[menog] MENOG 8: Thank you

Ahmed Abu-Abed ahmed at tamkien.com
Wed May 25 06:08:57 GMT 2011

Egypt is easier on visas than many others in the region, plus you have good locations like Alexandria, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Cairo, etc.

Jordan and Lebanon are also quite open with inter-Arab visa needs, and can grant on the spot visas at airports for many nationalities. 


From: Hani Abuelkhair 
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:24 PM
To: Kais Al-Essa 
Cc: menog at menog.net 
Subject: Re: [menog] MENOG 8: Thank you

Turkey is one of the best locations

Hani Abuelkhair
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On May 24, 2011, at 21:27, Kais Al-Essa <operations at sahara.com.sa> wrote:

  Dear Nasser,

  Thanks for your suggestion. We try to balance between two main things:

  - Being in an easy country is good as it will allow more people to attend the meeting from around the globe.

  - However, we have an obligation to try to visit as many countries as possible.

  For Saudi Arabia, Visas are possible and when we did MENOG6 in Riyadh, we had an excellent show of visitors who managed to get their Visa on time. Note that you just need to plan earlier.

  Having said the above, we would like to hear your ideas on alternative locations. Our next meeting is planned for Muscat, Oman.




        إن هذا البريد الإلكتروني المرسل من قبل صحارى نت يحتوي على محتويات سرية مرسلة إلى جهة/ متلقٍ مقصود. إذا لم تكن أنت المتلقي المقصود، فإن هذا البريد الإلكتروني قد وصلك عن طريق الخطأ، لذا فإنه يمنع منعا باتا أي استخدام أو إعادة إرسال أو نشر أو طباعة أونسخ كل أو جزء من هذا البريد الإلكتروني بأي شكل من الأشكال. وفي حالة تلقيكم هذا البريد الإلكتروني عن طريق الخطأ، فإننا نرجو التكرم بالرد على المرسل وإخطاره بهذا الخطأ، ومن ثم الإسراع بحذف هذا البريد الإلكتروني من الأجهزة والأنظمة الخاصة بكم. وعلى الرغم من أن هذا البريد الإلكتروني تم فحصه وتمحيصه بحثا عن الفيروسات، إلا أن صحارى نت لا تتحمل أي مسؤولية عن أية فيروسات قد تصيب أجهزتكم وأنظمتكم، بل إن التأكد من حماية أجهزتكم وأنظمتكم هو محض مسؤوليتكم. 

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  On 5/24/2011 7:57 PM, Nasser Farhan wrote:

    Dear MENOG team and members,

    Can I kindly suggest that these conferences to be held in a visa neutral countries, where visas are not needed or can be easily and rapidly obtained.   

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Osama I. Al-Dosary 
      To: menog at menog.net 
      Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 7:21 PM
      Subject: [menog] MENOG 8: Thank you

      Salaam MENOG Community,

      On behalf of the MENOG Coordination Team, I would like to thank you for 
      helping to make the MENOG 8/RIPE NCC Regional Meeting in Al-Khobar, 
      Saudi Arabia such a success. Special thanks goes to those who to jump 
      through visa hoops to join us.

      MENOG 8 included one day of plenary conference incorporating the RIPE 
      NCC Regional Meeting and four days of hands-on technical workshops.

      The event as a whole received lots of positive and appreciative feedback.

      The meeting was well attended by participants from seven different 
      countries. A list of attendees is posted at:

      All presentations are available at:

      An overview of sponsors is posted at:

      Thanks once again on behalf of the MENOG Coordination Team.
      We hope that you will also attend MENOG 9 which will be held in Muscat, 
      Oman in quarter 3, 2011

      Kind regards,
      Osama I. Al-Dosary
      On behalf of the MENOG Coordination Team

      Kais Al-Essa, Sultan AlShamsi, Sandra Gijzen, Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Paul
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