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Forum: Middle East
Jun 20th 2021, 11:33 am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,729
Posted By cookiedad

Next UK travel review date

My expectations on the UK travel announcement are fairly low, but hoping (if hoping for hassle free travel is permitted by the government) the government surprises positively on Qatar moving to...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2021, 7:21 am
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By cookiedad

Re: UK travel ban - Qatar and Oman Join

UAE folks: have any of you travelled to the UK? What airlines did you use?

Forum Folks: have any of you written to your MP/ relevant ministers to reconsider this? I agree on the home quarantine...
Feb 20th 2021, 1:22 pm
Feb 18th 2021, 6:41 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,371
Posted By cookiedad

Big 4 temporary consulting contract Dubai

Hello,
Would anybody on the forum have a rough idea on what is the daily rate for a temporary contract with one of the big 4 (PWC/KPMG/EY/ DELOITTE) in Dubai. I will be working remotely out of the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 14th 2020, 1:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,621
Posted By cookiedad

Stay put or run

Wondering if you folks are thinking of running back to the UK due to the Coronavirus and the subsequent flight restrictions/lockdowns? The question is applicable to those on their own in the middle...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 9th 2020, 5:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,021
Posted By cookiedad

Re: Layover in Muscat

We ended using the Aerotel which was inside the airport. It was very conveniently located and priced reasonably notwithstanding that the price was for a maximum of a 6 hour stay. Swimming pool was...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 9th 2020, 5:47 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By cookiedad

Flying in/out of Doha

Hello,
Any views on how safe is to fly in/out of Doha given the situation with Iran. My colleagues were saying that Qatar airways cannot fly over Saudi they have to fly over Iran/Iraq and that has...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 18th 2019, 3:38 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By cookiedad

Internet Access- Privacy and Security

I had some issues with my broadband connection in Qatar. I called the customer service and the chap at the other end kindly helped to restart the router and some other device(that also looks like a...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 13th 2019, 9:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,802
Posted By cookiedad

Investment Platforms for expats

Hello,
I wanted to check if anybody suggestions for good platforms which offer a wide range of investments funds for UK expats. In essence, I am looking for something like Hargreaves Lansdown or...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 24th 2019, 3:41 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,021
Posted By cookiedad

Layover in Muscat

Hello,
I appreciate this is not a travel forum but question targeted at Muscat residents, We are have a 8 hour layover in Muscat airport in early January after flying from India back to the UK. We...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 18th 2019, 1:43 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By cookiedad

Qatar resident travelling into Dubai

I am a British passport holder who flew in with family from the UK into Dubai for holiday. As a background, I work in Qatar but my family lives in the UK. At the immigration in Dubai we were asked if...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 18th 2019, 1:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By cookiedad

Re: Duty free alcohol allowance-Dubai

I carried a total of 8 bottles (6 litres @750ml a bottle) between me and my wife. I went through the green channel and was let through with no questions asked.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2019, 11:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By cookiedad

Duty free alcohol allowance-Dubai

Hello,
Two questions please:

1. Can you help me with the duty free alcohol allowance when entering Dubai. There is different information in various websites. We are carrying wine from the UK into...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 27th 2019, 7:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By cookiedad

VPN recommendations

Hello,
PM me please with response.

Could anyone recommend a good VPN service for using out of Qatar please. I need it to watch amazon prime and BBC from my iPad and iPhone. I would prefer a paid...
Forum: Middle East
May 17th 2018, 5:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 8,315
Posted By cookiedad

Re: VPN in Doha

I have been using witopia which costs about 60usd per year or thereabouts for about 4 years now. It worked fine at the beginning for then I started facing issues in the last year. Two issues mainly:...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2018, 8:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By cookiedad

Re: Sending USD from Dubai with HSBC

Thanks Millhouse, hnd and norm_uk
Forum: Middle East
Mar 20th 2018, 7:27 am
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By cookiedad

Re: Sending USD from Dubai with HSBC

Thank you. Has anybody used any broker or UAE exchange to send USD from Dubai? Grateful for any color on the exchange rate or spread to peg.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2018, 3:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By cookiedad

Sending USD from Dubai with HSBC

I know that the AED is pegged to the USD at 3.67. Does anybody know what exchange rate HSBC offers for AED when sending USD out of Dubai?
Forum: Middle East
Oct 29th 2017, 4:37 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,471
Posted By cookiedad

Re: Prescription Medication to Qatar

Thanks for the advice. In the end decided against bringing it to Qatar as the downside risk (albeit low probability) was too high to bring it with me.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 28th 2017, 1:58 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,471
Posted By cookiedad

Re: Prescription Medication to Qatar

Honestly I don’t know if they are on the controlled list.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2017, 12:23 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,471
Posted By cookiedad

Re: Prescription Medication to Qatar

This is what i was given
Zomorph 20mg
Pregabalin 20mg
Amitriptylinr 10mg

42 of the first 2 and 21 of the last one
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2017, 6:45 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,471
Posted By cookiedad

Prescription Medication to Qatar

My colleague has requested me to to carry some prescription medication ( very strong pain killers for neuropathic pain) from UK to Qatar for this dad who has run out of medication. His dad is on a...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 3rd 2017, 2:05 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,235
Posted By cookiedad

Re: DOH to DXB travel

@scamp: doing that now i.e. taking Thursday off and flying at 145am Thursday morning much to the slight irritation of my boss


QR are weird in the sense that they are charge a fortune if it is a...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 3rd 2017, 12:43 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,235
Posted By cookiedad

Re: DOH to DXB travel

@Scamp: Don't have the luxury of leaving office that early
@Ann: Oman Air is an option but I cant seem to get a decent return connection from MCT to DOH and earliest I can get to Doha is 1200pm on...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 3rd 2017, 12:18 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,235
Posted By cookiedad

Re: DOH to DXB travel

@Sabi Star, thanks for flagging this. The reason I am looking for options for DXB-DOH is that QR does not have overnight flights on Friday morning from DOH to London between April and October. The...
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