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Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 3rd 2016, 8:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,617
Posted By Robajob

Re: DEWA online payments

DEWA website not letting me log in on Chrome this morning, but worked fine (if very slowly) to pay my bills on Internet Explorer.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 4th 2016, 11:36 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,867
Posted By Robajob

Re: What are you doing for EID

Most important question - when is the dry night? Tuesday or Wednesday?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 16th 2015, 1:22 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 2,248
Posted By Robajob

Re: Nice restaurants in Dubai

Scene at Pier 7 is good. Modern takes on British Dishes and a nice atmosphere
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 5th 2015, 3:31 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 27th 2015, 12:29 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By Robajob

Re: London gem heist. Clean professional job with Core drill.

That French stuff is pretty rubbish by all accounts too :-P
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 23rd 2015, 12:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By Robajob

Re: London gem heist. Clean professional job with Core drill.

Better than some of the concrete over here though. I reckon some of the older basement walls could be excavated with a rusty spoon.....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 19th 2014, 12:29 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,588
Posted By Robajob

Re: Rent Renewal - Good News

Update - queried the renewal fee by email yesterday, asking for an explanation of how they justified the increase.

Got to the agents office today to write out the rent cheques, and lo and behold...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 17th 2014, 1:24 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,588
Posted By Robajob

Rent Renewal - Good News

Just a note once again to say thanks to Mikewot for his clear and concise guide to rent laws.

After last years slanging match with a halfwit of an agent, where I told them to politely to shove...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 21st 2014, 5:00 am
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Robajob

Re: Muscat short break

Woodlands Indian Restaurant in Ruwi is good, and serves alcohol. Might be a bit of a trek from your hotel though.

There's a good, if a bit pricey, Curry House (serves alcohol too) not to far from...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 14th 2014, 2:29 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 2,535
Posted By Robajob

Re: How many life skills do you have?

Tell that to Michael Schumacher

Oh and I got 95
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 14th 2014, 2:15 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By Robajob

Re: Sri Lanka

Ditto, will bear that in mind, thanks
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2014, 9:17 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By Robajob

Re: Sri Lanka

Hotels and Flights separately, far more flexibility that way.

By talking to friends and relatives who have been to a place. Getting hold of a decent guidebook Lonely Planet/Rough Guide -...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2014, 8:04 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By Robajob

Re: Sri Lanka

Me and the Missus are going at the end of this month too. Mirissa then Arugam Bay.

For what's it worth (guessing you've already booked flights), Etihad was 3 dirhams cheaper on the flights we...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 3rd 2014, 12:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By Robajob

Re: Dubai Package

Depends on what they offer you for accommodation, vehicle/transport allowance, medical cover, flights, holidays etc.

Try doing a search though the threads here, and have a look at the cost of...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 3rd 2014, 12:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,930
Posted By Robajob

Re: Banking in Dubai for a UK expat

Have a good search through the forums here - I am sure the subject of money transfers back to the UK has been covered in depth not so long ago.

Best adivce I can give as I am not a financial...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 3rd 2014, 8:19 am
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Robajob

Re: Happy 100th Birthday...........

Superb.

Watched 'Our Man in Havana' on Emirates when it was on the IFE. Great Movie.
Mar 31st 2014, 1:45 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,789
Posted By Robajob

Re: Physio's in Middle East

I was wondering how long it would be before you noticed that...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 20th 2014, 9:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Robajob

Re: New To Dubai

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=809984

The Dubai renting FAQ's
Forum: Middle East
Mar 20th 2014, 8:56 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Robajob

Re: New To Dubai

Kind of depends what sort of budget you have in mind, and what sort of lifestyle you want

Marina is great and round about 20 mins down to the Gold and Diamond park. Lots of stuff to do right on...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 9th 2014, 4:48 am
Replies: 15
Views: 901
Posted By Robajob

Re: World Book Day

The Otterbury Incident
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 5th 2014, 10:45 am
Replies: 77
Views: 3,368
Posted By Robajob

Re: Triathlete

I second that, Meydan is great, I'm down there for a ride most Friday and Saturday mornings.

Off down to the Autodrome tonight - if I can get out of the office early enough.

Scamp - get on the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 15th 2014, 4:51 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By Robajob

Re: Sustainable Dubai - Fact or Fiction

OK, here's my take on the whole 'sustainablilty' debate here in Dubai.

It's not.

Speaking with regards to new developments it is my experience that developers and constructors pay scant regard...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 25th 2014, 3:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Robajob

Re: Fresh poured 'cement' damages signalling on Victoria line

Don't you just love it when contractors fail to grasp the concept of 'flowing'''?

Many years ago I remember a job in Grimsby when several extra drains got filled got filled along with the intended...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 22nd 2014, 5:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Robajob

Re: Decent 'Budget' hotels in Muscat

If you're talking about Feeney's it's definitely had it's drinks licence revoked.

Sliders was ok, service was shit though.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 20th 2014, 2:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Robajob

Re: Decent 'Budget' hotels in Muscat

Have stayed in Al Qurum last night I can say I've stayed in a lot worse. Wi-fi is catastrophically bad though, mind you, it seems to be everywhere in Oman...

Oh and the Hotel Bar has no liquor...
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