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ASK_LouiseI have been an expat nearly all my life. I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland but my early years were spent on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad. As a family, we relocated back to the UK for a few years but the call of expat life was never too far away and we once again relocated this time to Hong Kong. I returned to Scotland to finish my education and attend University where I met my husband who had also been an expat child and after a few years of doing the 9 to 5 job in the UK we returned to Hong Kong, moved to the Philippines and then 15 years ago ended up in Dubai.

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QuestionI want to know about adult swimming classes in JLT or discovery gardens area. Read more

ask louiseQuestionI am looking to have my gas bbq cleaned and serviced. I tried Ace where I bought it and even contacted the manufacturer but no joy. I live in Mirdif, Dubai.

AnswerThere are two companies that I know of that clean bbq’s, you will need to contact them with the type of bbq you have. Read more

ask louiseQuestionMy daughter spilt milk in the car and I need to find a company who can get rid of the smell. Can you recommend anyone? Read more

ask louiseQuestionI am 19 years old and staying in Dubai during the summer and would like to do some volunteer work. Can you suggest some places that take volunteers.

AnswerThere are several places that take volunteers, at Expat Echo Dubai we have compiled a list of places that accept volunteers, take a look here, however, you will need to contact them directly.  Kids Summer camps are also on, they may require extra help, you can take a look at our Summer Camp Directory which has all the contact numbers.

 

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.

ask louiseQuestionI have been an expat living in Dubai for the last 2 years and I am having trouble with my landlord when it comes to maintenance and repairs of my villa.
My main concern is the Air Conditioning which is in such an unhealthy condition.
I just need to know if I have any legal rights against these guys to get this sorted out or not? Read more

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