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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…)

aquafunme-dubai.JPGAquaFunME has started a new concept of inflatable parks in Dubai with the first one being located in Jumeira Lake Towers.

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.

Click here for the Location map Read more

auction-house-dubaiThe Auction House Dubai is the Emirate’s first and only specialized auction venue dedicated to selling all types of quality pre-owned household, electrical goods and garden furniture.

For the seller The Auction House offers easy and convenient collection from your home and delivery to their 10,000 sq. ft warehouse and auction room in Al Quoz, The Auction House Dubai makes selling unwanted furniture at auction a pure pleasure.

From armchairs to artwork, beds to bookcases, carpets to chandeliers, desks to décor, mirrors to mantelpieces, sedans to sofas and tables to TV entertainment systems, they consider anything in good condition.

All it takes is a quick phone call or email and one of their agents will visit your home, assess the minimum guide price for your furniture to be auctioned, arranging prompt collection and delivery to their warehouse and setting a date for your item to be auction.

For the new arrival to Dubai this offers an excellent opportunity to kit out your new home with good quality furniture at a bargain price. Read more

tennis boyAn active child is a happy child!

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

If you are moving to Dubai with your children and they are going to be attending school in Dubai start collecting all the documents you will need to make the procedure hassle free.

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

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