The ‘Drop Your Shorts For Good’ mission was launched three years ago in response to a law passed requiring all beachgoers in Dubai to wear appropriate swimming attire.
“Our founder, Maureen Hall, felt it wasn’t fair that labourers couldn’t enjoy the beach if they didn’t have bathing suits,” said Jeanne LaRocco at COEGA Sunwear, which is organising the initiative. “She started the campaign to collect swimwear for them so they could go to the beach on their days off.”
The charitable initiative collected about 200 pairs of shorts last year. Organisers hope to exceed that number and collect at least 250 pairs for this year’s campaign, adding to the total of 500 pairs that have been gathered since the initiative began. Read more
Indulge your senses at the world’s greatest restaurant and music festival! If you love food, drink and music, you’ll love Taste of Dubai. The food lover’s favourite festival now in its 7th year will bring together the city’s highly acclaimed restaurants, prestigious celebrity chefs, premium beverage brands, gastronomic exhibitors and an incredible entertainment stage playing host to live international acts. Read more
March 21st – Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
March 30th – Ireland, United Kingdom
May 11th – Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, United States
May 25th – Morocco, Sweden, France
Whenever you celebrate, we would like to wish you all a very happy Mother’s Day! Here are some Mother’s Day specials offered in Dubai this month: Read more
Government Hospitals include Latifa Hospital (Oud Metha Road), Rashid Hospital (near the Creek), and Dubai Hospital (Al Baraha, Deira).
The government run hospitals are very good and cheaper than the private sector however, patients maybe faced with longer waiting times and the amount of patients in a room will be more than the private sector. It is worth noting that even if you have private health insurance you may not be covered for things like child birth and child vaccinations both of which can be taken care of at government hospitals and clinics for a considerably cheaper cost. To visit the government hospitals you will need a Dubai Government Health Card. To obtain a government health card you will require the following documents: Read more