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.
I am a 16 year old boy currently living in Dubai. I attend K-12 International Academy as this is the most convenient school for me due to my lack of Arabic skills and late enrollment into this school year. The only problem is that K-12 International Academy operates from home. How would I go about making friends around my area (JBR) or elsewhere that are in the same age spectrum as me. Read more
I work in Al Barsha 2. My wife and kids, 2 years and a newborn will be shifting in with me early next year. I am struggling to decide on settling down at Al Barsha, Tecom or JLT. My wife prefers JLT because the facade looks good, and due to the close proximity to the beaches. I on the other hand, prefer to get it in Al Barsha to be able to walk to office. I intend to get a car eventually,but am waiting for my emirates ID to do the conversion. I am keen to find a place that is nearby to the Metro and has Nurseries nearby for my eldest kid. My budget is 75K. Read more