The team at Expat Echo Dubai has compiled many directories to help our fellow expats find what they are looking for, whether you need to find a handyman, babysitter or prenatal classes we have the details!
For those new to Dubai, staying cool and hydrated in the desert can present a challenge with year round temperate conditions. Needless to say keeping the family fully hydrated during the hotter summer months (May to October), when the mercury can rise to temperatures of 40 degrees plus, is of paramount importance. For easy accessibility, availability and as an economical option to meeting your family’s demand you may consider installing a water-cooler in your home. To help you keep your cool Expat Echo Dubai has put together the following directory of all the bottled water companies in Dubai, making it easier for you to weigh your options and contact them for a quote. Read more
Whether you are searching for an after-school activity or a weekend sports league, Dubai has a wide variety of options for your child from high impact sports like Karate and Soccer to low impact sports like Ballet and Yoga.
There is definitely something to please children of all personalities! Read more
For those who do not wish to sponsor a maid but still want to have some help around the house, there are several maid agencies in Dubai that provide cleaners and maids on an hourly basis, and for around AED40 per hour they’ll take care of all your sweeping, mopping, dusting, washing, and ironing. Most companies stipulate a minimum number of hours, usually two or three per visit depending on the size of your home and regularity of bookings. Read more
Dubai has many different communities each with their own amenities, services, shops, restaurants, ect. While it is nice to discover your new surroundings on your own at your own pace, it is often useful to have some help. Many communities offer forums, web and face book pages which offer a comprehensive resource about what it’s actually like to live in these communities, services available and events due to take place. Some of these sites are resident run and have nothing to do with the master developer such as Emaar or Nakeel.
June is the month of sad farewells in Dubai as long and short-time expats depart our sandy shores. A fun going away party is often spent at home with all the friends you have met over the years but we are sure the last thing you want to be thinking about on top of moving is cooking!
Fortunately, Dubai has an array of great outside catering companies which will rescue you from days spent in the kitchen filling canapés and polishing the glasses & cutlery. These companies will arrive at your home with the food, tables, chairs, table cloths and even the waiters. Many of the companies can provide anything ranging from a five course sit down dinner to the Shawarma man (secretly everyone’s favorite!). Read more
With so many serviced apartments on offer throughout Dubai, in both business and leisure locations, you are sure to find a serviced apartment that fits your needs and budget. Of course, all basic factors like type, size, place and luxury affect the rates. Generally speaking the longer you stay, the better value the price is.
Here are just some of the serviced apartments in Dubai: Read more