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The baby might not have arrived yet, but it is still a good idea to think about the first time at home with a newborn. Arriving home with a newborn you will find yourself catapulted into a whole new existence of apparently non-stop tasks and routine, that can seem rather overwhelming. With a new baby around, you may need parenting support and postnatal care. Here is a list of where to seek professional help and advice in Dubai. We hope you find something that will suit your needs. Read more

The aim of physiotherapy is to help restore movement and normal body function in cases of illness, injury and disability.  In Dubai many of us are very active, whether it’s running a marathon or throwing ourselves into a rugby match the wear and tear this causes soon takes it’s toll on our bodies.

It may not be a sport related injury that causes the need to seek their expertise but it could also be due to long working hours in the office crouched over a computer.  The reason to see a physiotherapist is endless hence the demand for Physiotherapists for both children and adults is high in Dubai.  Read more

We are now a few steps closer to moving to Dubai with my husband having his UAE residency permit, driver’s license and liquor license (very important).

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

If you need to see a doctor during your stay in Dubai, there are two main options: private or government.

Government Hospitals include Latifa Hospital (Oud Metha Road), Rashid Hospital (near the Creek), and Dubai Hospital (Al Baraha, Deira).

The government run hospitals are very good and cheaper than the private sector however, patients maybe faced with longer waiting times and the amount of patients in a room will be more than the private sector.  It is worth noting that even if you have private health insurance you may not be covered for things like child birth and child vaccinations both of which can be taken care of at government hospitals and clinics for a considerably cheaper cost. To visit the government hospitals you will need a Dubai Government Health Card.  To obtain a government health card you will require the following documents: Read more

hissah-enrichment-centreAs a client of ours so aptly put it the other day, “Your health is your greatest gift!”

It is so true! What is funny about thinking about health, however, is that more often than not we are usually talking about our physical health.

The Hissah Enrichment Center located in Dubai’s Media City know that there are many kinds of health and its your mental-emotional health that can be at the center of it all. For this they have services, specialists, assessments and a very bright and peaceful space for finding some relief away from it all, not to mention a room devoted entirely to your kids.

At the center you will find Ms. Lama Younis, the first Saudi female criminologist and forensic psychologist. An experienced practitioner, Lama has a passion for improving the lives of parents and their children everywhere and will make you feel at home immediately. You will also find her colleague Mr. Thomas Dyer, a former New Yorker and weathered career counselor and youth leadership development trainer. Read more

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

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