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!
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
Dubai is a very tolerant and welcoming place for foreigners where expats are free to follow their own religions; but at the same time the rich history of the Emirate also provides a culture deeply rooted in Islamic traditions.
Expat Echo Dubai has put together a directory of places of worship for the more spiritually minded expat.
* We have excluded mosques, as they are quite easy to find within every community.
Whether it’s an emergency or quite simply to obtain a visa to explore further afield Dubai is lucky to be served by many consulate offices. The majority of them are located in the Bur Dubai area of Dubai near the Creek and it is worth noting their opening and closing times as some only open for a couple of hours.
Most foreign embassies in the UAE are located in the capital of Abu Dhabi.
Expat Echo Dubai have compiled a handy list below showing the contact details of Consulates and Embassies in Dubai.