So, you are new(ish) to Dubai or possibly planning to relocate to Dubai in the near future? We are happy that you have found our blog, Expat Echo Dubai. Hopefully, you will find it a helpful resource during your settling in process into this unique city.
First of all, let me start by the obvious. Dubai is unlike any other city in the world. It’s very likely that you will be relocating here from some place very, very different. Do not fear. Don’t let the glitz, glam or size scare you. (more…)
This fun park has the worlds highest and longest inflatable water slide measuring 16x65m (click here to see it in action)! In addition to this there are many other games for kids and adults including – sumo suite fighting, zorb ball, soap football, water barbell, bumper boat, obstacle course and a bouncy castles all attracting guests from 2 to 61 years old.
The AquaFunME park is open daily from 4:30-10pm and will stay till at least February. AquaFunME will also be offering Birthday Party packages.
Prices are per game (AED 10) or you can have an unlimited VIP pass for AED 50. Group discount is also available.
Whether you are searching for an after-school activity or a weekend sports league, Dubai has a wide variety of options for your child from high impact sports like Karate and Soccer to low impact sports like Ballet and Yoga.
There is definitely something to please children of all personalities! Read more
The team at Expat Echo Dubai was having a conversation this morning concerning house and contents insurance, who had it and with which company. Shockingly not one of us had insurance! Taking out a policy had crossed our minds several times since moving to Dubai but somehow we all just kept putting it off. Each of us had experienced being burgled in the past whilst living elsewhere, so we all have first-hand experience of how devastating it is. Why then the neglect now? Read more
Have you noticed that everyone seems to speak with acronyms in Dubai? Ask someone for directions and you might find yourself seriously confused. Or talk about what facilities a house has and everyone talks about the ‘AC’ and as for schools….
We’ve compiled a list of the most used acronyms in Dubai and have created a map to pinpoint some locations for you. Read more
Here is a list of documents needed when applying to a school in Dubai.
Make sure you also check the schools official requirements! Read more