Spurs in Dubai

Discussion in 'Spurs Abroad' started by rupsmith, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. rupsmith

    rupsmith Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Ive been a Spurs fan since 1989. Moved to Dubai about 3 years ago. No one seems to support Spurs here - all of them United or Liverpool supporters. All games are shown live on Showtime. So its just me and my long suffering missus.

    Rupert Psmith
     
  2. GDG

    GDG Old China Hand Staff

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    Hi Rupert, we assume that you're in Dubai, right? Many Spurs fans over there? Where do you meet to watch matches?
     
  3. SouthLondonSpur

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    Rupert, my wife and son and I are thinking of moving out there this year. I might have the opportunity to move with my current employer, but otherwise I will change jobs.

    I am an Chartered M&E design engineer by trade, but also cover facilites management and the suchlike.

    Any tips?
     
  4. ipuk

    ipuk Active Member

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    I've spent a fair bit of time in Dubai, some things to consider before making a permanent move:-

    1. Its very very hot during the summer
    2. Very class orientated
    3. Roads are as busy if not busier than ours
    4. It is a building site!
    5. Loads of places show football.
    6. Not a place to go if you dont like shopping.
    7. Starting to charge VAT soon
    8. Even though there is no income tax other tax makes up for it
     
  5. SouthLondonSpur

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    Just come back from there and watched the CC Final in the Hotel.

    Loved it, defo moving out, whole shabang. Understand the weather / traffic / building site issues and dont care. After all, I am in the construction industry!

    Cant believe the price of wine though, unbelievable! Especially compared to other spirits / beer. We're going for a lifestyle change, fed up of London.

    As long as I have SC, I'll be fine.
     
  6. ipuk

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    Good luck mate!
     
  7. rupsmith

    rupsmith Well-Known Member

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    Why hello SLS. Hope you will enjoy Dubai.

    Cheers

    R. Psmith
     
  8. SouthLondonSpur

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    Thanks.

    Just heard moving out with the Bank on 1st Novemeber. Whole shabang, got to find a school though which is going to be a headache....

    Good-bye UK :hello:
     
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  10. Rackybear

    Rackybear You Must Respect Ma Authowita!

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    Ive been dubai twice, great place and great lifestyle. Very safe place to live and very lively and buzzing late late into the night.

    Beautiful hotels, beaches, shopping centres and soon enough the city with the worlds biggest...well just about everything.
     
  11. RecYid

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    Hi all,

    I am out here in Dubai on secondment with my company for a 3 month project ending Nov 23rd or thereabouts. Be good to meet up with for any Spurs games in particular, espeically thinking the Arse game end of this month?

    Cheers
    Rec
     
  12. Azrael

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    Gonna be in Dubai for New Year. In-laws have an apartment there. Looking forward to it. :up:
     
  13. austintexasspur

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    Have just landed a job there at Gulf News. Will only be there from Jan 09-Jan 10 or thereabouts, but need the money and think the change will do me good!

    Anyone interested in showing me around, pm me and we can get together when I get out there.

    By the way, my editor said Sharjah was a decent place to live, both in terms of safety and financially. Anyone know anything about that?

    Cheers!
     
  14. SouthLondonSpur

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    From I understand each of the seven Emirates has their own pro's and con's. Dubai definately seems to be the most relaxed and westernised of them all. I think Sharjah has some stricter rules on things we might consider the norm.

    Also depends where you are working, but check out the commute. Being the wrong side of the river really matters. You dont want to be 2hrs of traffic each way every day.
     
  15. rupsmith

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    Gulfnews is in the heart of town. You better off getting a place in Dubai.

    Check out the classifieds in your own paper actually. They have decent listings and you can get a feel of rent costs and so on. gulfnews.com
     
  16. austintexasspur

    austintexasspur New Member

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    Ok, quick update. I turned down the job because the paper wanted to keep hold of my passport as a matter of "company policy." Huh? Weird. The offer was excellent, but no-one I know said go for it. So, I left it alone. That practice is even illegal in the UAE and Gulf News reported on it! Man...

    Anyway, thanks for all your advice guys.
     
  17. Azrael

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    Anyone know where one can watch the games in Dubai? Gonna be there during the Christmas new year period and don't want to miss the matches during that period. Will be staying and my in-law's apt in Dubai Marina.
     
  18. SouthLondonSpur

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    Hi Azrael,

    A good place to go could be the Habtoor Grand. I stayed there last Feb and watched the Cup Final and there were plenty of us there. How many were on holiday I dont know. But its worth a try.

    I live here now and may well end up going there myself as I might not have my sattelite sorted by then....
     
  19. rupsmith

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    There are loads of places with live footy. I have cable at home, but I used to go to a Sports pub in the Ramee Hotel near Maktoum bridge. Nice place, good ambiance and all the live games going on simultaneously.

    SLS, you should get Showtime. They pretty fast - deliver in a day
     
  20. dickyid

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    I'm in Dubai from mid January. Looking for yids out there to watch games with.. Moving to near Jumeirah Beach apparently. Anyone near there?
     

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