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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!

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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

Driving DubaiYou can lease a car and drive on your foreign exchangeable or international license (if it has been valid for at least one year) from any country prior to your residence visa being complete. Once your residence visa is stamped in your passport you will be required to obtain a UAE driver’s license in order to drive a rented or privately-owned vehicle. Read more

Summer Camps  4Are your children bored and looking for a summer camp to go to,  see our Summer Camp directory.
One of the camps is an all-singing, all-dancing, all-acting SUMMER CAMP which will resume at HAYLEY’S COMET on Sunday 26th July from age 6 years. For more information contact today or send a facebook message if you would like to sign up your little budding star to this performance camp! Read more

Buying Vs Selling 2015Are you thinking of moving? Have you thought about buying property in Dubai instead of renting?

A slew of off-plan project launches in Dubai over the last 12 months has driven prices of secondary market properties down by 15 per cent, according to a new report.
Initially, off-plan (project) launches were at systematically higher prices than what was prevailing in the secondary market. This trend has reversed in the last 12 months where off-plan launches have been at levels that have averaged 20 per cent below the secondary market rates.
This has caused prices to soften in the secondary market by approximately 15 per cent on a city-wise basis, Unitas Consultancy and said in a report titled, ‘Killing them softly: The impact and incidence of off plan’.
Dubailand has topped the list of maximum number of off-plan project launches followed by Dubai Silicon Oasis, Jumeirah Village Circle and Downtown Dubai. The report states that rise in off-plan project launches, since 2012, sucked out liquidity from the secondary market, as investors and speculators rushed to the primary market to capitalise upon payment plans, resulting in a 26 per cent year-on-year decline in secondary market activity.

Read more from Emirates 24/7 here




The National Ramadan KareemWe round up a list of registered local and international charities and non-profit organisations, one for every day of the holy month, through which you can give back to the community.

Day 1: Adopt-a-Camp Foundation This registered non-profit organisation has been working with more than 57,000 labourers living in 53 camps. Its volunteers are busy all year round giving English lessons, organising sports tournaments and scheduling counselling and hygiene sessions. Every year, Adopt-a-Camp also organises Iftars. Visit; email

Day 2: The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund PCRF was established in 1991 to provide medical support to Palestinian youth affected by the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. It has now extended its services to all children in need of treatment and aid in the region.

Read more from the National here

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.


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