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info request: good place to live if you work in deira

Hi, i am currently considering an offer from a local bank in dubai. The office I believe is in Deira. I am given AED 80,000 as annual housing allowance. Any advice on which district to live, which will not pose a huge daily commuting challenge for me? I have 2 kids, 1 in primary and 1 in nursery, so...
by JeepDude
Aug 07, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: info request: good place to live if you work in deira
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Hi, if I am holding valid australian driving license but my passport is indonesian, would i qualify for the DL change over? will they look for passport or just the visa portion on the passport?
by JeepDude
Aug 09, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Drivers Licence
Replies: 12
Views: 1900

moving to dubai, need advise on where to stay until dec 2006

hi, I am currently sorting out the visa thingy and would probably move to dubai around early october 2006. family will follow in january 2007. until december 2006, is it better to find a shared accomodation [renting a room] or should i rent a studio or 1 bedroom apartment or do i have alternative ch...
by JeepDude
Aug 10, 2006
 
Forum: Accommodation in Dubai
Topic: moving to dubai, need advise on where to stay until dec 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 872

exchanging driving license, with a twist

hi, i am holding an australian driving license [nsw] and i now i can exchange it with dubai driving license for a fee, without taking the test etc.. BUT my passport is Indonesian. Will they check nationality and request me to take the dreadful test? is the country of issuance of the dl takes precede...
by JeepDude
Aug 10, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: exchanging driving license, with a twist
Replies: 2
Views: 811

zam wrote:Also there's this line up of beautiful villas but I think its a place for local...

:lol:


zam, what do you mean by 'a place for local'? is there a significant difference in cost, size, layout or facility? will there be restriction on which property can be rented by expat and which one can not?
by JeepDude
Aug 10, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: info request: good place to live if you work in deira
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

K, thanks for the link. very informative.
by JeepDude
Aug 10, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: exchanging driving license, with a twist
Replies: 2
Views: 811

a small question on clothing

hi, anyone in banking sector in this forum? what do people [male] working in banking sector in dubai wear? formal, as in suit or just business shirt and tie? i am on the IT side of the bank, any chance for business casual wear [short sleeve shirt or polo shirt]? i will be in dubai within 2 months, h...
by JeepDude
Aug 15, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: a small question on clothing
Replies: 2
Views: 923

a bit confused after reading posts on attesting document

hi all, after browsing thru some related postings on degree attestation by dbxsoul, scarlet and others, i am getting more confused as to what the right process should be. i have my degree from australian university in sydney and i am currently living and working in jakarta. my would be dubai employe...
by JeepDude
Aug 22, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: a bit confused after reading posts on attesting document
Replies: 5
Views: 2487

thanks mate. I finally contacted my would be employer and explained the situation. guess what? they said they will do the attestation of that document in dubai. Yippeee. 1 less hassle, 999 to go. Just FedEx the docs and photos across. Gee, they charge quite a bit, don't they, this so called courier....
by JeepDude
Aug 24, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: a bit confused after reading posts on attesting document
Replies: 5
Views: 2487

what is with the po box number?

When I browse thru for information about Dubai, I come across lots of address with only PO Box number and no proper address [like number, street, suburb etc]. Is this how things done in Dubai? Just use PO Box? Will courier company ok with it, since they normally deliver to the addressee direct, not ...
by JeepDude
Aug 27, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: what is with the po box number?
Replies: 18
Views: 8735

i thought a fully functioning postal service is a mandatory item when one wants to establish a country? isn't this mandated by the UN or something :lol: just couriered some docs last week thru fedex, with only establishment name, street name and po box. Lo and behold, those docs actually arrived at ...
by JeepDude
Aug 28, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: what is with the po box number?
Replies: 18
Views: 8735

As far as I am concerned there is not "real" post/mail in Dubai. I get mail every couple of months. So much so that I have had my electricy/water/ shut-off for not paying the bill and just this Friday they shut off my cabl/phone/etc. for the same reason. The problem is that I can't pay a ...
by JeepDude
Aug 28, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: what is with the po box number?
Replies: 18
Views: 8735

Hi, below is some information i got from JSV previous post, which I found extremely useful and comprehensive. Do use the search functions and use different keywords like salary, package, compensation etc. JSV Dubai Forum Guest Joined: 21 Jul 2005 Posts: 6 Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:25 pm Post subjec...
by JeepDude
Aug 28, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Salary Package No Info No where
Replies: 30
Views: 7440

Jeepdude ,from Ian's definition of hijacking, your hijacking your own topic...hmmm but since you are the author of the post, does it give justice? LOL As for your bill paying scheme Q, enroll all bills/payable to your bank account and have that online banking thing and maybe it would be easy as 1,2...
by JeepDude
Aug 28, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: what is with the po box number?
Replies: 18
Views: 8735

MaaaD, I am just trying to maintain backward compatibility :)

Hmmm, you could take a 1-page ad in the gulfnews and put your comment there, address it to all. That would be interesting :lol:
by JeepDude
Aug 29, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: what is with the po box number?
Replies: 18
Views: 8735

