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The choice of nearby holiday destinations has been limited due to the regional unrest in the past few months so recently when we had a few days spare my family and I decided to head south to Mombassa in Kenya. Mombasa is built on an island and surrounded by a huge natural harbor making it historically a great trading port for East Africa. The local population is made up of Asians and a melting pot of tribes from all over Kenya and nearby regions. Today Mombasa is still a very important trading port and also an increasingly popular holiday destination. Read more

Today’s Into-yous features British expat Laila Lambert

Tell us a little about yourself
I have lived in the Middle East a total of 12 years, working in the Wellness industry. I recently took a small redirection with my business and now I specialise in handmade fairy and angel crafts, gemstones and crystals – I call myself the Sparklefairy. Read more

Ramadan 2011 | 1 August – 30 August | Dubai, UAE

Ramadan is the holy month in which Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Holy Koran. In 2011 Ramadan is anticipated to commence on Monday 1st of August and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday 30th August. In the Muslim calendar a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Ramadan on the sunset of Sunday 31st of July. Read more

Q Hi again Louise, and thanks a lot for your answer about cost of living. This got me further ;o) Now we´re invited to Dubai for a couple of days, and want to check out where to live. Do you have any suggestions where? – danish family with 3 children aged 3 to 13 years. We like it nice and quiet, but still with some activity. We would like a house, living near other Europeans – maybe Scandinavians and some luxury would be welcome. But as you know our income, you might be able to tell me if i´m aiming too high…? Read more

Q What does one need to get married in Dubai? Do they have to be a resident? what paperwork do we need if we are both Muslims and only one of us is a resident and the other is on a visit visa?

A If you check out the local government website they have up to date information on getting married in Dubai go to the citizens section where it has a section on getting married. It states “For expatriates, spouses should have valid Dubai residence visas. In case one of the spouses is on a visit visa, he/she must undergo a medical examination in Dubai before their marriage.”

XVA Artists to Watch!

Kicking off with the final display of the five-part Art in Iraq Today exhibition curated by Dia Al-Azzawi, showcasing the work of artists Ali Jabbar, Halim Al-Karim and Mahmoud Obaidi. The exhibition series and supporting catalogue are dedicated to the memory of pre-eminent art critic Jabra Ibrahim Jabra and his essays titled ‘Art in Iraq Today.’ Read more

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