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Edinburgh taking Qs on Dubai

Feeling generous tonight. Will answer questions you have ...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
US/UK firm?
'"''''"''""
  05/30/13
Started out in US firm. Now in-house for a major multinat...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
At the US/UK firms - how much shittier can you be as a candi...
'"''''"''""
  05/30/13
Serious firms will expect serious candidates. You usually ge...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
lol you're a faggot lawyer?
""'''"'"'
  09/13/17
(unimaginably huge faggot)
""'''"'"'
  09/13/17
why are so many of the buildings unoccupied? Dubai's vacancy...
.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,
  05/30/13
Overbuilding had its impact. But they're filling up. Real...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
Has the vacancy rate dropped below 50% yet? My firm worked o...
.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,
  05/30/13
Princess Tower is a shit building. Ugly, dark apartments, ri...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
I wasn't referring to that particular Tower's vacancy, as it...
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  05/30/13
Office is still high - a lot of companies have upgraded into...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
tell me about free zones
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There's a bunch of free zones. DIFC is a free zone. DAFZA, J...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
your thoughts on that one member of the royal family getting...
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Shrugs. Sorry for the dude. He shouldn't have attempted t...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
GAS Y O U R S E L F
Slow Children Playing
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armodafinil
  06/22/16
Tell me about sand storms.
.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,
  05/30/13
They're not as bad as the ones in Saudi. In Saudi the sky tu...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
How miserable is the heat? Do people actually wear suits in ...
.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,
  05/30/13
Yes. I did. It's not as bad as you might think. It's: ele...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
Describe chances of one night stand from club with some expa...
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I am married. The social scene is huge and thriving. I d...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
I saw lots of cute chicks but I believe it is hard to get in...
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  05/30/13
Date: December 10th, 2009 4:13 PM Author: Edinburgh I am...
Slow Children Playing
  05/30/13
Hi Fulano.
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
8 years later and that faggot is still posting here and ever...
""'''"'"'
  09/13/17
...
killa cam
  11/03/17
So is the recession over in Dubai?
fatfaggots.com
  05/30/13
do you ever go bird hunting with local princes or sheiks, an...
,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,..,..,..,.,,..,.,,.
  05/30/13
why are you such a self important uptight cunt? why work ...
groundbreaking interdisciplinary MBA curriculum
  05/30/13
Money. I make a shit ton. Plus my housing and school expense...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
Money. I make a shit ton. Plus my housing and school expense...
Edinburgh
  05/30/13
This poast was so important it had to be made twice.
Mark Ironside
  06/22/16
...
Judas Jones
  09/13/17
DESCRIBE what to do on an overnight layover. i'll get to my ...
David Ben Federer, 25 Time Majors+ Champion
  07/27/14
What kind of drs do u see there? tell me about being a dr th...
............. ....................................
  07/27/14
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Slow Children Playing
  06/22/16
jfc did this dipshit post here regularly at some point?
armodafinil
  06/22/16
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charlie brown
  11/03/17
Oh yeah
killa cam
  11/03/17


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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:03 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Feeling generous tonight.

Will answer questions you have about Dubai.

I lived there for three years, go back every month or so for work (currently in Singapore) and will probably be transferred back there next year.

There's too much ignorance about Dubai on this thread and hopefully will correct some of them.

You have a hour. Shoot.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298326)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:10 PM
Author: '"''''"''""


US/UK firm?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298354)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:11 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Started out in US firm.

Now in-house for a major multinational.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298359)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:12 PM
Author: '"''''"''""


At the US/UK firms - how much shittier can you be as a candidate compared to back home?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298365)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:14 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Serious firms will expect serious candidates. You usually get transferred from the home country.

Then there's a bunch of local firms. Usually Indian/Lebanese headed. Don't touch these with a ten foot pole.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298373)



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Date: September 13th, 2017 8:31 PM
Author: ""'''"'"'


lol you're a faggot lawyer?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#34204084)



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Date: September 13th, 2017 8:30 PM
Author: ""'''"'"'


(unimaginably huge faggot)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#34204075)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:11 PM
Author: .,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,


why are so many of the buildings unoccupied? Dubai's vacancy rate is quite astounding.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298357)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:12 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Overbuilding had its impact. But they're filling up.

