There are a number of things to think about when you are pregnant in Dubai and the UAE. It is of utmost importance for a woman to be married if pregnant in the UAE. At the hospital when you go for your first check-up, you will need to show an original marriage certificate along with copies of your passport and visa. If you are unmarried and pregnant, you should either get married or expatriate unmarried expectant mothers should return to their home countries for the delivery. Also note that abortions in Dubai are illegal unless there are medical complications and the abortion is sanctioned by the hospital.
Another thing you should do is to contact your insurance company and ask if they cover all your maternity costs. Find out if they cover the whole amount or if you have a limited budget. It’s quite common that you have to pay and claim the money from your insurance company. Read more
Dentists in Dubai are plentiful. Just take a drive along Jumeirah Beach Road and you will witness building after building with sign boards advertising clinics with dentists, and orthodontists. The best way of finding a dentist in this town is by recommendation from friends and work colleagues. Prices vary a lot so it is best to shop around. The most expensive is not necessarily the best it may just be that they are having to pay very high rents for their location.
Fortunately, as Dubai is such a cosmopolitan city it attracts Dentists from all around the world bringing in expertise and new techniques so no resident in Dubai need have bad teeth.
We have put together a list of some of the dentists in town that have been recommended to us! Read more
Every year, millions of people around the world catch the dreaded seasonal flu! When one thinks of the flu, they think of cold weather, runny noses, itchy eyes and soar throats – one does not however typically think of the desert and palm trees. Despite the fact that Dubai has glorious winter weather, people are nonetheless still prone to catching the flu. Read more
Disaster and natural calamities are something that we can never predict. No matter where we are, we are not exempted from experiencing this kind of trial in life. A community-based approach to disaster managements is intended to reduce this vulnerability by involving communities as active and engaged components in a disaster management program. For that, Monarch Learning & Development Centre are hosting the first IDRN (International Disaster Response Network) training in the UAE.
The purpose of the International Disaster Response Network (IDRN) is to cultivate community based disaster preparedness, response and management; and to create local, self-sustainable, and functional disaster response groups that can then leverage the strengths of the International Disaster Response Network. Read more
You may have heard of a lot of people you know having the flu and been surprised to learn that so many people living in Dubai are still affected each year by season flu – despite the sunny conditions and relatively mild winter. Here we look at seasonal flu; who is more likely to be affected and why it is very important that people consider a seasonal flu vaccination. Read more
What do you do when looking for the best hotel in a city you have never been to? Nowadays many of us head straight to the Internet, ask a friend – or post a status update on Facebook. Getting referrals from other people when making travel plans is now one of the most reliable ways to get exactly what you’re looking for. But what happens when you move to a new country and you need to find a doctor? What happens when you’ve been here for years and all of a sudden you fall pregnant and need to know which hospital provides the best maternity care?
When you move to Dubai there are a thousand things to think about – but few of us put much thought in to how to find a good doctor. When the time comes and you need one, it instantly becomes a dilemma. Read more