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    United Arab Emirates (Why should I go there?)

    lol ...

    Ok guys from UAE or those who know more about UAE, could you please tell me as to why and how going to UAE would be a good option for me. If I go there, it would be to work in a Chinese company based in UAE.

    I would be grateful if you guys could reply me right away.

    Thanx guys in advance,
    Pravesh

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    Great place to spend time but to work there wouldnt be my first choice for the following reasons.(Assuming its Dubai)
    1-Too hectic of a lifestyle
    2-High rents
    3-Traffic jams are a biatch
    4-High inflation

    Other than that great things are
    1-People from all over
    2-hospitable people
    3-great shopping
    4-There is always something to do
    5-Inter might play the SuperCoppa there instead of USA <--Should be no.1 reason.
    6-Close to Bahrain where i reside <--maybe this should be the no.1 reason

    If the company is in construction or banking you will have access to the whole of the ME there..
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    I'm also from the Gulf area, and I totally agree with every word Ziyad said.

    I can't tell you not to go there because it's a good option, obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziyad View Post
    Great place to spend time but to work there wouldnt be my first choice for the following reasons.(Assuming its Dubai)
    1-Too hectic of a lifestyle
    2-High rents
    3-Traffic jams are a biatch
    4-High inflation

    Other than that great things are
    1-People from all over
    2-hospitable people
    3-great shopping
    4-There is always something to do
    5-Inter might play the SuperCoppa there instead of USA <--Should be no.1 reason.
    6-Close to Bahrain where i reside <--maybe this should be the no.1 reason

    If the company is in construction or banking you will have access to the whole of the ME there..
    check ur PM

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    Pravs, bro..

    Tell me more about your job. You need money to stay in this city. Im born and bred here so I have lived here for 22 years. Fact is if you dont make AED 8k-10k a month, you cant own a car, or live in a nice place(its difficult to find one) or go out and enjoy everyday. To buy your own apartment you need to make atleast 15000 AED a month, key word there is atleast.

    This place is expensive and even though I would love to have you here , fact is dont come and get stuck here because you can only leave your company after you complete a year of service... the visa rules here change everyday.

    Traffic, etc like Ziyad said. All true.
    Bottom line is if you make money you live like a shaikh. If you dont, then dont take the risk because you will hate it here. Its no longer a place for not-well-to-do people.


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    I am really appreciating you guys. Suneet, please check your PM.

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    Right, and all you fucking Arab oil barons did not mention about the heat factor you bitched so much in the Mod forum.

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    Thats a given ... dude, our bus stops are also airconditioned now. So if you're not a construction worker or manual laborer, then I dont think you need to work in the heat... even they have noon to 3pm break from July 1, which is compulsory.


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    3 hours break? From work? Are you serious Sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Special Han View Post
    3 hours break? From work? Are you serious Sun?
    Its for construction workers (hard labor)only .Same here in Bahrain,you cant expect those people to work in such temperatures,its simply inhumane!
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    I am serious. See what Ziyad wrote.

    I dont go out in the afternoon. Try and stay indoors watch cricket, do anything..


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    Haha, you guys are soft, we used to walk back home at times from school around 1 pm, not to mention those crazy 2:30 pm football games after watching captain Majed.

    Prav, Saudi is cheaper than all gulf countries I believe. The only problem is that if you are not used to the life style (or lack of it), you might struggle. But most companies have compounds for their employees where it's a complete opposite from the normal streets. If you have a choice, live in the east coast (specially Khobar/Dhahran.) It's freer than most of the country and you got a lot of foreigners.

    If you want to save money, go to Saudi; if you want entertainment etc. then it's not the best place.

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    Come to Pakistan instead dude for the following reasons:

    1. Work in a mall and get paid
    2. Enjoy 3/4 electrical breakdowns every day
    3. Enjoy the maximum security of people we have here.
    4. Don't walk outside cause if you do, you can forget about your cell phone.
    5. Apart from mobile-snatchers, there are people-snatchers too. The extreme Muslims who pick you up at gun-point and force you to do Jihad.
    6. You'll leave football to watch cricket
    7. After facing all these problems and hardships, you'll grow into a much mature person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A.l.i View Post
    Come to Pakistan instead dude for the following reasons:

    1. Work in a mall and get paid
    2. Enjoy 3/4 electrical breakdowns every day
    3. Enjoy the maximum security of people we have here.
    4. Don't walk outside cause if you do, you can forget about your cell phone.
    5. Apart from mobile-snatchers, there are people-snatchers too. The extreme Muslims who pick you up at gun-point and force you to do Jihad.
    6. You'll leave football to watch cricket
    7. After facing all these problems and hardships, you'll grow into a much mature person.
    lol. You are damn right. Btw I am from Nepal and being a Nepali, I too know that.


