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ask louiseQuestionWe are a family of 5 living in the same villa for the last 3 years. Last year my landlord offered to sell us the villa we are currently in, therefore I accepted to sign a contract with an increase above RERA level as well as a rent termination provision mid 2015. Afterwards the guy changed his mind and decided not to sell the property anymore. We are currently negotiating the renewal and I do not want to commit to vacating the property mid 2015 but the landlord does not agree. Needless to say that he would be OK with a 20% increase + another 12% in 2 years. I am thinking to go to RERA but I am wondering what would be their view? Read more

The most common time to relocate to any country is during the summer months. For families with school aged children, July or August is the only option to enable the children to start their new school at the beginning of the term. Relocating to Dubai during summer however can pose additional challenges; primarily the soaring summer temperatures, and the likelihood of coinciding with the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.  But how do these two factors really affect moving to Dubai and what advice can we offer to help make the process as stress free as possible? Read more

ask louiseQuestionWe are French, moving to Dubai in September. I’m looking for the best Classical dance School for my daughter ( 9 years old). She is involved in the best school in our city for the last 5 years.  Dance School in French or English. Many thanks for your help. Read more

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