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Old 17th Nov 2014, 06:40
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Oh no. DIC was a real oasis in the cesspit. Sorry for you all. Is it possible to stay there and take the allowance?
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 06:41
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Sorry for my ignorance, what/where is DIC?
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 06:47
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Dubai Internet City villas in Umm Suqeim. Near the Palm. Across the road from Black Palace beach.
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 07:05
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DIC(Dubai Internet City) is Al Sufouh Habibi. I have heard from someone directly who has had the letter. Nice villas, good location. Shame.

SyB
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 07:09
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Thanks muchly
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 07:14
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Sheikh you are of course 100% correct - just thought that Umm Suq would be better known than Al Suf LMFAO. BTW I was the third person to move in there when they were under construction and had many happy years there.
This policy may be the proverbial straw....
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 07:39
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Over,

Yep, I understand your POV. As to a correction, it could well happen and as always it depends on your timeline and individual circumstances. If you buy with a timeline which means the company covers the costs it is a no lose proposition. I flew with someone the other day who has made a choice to go to RAK and is buying a great property whilst coining it in. It meets his personal circumstances but might not meet many others.

Pilots from countries used to apartment living find it easier than those who want clapperboard walls, shingles on the roof and a ride on tractor for the ranch. If doom and gloom hits Dubai, I am pretty sure the rest of the world will not be immune, nor will the Provident Fund. Heck there might even be more terrorists in Londinistan than here!
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 21:10
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Give me another financial downturn anytime. The last recovery saw the biggest Provident funds gain after 18 months buying cheap. A volatile market will always work best for dollar cost averaging so never look a gift horse in the mouth if you face one!

It would also represent the third opportunity for those who didn't jump on the Dubai property ladder on the first two 'cheap' occasions. No excuses this time!

Harry
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 09:57
  #329 (permalink)  
 
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Just had 2 friends get their moving letter from Semnar. I'm sure many more are in the same situation.

Their move to Meydan is to be completed by May, 2015. Looks like the ball is moving...

I guess I better ramp up my EK exit plan. There is no way myself or my family will be moving to that $h!t hole. Unbelievable that EK would really think people would welcome a move to such a ridiculous labour camp style housing facility.

Talk about a downward spiral.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 11:04
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Hi Rim,

Just claryifying...did you mean Semmer (DSO) Villas ?

I hadn't heard of any movement from there. Are your friends pilots or management/engineering?

Thanks for the update...
 
Old 20th Nov 2014, 12:03
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Yes Rim, Please clarify, like requested as above!
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 13:38
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Sorry guys,

My apologies on the spelling. I meant Semmer.

I live in Cedre so it's not often I have to spell the word Semmer. Nonetheless, this move potentially affects us all who live in DSO.

Both fellas live in the Gate 1 area. And both have received their move notice. I'm not sure how EK are deciding on who is moving and who is not. Maybe they are doing it by street. Maybe it's just a random thing. Either way, guys are moving. Both are pilots. One chap is B777 and the other is A330. Both are Captains.

I drove put to Meydan last month. What a dump!! It seriously looks like a labour camp.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 14:32
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Not to dispute this-but it seems odd to move people from Semmer since, as far as I know, there is still 5 or 6 years on the leases.

Unless they plan on moving management in!?
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 14:42
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There is nothing to dispute Trader... the facts speak for themselves.

I've seen the moving notice myself. It's official. This wasn't from a "friend of a friend". Pilots are moving whether we like it or not.

Does it make sense... selfishly I hope not because I won't be moving to that labour camp. Nor will my family.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 17:51
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Here are my thoughts on the few Semmer families we've now heard have received their notice to move.

With all the compounds they've moved so far to Meydan, all families from those compounds have been moved.

With the few families from Semmer (3 in total now, I believe) who have been handed notice to move, I am thinking maybe their villas are going to higher management who've also had to be relocated and want Semmer. Maybe these current families who have to move from Semmer have the more desirable villas with desirable location/plot size within the Semmer compound. Maybe, probably not. Who really knows anymore, certainly not us.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 18:23
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Gentlemen

I would suggest that we all take the allowance and find anything better than ELC (Emirates Labour Camp). That way all the Captains costing the company 192,900/yr and whatever the F/O's are getting would make management take a second look at what they are doing (probably not).

I know this is wishful thinking because once we opt out, we're out. There has to be a way to make them wake up....

The letter came from Ali Al Soori, Shk Ahmed's right hand man and the next in command, so there's probably little we can do to change the eviction notice unless we all voice our discontent to Alan Stealey. Please write him your letters expressing your discontent and your impending divorce's, nervous breakdowns, stress etc etc.

If he gets enough letters coming across his desk.... I feel it's the only possible solution out of the hell hole.

Any pilots who are successful in obtaining the Pilot Interviewing position....can you please pass along the word to potential new joiners just how absolutely shitty it's becoming here!
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:02
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What an absolutely genius way to prop up the property market in Dubai. Let's force the worst possible accommodation scenario down peoples' throats so that they will have no other choice then to 1) buy 2) pay grossly overprice rent until……the DXB property market crashes again. It is such a brilliant way of money changing hands there. Who needs oil when you have the greatest commodity going…expats lured there under the false pre tense of a tax free existence who have no other choice than to pay through the nose for substandard things. It's great because it all lines the pockets of about a half dozen families there.
I thought DSO was a massive step down when everyone was shipped there. Never could of dreamt it could get worse. Everyday I am so eternally grateful we voted with our feet and left the pit behind. Not one positive has happened since we left…..
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 07:28
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Do you think if we applied the CRM assertiveness model, things will change. it must work or they wouldn't teach it....would they?

Dear Captain AS, please can I stay in my current accommodation as "I'M UNCOMFORTABLE" with moving to Meydan.

There, that should work!

Harry
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 09:37
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Classic Harry, love it
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 10:16
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Harry, love it but you forgot the !

Some posters will think you're dead serious ......
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