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ColinRAK 17th May 2011 08:47 AM

New to Uae / Ras Al khaimah
 
Hello,

I moved out to RAK about 2 months ago to take a job. I must say this place is very different from the United States. I have done my best to keep an open mind and not get to frustrated with the way things are out here. Now that I have adjusted and know the do's and don'ts, it is actually pretty pleasant. It isnt my beloved USA, but it's not all bad :)

The only thing that RAK is missing is people my age (27). Or maybe they are here... I just havent found them yet. Not really a major issue, but sometimes it is nice to call someone just to have a beer with.... and maybe hear there story.

I am not really sure where I am going with this post, but i'm new to this forum and just thought I would introduce myself.

I'm Colin, I am from Chicago, IL. I came out here to take a chance on a new job, I have done all of the touristy things in Dubai (it was fun, but just to say i did them). I have gone quad biking and beach brunching, always fun, but getting hot out.

Feel free to introduce yourself to me, I am very nice :) and suggest some fun activities.


-Colin

remaaz 17th May 2011 06:10 PM

Welcome Colin,

I hope you a nice expeirence in the U.A.E and successful career. RAK is developing rapidly but the original people of RAK are still not used to it. Take care dude

If you like nature adventures then you in a good place, my advice stick to water sports you will love there.

Regards,

ColinRAK 19th May 2011 11:06 AM

Remaaz,

You are definatly right about RAK being very new. I noticed that everything is under constuction and they are doing everything they can to move things forward, and attract business.

I havent really noticed any negative reactions towards me from the locals, but I do tend to avoid them, becuase the rules here are very different for me and I dont want to offend anyone.


Thanks for the welcome,

Colin

Furry Beasht 21st May 2011 12:37 AM

I am flying out to RAK in July (ish) to start a new job so any help or experiences you can suggest / comment on would be grand....and as for a beer well I'm sure I could force one down in the name of international relations!

See you out there!

ColinRAK 21st May 2011 09:14 AM

Where will you be staying in RAK?

Mr.Mo 29th May 2011 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by remaaz (Post 522684)
Welcome Colin,

I hope you a nice expeirence in the U.A.E and successful career. RAK is developing rapidly but the original people of RAK are still not used to it. Take care dude

If you like nature adventures then you in a good place, my advice stick to water sports you will love there.

Regards,

Hi every one, yes iam new here

about what you said remaaz (lol) :eyebrows:
( the orginal people of RAK are still not used to it)

I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you dont know nothing about RAK because you live in Sharjah. So,next time think twice before writing any randomly replys. :D

Everybody is mostly welcome in RAK :clap2:

aquarius.22 15th June 2011 09:15 PM

Need info. PLS!!!!
 
Hi everybody!!
I've just got a job in Ras al Kaimah, and I'm still trying to find out what is going on over there. There is no too much information on the internet.
I'm afraid my salary would not be enugh to live over. I have read that there are no buses running within the city?? is this true??
So you need a car ?? do people ride bikes over there??
I've been trying to find fitness centers but just got 2 on the list :( for females- So they have for male and female separated?? Females do not work out over there??

What about supermarkets and shops?? Baaaars??
When serching on the internet it looks like everything just happened around one of the few hotels there are over there. is it like that??



If someone can help me, or tell me where can I read more about life over there.
Thank you:)

Ana

ladyluck913 15th June 2011 09:36 PM

Hi Guys,

I've been working in RAK for 10 months now as a makeup artist. I live in the Nakheel area, and my work is near Hilton Beach. It is kind of boring here if you are to compare it with Dubai or Abu Dhabi. It's not for everyone but it does have it's charms. I can't say that I've become an expert on RAK in the 10 months that I've stayed here bec I don't really go out that much. But if you have any questions I'd try my best to help.

LG

ColinRAK 16th June 2011 06:11 AM

Ana,

I have been in RAK for about a little over three months. It is my first and only experience in the UAE, But i have been to Dubai, and it is significantly different from what I have seen.

I am origonaly from Chicago so I know what a major city entails, (public transit, lots of nightlife, and activities), I would look at RAK as more of a suburb to a metropolitan city. It's Quiet, there are Bars, and the drinking laws are much more liberal, but its not bussleing the wa a city is. Very little if, no publice transit, and the majority of things to do are.... Vacation things I guess, like dune buggys, quad bikes, jet skis, beach brunches, cafe dining.... just very relaxed.

I am not sure where you would be commuting from, but where I live "The Al Hamra Area" From what I heard, the cost of living is less if not similar to Dubai, so I dont think it would be too much different on your budget to move here.,, Also what part of RAK are tyou going to be working?

Just my 2 cents, feel free to send me a message, I am happy to answer any other questions I can.... not saying I am an expert, but I have some eperience to share.

Good Luck,

Colin

valminnis 19th June 2011 01:28 PM

Hi Colin, my husband and I are moving out to RAK in August. We travelled in a 34 foot RV round America for 15 months and would love to meet up for a beer and chat. We love the Americans!!


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