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Forum: Middle East
Oct 14th 2019, 3:52 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 9,196
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Dubai economy?

Wow! Lots of interesting perspectives.

I hope things improve in Dubai, it was such a good place to be 2004-2013, though we were very fortunate to stay employed through the messy years.
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Forum: Middle East
Oct 13th 2019, 2:58 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 9,196
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Dubai economy?

2008 was a pretty wild time. So many friends got sent home from Dubai. And even stranger, there were suddenly ample parking spaces at every mall. Imagine!!

Seems like a return to Dubai is off the...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 13th 2019, 1:47 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 9,196
Posted By BurpusMe

Dubai economy?

I've been gone from Dubai since 2013 and have been thinking about moving back someday. However have been hearing that the economy is going through tough times. Is it true? How does it compare to...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 29th 2013, 2:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Broadband

Hilarious! Shocking they would go through the trouble to install fibre that late in the game! :D

Thanks for the advice. I think the Starhub offer looks ok.
If your 1Mbps package is ok, their...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 29th 2013, 2:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Broadband

Hilarious! Shocking they would go through the trouble to install fibre that late in the game! :D

Thanks for the advice. I think the Starhub offer looks ok.
If your 1Mbps package is ok, their...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 28th 2013, 12:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By BurpusMe

Broadband

We're new to SG and need to get our home broadband setup ASAP.
Looking for advice, and personal experience.

I'm strongly considering the Starhub Fibre Package for $39.90:...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 28th 2013, 4:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Temporary Accoms in Dubai?

Those options sound good. Thanks for sharing!
I would have jumped on the DWTCC unit, if only.

In the end I found a shared accoms on AirBnb for AED 5000.
Master suite in a convenient, but basic...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 24th 2013, 1:23 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Temporary Accoms in Dubai?

Oh yeah - HI BLUE CAT! #MEOW
Forum: Middle East
Jul 24th 2013, 1:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Temporary Accoms in Dubai?

Anywhere from free, up to.. 6k?
Prefer to keep it as low as possible tho.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 24th 2013, 11:24 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Apartment in Dubai

OMG!! I can't believe I missed your post till now.
I was on vacation briefly and just didn't see it.
I'm sorry to say that the flat has
Forum: Middle East
Jul 24th 2013, 11:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By BurpusMe

Temporary Accoms in Dubai?

I'm looking for a low cost accommodation while I wait to move, ideally:

30 July - 30 August
Close to Metro station, or close to DIFC
Laundry
WiFi
Parking not needed
Nearby groceries a...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 3rd 2013, 7:26 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By BurpusMe

Short - Term Let in Dubai

Looking for a studio near any metro station for 6000/AED per month, or less.
Ideally with no deposit to deal with.

Any recommendations?

Just need it for the month of August.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 3rd 2013, 6:02 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Apartment in Dubai

Updated list:
Forum: Middle East
Jun 26th 2013, 11:29 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Apartment in Dubai

Thanks Scamp!
I need a little bit of luck, and a lot of smog masks!

In case anyone is in the market - I'm shedding some Ikea stuff
Forum: Middle East
Jun 25th 2013, 6:34 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Apartment in Dubai

Thanks for the appreciation! :thumbsup:

I don't drive, but the Dubai Metro is near the flat, and my office and my wife's office. Traffic and driving in general in Dubai isn't great.

For people...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 25th 2013, 4:31 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Apartment in Dubai

Hah! Of course, per annum. :)
It may seem high but other 1br had worse views and higher prices.

It's a lovely spot and I'm gutted to leave it.
I just want to help the landlord get it tenanted...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 24th 2013, 1:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By BurpusMe

Thumbs up Apartment in Dubai

I'm a longtime reader, and occasional poster to the forum.
My wife and I have truly loved living in Dubai, but we're starting our next chapter in Singapore.

One thing I'm trying to sort out...
Forum: Singapore
Jun 10th 2013, 7:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 12,307
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: What is the water like in Singapore?

Cockroaches haven't figured out how to use the lift, yet. :D
Forum: Singapore
Jun 10th 2013, 7:16 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Dubai -> Singapore

Thanks for the friendly tips!
We just took a long weekend trip to Singapore for work meetings, site seeing and home hunting. All went well. Pretty place, and well-organized.

I didn't get to...
Forum: Singapore
May 31st 2013, 7:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By BurpusMe

Dubai -> Singapore

Hello,

I'm visiting Singapore next week to evaluate the possibility of relocation.

I'm wondering if anyone could give me some pointers how I could continue my lifestyle or similar in your city....
Forum: Middle East
Jan 23rd 2013, 4:58 am
Replies: 188
Views: 17,822
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: AED1,500,000 reward for finding Timmy

They are in Dubai talking to The Football Association???!? :confused:
Forum: Middle East
Jan 6th 2013, 8:42 am
Replies: 25
Views: 26,358
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Where to buy a suit in Dubai

Three-piece makes sense - Jacket + Pants + Pants.
Waistcoats, however, are strictly for prats.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2012, 4:15 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,578
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Taxis in Dubai???? Where have they gone!?!

If the cabs are indeed missing - I hope they are getting washed and deodorised!
Forum: Middle East
Oct 11th 2012, 10:33 am
Replies: 25
Views: 26,358
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Where to buy a suit in Dubai

My fave:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/LOBO-Tailors/197399546939217

Have done a few things here too, not bad:
http://www.kachinsdubai.com/
Aug 27th 2012, 9:45 am
Replies: 170
Views: 11,569
Posted By BurpusMe

Re: Zebra crossings/rant about subcon's inability to follow the rules of the road

The point is:

We're all here for a given period of time and,
Are getting exactly what we signed up for
Have no possibility to change the driving habits of UAE


We're all free to vent on...
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