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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 17:14
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re Schools

Pumpkin, a Kent College will open in September 2015 at Meydan City, but as for the rest, we could not approach schools until we knew where our housing was to be located. As this only became clear last month, and as DCS99 says, this is a tad on the late side.
My better half intends to work while out here, so the "need to know" was paramount, and then the Meydan ultimatum was issued. Hmmm, I smell a film title. Perhaps with my wife playing the part of the Hanging Judge......
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Old 4th Jun 2014, 11:02
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Meydan inks Dh700m bank financing deal

From the Gulfnews 4th June 2014...


Group taps CBI for revolving project financing facility to build a further 1,500 villas for Emirates Group that will add to an existing 528 units

“It was two years ago that Emirates Group bought 528 villas at Meydan, of which we have delivered 306 and the rest in the next two months,” said Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, Meydan’s chairman and CEO. “The latest deal will see a further 1,500 plus villas, taking the total to 2,028. Emirates plans to use them for their pilots as they keep adding substantial aircraft numbers to their existing fleet."

'Based on construction timelines, 500 villas in the new tranche are to be delivered by March next and the rest in five phases over a further 24-month period. '

It looks like all EK pilots are doomed to ELC (Emirates Labour Camp)
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Old 4th Jun 2014, 11:27
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If y'all are worried about everyone ending up in the Meydan Labor Camp, I suggest you read the thread I posted the other day, titled Look What I Came Across.

Approx 3000 villas and 3000 apartments planned for somewhere near Dubailand.
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 17:30
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Any new joiner should just refuse to get on the aircraft over here unless they are given suitable housing. The ELC is not suitable, it's as simple as that!!!!

Oh yeah I should also add don't place your child in a GEMS school, poorly paid teaches cheep accommodation and expensive education.
The one teacher I knew lasted two months and left.

We saw the light in time and moved, our daughters work rate went up noticeably.
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Old 5th Jun 2014, 18:33
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Why didn't you use the allowance to send them home to a good school? Bringing up a kid here is child abuse.
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 18:24
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EK - Meydan Heights preview, get ready

Stop press. I went to view the place yesterday. Taxi driver did not have a Danny LaRue as to where it was.
Anyway, I was surprised at the airiness inside. Plenty of space, though the literal sandpit out the back was chastening (posh or what!).
Kitchen is nice and big, bedrooms a good too. En suite t'other master b/room is enormous, but god only knows why it does not have a separate shower.
Just a few snags to fix, mainly silicon sealant, and I can move in.
Be warned, if you are going fully furnished, the Silentnight mattresses are as hard as they come. Update on replacements to follow.
Oh, no taxis out there, phone played up, so had to grab a ride with some workmen back to a Metro.
Must call Dubai Taxis and butter them up for a regular pickup. At least until I can get a Car/visa/driving licence/ID card....
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 18:30
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Anyone had a look at these from the air?
Looks like a big chicken farm....

Also seen inside too and basically quite spacious, just don't ever plan on having a party and let's see what happens when the friendly neighbour complaints start flying in.....
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 18:34
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EK - Meydan Heights preview, get ready

Stop press. I went to view the place yesterday. Taxi driver did not have a Danny LaRue as to where it was.
Anyway, I was surprised at the airiness inside. Plenty of space, though the literal sandpit out the back was chastening (posh or what!).
Kitchen is nice and big, bedrooms a good too. En suite t'other master b/room is enormous, but god only knows why it does not have a separate shower.
Just a few snags to fix, mainly silicon sealant, and I can move in.
Be warned, if you are going fully furnished, the Silentnight mattresses are as hard as they come. Update on replacements to follow.
Oh, no taxis out there, phone played up, so had to grab a ride with some workmen back to a Metro.
Must call Dubai Taxis and butter them up for a regular pickup. At least until I can get a Car/visa/driving licence/ID card....
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 02:23
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Ooh, just had a deja vu moment then!
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 17:56
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Why are they all painted white on the outside!

Must be a cheap deal on white paint, surely a more conducive colour would make the outlook more appealing.
Yes a chicken farm or modern jail from the air.
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 08:18
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The comments were the same when DSO opened...
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 10:34
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Agreed, but this time the comments are probably more accurate and at least DSO looked like it had potential.
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 12:52
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At the time it was not the villa that was being discussed, but the fact that people saw it was being half way to Al ain.
Time will make people happy in Meydan too. Maybe not the guy that vacated a jumeirah villa to go there, but new joiners wont know anything else.
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 14:38
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I think the Meydan villas are actually quite nice and definitely liveable, even with the garden size being a complete joke. But are people forgetting about the power lines??? DSO had its fair share of negatives in the beginning, but none of them were a health hazard.
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Old 10th Jun 2014, 03:27
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Nobody was being "force moved" into the DSO complex when it was new. Many people elected to move there on their own accord and most if not all new joiners were given a place there. I even liked the place especially since they were detached stand alone houses but elected to stay in Jumeriah because we had a boat at the time and there was no space in DSO for it.

Meydan on the other hand is a forced move into a community of row houses. I can't think of too many places in Jumeriah that would be worse than Meydan but of course everyone see's things differently.
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Old 10th Jun 2014, 05:18
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A few more years.....
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Old 10th Jun 2014, 21:40
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Bloody hell, swap the chimneys for AC units, the kids for maids with dogs and Arkwright's corner shop with Patel's 24 hour opening and there you have it.

Just replace the grey overcast day with a hot, hazy humid 45 degree furnace and Meydan and Manchester have never looked so similar!

Harry
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 02:23
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where are the smoking teenage mums with clothes 2 sizes too small
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 04:14
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In the Ranches!!!
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Old 11th Jun 2014, 04:17
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Meydan folk

Your new neighbours

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