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Forum: Middle East
Nov 9th 2019, 8:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Bank fees 4+ years

Came and went. Company PRO sponsored search done in half a day beforehand. No issues - on file or at the border. My bank account had been removed from the system,.Sum of money contained at that point...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2019, 6:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Bank fees 4+ years

Yes I now understand that now thanks. I have lodged a request for an electronic certificate of good conduct. I hope they can send one pronto.
The nail-biter is that I am landing on Tuesday evening. ...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2019, 5:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Bank fees 4+ years

Thanks, this is an Abu Dhabi based issue, not Dubai.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2019, 4:54 am
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By smallpiff

Bank fees 4+ years

Left AUH 4+ years ago. Bonus paid late so account retained as open and abstracted via overseas cash machines.
Lost contact with account since but mindful of AED20 per month charge that was...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 10th 2015, 9:31 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Bonus Payment 3 months later

Still having doubts about this. Joking about suitcases aside there is a real risk that a late bonus can negatively and unjustly impact someone who become/s resident back in the UK. Who of us in...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2015, 2:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Bonus Payment 3 months later

Please explain how the getting blotto would help (other than in returning to the UK of course....)!? Declaration limit is around £6k I think. Actually the bonus isn't too much more anyway......
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2015, 10:15 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Bonus Payment 3 months later

Johnnyboy this sounds unpleasant. I'm aware of the SIPP potential however I was hoping to use the cash for a property purchase. To have to divert it away from this would be unfavourable. Surely the...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 3rd 2015, 9:54 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,558
Posted By smallpiff

Bonus Payment 3 months later

Hi there,

I escaped from the UAE in December. My employer has now got around to paying bonus and relocation (insh' allah it will arrive soon).

My question relates to the UK authorities. I...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2014, 11:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By smallpiff

Not cancelling dependent visa

Hi,

I am leaving Abu Dhabi soon.:lol: My wife and kids are already in UK. They sent passports/ID back via Parcelforce to initiate dependent visa cancellation. Parcelforce lost the parcel. As a...
Jan 24th 2014, 5:57 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By smallpiff

Shipping odd items back

Hi,

I live in a part of the world (Gulf) with very cheap ceramic tiles. I know these will be useful in the house I will be building in the UK. Can I add them into the container I will be shipping...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 26th 2013, 7:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,716
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Renting Studio Appartments in Abu Dhabi

Ah yes, you will be AD Government then, complying with the insane residency rule.

AD cant compete with Dubai on quality so they rig the market in their favour instead. Perhaps the can go the...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 21st 2013, 2:33 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By smallpiff

Shipping goods back for storage

Has anyone sent a shipment back to the UK mid way through overseas stint? I'm thinking of sending some nice (used in UAE) furniture for our house there. Currently non-resident and expect to stay that...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 17th 2013, 7:59 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Abu Dhabi "Authentic" Restaurant

I'd heard that this was more of a cafe than a restaurant. Never been so you would know better.

thanks
Forum: Middle East
Jun 17th 2013, 7:28 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By smallpiff

Abu Dhabi "Authentic" Restaurant

Family are visiting AUH on stopover to SE Asia. They'd like to taste some "authentic" food (not necessarily Emirati, but not pie and chips I'd guess). I'd like it to be a reasonable place, not cafe,...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 16th 2013, 6:02 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 6,967
Posted By smallpiff

Re: ENT Doctor

Wow - ask and ye shall receive. Not sure about the Frank Butcher lookalike. Still as long as its not Ken Barlow...... Seriously - will give these options a go, just hope they take my insurance. Many...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 16th 2013, 5:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 6,967
Posted By smallpiff

Re: ENT Doctor

Still no one who knows anyone? Still suffering here.:(
Forum: Middle East
Jun 12th 2013, 3:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 6,967
Posted By smallpiff

ENT Doctor

Hi there,

Can anyone recommend a western ENT doctor in Dubai. Ideally the type who doesn't believe in handing out antibiotics like sweeties and prepared to investigate before concluding.
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 15th 2012, 2:38 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 15,467
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Armani Suit Scam

He once got me. I wasn't going to buy it so he said OK you can have it for free - expecting some guilt on my part. Unfortunately for him no such thing from me, I took the parcel and he drove after me...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 15th 2012, 2:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By smallpiff

Forum: Middle East
Nov 12th 2012, 2:27 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By smallpiff

Re: UAE National Day 2012

Bit slow to reply to this. Have been run off my feet (yes in the Public sector).
In fact for some reason it is always a busy day for the Gov't Expats.

Anyway 4 days, bring it on!
Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2012, 7:22 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By smallpiff

Re: UAE National Day 2012

2 days for the privileged in Govt I think (hope)
Forum: Middle East
Oct 31st 2012, 6:59 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,874
Posted By smallpiff

UAE National Day 2012

Can anyone definitively advise when national day will be. I'm thinking Sunday 2nd Dec with Monday 3rd for Govt. Any confirmations on this?

rgds
Forum: Middle East
Sep 26th 2012, 7:21 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,877
Posted By smallpiff

Re: SARS in Middle East

We are french connectioned then;)
Forum: Middle East
Sep 26th 2012, 6:23 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,877
Posted By smallpiff

Re: SARS in Middle East

Hmmmm

http://gulfnews.com/news/world/other-world/five-more-with-sars-like-virus-1.1081384

Seems to be targeting westerners now. I hope it is something else....

I remember that the Hong Kong...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 16th 2012, 6:05 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,857
Posted By smallpiff

Re: Where do you stash your money?

The fixed rate deposits in Icelandic Banks were "hardly any risk". Agree though that the US dollar may not necessarily persist as the global reserve.

Has the original poster thought of Gold? It...
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