General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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Goldie
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4841 posts since 17/10/07

11 May 2022 21:51
Can't you get that off companies house if they are listed with the business?
ginner
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358 posts since 15/4/14

12 May 2022 10:16
companies house only if they have registered their address as home address. Most would register under accountants address or under the business address. Sometimes can just google surname and first half of postcode if you know where they live to see what comes up. Planning applications etc. often registered under home address so can be a way of finding it.
Ocin
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1421 posts since 4/6/04

posted 16 May 2022 15:20, edited 16 May 2022 15:20
Been offered a job in Dubai with an institutional govt company. Great salary, perks, etc. I accepted and have scoped out areas to live etc with the family. Mrs is on board and has mates out there already.

Anyone currently in the middle east working or have experience there? Keen to know any tips etc you might have for the first few months.

Currently trying to figure out non dom status, renting house out in the UK, finding a place and car in Dubai, investment accounts as investing in isa is not permitted. Slowly getting there but all a bit daunting Shocked
morning mist
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3725 posts since 29/5/05

16 May 2022 17:55
Dubai Puzzled
swede
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10533 posts since 21/3/09

16 May 2022 17:57
morning mist wrote: Dubai Puzzled
Crackajack
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8205 posts since 21/4/05

16 May 2022 18:45
My cousin moved there and it looks awful.
youngkamio
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90 posts since 27/6/14

16 May 2022 19:01
I would love to have a job out there. Probably the safest place in the world, certainly the only place I have seen were nobody locks their front door. Imagine leaving your wallet and laptop and phone on your outside table whilst you go for a piss, it just beggars believe.

Immense range of entertainment for all types and the quality of the decor, food, service is always excellent. Every brand you can think of is represented from all product types. Valet parking everywhere you go, free underground parking everywhere else. I wouldn't want to live there forever but for a few years on that tax free dollar it would be great.
Rez
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9005 posts since 5/4/09

16 May 2022 20:12
Does the slave labour not bother you?
Ocin
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1421 posts since 4/6/04

16 May 2022 20:42
Interesting responses to a request for help!

Not sure what the confused emojis mean but yeah the plan is 4-5 years then come back before my kid starts school pretty much financially independent. I'm mid thirties now and am ready a change of scenery from the UK. Noticed more crime in my suburb, fed up with govt BS, general public's attitude, higher cost of living and no meaningful salary uplift, generally not a place I want to bring a baby up in.

The safety in Dubai is a huge factor for me - people literally leave their cars open at night, keys and phone down at a bar to secure a table while you order drinks. Imagine doing that in London. Communities that are maintained, spotless public toilets, multicultural population living in harmony.

There are a lot of stereotypes about Dubai, the labour market, weather etc etc that are either not true or have nuances to them. Builders and nannies for example earn around 4-5x per month in UAE vs in India or Philippines for similar jobs. Slave labour Rez - have you ever been to the USA? Do you live in the UK? Does the slave labour that contributed to these countries prosperity not bother you?

DXB airport is another factor - being within 4-7 hours flight of Maldives, Mauritius, most of Asia, Africa etc is amazing. In my recent trip to Dubai I likened it to NYC in the 1930s - boom town and full of opportunity.
swede
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10533 posts since 21/3/09

posted 16 May 2022 20:53, edited 16 May 2022 20:53
Ocin wrote: Not sure what the confused emojis mean but yeah the plan is 4-5 years then come back before my kid starts school pretty much financially independent

that is Cool tbf. would probably put up with all the chav stuff and overlook the morals of the ruler if i could do that

my boss was general manager for middle east & africa for a large pharma. lived in doobuyyy for 10 years. thought it was generally ok but didnt want to raise his kids there. i am sure you have it sussed but you need to make sure you have private insurance
swede
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10533 posts since 21/3/09

16 May 2022 20:54
youngkamio wrote: Every brand you can think of is represented from all product types

the dream Cool
Rez
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9005 posts since 5/4/09

