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Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 22nd 2017, 10:01 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,042
Posted By Beakersful

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE

>layover

So, a simple plane hopping two/three stage journey won't cut it then? Must have a layover?

Might look at a parcel service for price instead. Nothing else to ship back from here....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 22nd 2017, 9:13 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,042
Posted By Beakersful

Re: US has banned cabin laptops from all flights from UAE

I don't care what security or political situation has caused this action.

I care about the survivability of my expensive laptop in my case when thrown about by baggage workers.

I presume we...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 21st 2017, 12:39 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By Beakersful

Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2017, 12:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Get driving licence for female in Bahrain (KSA resident)

If you have a British driving license you can rent in Bahrain.

As a man, you can even, with some companies, get (paid) permission to drive it into Saudi (if you pay for additional Saudi insurance)
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2017, 11:36 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,447
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Saudi and the IQUAMA

Go and talk to an agent in London like Brittania and pay them to manage the attestation for you. Should be approx 189 pounds.

Also, due to your limited writing skills in English the visa agent...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 22nd 2016, 8:57 am
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Saudi Civil servants work about an Hour a day?

From my anecdotal experience, I'd presume any attempt to perform work/motion studies in certain workplaces will be fiercely resisted.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 21st 2016, 9:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Beakersful

Narnia at the end of a conveyor belt

Ever since I came to the GCC,
There's a quandary that's been bugging me forever.
I don't believe in magic, or other worlds,
Even if I read about them for leisure.

If I try to bag my own...
Jul 30th 2016, 8:08 am
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By Beakersful

Some Q's RE: obtaining a work visa for Kuwait

Considering an offer and never been to Kuwait. Got a few questions for those with prior experience:

1) In a non-holiday period, once you go to the Kuwaiti Embassy back home with all the relevant...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 4th 2016, 1:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Sandal surfing

Been there too long now. What irked me in the video was the cars pushing up the left just to get 30ft forward showing the apathy the locals have on the road for the needs/rights of those in front of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 14th 2016, 7:13 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,986
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Where are y'all going for Ramadan?

I'm trying to get out for the Big R, but they won't sign off on it yet (summer school looming)

Ancient Inca settlements, Spanish girls and Tequila are waiting for me to make a move.
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2016, 5:53 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,647
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Saudi Arabia Visa Run

Get numbers of your company in your wallet in case of a ballsup. Carry cash and credit cards in case you need to spend. Carry everything you don't want to lose in KSA if you get held.

Then trust...
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2016, 5:46 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,861
Posted By Beakersful

Re: How difficult is it for a 43 year old Brit. family man to go to Riyadh alone?

Personally, having gone through what I have, twice, don't do it! It'll put a strain on your marriage that will possibly destroy it, leaving you with nothing but health issues and depression.
...
Forum: Middle East
May 3rd 2016, 11:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Oman visit - getting visas in advance?

Yeah, this one is different. The first article I remember reading, that I can't find anymore, stated nationals. I think it was removed due to errors.
Forum: Middle East
May 3rd 2016, 9:11 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Oman visit - getting visas in advance?

UAE e-visa mandatory for expats in Oman: Report - Khaleej Times (http://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/oman/uae-e-visa-mandatory-for-expats-in-oman-report)
Forum: Middle East
May 2nd 2016, 4:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Oman visit - getting visas in advance?

Going to be interesting to see how slow the lanes get when GCC nationals forget to get visas online before heading to the border.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 18th 2016, 7:13 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,922
Posted By Beakersful

Re: WhatsApp now fully encrypted

Same problem across the border. Whatsappweb showing not connected unless you wake up the phone and force it to connect. IMO still works fine install that as backup. If on BB OS10 sideload Snap and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 16th 2016, 6:48 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,922
Posted By Beakersful

Re: WhatsApp now fully encrypted

You've already experienced screenshotting? Did this by chance follow screams of "TITS OR GTFO!" ?? We're all getting corrupted in some fashion or other.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 16th 2016, 6:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By Beakersful

Re: No more sodas and energy drinks at Restuarants in KSA

My Saudi students are saying they haven't heard of this at all.....Usually they know everything as there are more Arabic news sources, and twitter convos run at lightning speed.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 30th 2016, 10:09 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,454
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Well that'll fix the problem

There are countless nagged husbands out there secretly wishing for this to become law.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 22nd 2016, 1:08 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Beakersful

Re: No more big ones for expats in Jeddah unless you have a big one

Closure of small grocery shops likely | Arab News (http://www.arabnews.com/saudi-arabia/news/897911)

Bye bye mom'n'pop stores! Lots of fun when you're on a visa unable to legally drive, however...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 17th 2016, 8:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,911
Posted By Beakersful

Re: No more big ones for expats in Jeddah unless you have a big one

Mini vans - You could fit a mattress in the rear..........
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 22nd 2016, 12:13 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Traffic in KSA

Only if you want to get the fines like them. Those cameras are everywhere!!!!!

From someone who has experienced both countries: KSA drivers are crazy, UAE just dangerous. It's just one word, but...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 5th 2016, 8:45 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Security?

It doesn't state the additional information that he worked as a journalist for a publication that attacked the government. This likely wasn't a random attack.
Feb 5th 2016, 8:42 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,557
Posted By Beakersful

Re: Edex or Global Teach

Same director involved that kept closing down companies after taking £500 for visa purposes and leaving people out of pocket?

ESL Jobs Forum - View topic - Education Experts is making its move...
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