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Forum: Middle East
May 24th 2011, 6:31 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

I'm not saying I don't like living in al ain I actually love it here as you do not get the manic ways of the two main cities I have made loads of good friends since being here as its a small expat...
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2011, 10:03 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

quiet but has all you need and full of lunatic drivers... Start on Camel and then progress to Mercedez CL65 AMG and thats before they hit 19 and God help you if you see a 4x4 flashing its lights at...
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2011, 9:56 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

I am hearing more good things about Chouefait especially their requirement to test regularly and to discipline... There is also a new school opening by the Hilton hotel which is an off shoot from a...
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2011, 9:54 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

If your young and without kids stay away from AA unless of course you hate seeing people. The coffee morning are for the older gossips if you like that sort of thing otherwise move to Dubai. House...
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2011, 9:48 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Newbie Questions....How long to come for, and how do you furnish?

It is very rare to find fully furnished in AA and if so its not cheap. Housing in general is ex[ensive in AA as the Landlords are still being greedy from he Dubai gold rush however I have noticed...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 18th 2011, 8:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 5,398
Posted By JB22

Cool Re: Al Ain Hili Border Crossing - Can expats still cross here?

best crossing is at Mezyard, on Friday mornings. If you do not have insurance for Oman then you can leace the car and walk the 1km into Oman for the obligitory stamps
Forum: Middle East
Apr 18th 2011, 8:50 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

use www.alainrelocations.com Sandra is a great help and will show you loads but better to be specific so not to waste anyones time looking at mansions that are out of budget
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2011, 7:49 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,348
Posted By JB22

Re: Is it possible to hire a car if you only have a tourist visa?

you can drive arental on tourist visas until you get your residency visa arrives. saying that you could be on your tourist visa doing the oman boarder run for a while. i have heard that if YOU have...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2011, 7:44 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

chouefait or aaess... discuss I here aaess is ok up to secondary school but chouefait is strict and more routinewhich i like for my child. but is this the french school that is closing?:confused:
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2011, 7:40 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

nothing like AD OR DUB. More locals here than you would see anywhere else.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2011, 5:32 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Housing in Al Ain

:thumbup:just for all newbies looking at this site, if your getting a villa make sure the windows and doors seal tight otherwise you'll have sand everywhere when the wind kicks in like it did this...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2011, 5:25 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

this can vary from company to company. basically it is calculated off your basic salary and not the top line made up with all the allowances. for example my company give you 1 months basic salary on...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2011, 5:20 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

just come with eyes wide open. its not saudi so don't worry about not shipping personal belongings just no booze and food as they can get excited about that but you can get everything you got back...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 25th 2010, 7:30 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

yes thats the car place. nice new nissan sunny, well it was a month ago the speed bumps have killed it.
found the spinneys door tonight.. nice cold grolsch.... umm
Forum: Middle East
Nov 23rd 2010, 9:11 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

Yes you can rent with out the visa as long as you have a 30 day holiday visa. go down to eurocar in saniya and tell them who you work for and you may get a good deal. But remember once you get your...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 22nd 2010, 10:39 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

Look at Sunflower nursery as well for the younger ones. The times are better than the AAESS also the AAESS is the only real english speaking school in Al Ain and all the expats send their kids there...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 22nd 2010, 10:36 am
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

Make what you want from it. The quiet life yes Al Ain is the place but once the E66 is finished is should only be a straight 60min and bit drive. Currently i can go Al Ain to Jumeriah beech in 1hr...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 8th 2010, 4:15 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

Hi all into our 2nd week now and still finding our way around. Can you tell meif there i still the South African butcher here and do you ladies still meet up on Sunday evenings at the Jimi Mall???
Forum: Middle East
Nov 6th 2010, 6:54 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

Where do you exercise them? I washoping for the desert but after this weekend finding out about horned vipers and fat black scorpians I am not so sure
Forum: Middle East
Oct 25th 2010, 2:21 pm
Replies: 3,134
Views: 711,525
Posted By JB22

Re: Living in Al Ain

Oh thats great news, our collie is due out in January and was concerned about traveling all the way to DXB or AD to get him looked at or his jabs up dated. Do they come to you by appointment or is it...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 25th 2010, 8:34 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,472
Posted By JB22

Re: Skype in Dubai

It can also be down to your current internet speed especially if you are over a VPN then that will slow it right down. Lower bandwidth would be OK for just talk but if you want to video then a higher...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 20th 2010, 7:35 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By JB22

Re: Doctors

new to life out here and reading a lot of comments referencing Lebo's.. I take it the Lebonese ??? are the characters to watch out for??
Forum: Middle East
Oct 13th 2010, 2:57 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 7,446
Posted By JB22

Re: Young Fun and Moving to Dubai

Good man. Same approach as us.. don't think about, just do it.. Or you'll wake up in 20 years time stuck in wet, skint Engalnd wondering what if... what if...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 13th 2010, 10:37 am
Replies: 45
Views: 16,169
Posted By JB22

Re: Got my first DEWA bill....

whats that in uk pounds??
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 13th 2010, 10:15 am
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