Real estate in Dubai is now experiencing a mini boom.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298364)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:14 PM
Author: .,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,


Has the vacancy rate dropped below 50% yet? My firm worked on some of the financing for Princess Tower and I know vacancy was over 50% as recently as 18 months ago.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298374)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:16 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Princess Tower is a shit building. Ugly, dark apartments, ridiculous construction around it, poor quality.

A lot of the towers in that cluster have pretty high vacancies as they came on line too closely to one another.

High quality buildings have very quick turnover and low vacancy.

I read something the other day that the projected vacancy rate in residential real estate is about 30%, but that's including all the just completed apartments and villas.

Dubai does have a weird real estate market in that a good portion of the real estate is owned by foreigners from other parts of the Middle East, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq and the 'Stans who launder money into real estate and then just sit on it. They don't even bother to rent it out, which is one reason why rental prices have gone up quite a bit in the last six months. 20% on average.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298390)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:21 PM
Author: .,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,


I wasn't referring to that particular Tower's vacancy, as it was still in the planning phase at the time. I just recall that our market research indicated office vacancy was over 50% at the time and residential was similar.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298418)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:26 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Office is still high - a lot of companies have upgraded into better digs. What's really booming are the free zones, and many of the new commercial towers aren't in free zones.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298448)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:27 PM
Author: .,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,


tell me about free zones

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298460)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:31 PM
Author: Edinburgh

There's a bunch of free zones. DIFC is a free zone. DAFZA, JAFZA, TECOM, Knowledge Village, Media City, Silicon Oasis, just to name a few.

You fully own your company in the free zone, whereas all commercial enterprises outside the free zone must have a local sponsor who will officially own 51% of the company (though this does not translate into 51% of the profits - it's complicated).

However, free zone companies are prohibited from engaging in trade within Dubai. The free zones are idea for companies wanting a base in the region but where the actual commercial activities occurs elsewhere. Most of the defense contractors have regional hqs in the Dubai free zones and the actual work is in Iraq or Afghanistan.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298474)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:16 PM
Author: .,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,


your thoughts on that one member of the royal family getting caught on video torturing that one guy a couple years ago?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHgaMqTzWaE



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298388)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:18 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Shrugs.

Sorry for the dude. He shouldn't have attempted to double cross one of the tinpot royals in the UAE.

Then again I'm no more sorry for him than people who get killed in the drug trade in the US, including innocent passerbys. Cities like Baltimore have murder rates above 200 a year, which is more than the entire UAE.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298399)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:20 PM
Author: Slow Children Playing

GAS

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(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298408)



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Date: June 22nd, 2016 9:59 AM
Author: armodafinil



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#30761497)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:22 PM
Author: .,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,


Tell me about sand storms.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298420)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:25 PM
Author: Edinburgh

They're not as bad as the ones in Saudi. In Saudi the sky turns bright orange.

In Dubai the sandstorms are mostly dusty, light beige colored hazes that descend over the city. It might irritate your eyes slightly but that seems to be the extent of the effect. Oh, and yes, that it leaves a fine film of dust over everything outdoors (and even indoors).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298441)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:26 PM
Author: .,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,.,,.,.,,.,.,,.,


How miserable is the heat? Do people actually wear suits in that sweltering bullshit?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298455)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:28 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Yes.

I did. It's not as bad as you might think. It's: elevator to garage, jump into car, blast the AC, arrive home, go indoors in AC.

The heat isn't a problem. You acclimitize to. it It's the humidity that descends on the city during the peak summer months which is more annoying. But people cope.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298466)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:28 PM
Author: ...,...,,...,...,,...,...,,...,...,,...,...,,...,.


Describe chances of one night stand from club with some expat slut. I imagine since the gender balance has too many fucking horny men it is hard

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298465)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:31 PM
Author: Edinburgh

I am married.

