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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 15th 2008, 10:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By alfro

Re: Gardening Leave in Dubai

Yeah, I went diving in the red sea for 10 days of the first month...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 15th 2008, 10:38 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By alfro

Gardening Leave in Dubai

I am a month into 3 months gardening leave and I am now starting to get bored. What do non-working people do in this town?

I have skiied (sp), I have golfed, I have taken the sea plane tour, I...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 17th 2008, 2:57 am
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By alfro

Taxis in Dubai

The Taxi service in this place has totally gone to the dogs recently.... Every time I book a Taxi for a morning pick up it is at least 30 minutes late. I have just been on the phone giving the duty...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 29th 2007, 2:04 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,976
Posted By alfro

Re: Arabian Ranches or The Springs

AA what about this overhead Power Cables thing? Is there anywhere in the Springs that these are a problem.. I honestly haven't noticed
Forum: Middle East
Dec 29th 2007, 10:04 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,976
Posted By alfro

Re: Arabian Ranches or The Springs

Man... why is it always horror stories on here...

I live in Sproings 12 (right at the back) and drive out the front every morning. I leave at 7.30 (busiest time for school and commuters) and it...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 24th 2007, 9:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By alfro

Re: Plumber/ Handyman

So I called and spoke with Dean... very helpful guy and he is coming to see the house to discuss painting it... he asked how I got his number and was delighted when I told him...

Plumbing wise......
Forum: Middle East
Dec 24th 2007, 8:42 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By alfro

Re: Plumber/ Handyman

Wow... impressive memory.... no I haven't called them yet... been travelling overseas alot... will call them now though... I was just searching my old posts to find this number.. Thank you very much...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 24th 2007, 7:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By alfro

Plumber/ Handyman

The day before all our friends come round for Christmas dinner and my downstairs toilet chooses to block.

Have attacked it with a plunger but to no avail.... anyone know a good plumber or...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2007, 2:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By alfro

Re: Painters and Decorators

thanks, have you used them before?
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2007, 1:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,487
Posted By alfro

Painters and Decorators

Can anyone recommend any in Dubai?

Time for a lick of paint in the house
Forum: Middle East
Nov 11th 2007, 10:09 am
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By alfro

Re: Medical Centers in Dubai

company pays, and while it was alcohol fuelled frivolities unfortunately all clothes were kept on, otherwise it may have been a different kind of clinic I was after... of course the official line is...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 11th 2007, 9:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By alfro

Medical Centers in Dubai

Well, after a weekend of frivolities I have managed to throw my back out, having only been here for 6 months, I have not yet needed to go to a Doctor.

Which is the best one to go to for back...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 6th 2007, 4:25 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By alfro

Re: Scottish Football

true... the atmosphere was also bad the last time i watched Rangers in a dubai pub... mind you it was Dubliners... and Rangers won 2-0 :D
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2007, 12:28 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,870
Posted By alfro

Dubai is Brilliant

Ok, i grant you that I have only been here three months so it may still be the honeymoon period, but i am really enjoying it here....

After some of the places i have worked over the years it is...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2007, 11:56 am
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By alfro

Re: Scottish Football

Rangers.... 3 - Nil
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2007, 10:23 am
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By alfro

Re: Scottish Football

I ended up in the Red Lion.... not much atmosphere but i saw the game and didn't disrupt the process of moving much
Forum: Middle East
Aug 4th 2007, 7:24 am
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By alfro

Scottish Football

Its the big kick off today and in between moving house I am trying to find the best place to sneak off and watch Rangers play?

Anyone got any suggestions for a good venue?

I am moving into...
Forum: Middle East
May 14th 2007, 2:48 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,529
Posted By alfro

Re: Baku with a family

Hey did you get my mail, I wrote tons and then got a failure message, hope it went through as it took 15 minutes to write
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2007, 5:30 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 7,529
Posted By alfro

Re: Baku with a family

Hello,

I just moved to Dubai last week after two years living in Baku so I can help with anything you need to know. Straight off the bat I would say this, if you are going to work for BP then you...
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2007, 2:00 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By alfro

Re: Lesson Learned

Goodfellas sounds like the place for me next time... although there was a certain satisfaction to be had (once the danger had passed)
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2007, 1:56 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By alfro

Re: Lesson Learned

Expat Locals wearing green and grey hoops... It was touch and go for a while but my silence at the second goal saved me... we were all mates by the end:unsure:
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2007, 1:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By alfro

Lesson Learned

the hard way....

When arriving to a new city, do not go to watch the Old Firm game in Dubliners and let out a big cheer when Rangers go 1-nil up... Apparently it does not endear you to the...
Forum: Middle East
May 5th 2007, 5:07 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By alfro

Re: 3-6 months to get a residency visa!!

I guess this must be the critical factor, I arrived on Tuesday afternoon, went to get my blood test and chest x-ray on wednesday and had the residency visa in my passport on Thursday. I guess the...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 27th 2007, 9:03 am
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By alfro

Re: Why is a mobile phone cheaper than a Sim Card?

I also didn't realize this, I foolishly assumed that having a big press conference with a load of pomp and ceremony launching a new product meant that it was going to be availabl the next day......
Forum: Middle East
Apr 27th 2007, 8:33 am
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By alfro

Re: Why is a mobile phone cheaper than a Sim Card?

yeah I am talking tosh, its a quad band phone that has been locked in exclusively to Cingular, so I guess you just need to get it unlocked, it shouldn't take long to work out how to do that,

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