Original post is a very interesting fiction. I suppose the author of that story left out the part which says those men were armed and dangerous... Oh, that would be a terrorist-on-board story... stretched a bit, you will have a headline "4 armed terrorist on board a plane, gang rape a young lad...
by JeepDude
Aug 29, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Emirates Airlines??
Replies: 34
Views: 3426

They are probably trying to maintain the resale value of the car by having the plastic seat cover still on. The rest of the car maybe falling apart but at least the seats look brand new. Hey, they still have the original plastic cover from the factory :lol: I bet if brand new car comes wrapped in pl...
by JeepDude
Aug 29, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: What's with the plastic covers on car seats.
Replies: 17
Views: 3351

He will be missed by me and my family :cry: We learn a lot about croc and snakes from his show on animal planet. Always entertaining and always put a big smile on my daughter's face. Wife and I were thinking about visiting the zoo next time we head downunder and try to see him in person. Sigh. Stevo...
by JeepDude
Sep 05, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: The Croc Hunter no more...
Replies: 63
Views: 4754

Oh noooo.. not Brockie :cry: :cry: :cry:
by JeepDude
Sep 08, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: The Croc Hunter no more...
Replies: 63
Views: 4754

definitely recommend newton for seafood. boat quay is cool, several good places to unwind after full day of meeting, with cold drink and nice food. If you hang out until late night, try bike rickshaw to get you back into your hotel :lol: I know its a touristy thing to do but it is fun, if you do it ...
by JeepDude
Sep 09, 2006
 
Forum: Travel Around
Topic: SG ...?
Replies: 24
Views: 4512

i was driving home from work that day, being in a gmt+7 part of the world. wife called and said there was a plane hitting wtc in new york. i though she was joking and she thought she was looking at the latest movie preview :shock: we watched cnn until early morning, shocked and saddened, especially ...
by JeepDude
Sep 09, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: What were you doing & where were you on September 11th?
Replies: 48
Views: 3332

yep. but it is more about trying to put people at ease/blend in, as opposed to using the accent to differentiate you from the rest of the group.
by JeepDude
Sep 09, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Your Accent .. does it matter ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3586

4wd - which one is better for everyday use?

hi, trying to figure out which car to buy when we get there. been browsing the forum, gulfnews and some websites, and i think 4wd is the way to go for wife's car. i have narrowed down the choices to toyota land cruiser, nissan patrol or mitsubishi pajero. given the budget i have, i will probably go ...
by JeepDude
Sep 09, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: 4wd - which one is better for everyday use?
Replies: 0
Views: 923

For Jeepers in Dubai

i have seen a couple of used car ads for YJ or TJ. Pricing looks good, especially YJ [sub 20,000 dhs], thinking about buying one for daily commuting to office as well as weekend offroading. 1. are there plenty of places in dubai, which does repair/maintenance/modification for jeep? especially run by...
by JeepDude
Sep 09, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: For Jeepers in Dubai
Replies: 0
Views: 1842

help - where to repair treo650 in dubai

my treo650 is broken, 3 hours after i arrived in dubai :cry: anyone know a place here which does palm treo repair?
by JeepDude
Oct 12, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai high tech talk
Topic: help - where to repair treo650 in dubai
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

nosoup4u, thanks for info. actually, after searching the web and phoning around, i manage to track down the distributor for palm product here in dubai. it is called ITE distribution [website http://www.iteme.com] and they have excellent palm support guy called Sudheesh Mohan who knows the stuff. unf...
by JeepDude
Oct 17, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai high tech talk
Topic: help - where to repair treo650 in dubai
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

http proxies will not work with Skype mate :D but Socks5 is Okey... you have to check the Socks5 proxy lists all the time... that s a big deal :shock: anyone able to run skype on mac osx using socks5? managed to run skype for win on winxp emulated on top of parallel for mac using socks5 but the sam...
by JeepDude
Oct 24, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai high tech talk
Topic: skype
Replies: 53
Views: 18346

couple of friends at work said most clubs are full for individual. except maybe the one near jebel ali. i have not check it out myself since it is a bit far from where i work. da boss is trying to get a corporate membership so that we can take turn playing. not sure where though. not yet played in a...
by JeepDude
Nov 14, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Golf Clubs
Replies: 7
Views: 1175

anyone knows how many possible route you can take from sharjah to dubai, say until deira clock tower? in the morning? does everyone take ittihad road only or other alternatives are equally as bad? been thinking and looking at places in buhaira corniche [nice area] but still not sure about traffic in...
by JeepDude
Nov 14, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Big decision... Dubai or Sharjah?
Replies: 28
Views: 4025

thanks guy's for replay, I went all of the links trough, but here a question about internet search and access's, it is a e,g you sit in dubai, you look at my website(with europe/us domain name)when you search my website or you look at the website, the search goes to the main hosting internet compan...
by JeepDude
Nov 19, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai high tech talk
Topic: what is the best internet host in dubai?
Replies: 10
Views: 2443
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