Having been told by my DH that there isn't any way I'm going home for the summer I am stuck here. He says it will do me good to put up with some discomfort can't say I'm happy at the peospect I hate the sun and intense heat it's already too hot for me.
So now how do I meet some ladies who will be here through the summer and not working. The three friends I have made are all leaving in June back sept. HELP feeling really fed up :cry:
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Hi been here five weeks and braved my first coffee morning last Thursday. Golf club location was lovely. Still quite lonely but having to wait in for things to be delivered doesn't help the socialising. Will be going again this Thursday. It's ok for the men they go off to work lots to do and people to talk to all day. But it is lonely in a flat in a place you don't know I can go all day with no one to talk to. Husband left today saying have fun, you have got to be joking!
Oh dear god this is bad news it's my very significant birthday tomorrow, so I've been here a week and not impressed not only am I away from my family but now my husband and I will not even have a glass of wine to toast in another decade. ?? extremely sad face. We are stuck I a hotel at present to. !!!
Thanks for the tip re noise and construction. We def wouldn't like that. So shoreline is a better option for sure with all the facilities. Thanks for the advice.
Anyone think the marina might be better ?
thanks i will have a look at miller hay. yes boredom is the thing that concerns me most. I'm not one for endless coffee or shopping. so i think i will tire of gym and apartment very quickly. Especially if my husband works long hours.
Wow 5 pets!! i will be leaving my lovely labrador with my son so she will be a happy dog but i will miss her dreadfully. did you get a job once out there as i have also thought about doing this as it will keep me busy. if so was it easy? JVT mmm not sure where that is? i will look it up. I'm hoping my husband won't work as long as he does here but i think that is a faint hope!
thanks geordie i am about to become a premier customer as we aren't with HSBC at all here. i think your right looks the best for transferring funds etc. i am a great one for online banking so hopefully will suit me fine.
Good for you give it a try because although you think you'll be tied your probably not going to want to leave baby for a while. Hard to imagine I know. The health benefits to you and baby far out weigh any tie and it's for such a short time. The confidence to do it is the most important thing believe you can and you will
hi bev bear
you sound just like me. i am sitting here wondering what on earth i will do as i am so busy here. with a large house and garden to keep me busy as well as my own children who i see often. feel i should be doing something towards this move but not sure what! like you i am a sociable person. do you have a flat to move to already or are you like me looking at dubizzle. would be good to hear back from you
thank you . will do regarding the documents we have already been told to get my marriage cert attested.
regards medicines how do i find out the allowed ones? mind i doubt my blood pressure tabs are on any forbidden list!!
I certainly will if I find a company. I understand buying meds is easy in uae but is it expensive? I agree pre existing conditions is a pain especially as I have had it 20 yrs and it's not going away !
can any one advise on a good health care plan and how much it will cost. How do you cover monthly repeat prescriptions ? i am on several meds and will need these every month. husbands company doesn't cover spouses so need some help here
well i don't play golf yet !!! certainly wouldn't be playing in the heat. we also plan on learning ballroom dancing!
like you I'm not a mall walker, so that holds no attraction to me.
was rathe hoping there would be expat clubs where you could meet people, any ideas?
Hi we are also moving to dubai in sept. Personally I'm terrified I'm in my fifties no kids, they are all to be left in the uk!
What do women do to fill their days I'm so worried I will be bored.
We are thinking of living in the downtown area as husband will commute to sharjah, have been told that it's nicer for ladies in dubai ?
Oldtimer is right, the best option for a few months is serviced accommodation then you can decide where you want to be located rather than rushing into anything. If you end up renting unfurnished and don't want to spend time looking for furniture there are companies here that sell furniture packages that include everything you need in an apartment or villa down to the sofa, bed, shower curtain, TV and breadboard! I've used Art o Life Dubai http://www.aoldecor.com/ on a couple of occasions and they are great value, very easy to deal with and set everything up for you.
You talk of serviced apartments where can I find info on these ?