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Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 4th 2012, 1:20 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 9,060
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Oh. My. God. Skyfall.............

You are not alone. Whole plot riddled with holes big enough to drive a train through. Unadulterated escapist crap. Occasional laugh but that was about it!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 21st 2011, 9:23 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,946
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Construction related questions.

I should declare my hand and confess to being an engineer.

Nonetheless this thread reminds me of the old Yellow Pages entry - "Boring - see Civil Engineers".
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2011, 2:59 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,535
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Well Water Pump

Assuming you are in Dubai or near coast - much of the groundwater here is saline - in many paces saltier than seawater. Anything above 2,000 mg/l total dissolved solids will be damaging to most...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 17th 2011, 3:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,069
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Sailing clubs in Bahrain or UAE?

DOSC is an active sailing club - dinghy and offshore - with good facilities. I think Jebel Ali Sailing Club has long since gone - probably absorbed into DOSC.

I am a member of the Abu Dhabi...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 12th 2011, 4:02 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Its basically porn

I seem to recall "likely to corrupt or deprave" is (or was) the legal definition of obscene.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 7th 2011, 3:36 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,399
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: How many expats live in Abu Dhabi approx?

See link below.

http://www.scad.ae/en/Statistics/Pages/SubTopicTableGraph.aspx?TabID=3&TGID=459&SubTopicID=133

Approx 1.1m non nationals in a total population of 1.5m
Forum: Middle East
Dec 11th 2010, 6:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Long shot - crow's foot spanners in UAE?

There are a lot of builder's merchants/tool shops on Najda Street in AD - between Electra and Hamdan. It's surprising what they stock - but you have to be prepared to go in and ask - they don't have...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 29th 2010, 3:19 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 13,476
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Any guitar stores in Abu Dhabi

There is quite a good music shop in the block between Electra and Hamdan behind the Crowne Plaza. Quite difficult to find - has a yellow neon sign. I am fairly sure it stocks Ibanez.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 15th 2010, 10:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 5,454
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: What's wrong with the water in Riyadh?

I think the water in Riyadh is a mix of groundwater and desalinated seawater. In both cases the water that is put into supply is of high quality. The desalinated water is soft - although they do...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 20th 2010, 5:07 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,593
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Poppy Seeds?

I have heard that poppy seeds which are capable of germination are illegal.

If they have been treated (ie by baking) so that they can't grow they are OK.

How you tell the difference other than...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2010, 3:01 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 10,050
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Pubs (Abu Dhabi)

See attached file - getting a bit out of date now but feel free to feedback any corrections or alternative views.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 31st 2010, 6:01 am
Replies: 56
Views: 8,228
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Barracuda in Umm Al Quwain

I have often heard the story of people getting their car nudged from behind in Sharjah after visiting Barracuda - the nudger then threatens to call the police and point out to them that the nudged...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 19th 2009, 9:24 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Shoot, booger, fewk, curnt, fewker, basterd!

Take a few days and read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance".
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 18th 2009, 7:46 am
Replies: 99
Views: 6,072
Posted By Dry as Dust

F1 Yas Island

Picture from Gulf News today of F1 track handover. Photoshop or what?
Forum: Middle East
Sep 8th 2009, 7:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 8,092
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Saudi Airport computer checks, Fact or Phable ??

A couple of years ago I flew into Riyadh on a business trip to give a presentation which was stored on an external hard drive. Drive was confiscated for investigation and we were told it would be...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 2nd 2009, 11:00 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Moving and red tape

"I last tried to hire a car a couple of months ago when we had guests over and they were not able to hire without an international license. The rules are crazy, especially as you can convert a UK...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 2nd 2009, 10:25 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Moving and red tape

As EM says you will not be able to hire a car if you have a residence visa and no UAE licence.

More importantly, once you have your residence visa it is illegal to drive with a UK licence or an...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 17th 2009, 7:00 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By Dry as Dust

Nihal indian restaurant - Abu Dhabi

Just had a very disappointing evening. Strolled to the Nihal restaurant (next to Sands hotel on Electra Street in Abu Dhabi) to find it closed. Anyone know if its moved - and if so where to?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 16th 2009, 11:59 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,455
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Warning about Take-Away's ......

Except that closing the outlet if it isn't the cause will save no lives, and failing to look for other potential sources will endanger more.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 16th 2009, 10:41 am
Replies: 45
Views: 2,455
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Warning about Take-Away's ......

This news story seems very strange to me. It is very odd that three people should contract food poisoning from a takeaway, which results in the death of two of them, and yet there are no other...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 4th 2009, 10:31 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Drinks/Nights out Abu Dhabi

Andy,

You may find the attached helpful. In need of updating so please post any new info you pick up over the weekend.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2009, 8:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,630
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Document Attestment - advice

You have got a complicated situation!

For the degree certificates you should only need to get one attested for visa purposes. This would normally be the highest relevant degree of the person to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 18th 2009, 8:10 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,126
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Abu Dhabi nightlife

I try to limit my postings to those rare occasions when I've got something useful to say!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 17th 2009, 12:37 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,126
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: Abu Dhabi nightlife

I've been writing a guide to AD pubs and clubs for a while - a labour of love of sorts.

Here it is - a work in progress.

My gift to your mate's stag night. Good luck!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 23rd 2009, 1:38 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,349
Posted By Dry as Dust

Re: boiling water

The water in the mains here is fine. The problem with tap water is that it has been sitting around in roof or ground tanks in both villas and apartment blocks. The water in the tanks is at...
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