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missing-dogPet’s Name or Answers To:  loli
Last Seen or Found (when and where):  28november2013
Microchip Number:  34809819002112
Municipality Tag Number: 1572 blue
Collar Color: blue

Pet’s Description:
Yorkshire Terrier, brown hair & black she is our lovely dog and someone took her  from our front yard in Barsha South 1 please.  Reward offer if found

If found please contact: sawsan | Email: sw_rahma@hotmail.com | Mobile Number: +971 50 772 7372

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health-insuranceAll the workers in Dubai will require to be covered under health insurance by their employers as part of a new law.

Health insurance has been made mandatory for all the residents in Dubai, under a new law passed on Tuesday.

The long-awaited Health Insurance Law, endorsed by Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stipulates that it is the responsibility of employers to provide all their employees with health insurance schemes.

The law ensures better healthcare for Emiratis, expatriate residents and visitors and will strengthen “the competitive status of Dubai locally, regionally and internationally,” said Eng. Eisa Al Maidoor, director General of Dubai Health Authority.

The law comes into effect next year, and it is expected to take three years for the emirate’s entire population to be covered. Currently, only a third of the city’s population of three million is insured.

Once implemented, residency visas will not be granted unless applicants have a valid health insurance. Read more

driving fines in duaiMoving to Dubai you may have heard horror stories of driving in Dubai. However, from conversations with recent new arrivals  all have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to drive in Dubai.  This is largely due to the fact that over the past few years there has been an emergence of more and more speed cameras, better roads and stricter penalties on bad driving.

Unlike other countries fines for traffic violations only have to be paid once a year when you go to re-register your vehicle however this is not to be recommended as sometimes you can be in for a nasty and expensive surprise as the fines mount up because you are not always informed that you have committed a violation.  It is therefore recommended to log onto the Dubai Police Website  periodically to check if you have fines and pay them online. Read more

missing-dogPet’s Name or Answers To: Cookie
Last Seen or Found (when and where): Barsha south area
Microchip Number:
Municipality Tag Number:  D12385
Collar Color:  Brown

Pet’s Description:  Brown/golden cocker spaniel Read more

money-transferWhether you have just arrived in the UAE or you have been living in Dubai for a number of years, the chances are that you have used or will need to use a money transfer service – that is unless you brought all of your money over in a suitcase!

Transfer Tip #1 – Avoid High Transfer Fees

If you are transferring money from your UK account to your Dubai account and you are using your UK bank, you could face charges of up to £40 per transaction. And it usually makes no difference if your bank has branches in Dubai – the charge is the charge and that’s it. If you’re making just two transfers per month, you could be racking up a total charges bill of almost £1000 in a year. Read more

Moving Tips 2Enjoy Dubai right up to the last minute! Book your moving date for a couple of weeks before your actual departure date and spend your last couple of weeks in a serviced apartment or hotel allowing yourself time to enjoy with friends and Dubai!  This will also give you time to finalize bills such as DEWA and get deposits back.  Read more

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