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Archive for April, 2013

Missing CatPet’s Name: Oscar
Last Seen: Jumeirah Village Triangle
Microchip Number: 900182000137496
Collar Color: Black/Pink

Pet’s Description:
Grey, long haired tabby, quite small and only 8 months old, went missing on the 12th April from JVT. Read more

ask louiseQuestionMy husband has already moved and I am looking to move the end of July. We have a 14 year old son who needs a place in year 10 for this coming September. I have searched and searched and just keep being told there is a waiting list with little chance of a place becoming available. I have however been told that there is a place for him at Deira.  Firstly I can not find reviews. Secondly how far away is the school from Arabian Ranches and thirdly my son wants to remain in England to finish his GCSE as he thinks he will not like the school etc etc..  I am hoping you might have some information on the school. Read more

khda- rankings2013Dubai Schools Report Card: 12 outstanding; 13 unsatisfactory; where does your kid study?

Nine of 12 outstanding schools offer UK curriculum; half of Dubai’s students receive outstanding/good education

The much-anticipated Dubai School Inspection Bureau’s (DSIB) report card for the year 2012-13 was announced by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) today.

“Twelve schools were rated ‘outstanding’, of which nine are UK-curriculum schools, two offer Indian curriculum and one offers a curriculum based on US standards,” reads the report card.

The percentage of students attending ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools has increased by 19 per cent since 2008, according to the latest results.

A total of 108,098 children are now enrolled at these schools, accounting for 49 per cent of Dubai’s private school students. Read more

ladies-beach-dayTwo of Dubai’s most popular public beach parks, Mamzar and Jumeirah, are imposing new ladies-only days.

Mondays at Mamzar will be only for women while in Jumeirah, men will be excluded on Sundays and Wednesdays.

The new ruling, from Dubai Municipality, comes after women were asked in a study what they would like to see happen. It also means that all the staff at the parks, and in outlets which operate at them, will be female-only on the allotted days. Read more

child-custody-laws-in-dubaiWhen child custody disputes arise between parents who are non-UAE nationals resident in the UAE, whether married to a UAE or non-UAE citizen, they may file custody cases in the UAE.

The applicable law in relation to the children matters in the UAE is Federal Law No. 28 of the year 2005 regarding the Personal Statuses Law (articles 142-158).

According to the above mentioned law the custody of the child is determined by the court in the best interest of the child.

To be deemed as a fit custodian, a person should fulfill a list of requirements: Read more

poshpawsPoshpaws Cattery & Petting Farm in Dubai Friday 3rd May 3–6 pm

Please, please, help. These rescued and abandoned cats and dogs are all in need of homes.  On the day there will also be a sale of second hand books, second hand pet accessories,  and jumble. Donations will be accepted on the day.

Volunteers are welcome.

For more details and location map please visit the Facebook page or call +971 56 604 091 050 458 8635 Read more

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