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Yeah Please someone explain the whole hall thing. Is this where you kick off the shoes. Stow the dog or put the maid to sleep. I am very confused by this term. Also the Um s something something area. By the mall, nice? Not nice? safe easy to get to and fro?

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Hi there,

Could someone help me with a query please? I am looking at moving to Dubai in August (my cousin is a teacher who has a job offer, and I am an Admin-type person who is actively searching for a job).

We would be sharing an apartment (we are both males) – would there be any dramas with this? Obviously I know that unmarried couples are not allowed to co-habit, but are males who are related allowed to?

I only ask as I don’t want to run into trouble with police who may think we are gay. The last thing I want is to be deported, arrested, or worse – sentenced to death (is that the punishment in Dubai?)

Thanks,

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will the apartment be a 2 bedroom?

if anyone asks questions just say you are the cousin visiting (which will be true since you will be on a visitors visa) and say you're just on holidays - not looking for employment.

You should be ok as long as you don't host loud parties or for some reason annoy a neighboors to the point that they call the police.

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We would probably be looking for a 1 bedroom, but with a lounge area where we could have a fold-down sofa bed. It may be that I find a job before we travel, so I could be there on an employment visa too.
Are there really police who roam around like this? And if explain that we are cousins sharing an appartment will they accept this?

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will the apartment be a 2 bedroom?

if anyone asks questions just say you are the cousin visiting (which will be true since you will be on a visitors visa) and say you're just on holidays - not looking for employment.

You should be ok as long as you don't host loud parties or for some reason annoy a neighboors to the point that they call the police.

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We would probably be looking for a 1 bedroom, but with a lounge area where we could have a fold-down sofa bed. It may be that I find a job before we travel, so I could be there on an employment visa too.
Are there really police who roam around like this? And if explain that we are cousins sharing an appartment will they accept this?
well the police have only been doing rounds to villas and not apartments. So thats why the advice of not upsetting the neighboors, because if you don't, then is very likely that you will never have to see the police around. But if you continuously upset them then that;s another matter.

i saw your other thread about employment for admin /secretarial roles and I really think that the chances of securing those types of roles for people who are living abroad are very, very slim, even more with the present economic situation. The companies will be mostly looking for indian or filipino staff who are already living here. So is most likely that you will have to come on a visitors visa (if you;re from UK you get one on arrival) and then will have to do visa runs until you find a job and get an employment visa. But again, it will be very very hard for you as a westener to get hired on a secretarial or admin role. Unfortunately that is the way Dubai is. Your nationality pretty much defines the type of job that you can or can not have. Is not a matter of how intelligent or hardworking you are

but hey good luck anyway with your search and just be ready to knock a lot of doors.

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I have just received my copy I ordered it online, there is a newer version coming in late Feb. but reading through this one has answered so many questions-I highly recommend ordering a copy.

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I'll be working for an international top-tier bank in DIFC. Can someone give me an idea regarding how much time it takes to get an employment visa?? Any suggestion on the rental property near or around DIFC??? ....... I am kinda lost!

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hey folks this is my 1st time using this site so here goes, am not sure how to post on it lol

My husband is already in Dubai working and myself and the 2 boys are going over in January 2011, an anyone advise on the cost of shipping our stuff over to Dubai and also any tip on esate agents for house renting.

Any help is very welcome, Thanks!

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