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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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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

ask louiseQuestionI have an 11 month old daughter and am looking for mother and toddler playgroup or classes which will enhance the baby’s brain development and promote interaction with other babies. Looking for classes in Al Barsha 1 preferably. Can u help please.

AnswerWe have lots of Directories to help on Expat Echo Dubai. Please take a look at our Playgroup directory here.

 

ask louiseQuestionI would like to know where to start looking for a time-to-time nanny for my 6 and 3.5 year old daughters. We would prefer to look at companies that people refer for babysitters.

 

AnswerIn Dubai you can only legally employ part time nannies from companies. We have Directories which can help you find all manner of services in Dubai. Our list of babysitting services is here.

 

 

Ask LouiseQuestionWe have recently moved to Dubai and want to know if it’s better to buy or rent a car here 

AnswerYou need first to find out if you and your family will actually enjoy living here and for how long.  For these reasons many expats  start off by looking at the short-term option rather than taking on the long-term financial commitment of purchasing a car.  It is worth noting that renting in the UAE is relatively cheap compared to renting in the UK or the States. However, the car market in Dubai is very seasonal with the summer months being an excellent time to grab a bargain as expats depart Dubai and Ramadan offers this year may mean buying is a better option for you. Here you can find out how to purchase a car and a list of car hire companies.

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