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Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2010, 3:17 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By 954RR

Re: Need to make wire transfer - use my bank or Western Union?

I agree that around Hatta Fort there are some good roads (On the border of Oman) but you still have to ride flat straight roads for an age to get there. :(
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2010, 11:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By 954RR

Re: Need to make wire transfer - use my bank or Western Union?

Make sure your UAE driving licence includes the fact that you can ride a bike on it. They do not automatically put it on and then you have to jump through all the hoops a second time. (Front of your...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2010, 10:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By 954RR

Re: Need to make wire transfer - use my bank or Western Union?

Correct and missing it :(

Bigtaff I just pitch up at their branch opposite carrefour with an envelope full of cash and send it on.
If you are doing regular transfers then visit and ask them what...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2010, 10:09 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By 954RR

Re: Need to make wire transfer - use my bank or Western Union?

Try UAEXchange 40dh and my money arrives in my bank account the same day. They are in Emirates Mall :thumbup:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2010, 11:52 am
Replies: 2,245
Views: 306,669
Posted By 954RR

Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

No idea but it was overcast in dubai today.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2010, 9:18 am
Replies: 2,245
Views: 306,669
Posted By 954RR

Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 19th 2010, 8:46 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By 954RR

Re: Dubai wedding like it or not!

From the articles I read I was under the impression that Sharia law applies to Muslim in Malaysia but only to Malay Muslims not tourists.
However I have been wrong before.
The shock for me in this...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 17th 2010, 3:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By 954RR

Dubai wedding like it or not!

From this article it looks like the rules change depending on your religion.
...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 12th 2009, 4:12 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,846
Posted By 954RR

Re: Returning to UK after not completing full tax year

Here is the number 0151 2102222
I found them very helpfull before I left.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 30th 2009, 3:30 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By 954RR

Re: Jeremy says

Yeah I really like his sense of humour. I expect he would get a good turnout for the Mandelson dragging. :thumbup:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 30th 2009, 3:03 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By 954RR

Jeremy says

Mr Clarkson has his say, but what do you think?

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/jeremy_clarkson/article6907747.ece
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2009, 10:43 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,489
Posted By 954RR

Re: Potential Job Offer - Abu Dhabi

Thanks for the info EM
I will go along there and give it a go as I have been amassing a surplus in my local account and would like to put it to good use in the UK earning me some interest. Besides...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 17th 2009, 7:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By 954RR

Re: Sh*t My Dad Says....

I found his take on expiry dates interesting.

"How the ***** should I know if it's still good? Eat it. You get sick, it wasn't good. You people, you think I got microscopic *****ing eyes."
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2009, 6:33 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,489
Posted By 954RR

Re: Potential Job Offer - Abu Dhabi

OK so I can turn up with a bag of cash at one of the UAEexchange places and they will convert and transfer the money to my UK account?

I had assumed that the UAEexchange places just converted one...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 16th 2009, 3:34 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By 954RR

Re: How messed up is that?

Just watched this and then followed the link to another version where there are comments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X-mH3vNrzI&NR=1

This comment just shows just how intelligent some...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 16th 2009, 2:49 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,489
Posted By 954RR

Re: Potential Job Offer - Abu Dhabi

Right I am out of my comfort zone here and you should check with someone more knowledgable but as far as I am aware you can still use you personal allowance in the UK. So that covers you for 6...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 16th 2009, 11:20 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,489
Posted By 954RR

Re: Potential Job Offer - Abu Dhabi

Assuming you are out for a complete tax year April 5th 2010 until April 6th 2011 and do not go back to the UK for more than 90 days per year you should not pay income tax.
Moving money back to the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 15th 2009, 1:33 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By 954RR

Re: I'm here

Well welcome to the UAE and I hope you enjoy it. The weather appears to be cooling down a little now so you will have to wait until next year for it to be really hot.

Don't worry about the fashion...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 15th 2009, 11:57 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By 954RR

Re: Today is 11 Sept!!!!!

Here which is where I found the MLK quote.

http://inrepair.net/2008/01/20/why-the-peaceful-majority-is-irrelevant/

Emanuel Tanay wrote
I did not write the article attributed to me; I have...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 15th 2009, 8:46 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By 954RR

Re: Today is 11 Sept!!!!!

The original source was Paul E. Marek a second-generation Canadian, whose grandparents fled Czechoslovakia just prior to the Nazi takeover.

On a similar note:

“History will have to record that...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 14th 2009, 8:30 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,571
Posted By 954RR

Re: who commutes from the Marina/JLT to Abu Dhabi?

I agree, a good book makes the journey much more enjoyable. I have listened to a number since my arrival. The earphones also cut out the constant pinging from the car when I exceed 120, which is a...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 13th 2009, 10:28 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By 954RR

Re: Coming Back to UAE!!!!

So I assume you had to go with an open return?
Forum: Middle East
Sep 13th 2009, 9:45 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,571
Posted By 954RR

Re: who commutes from the Marina/JLT to Abu Dhabi?

I do hope that was a typo as doing that in the LEFT hand lane will seriously shorten your life! :eek:
I commute from the Greens to Al Taweelah every day and the journey there is not too bad (mind...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 13th 2009, 9:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By 954RR

Re: Coming Back to UAE!!!!

Hi Larnie,
When I came out to Dubai in April I flew out with Emirates on a one way ticket with no problem. I was not asked any questions etc.
I was incidently flying from Birmingham, UK not NZ so...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 13th 2009, 9:07 am
Replies: 17
Views: 996
Posted By 954RR

Re: I'm here

Right now we can tell you the truth :eek:
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