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Forum: Middle East
May 7th 2019, 8:56 am
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By flares

Re: Best british schools in Dubai

GEMS is fine in UAE. Yes despite being a profit seeking operation. Had friends with kids at GEMS.

Not sure where all the money goes with these not for profits. Knowing first hand what the staff...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 13th 2019, 11:13 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,183
Posted By flares

Re: Drive from UAE to Jordan ?

One of the old British hacks who used to work at Gulf News in the early noughties wrote a book chronicling his return via Road to the UK from Abu Dhabi. I think it was repatriation to see an ill...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 11th 2019, 2:04 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 978
Posted By flares

Re: Eleven Years.

Joined 9 and a bit years ago. Sort of left nearly 5 years ago on my return to UK.

Good to see the same characters still spouting drivel on here (said affectionately)

Wonder if the other one I...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 23rd 2018, 10:31 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,408
Posted By flares

Re: Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

New Wrangler (JL) is about GBP45k in UK. Did briefly consider it but does not make sense. Could have sworn they were about GBP15k new in UAE in the noughties when I was there.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2018, 9:17 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,667
Posted By flares

Re: Abu Dhabi Prospective

15 mins commute on the Kona Paddywagon 3 for me through the mean streets of Brighton. No trains, planes, automobiles. Been a hellish winter but spring is in the air. 4 years this month since we left...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 5th 2017, 1:05 pm
Forum: Middle East
Jun 1st 2016, 3:16 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,250
Posted By flares

Re: Plz Help Me to Study and Stay in Dubai

Princess Noura in Riyadh. Some of the stories I've heard from that place!!! Just wow.


Good luck wherever you end up. Maybe Sorbonne in Abu Dhabi?


As an aside my current employers Sussex Uni...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 1st 2016, 2:53 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,209
Posted By flares

Re: Best way to learn Gulf Arabic

always wondered what he was up to after 'that goal'
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 27th 2016, 1:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By flares

Re: Bad air

Gotta make a move to a
Town that's right for me
Town to get me moving
Keep me grooving with some energy

Well, I'll talk about it, talk about it
Talk about it, talk about it
Talk about,...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 25th 2016, 6:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By flares

Re: What are the best places to visit in UAE?

The surf park in Al Ain!! Lovely spot.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 13th 2016, 6:19 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,314
Posted By flares

Re: Staying in Dubai- Buying vs Renting

Buy a big boat and live in a harbour...actually a friend of a friend did this an AUH in the silly times of 2007.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 13th 2016, 6:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
Posted By flares

Re: Salary help in Bahrain for cost of living.

Maybe do it for the experience whilst the bairn is still small. Much more difficult in a few years time.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 31st 2016, 4:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By flares

Re: Yet Another Tower Block Fire

Building website CPD6 is a rockwool sponsored session on this


CPD 6 2016: Fire safety of external cladding for high-rise buildings | Online Features | Building...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 31st 2016, 4:36 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By flares

Re: Hijackings

Did like the tabloid headline with the picky of the Egyptian dude...'Hi-jackass'
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 31st 2016, 4:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 913
Posted By flares

Re: Saudi Binladin Group workers demand unpaid wages

the gold cars were being discussed on BBC5live today
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 30th 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 30th 2016, 6:38 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,900
Posted By flares

Re: Integrate ? No Thanks

Live for today. Course you make effort with those you are unlikely to see in the future. Especially so in expat-land. That's the kind of attitude one would expect from a stay at home Brit who...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 23rd 2016, 6:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By flares

Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 23rd 2016, 9:56 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By flares

Re: Saudi Arabia Uncovered - Hardcash Productions

turn a blind eye in UAE though
Forum: Middle East
Feb 15th 2016, 6:31 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 17,621
Posted By flares

Re: Areas to live (Dubai)

You'll be fine mate. Few frugal years in Dubai you'll be able to buy a whole terrace of houses in Burnley.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2016, 5:47 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 17,621
Posted By flares

Re: Areas to live (Dubai)

Your UAE experience will be so different to Riyadh...Remember when I picked you up from your initial accommodation by Granada Mall...you were extolling the virtues of its pool/jacuzzi.
Good luck old...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 2nd 2015, 9:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By flares

Re: Apprentice Star - Selina

still would (goes for all of them apart from the mad old bid)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 28th 2015, 8:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By flares

Re: A Palace coup in the making of the House of Saud

I was drinking Johnny Walker with a prince on my first night in Riyadh. Well impressed until I realised he was 1/5,000
Forum: Middle East
Sep 23rd 2015, 5:16 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By flares

Re: KSA to head up UNHCR. Unbelievable.

They or another Human Rights body were looking to build a headquarters in the Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh. I thought that was odd when it dropped on my desk
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