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Old 4th Jan 2019, 13:20
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Originally Posted by angryrat View Post

Difference is, the ME rulers come out and say “**** off it’s our country, we’ll do what we want, leave if you don’t like it”. The European rulers come out and say “oh we have to be inclusive, while your at it, please live in our country and sure you can follow your rules”.
“Bad guys don't play by the rules, that's what makes'em bad, maybe that's what lets'em win.”
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 13:52
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Does anybody know if the prices of booze in bars/restaurants also went up 100%?

Cause this would be a major blow up for these places, as a beer already costs around 40-50 QAR and a 100% increase would mean (even more) prohibitive prices for a lot of people.
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Old 4th Jan 2019, 17:32
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Easy to attract new people..except muslims! When QA does a roadshow in western countries I hope they will tell that 24 pack of Heineken is 125€ 💪 Who ever made this rule have a serious brain damage 👍 from the pilot side maybe QA will include booze as part of their “package” QDC monthly allowance 1000QR 🤣🤣
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 00:48
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It is their country. They can set whatever rules they like. While we may be irritated by them, let’s not lose track of the fact that it is their inalienable right to impose any laws they wish. Just as it yours to pack up and leave if you find them so morally repugnant.

Meanwhile there is a simple work around - DIY. It’s really, really easy and with a little practice, we all made half decent reds, whites and even sparklings in KSA. I recall they all worked out at about $5 per litre.

Forget Sid, just too complicated and labour intensive with the attendant risk of blowing up the spare bedroom as some at Aramco may attest.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 12:12
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Forget Sid, just too complicated and labour intensive with the attendant risk of blowing up the spare bedroom as some at Aramco may attest.
Quite correct. It is, however, quite easy to produce an excellent prosecco-like fizz using local bottled white grape juice and some sugar. You need the clip-fastening bottles and - this is the important bit - champagne yeast. A nite-stop on the Continent should solve the last problem. The stuff keeps its bubbles for ages and may be produced quite dry after experimental development.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 15:37
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Knock Knock....

Originally Posted by lucille View Post
It is their country. They can set whatever rules they like. While we may be irritated by them, let’s not lose track of the fact that it is their inalienable right to impose any laws they wish. Just as it yours to pack up and leave if you find them so morally repugnant.

Meanwhile there is a simple work around - DIY. It’s really, really easy and with a little practice, we all made half decent reds, whites and even sparklings in KSA. I recall they all worked out at about $5 per litre.
...and...what I know to be true....in the middle of the night, a 'knock-knock' at the door, villa interior lit up with very bright hand torches. Contractor taken away, leaving the family in the ransacked home, only to have a visa cancelled and everyone given 24 hours to depart the country, all on account of someone 'snitched' and the police caught wind. Alcohol in these countries is barely 'tolerated'. If booze is a 'must', maybe there is another problem going on. Is it really worth the risk? Working over here is a tough enough chore let alone creating another risk.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 22:55
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Work in the Arabic Middle East for money, nothing else. And abide by their rules, no matter how stupid they may seem to be. And leave when you've made and saved sufficient money.

They cannot do all the jobs themselves, so they need imported expertise. But do not expect them to like this; after all, 'face' is everything, and they do not like to be humiliated by loss of face. So expect a hard time on a check with a local trainer. And all this applies to all the major carriers in the region.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 23:35
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So expect a hard time on a check with a local trainer. And all this applies to all the major carriers in the region

thats neither fair, nor accurate
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 01:17
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And all this applies to all the major carriers in the region.
I call BS on this statement. 8 years in the Gulf.
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Old 7th Jan 2019, 20:06
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16 years middle East - and RoyHudd is talking out his rear orifice with ref to his last comment.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 08:37
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At least in guantanamo, almost all the locals I've met are kind and easygoing; maybe you're confusing with the ksa scum

Boozwise.... Let it mind. They can increase in 300% and the fake profiles around will keep praising the increase and the job ..
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 20:08
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Originally Posted by 777AV8R View Post
...and...what I know to be true....in the middle of the night, a 'knock-knock' at the door, villa interior lit up with very bright hand torches. Contractor taken away, leaving the family in the ransacked home, only to have a visa cancelled and everyone given 24 hours to depart the country, all on account of someone 'snitched' and the police caught wind. Alcohol in these countries is barely 'tolerated'. If booze is a 'must', maybe there is another problem going on. Is it really worth the risk? Working over here is a tough enough chore let alone creating another risk.
I think he was kidding.

If you need to start brewing alcohol at home just because a bottle of beer went from $3 to $6 when you are making 8-20k usd a month, you're being tighter than a Chinese banker.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 20:44
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Very sad, German only......

Forget about Dubai
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 02:02
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Originally Posted by gearlever View Post
Very sad, German only......

Forget about Dubai
Good points, but badly written.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 21:05
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Jings. There you are working in a Muslim country and your complaining about the price of alcohol?

i wonder if you have your priorities right?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 03:40
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Muslims in the likes of Germany and Belgium complain about beer and the cross being everywhere
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 15:11
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Originally Posted by Capt. Flamingo View Post
Muslims in the likes of Germany and Belgium complain about beer and the cross being everywhere

typical, they want to turn our western societies into the backward, barbaric societies they ran away from....
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 16:03
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Originally Posted by ironbutt57 View Post
typical, they want to turn our western societies into the backward, barbaric societies they ran away from....
Greek island and Ibiza parties are really good example of 'creme de la creme' of western society, mirror od western civilization. To put aside differences, i know many newcomers who live western lifestyle although coming from very strict society backgrounds. General rule should be to respect home country and their rules wherever you are.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 01:01
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Originally Posted by nebojsar View Post
Greek island and Ibiza parties are really good example of 'creme de la creme' of western society, mirror od western civilization. To put aside differences, i know many newcomers who live western lifestyle although coming from very strict society backgrounds. General rule should be to respect home country and their rules wherever you are.
Ibiza parties and the like by tourists, however improper they may be, is misbehavior, cannot be compared to "refugees" and other immigrants entering a new country, then trying to change its laws...demanding pork off of school menus, demand swimming pools be segregated...stencilling "Sharia Police" on high visibility vests, then patrolling local neighborhoods.....what could this behavior possibly have to do with a bunch of semi-hooligans misbehaving as tourists....
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