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Old 20th May 2014, 16:53
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Originally Posted by ChillinInTheDesert View Post
P7xkk, would you mind sharing the photos and site map at all? I'd love to be able to pass along to friends of ours who have been allocated Meydan.

Many thanks
Chillin.
No problem at all in sharing what I have. Send me a PM with your email address, and I will send it right over.
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Old 20th May 2014, 19:48
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Ain't how it used to be

Mayday heights is probably similar to Al Furjan(too far Sir,as the drivers put it )..
When I joined, we heard rumours that we may be put there, but hoped not as quite frankly it's cr*p compared to say DSO or the Layan...The decision to come was heavily based on seeing how mates already here were living. Of course, they won't tell you until it's too late and you have already resigned and are committed. So of course we got AF and I don't mind telling you, it was shockingly bad..... No facilities, none.... No shops, no pool, no schools no Costa/ Spinneys... Nada... Oh and there was only one road in and out, my record was nearly two hours to get to the SZR, only 3 clicks away... So since we got here we have smiled politely as people complained that Costa in DSO ran out of Almond croissants or that the school run took 8 whole minutes today, or that some tit cut them up at the security gate. What's a security gate? Our place was open to the desert and the 30,000 Indians from Disco gardens that have joined The Force India F1 team and practice through the estate each morning...Ooops, nearly forgot the icing on the cake that is the delightful smell of Sh*t every day from the untreated sewage they pump onto the few shrubs that are planted about. Anyway.. We tried to get moved but Accommodation despite everything from bribery to threatening them with a 1000 fleas infesting their privates, resisted brilliantly. ( they just ignore you if your case becomes too strong)...
Did I mention the child that got knocked over by a car recently? It seems it's ok to do 60+ K down the streets here... Did I mention the break ins? Oh the wife's loved that whilst we were all away and doors were being booted it...

To the credit of all concerned, the place has become a community, ( all in the s***t together)... We will soon have a shop within 5k and at last a security gate is going in.. I'm going to take a chair and sit and laugh at the prats that get turned away from using us as a rat run... The villas are actually very nice, but not detached, and as I write, next door are playing scrape the table / chair...but hey..... The gardens are actually big enough to make into a little something and here's the point....... Emirates have taken a major step down from how it was here and it's the future... Mayden and AF are how it's going to be for everyone eventually. Good luck to those that get to hang on for a few more years to the nice villas...it's worth it but steel yourself for the change when it comes..yer wifes are not gonna like it.....

There are other posts on this site that speak of the difficulty the company are having attracting the right people, and the fact that the package is not keeping up with Dubai's spiralling cost of living...I would be surprised if this helps attract the "right people"...

BTW P7.... Good cat is right....you might as well stay home mate if you feel the way you do before you even get here... Accept it for what it is and it will be fine, otherwise you will give yourself ulcers and you can bet your a**se they will be pre existing...
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Old 20th May 2014, 20:57
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Bit of a shame they didn't offer a rent-to-buy at Meydan. It might change how people feel about the whole development .
They are lease-to-own...

Emirates is purchasing them from Emaar over a 15 year period. It will be the norm from now on with EK developments.

However, it remains to be seen whether the villas are still standing after 15 years.
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Old 21st May 2014, 18:07
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Post Chief Beef

Mr Service, my main beef is the total lack of comms regarding the fact that the goalposts had moved, and there were actually no choices/preferences to be had.
Unless of course it was common knowledge and everyone involved (including the left seater's wife who showed us all around, bless her!) was complicit in the deception.
It would have saved an awful lot of googling the different areas, and the efforts of a certain A380 "Kaleun" and his good lady.
But never mind, everything is still to play for, and besides, I will have more than enough to get my teeth into when I get my feet under the table in a week or two.
I have never had an ulcer, just a flat forehead
But I will be bringing a bike, so can go and burn off the excess adrenaline when its not too hot.........
Now where have they put the cooler?
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Old 21st May 2014, 19:10
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If you go to the Al Ain Road on a bike you will get all the adrenaline you could ever wish for
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Old 21st May 2014, 19:50
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EK - Meydan Heights preview, get ready

Perfect!
Or maybe I'll stick to the track
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Old 21st May 2014, 21:33
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Hi P7xkk,


I don't think you are doing yourself any favours here. You've shown you are well-enlightened - more so than so many others - and yet you are still in your position in the queue to move into your job in the sandpit, already knowing what the accommodation is like and starting off with a compromise. As well as that, you appear to be aware of the sort of garbage you can expect from management here. You know you need everything going for you before you even set foot in the place............


