489
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Considering move to Saudi Arabia, Jeddah

Hi Kat1829

You are really brave! I am about to head off to Riyadh for a contract role.

Would not recommend Saudi Arabia for a woman on her own. Especially for someone brought up in the West....
Forum: Middle East
Oct 24th 2012, 1:23 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,342
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Panorama Mall in Riyadh

Hello

Thanks for all your replies and feedback.

I will just try my luck. Am 35 years old and do not look Arab at all, so hopefully will be able to get in! Panorama seems to be at the...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 23rd 2012, 9:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,342
Posted By Southlondoner

Panorama Mall in Riyadh

Hi

I will be going to Riyadh in early November for my third tour of duty.
Will be staying in the Canary Center just off Tahliya Street.

Have been reading about the new Panorama mall in...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 25th 2012, 11:28 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 8,941
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Scumbag labour blighting the Corniche....

This is painful and sad, but Qatar is way more humane in this regard than Riyadh. Some of the (presumably local) commenters in the newspaper are sympathetic and understanding towards the immigrant...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 14th 2012, 3:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,751
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Doha to London Calling?

Definitely use the office phone for that. Especially if it is a 30 minute, "your call is important to us" job.

Joking apart - skype to a UK landline would probably be cheapest?
Forum: Middle East
Aug 10th 2012, 9:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: will be worth it to Madina/KSA

Hi Chemist

I have friends in Riyadh and my dad worked in Saudi for ages in chemical engineering.

However - SAR 13k per month, with rent to pay on top and 2 little kids?
Don't do it. You will...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 10th 2012, 2:47 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: will be worth it to Madina/KSA

Hi Chemist

13k SAR per month is only just higher than GBP 2,000 per month.
No way is it worth moving to Saudi for only a slight uplift.

A good rule of thumb in Saudi is that the package should...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 7th 2012, 2:05 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: moving to KSA

Hi

Once you have your work visa, then most of the battle is won.
You simply need to get the iqama stamped on your passport at the Saudi embassy here - and then just board the flight whenever.
...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2012, 5:58 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Job Offered based in Riyadh

Hi

I think you need a company as a sponsor or guarantor - to show proof of employment and cash flow. You can certainly apply on your own though.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2012, 3:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Job Offered based in Riyadh

Hi Hitesh

What did you decide in the end? Just to emphasise a point, try and get onto a compound in Riyadh. I met a friend of mine working in Saudi who is back during the Ramadan lull.

He put...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 26th 2012, 11:02 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By Southlondoner

Re: Job Offered based in Riyadh

SAR 40k for a full spec Tahoe? This is an annual lease right?

I was truly diddled then. Was paying SAR 56k (on a monthly basis) for a Toyota Prado in Riyadh.
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