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Forum: Middle East
Aug 12th 2018, 3:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Buy to Let or Residential Mortgage Route

Any BTL mortgages will attract higher Stamp Duty as it's assumed it won't be your main permanent address, regardless if you only have one property or many. The difference could run into well about...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 12th 2018, 2:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Buy to Let or Residential Mortgage Route

You will pay much higher Stamp Duty on BTL mortgage, keep this mind. Prices looks like will be stable in South East for next 2-3 years so if I were you I would wait until you back home and apply for...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 19th 2018, 1:20 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 3,266
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Workload

Busy as never before but that's because they asked me to come here and develop foreign markets and this is what I did to extend. Vietnam, India, Singapore, Malaysia to some extend Qatar, KSA and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 4th 2018, 1:48 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,375
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Hong Kong

Sadly HK is slowly but surely declining becoming just another random mainland Chinese city. Less and less British influence day by day. Singapore is even better now in this respect.

They should...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 22nd 2018, 8:57 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Plato's Republic

Read it in school but hardly remember it now but I've liked it back then. One thing which stuck with me for life from there is saying that each person has both good and bad in them, regardless who...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 22nd 2018, 6:36 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,266
Posted By kostik3000

Re: University of Sharjah

I liked the old Middle Age times when you lend money for the exchange of the right for "first night" with borrower's daughters :lol:

Sarcasm, of course.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 21st 2018, 8:15 am
Replies: 57
Views: 2,455
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Dream holidays

Why Osaka?
Forum: Middle East
Feb 20th 2018, 12:33 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,266
Posted By kostik3000

Re: University of Sharjah

Go to Japan to their top Uni's or Korea with their booming universities, or China (they now have few unis on Top 100 list). UAE is total backwaters.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 20th 2018, 12:24 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,266
Posted By kostik3000

Re: University of Sharjah

But it's still must be money when you consider joining University which is not even on the list of top 1000 universities of the World list?
Feb 20th 2018, 11:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Move from UK to GCC

Tough times here for sure, companies are shredding staff, not hiring, at least at my field. Stay where you are and see what will happen in year or two or look outside GCC.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 20th 2018, 11:36 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,266
Posted By kostik3000

Re: University of Sharjah

Any reason for damaging such an excellent start in your career with Sharjah University?

You will be better employing your knowledge working as Business Analyst for some top banks in UK (your...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 15th 2018, 10:57 am
Replies: 40
VAT
Views: 4,857
Posted By kostik3000

Re: VAT

Is this guy government AI bot?
Forum: Middle East
Feb 12th 2018, 8:58 am
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Family visit during Ramadan

I've spent last Ramadan here with wife and kid. It's much easier now. Malls are open and you can eat at restaurants which are screened off. Take aways are working as usual. Dubai has much more...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 7th 2018, 11:13 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,085
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Moving to Dubai at 19000 AED per month Good/Bad?

It's called Dubai Wharf actually, here to help you with search:

Dubai Properties - Homes to Rent - Dubai Wharf (http://www.dp.ae/our-portfolio/homes-to-rent/54/Dubai-Wharf)
Forum: Middle East
Feb 7th 2018, 11:10 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,085
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Moving to Dubai at 19000 AED per month Good/Bad?

Try to check Culture Village development from DP as they are doing good promotion for 1 bed rental flats. Just go on their web-site. Also, they are great as corporate landlord as you don't need to...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 7th 2018, 10:37 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,085
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Moving to Dubai at 19000 AED per month Good/Bad?

Probably been answered many times before but here you are, completely average figures based on information available from your side:

- rent - 1 bed - anything between 5-8000 per month.
-...
Jan 21st 2018, 7:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Brazilian IT Consultant Single move to Dubai with a Job Offer 20k AED

Good MBA in Dubai? You be better off doing on line course with some British university instead. It will set you about 1000 pounds a months but at least it will be recognized globally.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 11th 2018, 9:11 am
Replies: 81
Views: 4,261
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Thursday afternoon thread

You can eat for a week for that money in China Town in International city :rofl:
Forum: Middle East
Jan 3rd 2018, 1:15 pm
Replies: 40
VAT
Views: 4,857
Posted By kostik3000

Re: VAT

Biggest mess in our line of business, I've ever seen. It's like whole system was designed by 10 years old. I am in Maritime business and most of the things supplied to ships should be zero rated. Our...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2017, 6:12 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,934
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Plans to move to Dubai!

This is about right. Somehow, I manage to do it with family but let's see how long I will last :lol:
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2017, 6:02 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,934
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Plans to move to Dubai!

Let's put it this way, I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't go to brunches.

However, I have sacrificed on the standards compared to what I had in the UK both for me and my family.

I live in 2...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2017, 5:02 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,934
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Plans to move to Dubai!

I rephrase it then. Try to aim to save at least double in Dubai of what you are currently save back in the UK. Otherwise it's not worth it.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 26th 2017, 7:19 am
Replies: 90
Views: 7,934
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Plans to move to Dubai!

Everybody is different but I wouldn't even consider Dubai if you cannot save at least 4000-5000 GBP each month. It's becoming much harder to do it here every year.

With regards to point 2, yes,...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 20th 2017, 9:04 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Moving to Dubai in Feb help with schools please

I though school ranking is largely affected by how they teach Arabic and how good their students in Arabic which is bit irrelevant to most expats.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 11th 2017, 2:10 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,615
Posted By kostik3000

Re: Renting a Vehicle in Dubai

It seems that rate difference in range of 200-300 AED depending if you have a limit or not.

Not a problem, here in Dubai for a month now myself, so going through many things previously discussed...
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