    Quote Originally Posted by J&#252;rgen 'Hammoudi' H&#228;&#223;ler View Post
    Haha, you guys are soft, we used to walk back home at times from school around 1 pm, not to mention those crazy 2:30 pm football games after watching captain Majed.

    Prav, Saudi is cheaper than all gulf countries I believe. The only problem is that if you are not used to the life style (or lack of it), you might struggle. But most companies have compounds for their employees where it's a complete opposite from the normal streets. If you have a choice, live in the east coast (specially Khobar/Dhahran.) It's freer than most of the country and you got a lot of foreigners.

    If you want to save money, go to Saudi; if you want entertainment etc. then it's not the best place.
    Hamoud, I think I have opted for UAE; that is if I am still getting that job. Not sure yet coz I asked them for some time the last time they contact me, lol.

    I think I would like to go to Abu Dhabi, coz there are few ppl I know and its also a bit cheaper than Dubai, it seems. I am not exicted with all these but the main reason being to get some valuable experience in a good company of my field.

    Lets hope everything goes out good for me and my career, lol.

    HOT. There's no doubt that it's damn hot there. But I heard that, us normal workers won't have to worry much about that (unlike labour workers), as said by Suneet. I just hope that the $$ would be enough to live a normal life. Don't worry guys, your Pravesh has been able to drink since a year coz of some health reason (not serious huh, have had jaundice twice and am a gilbert syndrome patient uptil now I guess). I do miss those days..
    The night life, getting drunk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrgen 'Hammoudi' Hler View Post
    not to mention those crazy 2:30 pm football games
    More like 2:30 pm football games in Ramadan (it was a summer Ramadan last year, and it's gonna be closer to July and August this year).

    Quote Originally Posted by Suneet
    even they have noon to 3pm break from July 1, which is compulsory.
    Well that doesn't apply in Kuwait. I feel sorry for the construction workers who have to work all the noon, lifting bricks and cement bags.

    Btw Sunny, I though that your car isn't suited for the Gulf. Most people use Nissans and Toyotas, which are specially produced to match the region's conditions. Why that choice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Special Han View Post
    3 hours break? From work? Are you serious Sun?
    It's not only for construction work. Some companies work from 9:00-13:00 then 3 hours break and back to work from 16:00-20:00. Sounds strange but people get used to it. In 3 hours you can go home, have lunch then sleep for 1 hour. You don't get tired a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Adnan View Post
    More like 2:30 pm football games in Ramadan (it was a summer Ramadan last year, and it's gonna be closer to July and August this year).
    It will be in September this year if I'm not wrong.

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    There is also very important thing to mention. There're on average 5 men and 1 woman. Even though some guys may not agree with me saying taht there are so many fit birds, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Adnan View Post
    More like 2:30 pm football games in Ramadan (it was a summer Ramadan last year, and it's gonna be closer to July and August this year).

    Well that doesn't apply in Kuwait. I feel sorry for the construction workers who have to work all the noon, lifting bricks and cement bags.

    Btw Sunny, I though that your car isn't suited for the Gulf. Most people use Nissans and Toyotas, which are specially produced to match the region's conditions. Why that choice?
    I remember the afternoon football games, but due to smoking and boozing non stop I dont think I can run for more than 12 seconds...

    I feel sorry for the construction workers in Kuwait. I used to work for Agility btw, you might have heard Ad.

    and my car is GCC specification model..and a luxury Nissan, i.e. an Infiniti, the problem is it has black leather interior... so it gets hot in the sun...


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    Leather in the gulf is a no-no. Nobody wants his ass to be stuck to the seat during the day, what an embarassing call to the ambulance that would be!!!

    Speaking of car standards, I remember once we got a car for a good deal from the US and it was shipped to us. We were happy with the deal until we realized that the car would heat and stop during the summer! I had to drive for few minutes during the day, park and rest it for few minutes then carry on

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