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Old 17th Sep 2012, 17:30
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New living restrictions on all employees based in Abu Dhabi

New restrictions on all employees based in Abu Dhabi out today.
As of 2103 you will have to live in Abu Dhabi otherwise you won't get your housing allowance.
I only put this up because the reasons they give are the funniest I've heard yet.
It's for road safety and secondly it's to help the environment

Nothing to do with keeping the ridiculous high rents for property in Abu Dhabi up of course?
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 17:34
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As of 2103 you will have to live in Abu Dhabi
Can't argue with 91 years notice, though.
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 18:50
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Yes, I'm glad you spotted my deliberate mistake there. Congratulations, you have won, a chance to live in Abu Dhabi
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 20:25
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I wouldn't be that fussed, isn't the world going to end in December anyway?
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I wouldn't be that fussed, isn't the world going to end in December anyway?
I imagine it will if you work down the road from World Central

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Old 17th Sep 2012, 20:50
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Avon calling no wait, its housing

Will they have someone knocking at every address to confirm you are actually " living " in AD ? What proof will they need ? Do they pay you a housing allowance or pay the landlord ?

Reminds me of working for a fire dept where we were required to live in the same city. So many ways to get around it !
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 20:58
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Originally Posted by Nearly Man
I'm glad you spotted my deliberate mistake there. Congratulations, you have won, a chance to live in Abu Dhabi


You could retaliate by editing your post - forcing me to delete mine.

As for the prize, I'll turn it down and take the cash value. Oooops, no, wait, that'll COST me money!

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Old 18th Sep 2012, 03:29
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This is for public sector employees only!!! So mainly Emirati's.
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 05:54
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No it's for all employes of government or semi-government (ie. the national airline). I do feel sorry for those with mortgage/equity issues.

But you could see this coming for about 2years now. Nothing united about the United AE.

And yes they will be able to tell, like from where your car is registered etc. And from the forest of traffic cameras across town!
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 06:08
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Hmmmm I seem to recall posting this the other day in reference to the employer that must not be named...
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 09:03
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The real reason......

Abu Dhabi presses state employees to live there
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 12:03
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So maybe a good time to invest in a investment property in Abu Dhabi , Thoughts anyone ?
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 13:43
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Buy, errm, not me mate. You'll have new fees coming out very soon, sunglasses fee, water tap handle fees blah blah. Not taxes mind you because it's tax free, it's FEES. Completely different you see?
They will force the 18,000 Abu Dhabi people who live in Dubai for a third less to live in their ridiculously overpriced shoddily built tips. Keeping the prices nice and high for themselves.
Like you said, united, only on posters.
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 17:18
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5 Star apartments in Abu Dhabi

Wow! Nearly Man.. when did you last view property in Abu Dhabu ... THE Capital of the UAE.
Standard of accommodation here can match and beat smog chocked Dubai. Rents are well below what they were 12 months ago, I recently recieved a whopping 12% reduction on my fully furnished serviced apartment in the city centre, and its cheeeeeaap! 20 mins to the airport and handy for all I need. 10 mins to the golf course and Malls, Malls, Malls everywhere, not to mention pubs, clubs, cafes and so much more.
How much does it cost to commute to the big D? fuel and other running costs, depreciation on your vehicle and well let's not forget those lonely hours in your car away from your family? and how many hours have you lost because of the 'occasional' car crash on that infamous highway? What price can you place on the stress of enduring the daily 'Lotto' on that road? I've a number of friends who have made the move recently and are so much happier and financially better off.
Work in Abu Dhabi, Live in Abu Dhabi, always have always will and I love it.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 06:09
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I believe you have always been supposed to reside in the same Emirate that issued your residence / work visa. But this has never been enforced ......... so far.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 07:21
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True, except: (a) that was not any of the stated reasons in the order, and (b) this directive is supposed to apply to the locals as well.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 07:58
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Hey x380 driver. You are right it is about choice. But since any off us arrived, the only choice that is truly ours is whether to stay or leave. Anything else in life here can change without notice or right of recourse. Which is why I, and many others, would never buy property here.

What if there is a change of law tomorrow, removing the rights of expats to own property? Who says it can't happen?

Just a change of leadership by emirate or nationally could make this place unliveable instantly.

I predicted this latest directive about 2 years ago, and so many said 'it will never happen'... 'they can't do that' ! Oh?
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 20:04
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Yet company housing is difficult to obtain. I cant figure them out. Remember we cannot mention the name of the airline which employs the affected pilots in this fiasco.
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Old 19th Sep 2012, 21:07
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Go easy,

It wasn't predicted 2 years ago, it actually happened only to be retracted after 30 or so pilots resigned in one week...
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Old 20th Sep 2012, 03:08
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But it didn't happen, as a government edict. It was a watery company rule, that they then gave dispensation to everyone who asked.... I though it was obvious then that the government would eventually play hard ball.

I am not being heartless. I really feel for those affected, as a lot were coerced into their decision. I hope 'someone' steps in with assistance.
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