16 May 2022 21:01
Ocin sorry if I'm misinterpreting you but are you saying that modern day slavery is okay because it has happened in the past?
Ocin
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1421 posts since 4/6/04

16 May 2022 21:04
No
Rez
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9005 posts since 5/4/09

16 May 2022 21:06
What was your point then?
Ocin
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1421 posts since 4/6/04

16 May 2022 21:07
It wasn't a point Rez, I asked you three questions Smiling
Rez
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9005 posts since 5/4/09

posted 16 May 2022 21:12, edited 16 May 2022 21:12
I don't have access to a time machine where I can go and live in the antebellum period or colonial Britain.

But I could go and live and work in Dubai in 2022 quite easily but I wouldn't because there are huge human rights abuses which I'd find hard to ignore.

Hope that clears things up!
toin
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2139 posts since 1/4/13

16 May 2022 21:37
https://youtu.be/tJuqe6sre2I

morning mist
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3725 posts since 29/5/05

16 May 2022 22:59
Ocin wrote: Interesting responses to a request for help!

Not sure what the confused emojis mean but yeah the plan is 4-5 years then come back before my kid starts school pretty much financially independent. I'm mid thirties now and am ready a change of scenery from the UK. Noticed more crime in my suburb, fed up with govt BS, general public's attitude, higher cost of living and no meaningful salary uplift, generally not a place I want to bring a baby up in.

The safety in Dubai is a huge factor for me - people literally leave their cars open at night, keys and phone down at a bar to secure a table while you order drinks. Imagine doing that in London. Communities that are maintained, spotless public toilets, multicultural population living in harmony.

There are a lot of stereotypes about Dubai, the labour market, weather etc etc that are either not true or have nuances to them. Builders and nannies for example earn around 4-5x per month in UAE vs in India or Philippines for similar jobs. Slave labour Rez - have you ever been to the USA? Do you live in the UK? Does the slave labour that contributed to these countries prosperity not bother you?

DXB airport is another factor - being within 4-7 hours flight of Maldives, Mauritius, most of Asia, Africa etc is amazing. In my recent trip to Dubai I likened it to NYC in the 1930s - boom town and full of opportunity.

already started your government job i see
morning mist
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3725 posts since 29/5/05

16 May 2022 23:05
swede wrote:
morning mist wrote: Dubai Puzzled
swede wrote:
Ocin wrote: Not sure what the confused emojis mean but yeah the plan is 4-5 years then come back before my kid starts school pretty much financially independent

that is Cool tbf. would probably put up with all the chav stuff and overlook the morals of the ruler if i could do that

Puzzled
TROYBOY
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1138 posts since 28/2/12

17 May 2022 00:13
Ocin wrote: Interesting responses to a request for help!

Not sure what the confused emojis mean but yeah the plan is 4-5 years then come back before my kid starts school pretty much financially independent. I'm mid thirties now and am ready a change of scenery from the UK. Noticed more crime in my suburb, fed up with govt BS, general public's attitude, higher cost of living and no meaningful salary uplift, generally not a place I want to bring a baby up in.

The safety in Dubai is a huge factor for me - people literally leave their cars open at night, keys and phone down at a bar to secure a table while you order drinks. Imagine doing that in London. Communities that are maintained, spotless public toilets, multicultural population living in harmony.

There are a lot of stereotypes about Dubai, the labour market, weather etc etc that are either not true or have nuances to them. Builders and nannies for example earn around 4-5x per month in UAE vs in India or Philippines for similar jobs. Slave labour Rez - have you ever been to the USA? Do you live in the UK? Does the slave labour that contributed to these countries prosperity not bother you?

DXB airport is another factor - being within 4-7 hours flight of Maldives, Mauritius, most of Asia, Africa etc is amazing. In my recent trip to Dubai I likened it to NYC in the 1930s - boom town and full of opportunity.

whats the sterotype about the weather??