The social scene is huge and thriving. I don't think the single men I know are complaining too much.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298478)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:36 PM
Author: ...,...,,...,...,,...,...,,...,...,,...,...,,...,.


I saw lots of cute chicks but I believe it is hard to get into many clubs unless you are with a girl.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298503)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:29 PM
Author: Slow Children Playing

Date: December 10th, 2009 4:13 PM

Author: Edinburgh

I am at the Dubai airport, waiting to board a flight to London for a series of business meetings (yep, related to the current crisis. Several of our clients are heavily involved in the Dubai World pending collapse). Then to the States to my wife and baby son for the Christmas holidays. We all return to Dubai, the happy family, in January.

In case some of you haven't noticed, I have not posted on this board since September, save for a thread on Dubai. Finally clued in to that no one seems to like me, and I don't like most of you. This is going to be as close to a farewell thread as I have no intention of ever posting here again.

For those of you who want to quit, it's surprisingly easy. Put it out of your mind for a few days and you'll be shocked at how easy it is to forget that xoxohth even exists. If you do stray here the banality of the posts will make you leave in a hurry.

Last chance at questions/ answers about Dubai or anything else you want to ask. One warning: I will not reveal anything remotely close to my job or my clients' affairs.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=1161287&forum_id=2#13511955)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298471)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 1:32 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Hi Fulano.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298482)



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Date: September 13th, 2017 8:33 PM
Author: ""'''"'"'


8 years later and that faggot is still posting here and everyone still hates him

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#34204097)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 8:16 AM
Author: killa cam (ggtp)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#34594383)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 2:36 PM
Author: fatfaggots.com

So is the recession over in Dubai?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298809)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 2:45 PM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,..,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


do you ever go bird hunting with local princes or sheiks, and dress up like lawrence of arabia when you do it? but instead of ottoman turks, you're killing marsh birds?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23298851)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 4:14 PM
Author: groundbreaking interdisciplinary MBA curriculum ( )

why are you such a self important uptight cunt?

why work in dubai of all fucking places? just about anywhere in damp, grey britain is better

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23299377)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 4:27 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Money. I make a shit ton. Plus my housing and school expenses are covered by the company. I fly business all the time. Sweet vaccys in Asia and Europe. We have a maid to do all the grunt work so my wife spends her time with the boys, lunching and staying in shape.

I think I may very well be an expat for life although I'll go wherever the company sends me. It may shock you but we're not materialistic, but we are happy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23299433)



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Date: May 30th, 2013 4:27 PM
Author: Edinburgh

Money. I make a shit ton. Plus my housing and school expenses are covered by the company. I fly business all the time. Sweet vaccys in Asia and Europe. We have a maid to do all the grunt work so my wife spends her time with the boys, lunching and staying in shape.

I think I may very well be an expat for life although I'll go wherever the company sends me. It may shock you but we're not materialistic, but we are happy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#23299434)



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Date: June 22nd, 2016 10:01 AM
Author: Mark Ironside

This poast was so important it had to be made twice.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#30761506)



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Date: September 13th, 2017 8:33 PM
Author: Judas Jones



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#34204092)



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Date: July 27th, 2014 11:16 AM
Author: David Ben Federer, 25 Time Majors+ Champion

DESCRIBE what to do on an overnight layover. i'll get to my AUH airport hotel at about 4pm, and have a 9am flight the next day. so i have some time to go into DXB and see the city. mainly want to do photograph / see architecture. suggested itinerary?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#26009075)



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Date: July 27th, 2014 1:13 PM
Author: ............. ....................................


What kind of drs do u see there? tell me about being a dr there?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#26009490)



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Date: June 22nd, 2016 9:58 AM
Author: Slow Children Playing



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#30761493)



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Date: June 22nd, 2016 10:01 AM
Author: armodafinil

jfc did this dipshit post here regularly at some point?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#30761507)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 7:52 AM
Author: charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#34594320)



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Date: November 3rd, 2017 8:17 AM
Author: killa cam (ggtp)

Oh yeah

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=2269194&forum_id=2#34594384)