And yet you are forging ahead with your plan and accepting the deal despite knowing it is less than ideal. Maybe you don't have much of a choice but, having already begun to find fault with the offer, it'd be disappointing to see you on here in six months time to point out the shaftings or the crap duties you didn't expect or that your neighbour's dog is driving you up the wall or that he complains about YOUR dogs to your manager who then interferes in your personal life. You have the knowledge and yet you accept the conditions. Some people might see you as part of the problem here; not part of any solution.

Sorry fella but showing up here with the full knowledge that you have and already complaining about it before even flying in - before even setting foot in the place - and still coming?????? Not a lot of little sympathy here.

P7xkk, a little bit of sunshine is not necessarily worth the price you are going to pay.

Last edited by JAARule; 22nd May 2014 at 08:59. Reason: unharshed
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Old 21st May 2014, 21:56
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EK - Meydan Heights preview, get ready

A little bit harsh don't you think JAArule?

Some people don't have a job anymore in their home country and NEED to work.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 00:04
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Cat and P7,

JAA may sound a little harsh but I think there are a lot of silent folks that would agree with him. This sentiment has been said by so many different posters in as many threads, its just being brought to light again here. I'd be lying if i didn't think the same thing as I read through this thread.

Everyone who has ever signed a contract in this area knows that the "actual" terms and conditions one has 3 years hence, were not those that were agreed upon on the day of signing. Also keep in mind that this is the dating/schmoozing phase when they put out the BEST they have on offer. If its questionable now, it'll be worse in the future. Once here they know they have you...and given a little time you will realize that you have been had. The most important question to ask is "can you get back to what you left behind"?

Same old story...different players. One thing is 100 % clear and repeated countless times here....If you have any doubts about it now then this is NOT the place for you.

Delusion from desperation? Perhaps....but its been said before and it'll be said again....BUYER BEWARE
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Old 22nd May 2014, 08:55
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Yes you're quite right guys, it was a bit harsh and unnecessary. My sincere apologies. I re-jigged it to get the point across which I was trying to make, whether anyone agrees or not is another matter. Maybe I'm on the wrong track.
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Old 22nd May 2014, 09:08
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EK - Meydan Heights preview, get ready

JAA, my beef, such as it is, does not compromise our intention to make the most of our time in Dubai.
We have plans, and while a tiny bit of sand/greenery outside the back door is not ideal in the short term, we are prepared to put up with it until we find our feet. Besides, pooches are not coming until September, which gives me time to make it green. Or at least try, in the heat.
My eyes are wide open regarding my role within the company, and everything is to play for in that regard. IR issues aside, i am going there to do a job, which will be a challenge, no doubt, but I will give it my best and go from there.
Now where is that damn suitcase...
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Old 22nd May 2014, 09:58
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@P7xkk

There appears to be some correlation between #190 and #219 now or am I reading this upside down!
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Old 22nd May 2014, 11:51
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EK - Meydan Heights preview, get ready

Kirungi, when I get to my laptop I'll let you know. Unfortunately the thread replies are not displaying numbers on the phone
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Old 26th May 2014, 20:56
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EK - Meydan Heights preview, get ready

Ok, done it, and yes, some correlation. I agree.

Stop Press! Apparently there are 3 & 4 b/room properties at MH.
If anyone has floor plan(s) please pass them right along, as interest is growing!
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Old 2nd Jun 2014, 08:15
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I just drove past the place again and it's looking more and more like a labour camp!!!

Whoever in EK sanctioned the building and design of that place needs sacking!!!
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Old 2nd Jun 2014, 10:19
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Hi guys
We are moving into meydan shortly and receives our number I was wondering if any site plans and floor plans so we are able to see where we are. I'd really appreciate it
Cheers
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Old 2nd Jun 2014, 21:48
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Puff...

It looks more and more like that because that is precisely what it is...devoid of any green space, shops, amenities, transportation, internet, and who knows what else.

Take a drive behind Al Quoz and see the complex there for the laborers...not far off the mark but at least they have buses, shops etc.
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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 06:12
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I am told that there will be a mini mart in the community centre, at some point. Apart from that, the pool is not yet commissioned, and I don't have a residence visa.
But, apparently I will be moving in this week - once some light fittings have cleared customs.
Its not much solace as we can't get a school place fro our daughter, so, she may not be coming over. grrrrrrrrr
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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 09:51
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schools

P7xkk

New schools to create 20,700 student places for Dubai kids

According to this, there are 5 new schools that will be open for 2014 Sept. Contact the KHDA and find out who they are- you should have no problem getting a spot in one of them.
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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 16:39
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Before and after Interview

"Dubai has great schools"
(but you can't get your kids in them)

Our advice is to get school places months before you come.
Easier said than done.
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