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
We’re planning a series of cool events to keep you active and entertained whilst supporting this fantastic cause and it all kicks off with the IGNITE SWIM:RUN at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.
For all IGNITE Pink is Punk event details 2014 Read more
My residency is under-way. This morning a Move One immigration coordinator came and picked me up at our serviced apartment at 8:30am for my Medical Fitness tests. The medical examination is one of the first steps of the immigration application and it is a screening service for infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, TB, and syphilis). I was a bit unsure about what to expect so for all of you future UAE residents, this is what it entailed. Read more