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Forum: Middle East
Today, 3:39 am
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By csdf

Re: UK Travel Restrictions - Predictions?

I disagree. With the exception of Singapore (which I assume has dramatically ramped down in the last year anyway), none of the green list countries have an established wide-ranging travel hub. When...
Forum: Middle East
Yesterday, 5:47 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By csdf

Re: UK Travel Restrictions - Predictions?

"They" being the UK? Or the UAE?
Forum: Middle East
Yesterday, 11:45 am
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By csdf

Re: UK Travel Restrictions - Predictions?

Our base case is no "easy" travel to the UK before the autumn. Some friends have (optimistically, in our opinion) booked flights back to the UK for July but I can't see it happening, sadly.
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2021, 8:42 am
Replies: 64
Views: 3,441
Posted By csdf

Re: Job offer in Dubai for my wife, help please.

I reckon that Waitrose/Spinneys are about 30% more expensive, like-for-like, than your Carrefour or (shudder) Lulu. I have walked out of Waitrose, before, with 3 shopping bags and a bill for...
Forum: Middle East
May 5th 2021, 5:20 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,441
Posted By csdf

Re: Job offer in Dubai for my wife, help please.

7k seems OK. We (2 adults, 3 children under six) spent an average of 11k/month on groceries last year, but that was partly a result of my wife developing an unhealthy infatuation with Waitrose and...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 30th 2021, 7:06 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By csdf

Re: A new expat moving in.

I think a 2nd year compsci undergrad may be using this thread to test their natural language AI.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 28th 2021, 11:26 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By csdf

Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 17th 2021, 12:32 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 17th 2021, 9:23 am
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

I was negative for all three tests, yes. For the spike protein antibody, where a negative is 12 AU/ml or less, I got 6. My wife got 75 in the same spike antibody test - I've heard of people getting...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 16th 2021, 3:45 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

Who knows. But I'm hearing that quite a few people are seeing antibodies disappear after a few months.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2021, 10:16 am
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

I'm no immunologist (as I'm sure you've pointed out before) but if two doses hasn't worked, I'm not clear why a third dose would make any difference.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2021, 9:44 am
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

Did my antibodies test yesterday (2 months since second dose): result was a big fat negative. Which is annoying.
Apr 13th 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2021, 12:56 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,910
Posted By csdf

Re: Opinion on AD salary package

And they do monthly membership direct debit now, which makes it much easier for people.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2021, 9:20 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,910
Posted By csdf

Re: Opinion on AD salary package

I sent you a private message with a suggestion.

You and I are now esteemed old members of this board...any other regulars who've been around this long?
Forum: Middle East
Apr 12th 2021, 6:12 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,910
Posted By csdf

Re: Opinion on AD salary package

One other thing, tenants have to pay an estate agent fee of 5% of the lease value. This being the case, make sure you force your agent to do all the paperwork and earn that money. A good agent will...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 12th 2021, 6:06 am
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

Fine, pedant. I'll rephrase: those of us in AD who wanted to get vaccinated (or who had heavy pressure from our employers), had no choice.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 11th 2021, 1:57 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,910
Posted By csdf

Re: Opinion on AD salary package

They will look run-down in the photos because they leave them in whatever state the previous tenant left them in, until a new tenant signs up. At that point they will paint the whole place and fix...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 11th 2021, 1:14 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

I never heard that. What I heard were variations on "surely they wouldn't have rolled it out so comprehensively if it didn't work", aka the argument from wishful thinking. On the other hand, those of...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 11th 2021, 11:07 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,910
Posted By csdf

Re: Opinion on AD salary package

Regarding housing, there are plenty of houses in the middle of the island with annual rents ranging from 140,000 upwards. I think houses in Karama Blocks A and B are around 150,000; similar for the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 11th 2021, 6:43 am
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

From the FT this morning:

Further down we have the wonderful tidbit that in Chile where it is in extensive use, Sinovac has an efficacy of 3% after the first jab...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2021, 10:04 am
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

The point, whatever the mortality rate, is that people this Ramadan may be less careful than last time, suggesting we might get more of a case uptick. In the papers today they even warned (in AD at...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2021, 6:10 am
Replies: 188
Views: 15,799
Posted By csdf

Re: Vaccine rollout in the UAE

Last year everyone was scared shitless. The "I'm bored of this and don't give a **** any more" attitude is much more prevalent now.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 6th 2021, 3:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By csdf

Re: Bent bumper

A police report will also involve being fined 400 for the temerity of involving them and not having the guilty party to hand.
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