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Captain Australia wrote:OMG lol!!!!1

Perhaps you should learn spelling, grammar and punctuation before you come here. I hear it is a requirement at some jobs.


LOL - Okay I'm new here but thats exactly what I was thinking - can you give you rep on this forum?
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Im Moving to Dubai and i have sum questions...
Replies: 28
Views: 2813

Hi Egberts, My family and I move out in a month or so, we have one son who is four. It has been a nightmare finding a place, but eventually had success with Star International (mentioned above). Its been ten days since you posted your query and we had confirmation late last week so fingers crossed t...
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Primary schools - advise please!
Replies: 2
Views: 962

Thanks for this, my wife is pregnant and we will have our second in Dubai. Very useful.
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Child Birth, certificates and marriage licenses
Replies: 12
Views: 21569

We have been struggling with this topic as well. basically you have to secure a place in a school first, then worry about how long the commute will be afterwards. I'm no expert. I dont actually move out until Nov, but we have been trying to get our son in school forever. The commute has been the lea...
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Taking kids to school
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

This is great news, I had imagined life without a bacon sarnie.
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Best supermarket for meat
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Thats cool, i wondered how people finished books in under two days! Personally i love a good read. But thats on the bus on my way to Canary Wharf. When we move over there I dont expect to have the commute time as i will be driving!?!? I would be happy to share my thoughts on recent novels though...
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: I am exasperated
Replies: 16
Views: 1874

I am moving out in Novemeber and looking for a Nissan Murano - can anyone help me there?
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Second hand cars
Replies: 21
Views: 15391

I know I may be a bit lat on this thread, but the link does not work anymore....?
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Car rentals
Replies: 46
Views: 41533

I have a UK license, does this mean I can get a UAE one automatically?
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Motor Bike License
Replies: 4
Views: 3997

Classic Car Market?

Hello all, new here and not sure if this has been discussed. My family and I move over in Novemeber. Once I have been here a while I want to bring over an old Jensen Interceptor. The fuel consumption will be less of a drag in Dubai. Does anyone know if there garages etc which would support servicing...
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Classic Car Market?
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Captain, glad you posted this question. I assumed that when we arrive I could get a decent one off the shelf etc.

Fancy building one for me? Ha ha just kidding.
by seardarren
Sep 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai high tech talk
Topic: Where to get a decent computer
Replies: 7
Views: 1838

Very interesting read guys, thank you. We were seriously thinking of selling up in the UK and buying over here. But since the UK market slumped we cant sell and we are now renting both in both countries. We'll see the lie of the land when we arrive (yes, we are one of the 15,000). Perhaps we'll have...
by seardarren
Sep 26, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: No sharing of villas
Replies: 29
Views: 2043

I thought the dollar was strengthening aginst the £?

Anywhere is better than the UK right now, trust me.

In 2050 English will be a second language in the UK. The government will be run a multitude of Quango's. I will be nearly eighty and probably retired in Singapore.
by seardarren
Sep 26, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Politics Talk
Topic: Where is USA headed?
Replies: 34
Views: 3486

Are the buses laid on by the school? I presume so.

I'll have to investigate. Our son is starting at Star Int in Novemeber, it will be worth a phone call.

Thanks
by seardarren
Sep 26, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Taking kids to school
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Its only about an hour if you're the right side of the tracks right?
by seardarren
Sep 26, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Daily drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
Replies: 3
Views: 1136

Hi Joey, I am also a mechanical engineer and am moving my family out in Novemeber this year. I however wrk for a bank so its a bit different than PetroChem. I would imagine that you should expect IRO 30-40,000 per month. Dont make the mistake of comparing everything to GBP as the Dirahm is fixed to ...
by seardarren
Sep 26, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 1
Views: 631

I move out in November with work and am renting for the first year to see how the market lies. Probably going to see a market slump for a while so I am hoping that rental prices will drop also. Global credit crunch means less people moving, means more property available and bargains. But need to hol...
by seardarren
Oct 15, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Real Estate in 2008 - Good Time to Buy?
Replies: 62
Views: 5151

Is it possible to finance the insurance if you buy a car from a dealer?
by seardarren
Oct 15, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 13
Views: 10539

That motor is pure thorobred. I have always wanted an integrale, now I am in Dub the LHD wont be an issue. I may have one imported if they are hard to come by.
by seardarren
Oct 15, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Subaru WRX STi
Replies: 17
Views: 5967

Intersting, I was thinking about three years. Anyway regardless, with the stock market slump worsening regardless of bail outs, construction will slow, it always does.

It could go either way, but my money is on a reduction in house prices and rental values.
by seardarren
Oct 17, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Real Estate in 2008 - Good Time to Buy?
Replies: 62
Views: 5151

Couldnt agree more. The greater your balance, the more service you get.
by seardarren
Oct 17, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Best Bank in Dubai
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

By 'the legend' I assume you mean who is our # legend? Tricky one as its an all too often used phrase. For me its Johan Cruyff and the Total Football philosophy. Players like Pele and Maradonna are courted as always being the best and on the popularity lists thats fine. But for me its the like of Cr...
by seardarren
Oct 17, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Football (Soccer)
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Andyba wrote:http://www.dubai.ws/dubai_map.htm


Thats a great map, thanks.
by seardarren
Oct 17, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Map of Dubai
Replies: 5
Views: 4633

The origins of the word Dubai are in dispute, as some believe it to have originated from Persian, while some believe that Arabic is the linguistic root of the word. According to Fedel Handhal, researcher in the history and culture of the UAE, the word Dubai may have come from the word Daba (a deriva...
by seardarren
Oct 17, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: what is the full meaning of DUBAI?
Replies: 25
Views: 11710

Its a strange concept that the value of shares is not 'real money'. But its true, my niece once asked me about her money in the bank. She quite innocently thought that her £20 deposit was going into her own little locked up cage for her to draw on later. It seems silly, but thats what we allthink ab...
by seardarren
Oct 17, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: All that money you've lost — where did it go?
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

DAMAC are a joke Dont Anticipate Making A Cent They have hardly any completed projects. Thats quite funny as I met with them before deciding to rent. They actually made my mind up NOT to buy. They are located in the same building as me in Canary Wharf, the chap was explaining net to worth and renta...
by seardarren
Oct 17, 2008
 
Forum: Accommodation in Dubai
Topic: Dubai real estate investment
Replies: 11
Views: 2492

Making A Will

I understand the legal differences upon ones death is different to the UK. I am currently negotiating a Will for my spouse and I before we move out next week. Obviously its always good to have one, but does anyone know the pitfalls if you dont. In the UK it automatically passes to your next of kin i...
by seardarren
Oct 22, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Making A Will
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

Hi BigDave, my family and I are moving out next week and my firm hired a school / relocation consultant to assist us. A few months agao, whilst we looked on our own, we were having a nightmare. All schools were booked solid, because every prospective family paid a deposit on many schools, hoping to ...
by seardarren
Oct 23, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Texan going to Dubai, Questions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

I hear Peter Ebdon lives in Dubai, regularly walking along the beach. Perhaps we should ask him to set up a Snooker hall out there....I love a game too and have not played for some time.
by seardarren
Oct 28, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Snooker and Gyms in Dubai/Dubai Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 2610

Thanks dbxsoul, as most of my assets are UK based, this helps a lot.
by seardarren
Oct 28, 2008
 
Forum: Dubai Expat Help Forum
Topic: Making A Will
Replies: 5
Views: 1271
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