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Chances are you’ve moved to Dubai for the same reasons as everybody else; the opportunity to move a few rungs up the career ladder, to enjoy a better lifestyle thanks to your tax-free earnings, year-round sunshine and low crime levels.

Moving to a foreign country however can be overwhelming under the best circumstances. The team at Expat Echo Dubai has compiled a list of top 10 tips for living in Dubai to help you adjust to your new home and make sense of the social quirks, local traditions and taboos. Read more

Eid-Mubarak-wallpapers-650x500Things to do in Dubai this Eid

Concerts, Circus Acts, Fireworks: Eid Extravaganza

Sneak a peek into Dubai’s Eid Al Fitr extravaganza and it just may be advisable to slip into those comfy shoes for the 72-hours of planned festivities.

Star-studded concerts, live entertainment acts and, of course, everyone’s favourite fireworks display will tee off the loaded calendar of events organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment. Read more

eidConcerts, Circus Acts, Fireworks: Eid Extravaganza

Sneak a peek into Dubai’s Eid Al Fitr extravaganza and it just may be advisable to slip into those comfy shoes for the 72-hours of planned festivities.

Star-studded concerts, live entertainment acts and, of course, everyone’s favourite fireworks display will tee off the loaded calendar of events organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment. Read more

Eid 2015

dehydration-150x150Do you know that Chronic Dehydration during Ramadan can lead to Kidney Stones

Fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is compulsory upon every able bodied, healthy Muslim adult. During this time Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. In the UAE the fast this year is up to 15 hours and during the intense summer months.
“The hot, dry days ahead of us for the remainder of Ramadan means those fasting should be extra careful of dehydration. Symptoms such as lethargy, light headedness and excessive sweating should not be ignored as they are the first signs of a heat related illness. In the more extreme cases, muscles twitch and spasm and eventually lead to heatstroke which is potentially fatal,” said Dr. Deepak Janardhanan, Specialist Urologist at Medeor 24×7 Hospital. “When the body’s fluid levels are dangerously low, vessels contract and blood pressure levels drop. The lack of electrolytes in the blood means vital organs do not get blood flow. This can cause fatal irreversible damage as a person can go into a coma.” Read more

Ramadan night mkt 2015To share in the giving spirit of the Holy Month, the annual Ramadan Night Market is a 10-night, one-stop shopping event featuring products and brands from around the region. With over 400 vendors, shoppers will find irresistible offers for their Ramadan and Eid shopping needs. Shoppers will have no trouble finding the perfect gift for loved ones in this bustling marketplace with discounts and bargains on clothing, jewellery, health & beauty products, perfumes, food, home appliances, electronics, toys & baby items, automobiles, and festive souvenirs and collectibles.
To make it easier for shoppers, the market will be divided into product-themed pavilions for clothes, accessories, food, and a special grand Arabic-themed Majlis. The Ramadan Night Market is truly a family event with a massive area designed specifically for little ones (should they still be up). Children will have a great time at their own large play area that features face painting, prince and princess dress-up, a children’s fashion show, arts and crafts, bouncy castles, a movie theatre just for kids, and a photo booth with famous cartoon characters! Read more

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