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ask louiseQuestionWe are from NZ and my 2 children aged 16 and 13 have just moved to Dubai to live with me.

I am at a loss on how I keep them busy with activities and meeting other kids their age, my work is very demanding and I can only do so much with them can you please give me some direction of teen clubs that they can join and share things kids their age enjoy.

I would be grateful for some direction or help. Read more

cgtNon-UK resident homeowners, who have moved abroad will be liable to pay capital gains tax from 2015 on their UK properties.

Capital gains tax will be payable on property value increases

Tax will be up to 28%

You can take action now by becoming your own financial adviser.

UK expats
Homeowners who are non-resident in the UK for tax purposes will be liable for capital gains tax from 2015. Capital gains tax is payable on any property value increase after April 2015. Currently, any British resident pay up to 28% capital gains tax on gains over Read more

Found Cat in dubaiAnswers To:  Puss puss
Last Seen or Found:  Jumeirah Park B sector
Microchip Number N/A
Municipality Tag Number:  N/A
Collar Color:  None

Pet’s Description:  What looks to be a long haired Persian, white/cream colour, has a tail shaven into a. Shape of a lions tail.  Very friendly and very well trained. Read more

Performing-Arts1There are many talented children in Dubai.  The choice of activities that the Dubai youth take part in within school hours and outside school is quite staggering.  This has led to many children in Dubai wanting to pursue careers which build upon the skills they have learnt from these activities whether it be from the rugby field, swimming pool or drama studio.

Traditionally schools in Dubai only offered post 16 qualifications (A’Level & International Baccalaureate) in the core subjects such as Languages, Humanities and Sciences which resulted in many children having to leave Dubai to pursue Read more

ask louiseQuestionWe will be moving from Belgium  to Dubai in August and were looking for field hockey teams for our girls aged 7 and 12 in Dubai….. So far we didn’t find any club on the web, could you advise us? Read more

G’Day Aussies!  Ready to celebrate Australia Day this January 26th?!

The team at Expat Echo Dubai has complied a list of venues hosting Australia Day celebrations!


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