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 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.
With Dubai being the multi-cultural hub that it is, it is no surprise that there is a wide variety of activities for expats to participate in. What do you like to do with your down time? What relaxes you and takes your mind off every day life… a hobby! Which particular hobby are you enthusiastic about and want to take part in? 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.
You might have heard about the benefits of antenatal classes from your midwife, doctor or friends. Here we will give you some general information on the topic, two examples from antenatal class providers in Dubai and a list of institutions in Dubai that offer antenatal classes. Read more