.....and very hot and humid too at the moment! I'm a research scientist by profession and I work in a sport medicince hospital in Doha, Qatar, which is 'just across the ditch' from Dubai. The city here is still about 10yrs behind Dubai, lots of development and construction and of course all eyes towards the world cup in 2022. I've only been here a year but plan to stay another 4-6 yr. Now that I'm settled in, and esp because the AUD has fallen considerably whilst some volatiliy remains on international markets, I'm viewing Australian property as a strong investment option. As an o/s expat I'll probably be looking for advice, particularly from other expats, but also anyone that purchases remotely (eg: out of state).