Dubai - why the hell would anyone want to go there?

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Served in Dubai on Loan Service - best tour ever. Never had any trouble with either the the police, the locals in general or the majority of expats. In fact the only people that irritated me were some Brits and the Russians. Both had the morals and behaviours of alley cats - bit like the assholes you give as examples. When in Rome etc.
 
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Sun tans, duty free shopping, high speed driving if you can bribe the fuzz enough to close the roads for you. Plus you can piss off the natives by constantly reminding them that if it wasn't for expat builders and so on, it would still be a second-rate, oil-less, fly-ridden excuse for a caravanserai (or so I have been told).

Tam
 
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I love the place, but as PAW said its the Chavs that cock it up,
 
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Is there anywhere in the world you haven't been Judith Chalmers?
Why you jealous, my friend had a small problem with the UK taxman so he moved out there, and as he was at the time the class 2 offshore world power boating champion 1997, he got a job as manager of one of the Racing teams based out there, nice work if you can get it, but very handy for me to get cheap fishing trips,
 
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Served in Dubai on Loan Service - best tour ever. Never had any trouble with either the the police, the locals in general or the majority of expats. In fact the only people that irritated me were some Brits and the Russians. Both had the morals and behaviours of alley cats - bit like the assholes you give as examples. When in Rome etc.
I have to agree with this comment. I live in Abu Dhabi and more often than not those that cause the most trouble are either Eastern European or worse still British on the pop. Makes you ashamed sometimes.
 
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Why you jealous, my friend had a small problem with the UK taxman so he moved out there, and as he was at the time the class 2 offshore world power boating champion 1997, he got a job as manager of one of the Racing teams based out there, nice work if you can get it, but very handy for me to get cheap fishing trips,
BOOM LOL I love the way the justification actually gets bigger and sparklier

I'd love to see your "Dit" time line from aomeba till present day, would look like some sort of Jules Verne/HG Wells screenplay adaption
 
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BOOM LOL I love the way the justification actually gets bigger and sparklier

I'd love to see your "Dit" time line from aomeba till present day, would look like some sort of Jules Verne/HG Wells screenplay adaption
I just feel a lttle sorry for all the sad doubters, who haven't had the advanteges of travel and interesting friends
 
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I've never been, could any of the more travelled members of ARRSE come up with a reason why one should choose Dubai over, say North Korea?
Good weather all year round, although it's a bit hot outside just now. Oh, and I have that small consolation of not having to pay tax. (in fairness, I've never been to North Korea, so maybe it also has it's advantages).
 
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Way too hot, I just been stood outside and even now at midnight its stifling
 
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Good weather all year round, although it's a bit hot outside just now. Oh, and I have that small consolation of not having to pay tax. (in fairness, I've never been to North Korea, so maybe it also has it's advantages).
M,

A bit hot? A question - do you know Satwa at all? If so does "Ravis" Indian Restaurant still in existence?
 
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I live in Dubai. Some days I hate it, but most days I like it.
Reasons I like it:
No rain.
The weather is better than the UK, apart from July and August, but I'm on holiday then.
There is no tax.
I can fill up my 5.7 litre Lexus for 30 quid.
Decent big game fishing.
The economy is in better shape than the UK (despite what you read in the Daily Mail/ Times)
Lots of great holiday opportunities on the doorstep.
It has come such a long way in 30 years.

Reasons I hate it: Beaurocratic tw@ts.

Seeing slack-jawed British chavs whinging about the culture winds me up. It is a Muslim country - live within the rules. If you don't like it then fcuk off.
 
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Can't say I know it. I'm living in JBR, working in Internet City, but according to this, it's still doing business, or at least it was in April.

And yes, it is "a bit hot" - currently 37 degrees, at 1 o'clock in the morning.
Cheers. As for the temperature it was this, combined with extremely high humidity, that normally saw me off.
 
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Whats the (expat) job situation like at the moment in Dubai/UAE?

Not that I'm really, really desperate to get out of UK or anything......
 
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I'd move to Dubai in a heartbeat, so if any of you resident out there hear of a vacancy for a medical secretary... I have looked on oversea employment sites but worry abit about how I would be viewed as a single mum?

As previously stated, when in Rome... pity we can't get our own immigrants to apply the same standard...
 
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