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yoga 150x150Are you staying in Dubai this summer but feel like you need a mini break? How about trying a yoga retreat.

Yoga Instructor and Nutritionist Suzanne Cork is holding a Summer Recharge Yoga Retreat taking place just a 40 minute drive from the centre of Dubai at the ultra-luxurious Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.
A 3 day, 2-night retreat starting on Thursday, 6 August (6pm) and concluding on Saturday, 8 August (midday). Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help you grow in your own personal practice. The focus this weekend will be on using the heat to assist with deep restorative opening of the body, perfect for athletes with tight muscles or those who have been sitting at a desk for too long! Classes are open to all levels, beginner to practiced. Read more

Each year, thousands of seasoned expats either move house within Dubai or leave the Emirate altogether. One of the downsides of being an expat tenant is that we can often be exploited, especially in the case of having to leave Dubai in a hurry. Some, but not all landlords are unscrupulous and we all know that landlords here in Dubai can be quite unique. So to ensure you get your deposit back here are some helpful tips and advice you can follow. After all, many tenants have had little or no choice but to improve the landlord’s property, at their own expense! Why risk losing your deposit as well? Read more

June 2015Factors to consider when choosing your real estate developer in Dubai by Indigo Properties

Dubai is a land of dreams and opportunities. It gives everyone an opportunity of turning their
dreams into reality. Many dream of owning a home in Dubai but owning a home here is not that
easy a decision with the number of developers launching more and more projects day by day.
How does one make the right choice? Mr. Dev Maitra, CEO of one of  Dubai’s leading property developers Indigo Properties, reveals tips on how to choose the right developer when selecting your dream home:

Visit their website:
Log on to the developer’s website to get an insight of the company. The website should be
able to provide you the answers to questions such as who are the owners, what is their
history, who are their partners and associates, how long has the company been into
existence, what are their completed and ongoing projects  Read more

ask-louiseQuestion I am 18 years old and looking to help as an assistant for summer camps or any community service to keep myself busy until August. Would be glad of your help if anything is available.

 

Answer If you take a look at our comprehensive list of Summer camps here you will find contact information for each one. You can contact them directly and ask if they need any help with their summer camps.

artwork 2015General guidelines to shipping art from Move One

 

If your piece is incredibly unique, fragile, or of significant size or shape, you may want to contact a professional packer. At Move One Fine Art Shipping, we fully understand the value of art and antiques and the specialized handling that they require. We offer a bespoke service to each customer that ensures that proper movement techniques are employed. Our global network consists of over 50 offices on four continents, and through our Preferred Partner Network, we are able to provide worldwide coverage.

However, if you think you can do it yourself for less valuable pieces, here are some tips:

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Tickets bought, hotel booked, dog stay at the kennel arranged and suitcases packed (nearly!). If only life were that simple when leaving Dubai for your summer holidays.

Most expats in Dubai take longer than the normal two weeks for their summer vacation, with a few lucky ones being away for a couple of months, so additional items need to be added to the final check list to ensure you don’t arrive back to a disaster. Expat Echo Dubai have listed a few items below that really ought to be on your holiday check list when preparing to shut up the house and escape the summer heat. Read more

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