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Forum: Middle East
Jun 6th 2022, 2:47 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Potential Move To Qatar - Is it enough?

You get what you pay for. The better ones will be more than 60.

Qatar bribed a number of western universities to open satellite campuses, which are mainly concentrated in a new and very dusty...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 3rd 2022, 5:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Potential move to Dubai from Oz

Expats are all over. No one "best" area. Broadly speaking, western expats gravitate toward the south end of the city. A lot of Australians liked to live near the beaches in Jumeirah / Umm Suqiem, but...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 3rd 2022, 5:47 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Potential Move To Qatar - Is it enough?

Is schooling fully funded or is it capped?

With two children in secondary and presuming the eldest is doing A-levels, I'd be thinking very carefully about the quality of schooling. What is the...
Forum: Middle East
May 15th 2022, 7:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Driving Bahrain to Qatar and back

Ah, there was me thinking the end of the embargo meant the resuming of direct flights. Why there are now direct flights between DXB and DOH but not Bahrain and DOH I do not know.

Driving through...
Forum: Middle East
May 15th 2022, 5:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Driving Bahrain to Qatar and back

Uh.... why not fly? 40 minute flight. Your passport is all that is needed assuming you have UK passports.

Driving via Saudi is a huge hassle and pointless.
Forum: Middle East
May 15th 2022, 3:52 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Looks like people get Monday off. A decade ago it'd have been a solid week, but these days I suppose one should be lucky for a day. Convenient to pass away just in time for the weekend.
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2022, 1:36 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Just heard of his passing.

I remember the expat whispers that he was dead/on verge of dying/massive stroke, around 2014ish? Guess he outlived it by eight years!

Condolences to the family and...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2022, 5:24 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Salary and costs in Dubai

It's on the outskirts of Dubai, although what defines outskirt keeps changing. Knew a few who lived there to save money and money they did save. Apartment quality can vary and won't be different from...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2022, 2:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,884
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Salary and costs in Dubai

450k income

150k for a 3-bedroom apartment inclusive of utilities. Look for "chiller-free" apartments as the a/c is included in the rent. Very important differential! Greens is a good...
Mar 30th 2022, 12:36 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 2,729
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: New Supreme Court Justice

I'd never thought I'd see the day when an ostensibly intelligent person is unable to define what a woman is. You allege the question was partisan politics, but the inability to define a woman...
Mar 29th 2022, 11:57 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 2,729
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: New Supreme Court Justice

Is she the one who doesn't know what a woman is?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2022, 3:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,381
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Dubai Thursday Night Brunch

Where are you now?
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2022, 3:43 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Job Security in Qatar

Few people eke it out in Doha for more than a few years, unless it's silly money. Doha is a crap place to live. The expat churn is real. Among westerners, probably no more than 20% make it past three...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2022, 1:49 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Job Security in Qatar

There is no job security in the Middle East. If you no longer fulfill requirements, you will be made redundant. And, yes, it's a boom-bust economy. I watched large firms lay off 3/4 of their...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 22nd 2022, 2:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Job Offer - Kuwait

The real reason for considering this job is to use it as a jumping stone to Dubai?

Don't underestimate the tax implications Americans still need to pay. And don't you get to deduct quite a bit for...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2022, 5:16 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,234
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Slightly odd expat men

Came across this observation:

Foreigners are strange. And we are strange to them. It’s partly why, as any teenager from Britain learns, it’s easier to get served a drink abroad; your face might...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2022, 4:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 977
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Leaving Town - Qatar

I'd cancel credit cards soon just to get it out of the way. No harm living off your UK credit cards for a bit.

Sell the car soon. Get it out of the way. Can take uber / taxis till you leave.
...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 7th 2022, 4:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Dubai - heading back to the sand pit

The AED is tied to the USD. One would think rampant inflation in the US must be having an impact on the AED.
Jan 17th 2022, 12:24 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,353
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Job offer in Qatar - Please advice

Does wife work?

It's not a bad package, indeed, it's decent for your years of experience. It's not a major uplift from your current post-tax offer as you'll be forgoing any of the usual US 401k...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 23rd 2021, 2:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Leaving Dubai!

Ronda is pretty.

If you have the inclination, drive to Granada. See the Alhambra with the snow-capped mountains in the background. Best tapas in Spain. We were there for Christmas 2018 and had a...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 21st 2021, 2:41 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Leaving Dubai!

Saw this in the Times today:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/united-arab-emirates-to-stop-censoring-western-films-nj2zffhx9

With the change to the weekends days, booze and brunches during...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 20th 2021, 6:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,254
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Leaving Dubai!

Well said, Millhouse. I had a great time in Dubai and can be wistful for it but in retrospect it's usually more wistful for being a certain age in a certain place making a certain income. No real...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 14th 2021, 3:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Buying property in Qatar

*snorts with laughter*
Forum: Middle East
Dec 11th 2021, 1:36 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,422
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Considering moving to Doha

Sadd is fine. Just a bit dusty. It's mostly Indians/Arabs/Filiipinos these days but there's some westerners, unless things have changed greatly in the last two years (always a possibility). You're 10...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 9th 2021, 5:09 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,853
Posted By DXBtoDOH

Re: Moving to Bahrain from UAE - Should I do it?

1/3 leave with a lot more than they arrived with
1/3 leave with just about the same as they came in with, or are no better off than had they stayed at home in the same job/trajectory
1/3 leave with...
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