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Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 22nd 2017, 9:06 am
Replies: 56
Views: 3,264
Posted By Mogs

Re: Sydney

I would recommend taking enough cigarettes to last you (I would also recommend declaring them at duty free when you arrive - I chickened out of trying to smuggle them in).

Paying the duty at the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 14th 2017, 12:14 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 12,787
Posted By Mogs

Re: Room 010

MMI is tax free on Wine and Spirits this weekend (not beer)

A&E is tax free on all (Wine, Spirits and beer)
Forum: Middle East
Aug 30th 2017, 10:09 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,437
Posted By Mogs

Re: VAT Help

I got an invite to the following in a couple of weeks - not sure how much to attend, but considerably less than $57k. Contact details are at the end


With the VAT forum fast approaching, I wanted...
Forum: Middle East
May 24th 2017, 10:44 am
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Mogs

Re: International Driving Permit - France

I have a few years ago - no problem (without an IDL)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 8th 2016, 5:40 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mogs

Re: Dubai Opera

to be fair to them, when we came out from Les Mis, they had it pretty well organised - waited less time than you would normally at a hotel valet (but for 100 AED they really should make the extra...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 7th 2016, 10:14 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By Mogs

Re: Dubai Opera

I'm sure there is but not sure where - the valet parking at the door is AED 100
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 1st 2016, 10:27 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,098
Posted By Mogs

Re: Miracle Garden

There's also the butterfly place nearby which is ok for something to do for half and hour.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 21st 2016, 4:37 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By Mogs

Re: DEWA Bill

This happened to me years ago. Also, to give more closure to the option of claiming the DEWA money back - neither the landlords insurance nor my contents insurance covered the excess water usage -...
Nov 7th 2016, 10:33 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By Mogs

Re: Looking for a job in UAE Please Help

I think your wife would need to be a teacher or lawyer type profession to be able to sponsor her husband (there are specifics which I don't know, but I'm fairly confident a beauty therapist won't be...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 21st 2016, 10:28 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,000
Posted By Mogs

Re: Best Qatar bank for QAR>GBP transfers?

I would suggest the hassle of using a currency dealer is less hassle than changing bank accounts.
Sep 7th 2016, 11:42 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By Mogs

Re: What does a realistic package look like these day

In my opinion :

- Base: same as my current gross salary YES
- Housing: 250-300K NO, 150-180k
- School fees: fees covered for all 3 kids Ideally yes, but more likely +-50k per child
- Bonus:...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2016, 11:43 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By Mogs

Re: Emirates ID

Good to know.

We saw the registration queue last time we came through T3 and after 10 minutes of not moving, decided it was quicker just to go through a normal queue.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2016, 11:24 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By Mogs

Re: Emirates ID

Do you not need to register it before 1st use ?
Forum: Middle East
May 4th 2016, 11:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mogs

Re: Business Bay triangulation ok?

It is part of Downtown Dubai - next to Burj Khalifa - low rise apartments (3-4 storeys I think) - some ground floor ones have small gardens. Lots of pedestrian walkways, small parks, pools, etc
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 2nd 2016, 4:31 am
Replies: 59
Views: 2,472
Posted By Mogs

Re: Who is avoiding their girlfriends today?!?

Does that mean in a room of 46 random people, you are guaranteed at least 2 people have the same birthday ?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 26th 2016, 1:10 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Mogs

Re: Leaving the UK-"free" money

....and me. Well that's what I tried to say.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 25th 2016, 10:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mogs

Re: Will the AED tank?

AED is pegged to the USD - so until such time as the UAE government decide to depeg their currency - it is factually as stable as USD.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 25th 2016, 10:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mogs

Re: Will the AED tank?

It is as solid as USD and always will be
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 24th 2016, 12:57 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By Mogs

Re: Leaving the UK-"free" money

I think he might be referring to tax deductable contributions to his UK pension scheme.

He may have the option to remain contributing to his UK company pension scheme and receive the tax...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 24th 2016, 4:52 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,000
Posted By Mogs

Re: Entertainer

When you buy a flight you either buy a one-way flight or a return flight.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 12th 2015, 9:53 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,707
Posted By Mogs

Re: Qatar thinks of Tax...

Yup and Evian = reverse Naive
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 7th 2015, 5:15 am
Replies: 129
Views: 15,348
Posted By Mogs

Re: Dubai - what is happening

It might also be worth noting the huge corruption scandal involving Petrobras (including senior government officials, etc) have put a hold on a considerable chunk of O&G work in Brazil.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 7th 2015, 5:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By Mogs

Re: Do some KSA positions "require" an expat and others not?

If you provide details of the position being discussed then you're more likely to get an accurate reply
Forum: Middle East
Sep 15th 2015, 9:48 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By Mogs

Re: Vehicle re-registration (Abu Dhabi)

In Dubai (don't know about Abu Dhabi but probably similar) :

1)The registration centre will send you away to get your insurance renewed.

2) I think you have 2 weeks grace period to renew your...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 8th 2015, 8:24 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,678
Posted By Mogs

Re: Summer Holidays

UK next week for two weeks, then back here for a week before heading to Seychelles for a week.

Back to the UK for Christmas for 2 weeks.
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