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Forum: Middle East
Apr 1st 2021, 2:17 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 3,443
Posted By hnd

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

Medical/health cover for the family. Being unwell, let alone seriously ill, can be extremely expensive. Don’t forget that there’s no NHS - everything has to be paid for.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 18th 2020, 8:57 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,348
Posted By hnd

Re: Stay in DXB or Move back to London

[QUOTE=Scamp;12936948] ....

The Mrs moved to a new school recently and it's not as good as the one she was at out here, but it's a project and there's an opportunity for it to grow and change etc....
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2020, 9:43 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By hnd

Re: Dubai entry?

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/united-arab-emirates/entry-requirements

https://www.emirates.com/my/english/help/flying-to-and-from-dubai/tourists-travelling-to-dubai/

There’s a fair...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 16th 2020, 11:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By hnd

Re: Books on Middle East

Married to a Bedouin by Marguerite Gendermalsen. She is a NZ nurse who met, fell in love with, and married a Jordanian bedou and lived with him and the wider family in Petra. We were lucky enough...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 6th 2020, 3:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,657
Posted By hnd

Re: Oman - Muscat

800 “what” per month? USD, GBP, Euros, OMR?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 11th 2020, 8:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,297
Posted By hnd

Re: Going on holiday

We’re no longer in the ME but, if we were, we would not be thinking of leaving the UAE - or Oman, our most recent home - until some time next year at the earliest. We would be having staycations...
May 16th 2020, 9:18 am
Replies: 77
Views: 10,783
Posted By hnd

Re: MM2Hers stuck outside

Apparently MM2H visa holders may now return to Malaysia

https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/592975/mm2h-participants-stranded-abroad-allowed-enter-malaysia
Forum: Middle East
May 11th 2020, 2:54 am
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By hnd

KSA to stop Cost of Living allowance, increase VAT

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1672946/saudi-arabia

Saudi Arabia is to scrap the cost of living allowance as of June 1st and will increase VAT from 5% to 15% from July 1st.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 30th 2020, 2:01 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,729
Posted By hnd

Re: Having personal relationship in Al Ain

If you accept the job offer you would be moving to a Muslim country where the law is quite clear on the subject of co-habiting and/or having sexual relations outside of marriage - it is illegal. ...
Forum: Malaysia
Mar 26th 2020, 2:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By hnd

Re: status of tourists during MCO

Surely it is up to you to make sure that you leave the country before your 90 days pass expires? While there are still flights to the UK why should there be a visa waiver scheme?
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2020, 12:14 am
Replies: 455
Views: 43,266
Posted By hnd

Re: Covid 19

Better rethink your plans Scamp

https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/coronavirus-uae-halts-entry-of-residency-visa-holders-who-are-abroad-1.1584569904455
Forum: Middle East
Mar 14th 2020, 3:25 am
Replies: 455
Views: 43,266
Posted By hnd

Re: Covid 19

From today’s National

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/coronavirus-oman-restricts-border-crossing-from-march-15-1.992169
Forum: Middle East
Mar 4th 2020, 12:10 am
Replies: 455
Views: 43,266
Posted By hnd

Re: Covid 19

The common flu virus is still far more deadly than Coronavirus but you don’t see people being quarantined, considering cancelling holidays, panic buying basics etc
...
Feb 19th 2020, 2:10 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By hnd

Re: Carrying your passport everywhere

We each carry colour photocopies of our passports and MM2H visas with us at all times. We also have copies saved on our phones and also on a flash drive which is in the same small pouch as the...
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 30th 2020, 11:49 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,800
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to KL - Customs Clearance

@ MCT2KL, we were more than happy with GGL in Muscat and with Allied Pickfords at this end in KL. As I explained above, we used GGL in Muscat because they are/were (don’t know if they still are) AP’s...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 21st 2020, 1:54 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,970
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to Dubai

You’re guessing Palm Jumeirah but you don’t know. How can anyone give an idea of expenses when you can’t even say where the job is?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 4th 2020, 12:16 am
Replies: 0
Views: 649
Posted By hnd

australians face new property CGT liability

saw this on another BE forum and thought I’d put it up here for any Australians looking in
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 15th 2019, 11:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By hnd

Re: Vietnam

It might be worth asking on the Malaysia forum. The ‘bored’ isn’t all that active but we have quite a few friends here in KL who have work connections in HCMC - somebody may be able to help.
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 7th 2019, 2:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,800
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to KL - Customs Clearance

We have used Allied Pickfords (or their local associates) for our moves from UK to Dubai (2005), from Dubai to Muscat (2012 - associate companies used in Muscat, most recently Golden Global...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 6th 2019, 12:24 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,800
Posted By hnd

Re: Moving to KL - Customs Clearance

An update for those who may be interested

Our container left Oman on 11th September and arrived in MY last Friday, 27th September. We were contacted by Allied Pickfords on Wednesday, 2nd October...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 3rd 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 27th 2019, 5:58 am
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By hnd

Re: £50 notes

Change your Scottish notes to Bank of England notes if you can before you travel. Even if you find a BdC who will accept them you will get a less advantageous rate than for a Bank of England note. ...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 2nd 2019, 8:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,331
Posted By hnd

Re: Fact-finding visit to Penang

You could always have a look at the Penang Trip Advisor forum. There’s lots of information which you would probably find useful in the Top questions section to the right of the page.
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 27th 2019, 7:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By hnd

Re: The Pirate Coast

Jawasmi, otherwise known as Qawasim or Qasimi

ihttps://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/anglo-qawasim.htm
Forum: Middle East
Aug 22nd 2019, 9:39 am
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