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I 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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ask louiseQuestionIt was great to come a cross this web page after so many days of confusion in how to apply to universities in UK an USA.  Being an expat as you know has its own complications, let alone applying for universities in other countries.  I am a second year pharmacy student in Sharjah University wanting to apply for for PharmD course in UK Or USA. Read more

ask louiseQuestionHi, I am moving to Dubai after Christmas and bringing my pet dog with me.  As I will be working is there somewhere in Dubai that you can leave your dog for the day to socialise with other dogs. Read more

Where can I hire a dinner suit in Dubai? Read more

ask louiseQuestionI am on husband visa and wants to work. However, I do not know the legalities of the matter. I do know that my employer should obtain a labor card for me. Should I wait for the release of this labor card before commencing work or is the application for this work permit already enough and so can start work from there and wait for the card while working? Thanks! Read more

ask louiseQuestionHi, I am on my husband’s visa.  Presently I am employed in JLT Freezone with a DMCC company.  The company wants me to be on a company visa therefore I need to first cancel my existing visa then the company will apply for my visa.  However, I would like to ask if I leave the job before the contract expires will I get labour ban..please advise. Read more

ask louiseQuestionDo you know of any beginners adult swimming lessons close to Victory Heights in Sports City? Read more

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