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Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2015, 2:33 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By treetops

Re: Bangkok

If you're going early December, be aware that 5th December is a National Holiday in Thailand for the King's Birthday. Bar and nightlife areas will be subdued, if not closed altogether.
Jun 10th 2015, 4:34 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 671
Posted By treetops

Electronics Manufacturing in UAE

When I joined and first posted here, over a year and a half ago, it was due to having a promised position at a new branch of my current employers which was coming along.

Unfortunately, after all...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 25th 2015, 4:53 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By treetops

Re: Got my date...

They do code share, but they also have their own flights.




No Premium Economy on any of Emirates fleet, not even the A380.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 8th 2014, 4:47 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,677
Posted By treetops

Re: UK Driving license - photocard expiry

It was reported a while back that changing to the photocard type would be made compulsory in 2015. I don't know if the government is proceeding with this or not.
Sep 28th 2014, 2:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,204
Posted By treetops

Re: "Is this a good offer" threads

The market rate is different in different locations, just as outgoings are different.

If you don't know the norm for the location, I think it's fair to ask. No-one wants to under sell themselves...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 20th 2014, 9:01 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 11,810
Posted By treetops

Re: British passport renewal

It's for a restricted amount of travel, but a bit more than that.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 5th 2014, 7:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By treetops

Re: English to UAE driving license transfer with DR10

Thanks both. Hope it remains that way.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 2nd 2014, 12:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By treetops

Re: English to UAE driving license transfer with DR10

I've only got an old style paper license as never had the need to change to the new style.

Has anyone any recent experience of getting a UAE license using this?
Forum: Middle East
Apr 19th 2014, 5:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,107
Posted By treetops

Re: Possible move to Qatar from London (Is it worth it / money / cohabitation / TV)

Ref. Slingbox information requested in the OP.

The Slingbox requires a "home" in the UK, is wired in to the system there (Sky, Virgin etc) and also to the broadband box there, and essentially...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 5th 2013, 1:37 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By treetops

Re: Abu Dhabi potential immigrant questions

Another subject with some questions is regarding the Electoral Roll in the UK and are there pros and cons of remaining on or coming off it?

On housing, I've been looking at dubizzle after seeing...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 1st 2013, 8:35 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By treetops

Re: Abu Dhabi potential immigrant questions

Thanks archie159.

I'd be going over on my own so a one bed apartment would suffice, however my preference would be for something bigger.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 30th 2013, 2:44 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By treetops

Re: Abu Dhabi potential immigrant questions

Thanks again for the responses.

Can anyone say if the post dated cheques practice is common in Abu Dhabi?

Regarding pension payments with tax relief at source - I currently pay via a Salary...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 29th 2013, 11:44 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By treetops

Re: Abu Dhabi potential immigrant questions

Thanks for the inputs.

I've been looking at BtL mortgages and the interest rate with my current bank is only about 1% more than the current SVR so no big issue there (I only have a small...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2013, 11:37 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By treetops

Re: Abu Dhabi potential immigrant questions

Thanks al dente, the information is helpful but of course leads to other questions!

You mention taxis - are there also buses available and are they reliable and frequent?

What are the...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2013, 11:27 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By treetops

Re: Abu Dhabi potential immigrant questions

Thanks, I can't seem to change the thread title - maybe a mod could do it if one comes along.

I'm currently at Page 36 of 602 as I read through the board - not reading them all, just where the...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2013, 10:25 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,076
Posted By treetops

Abu Dhabi potential ex-pat questions

It looks like I soon may be offered a position with a company which will entail working in Abu Dhabi. It would be based in the UK (where I currently live) for the best part of a year before moving...
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