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lianneThis week’s Into-yous features British expat Lianne Welford

Tell us a little about yourself
Having lived in Dubai for seven years, wanted to be self-employed and independent so started up JUST A SECOND . . ., basically recycles second hand car seats, pushchairs – anything from the baby world. I will sell them for you so they must be in near perfect condition. Read more

ask louiseQuestionMy Father has recently joined my husband and I here in Dubai after my Mother passed away. Do you know of any senior clubs or groups he could join to be a little bit more active and meet people . Read more

teen-talk-dubaiTeens Talk Dubai is the only You Tube show created to support the multicultural youth of the Gulf Region. It is a 25-minute bi-monthly show on You Tube which is hosted by Maria V. Chatila, Family & Relationship Coach. It is supported by an all youth cast both in-front and behind the scenes. Teens Talk Dubai strives to empower teens with skills to become stronger support systems for their peers and to become more skilful members of relationships whilst giving them a voice and an opportunity to be heard and understood.

Our mission is to provide teens with a platform to discuss the issues & challenges that teens are exposed to today.

We sit on a set with a green fluffy carpet and coloured chairs. We eat cakes, cookies and anything sweet and delicious. We munch on crisps and salsa as appetisers and finally tuck into pizza for lunch! Teens sit on the panel and openly voice their thoughts and Read more

rent a bike in dubaiNow you can pedal your way through Downtown Dubai

Push-bikes can be rented for 30 minutes up to 24 hours

Visitors to Emaar’s Downtown Dubai, which houses the world’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, and the world’s largest mall, the Dubai Mall, besides a number of other attractions, need not worry about their environmental footprint anymore. For, they can now rent a push-bike from conveniently located docking stations to explore the myriad wonders of the iconic location.

Not only are the push-bikes a convenient travel mode, they also promote physical well-being and are environment-friendly.

The docking stations are located along the 3.5km Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa metro station, Emaar Square, Burj Park, Burj Plaza, and next to The Dubai Mall.
All that visitors have to do is register their details at Read more

humming bird nursery dubaiHummingbird Early Learning Centre is now expanding its offering with a brand new and purpose built pre-school centre located in the business hub of Dubai, DIFC.   This will be for children aged 2.5 – 6 years of age. The centre’s convenient location in DIFC means that parents working within the DIFC precinct can  feel more involved in the day-to-day care and education of their children without a long commute.

Hummingbird Early Learning Centre first opened its doors to the public in June 2008 to serve the growing community of working parents and now the addition of Hummingbird Pre-School, will offers an after school program, which supports children with their homework, provides special designed homework logs to help track children’s homework progress, academic enrichment activities including book club, creative writing, science and technology as well as involvement in extra-curricular and age appropriate activities.

The Hummingbird Pre-school is located in Limestone House business precinct, DIFC, the business hub of Dubai. Read more

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