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AUD

Anyone else have anything to say -- good or bad -- about the American University in Dubai (AUD)?
by OldAsiaHand
Aug 30, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI
Replies: 25
Views: 6622

AUD vs. AUS

How might one compare the American University in Dubai (AUD) with the American University of Sharjah (AUS)?

My understanding is that there is no connection between AUD and AUS. They just have somewhat similar names.

Is one better than the other? And, if so, then how?

Any other thoughts?
by OldAsiaHand
Aug 31, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI
Replies: 25
Views: 6622

Places to study Arabic in Dubai

Can anyone suggest a good place to study Arabic in Dubai?

I'd be looking for a very basic (intro) course.
by OldAsiaHand
Aug 31, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Places to study Arabic in Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Knowledge Village

Hey, what's the deal with Dubai's Knowledge Village?
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 01, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Knowledge Village
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Loose lips....

Perhaps a bar girl somewhere would know....
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 01, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: USS Nimitz
Replies: 5
Views: 936

Aussie school

I heard that an Aussie school in the UAE recently had some sort of dispute with the government and was closing down.

It might have been the University of South Queensland, but I'm not sure.

Anybody know about that?
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 01, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI
Replies: 25
Views: 6622

UNB

I think the University of New Brunswick has programs in China, Bermuda, and maybe India. They are also apparently looking at Southeast Asia. However, I don't know of any UNB programs in the Middle East.
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 09, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: University of New Brunswick in Dubai?
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Gum in SG

If somebody needs chewing gum in Singapore, it is easy enough to pop over the causeway and to buy some in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Apparently, doctors in Singapore can also perscribe chewing gum (for bad breath???). That was a compromise to enable the US-Singapore free trade agreement!
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 09, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Dubai vs. Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 1657

KV

Looked at the website for KV the other day.

They still listed the University of Southern Queensland, which I heard has left Dubai.
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 09, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Knowledge Village
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Another global ranking of unis

Another global ranking of universities was done last year by The Times (London) Higher Education Supplement. To see the full list, you would probably have to register. However, you can see the top 20 from that list on another site: http://newshub.nus.edu.sg/headlines/0411/ranking_05nov04.htm No scho...
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 09, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI
Replies: 25
Views: 6622

Electricity

Here’s a very basic question. What sort of electrical outlets/plugs are used in Dubai? Three-prong, UK-style (also found in Malaysia, Singapore, etc.)? Or, is another type of outlet used? My impression is that there are about half a dozen different types of outlets used in different parts of the wor...
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 10, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Electricity
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Credit card

You might want to keep a US address for certain purposes while overseas. You could make payments on your credit card bills thru a family member if somebody is willing to do that for you.
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 10, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Questions about Dubai
Replies: 4
Views: 2031

Thanks

Thanks for the info.
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 12, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Electricity
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Ru Pinoy?

R u Pinoy?
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 12, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: NEW FILIPINO FORUMS ONLINE !!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2448

Ramadan in Dubai

This tread is interesting. Although I've not yet been in Dubai during Ramadan, I have been in Malaysia during Ramadan. Islam is the state religion in Malaysia although only a slight majority of Malaysians are Muslims. The Malays are Muslims, but most of the other ethnic groups follow other religions...
by OldAsiaHand
Sep 20, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 37
Views: 4441

Booze?

Hey, do they serve booze at HRC in Dubai?
by OldAsiaHand
Oct 07, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Hard Rock Cafe
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Prob periods

I've been told that some employers in the UAE have even longer probation periods like nine months or even one year.
by OldAsiaHand
Oct 07, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Probation period
Replies: 12
Views: 3604

German TV

You might be able to get DW-TV (Deutsche-Welle) in the UAE. Certainly, DW-TV can be found in much of Asia with programs in German and English. Also, I think that they have an Arabic service as well.
by OldAsiaHand
Oct 07, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Internet-access
Replies: 7
Views: 2171

The Gulf

Certainly, there are other bodies of water with different names. Take, for example, the body of water between Korea and Japan. The Japanese call it the Sea of Japan ("Nihonkai") while the Koreans call it the East Sea ("Donghae"). Even the British and the French, who are both in the EU, can't agree o...
by OldAsiaHand
Oct 07, 2005
 
Forum: Philosophy and Religion Forums
Topic: New Persian Gulf Website
Replies: 102
Views: 10891

Chinese

Hey, I might be interested in a Chinese course in Dubai starting sometime early next year.
by OldAsiaHand
Oct 18, 2005
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: is there anyone who wants to learn Chinese language?
Replies: 8
Views: 3011

Gulf specs

Looking at many of the car ads here I keep seeing references to "Gulf specs," but I don't know what that means. Although I did try an Internet search, I couldn't find the answer. And, I don't want to ask a car dealer about something that seems so basic to the car market in Dubai. I assume that Gulf ...
by OldAsiaHand
Feb 08, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Gulf specs
Replies: 16
Views: 3140

Dubai Sports TV?

Does anyone know if the World Cup will be broadcasted on Dubai Sports TV?
by OldAsiaHand
Jun 09, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: where to watch fifa in dubai?
Replies: 58
Views: 4599

Fax film

Here's a very technical question. I'm looking for some place in the UAE that sells film suitable for a SHARP fax machine. I already checked the SHARP website. It listed Jacky's as the authorized dealer for SHARP fax machines. Unfortunately, however, so far I've been to two of their outlets in Dubai ...
by OldAsiaHand
Jun 12, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Fax film
Replies: 3
Views: 910

WC at HRC

For those still looking for a place to watch the World Cup, you can try the Hard Rock Cafe near Dubai Internet City.

There's no special admission or cover charge. You just order some drinks and/or food.

For the match that I saw at HRC, they actually had commentary in English and no commercials.
by OldAsiaHand
Jun 13, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: where to watch fifa in dubai?
Replies: 58
Views: 4599

Car

There is a public bus system of sorts here, but it is not as good as what you might be used to elsewhere. Many companies provide private bus or van services for their workers as a result. For example, a construction company will bus its workers to and from building sites. Are you from China? Compare...
by OldAsiaHand
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: price of taxis??
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Fax film

Thanks.

I'll check that place out.
by OldAsiaHand
Jun 21, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Fax film
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Working in a store

Some people who work in stores here in Dubai get very low pay by Western standards. I've heard of cases of some people (Asian workers) in stores only making around five hundred dirhams (AED 500) per month. How they can live on that in the UAE and also send money back to their home countries I don't ...
by OldAsiaHand
Jun 21, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Job for Spouse
Replies: 8
Views: 2353

If you haven't done so already, look into the medical malpratice insurance situation in the UAE. I'm not a doctor, but I do know that doctors in the states usually have to shell out a lot for insurance coverage. From what I've heard foreign nurses mostly get paid very low salaries here. So, the sala...
by OldAsiaHand
Jul 17, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Are medical doctors really only paid 20K/month in Dubai?
Replies: 9
Views: 19837

Re: Notary Public

Hi guys, I'm looking for notary public services to draw up a document. Does anyone know what the procedure is, and where I can seek notary public services? As strange as it might sound, there seems to be a notary office connected with the Dubai Courts. I've seen the signs for it, but I've never use...
by OldAsiaHand
Jul 17, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Notary Public
Replies: 9
Views: 9774

Holidays

The religious holidays can be a bit tricky here because they tend to be announced close to the day. Even though the Islamic calendar is a lunar one, the holidays don't always fall when one might expect. In fact, the exact dates of religious holidays (at least when viewed in terms of the Western cale...
by OldAsiaHand
Jul 26, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Public / Religious Holidays
Replies: 7
Views: 1799
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