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Step by step guide on using the metro in dubai.The Dubai Metro is one of the most advanced public transport system in the world operated by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. The system offers an inexpensive, safe, and convenient method of traveling to your destination, as well as, seeing sights around the city. Dubai’s Metro service has two lines–the Red Line runs along Sheikh Zayed Road from Jebel Ali to Rashidiya via Dubai International Airport, and the Green Line which runs from Al Qusais (Deira) and around the Creek.

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online_groceryMany expats moving to Dubai will be very familiar to on-line shopping not just for luxury products but for their daily groceries. Well known supermarkets such as Tesco and Wal-Mart have been doing it for years. These on-line shops supply most of the customers grocery daily needs and makes life just that bit easier.

Residents who live in areas such as Jumeirah have for years had the luxury of phoning up the local corner shop requesting they deliver the odd pint of milk or packet of cigarettes but the idea of ordering your whole weeks shopping on-line is something that has not been available to residents… until recently.  Now at a click of a button residents can now buy everything from milk and bread to fruits and veggies from online platforms

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canadian-flatCanadian passport holders will be granted entry to the UAE free of charge with their visit arrival stamp, the UAE Embassy in Ottawa said yesterday.

“No application in advance of travel is necessary and the Canadian passport will be stamped for 30 days on arrival.

The Canadian foreign affairs minister, John Baird, welcomed the announcement. Read more

Keep Your Pet Cool and Comfortable

As the summer looms, take care to keep an extra eye on your pet. Whether you have a cat, dog, or both, either species can suffer unknowingly to you, if you do not keep watch. Cats that love the outdoors need to know they can get back in, and make sure you have an extra bowl of water outside. Ask your children, gardener and anyone else in your home to help you keep it topped up. Dogs obviously on their walks feel the heat ten times more than you, they have a fur coat on, you do not. The Middle East is one of the hottest places on the planet, and we need to respect its harsh, burning climate more so for our pets. Read more

ask louiseQuestionMy husband works in Dubai, he should soon get is working Visa. I’m pregnant and still in England, after I give birth in the UK, we are planning to go to Dubai and all be together. What do I need to do? Do I let my husband work take care of everything or is it my responsibility? Do you know anything about the health-care in Dubai, as my baby will only be about a month a two I will need to keep up with the vaccinations, its free in the UK, is it still free in Dubai? Read more

ice-dubaiInternational Concept for Education (ICE at Dubai), a new Bilingual International school located in Meydan, Nad El Shiba district. The school will be opening its doors on the 1st of September 2013 for classes starting from Pre-KG to Grade 2 for academic year 2013 – 2014.

The School offers an innovative curriculum with two courses of study French & International Baccalaureate (IB). World-class facilities will also be made available to students to enhance the educational experience.

One school, three languages, two education tracks

Three major languages of communication and culture will be taught to all students: French, English and Arabic.

Students will have the choice of two programs, either: Read more

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