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ask louiseQuestionMy residency visa and also my daughters residency visa is expiring this month.  Does my daughter need to come with me when I renew the visa and do the blood test?  My husband is our sponsor. Read more

choirfestThe Fridge is proud to announce the return of the much-anticipated, ChoirFest Middle East on March 10th – 14th, now in it’s third year, sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, Deutsche Bank and Emirates Airlines.

The five-day vocal extravaganza welcomes choirs, coaches and star performers from all over the world to participate in an exciting event.

Youth choirs will be hosted at Nord Anglia International School Dubai, where ChoirFest ME officially launches on March 10th with two days of educational workshops and masterclasses for Junior and Senior schools. Acclaimed soprano and vocal coach Suzzie Vango, along with charismatic conductor Peter Allwood and International a cappella artists, Cadence, will work with twenty pre-registered schools from the UAE in a series of fun workshops on vocal techniques and performance skills, specifically designed for ages 6 – 19, culminating in the Senior School Choir Of The Year competition on the 11th March at 3.30pm.

On Thursday 12th March at 12.30pm there is a free public concert on the Spanish Steps in Dubai International Financial Centre. This will be a delightful programme of traditional and folk songs from the four participating regional choirs representing Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iraq. There will also be a special teaser show from guest a cappella quartet, Cadence. Read more

freedivingThe Free­d­iv­ing Club is an academy for education, instruction, coaching, and training of individuals & groups to develop and improve their capabilities in free­d­iv­ing sport mainly Free­d­iv­ing In Dubai & AbuD­habi and in UAE.

The Free­d­iv­ing Club promote for free­d­iv­ing sport for benefit of free­d­ivers of ages start from 16 years old & for all abilities under AIDA (Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tionale pour le Développe­ment de l’Apnée) standards, rules, and regulations.

​The freediving club offer also AIDA Courses:

AIDA courses cover all levels from complete beginner to very advanced and competitive level freediving. AIDA courses are taught in many languages all over the world and thousands of new divers have discovered a passion of freediving through AIDA. On an AIDA course, you will learn what freediving is, how to do it, how to get the most out of your time in the water and most importantly – how to do it safely.

​There are many ways to get involved with this amazing sport and connected to UAE heritage, visit www.thefreedivingclub.com today or email info@thefreedivingclub.com for more information. Read more

689339487Which areas are really cheaper now – JBR, JLT, Marina, International City rise

There was only one community in Dubai that saw rents declining in 2014 compared with 2013, a new report by Asteco reveals.

The report disclosed that Discovery Gardens, one of the most affordable communities on Sheikh Zayed Road, saw rents falling by 2 per cent last year compared to 2013, but rents remaining 36 per cent below the highs of 2008.

Rentals for one-bedroom units in the community remained stable at Dh70,000 per annum (pa), while two-bedroom units declined to Dh80,000 pa from Dh83,000 pa.

Rental increases Read more

Found-dogPet’s Name or Answers To: n/a senior dog found-trying to locate owners
Last Seen or Found (when and where): Tecom/Greens area, Saturday 20th Feb
Microchip Number:
Municipality Tag Number:
Collar Color:  no collar

Pet’s Description:

Dog found Saturday in Tecom and Greens area!!! please share, senior male dog, about 8 years, not neutered, chihuahua mix. Please call me on +971 50 911 8074 or pm me.  Currently staying with a lady in that area, needs to be reunited with owner and in distress!

If this is your dog please call:  natasha.valentine@outlook.com | Mobile Number: +971 50 911 8074 Read more

If you have recently moved to Dubai you maybe looking to buy some furniture especially as many of the homes we move into here are much bigger than we had back home.

The range of furniture for sale in Dubai is extensive ranging from your functional value for money flat-pack furniture to hand crafted Italian designer furniture.  Being a very International city, Dubai also has an a great choice of furniture designs from all around the world.

However, to save you trawling the malls looking for all these great furniture options Expat Echo Dubai has put together a list of some of the most popular furniture shops and their locations in Dubai.

Don’t forget to also look at the classifieds as there are many great bargains to be grabbed in the second-hand market too.

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