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child-car-seatWhen moving to Dubai make sure you have your child seat with you and ready to use as it is law that children must be secured in a child seat or seat booster when travelling in a car. The law states that:



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One of the best things about staying in a serviced apartment is that we have all the amenities under one roof: fitness center, nice swimming pool, Costa coffee, etc. We don’t have a restaurant or room service but it is comfortable and conveniently located in the Marina district. Every morning I enjoy the fitness center and this is my view from my elliptical. I can watch the yachts come and and go. It’s just beautiful.  However, this is only temporary. Eventually, we will have to purchase our own toilet paper and change our own light bulbs as we hope to find a home soon. Read more

e-gateEida launches e-gate service on ID cards with 2-year validity

Residents of the UAE will now be able to activate the e- gate service on the Emirates National identity cards for a fee of Dh150, the Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) has said.

According to a report in Emarat Al Youm the e-gate service will be added to ID card services for a fixed period of two years.

Renewal fees for two years will also be Dh150. Read more

ask louiseQuestionI am moving to Dubai in two weeks working as a senior level architect, and am trying to find out about phones and phone service in UAE.  I’m coming from the United States and trying to find out if our phones will work over there or what’s the best option for service.

Any help or connection to someone who could help would greatly be appreciated. Read more

Dubai is considered one of the best places in the world to shop and has been referred to as “the shopping capital of the middle east.” Here it is difficult not to find what you are looking for from high end fashion designers to electronics of all sorts and your daily groceries. The near complete lack of a sales tax (some items like cigarettes and alcohol do have a sales tax) has turned this Emirate into a shopping Mecca with over 70 shopping malls. Dubai also houses the 7th largest mall in the world — The Dubai Mall. This mall contains not only stores but activities for everyone in the family, such as a theme park and ice skating rink. Going shopping in Dubai can turn a day at the mall into a fun family event. Read more

ask louiseQuestionI am moving to Dubai next week and trying to find a 2 bedroom villa for a one month rental. the problem is we have two dogs and cannot source a property where pets are permitted.

Any ideas who we could contact? Read more

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