Hi - we are flying with Emirates this time but when we flew here 3 years ago we came with Cathay Pacific and they were superb. Its only as I wanted to fly direct to newcastle this time that we went with Emirates. I am disappointed they cant guarantee a peanut free flight and they weren't flexible on our hotels in Dubai but we will see how we go. its our first time back since we moved and I am excited to see family but not looking forward to the cold! I am looking forward to Xmas as I still can't get my head around xmas here - it's funny!
Our journey out here was ok. We were lucky to have a rental when we arrived and I managed to get a job when we pretty much landed and hubby in 2 weeks of arriving. We have both moved jobs since then and work in positions we would never have had in UK. We made some wonderful friends and would bnever go back to Uk. Of course we have had ups and downs but I can't imagine being anywhere else :)
There are a few Geordies, etc out here. My Aussie mates ask me all the time if we are really like "Geordie Shore" - yeps its hit here! Cringe