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Congratulations! You have made the move to Dubai.  Now you are facing the daunting tasks of getting you and your family oriented and settled into your new home and community.  How does public transportation work?  How will I connect my utilities?  How do I set up a bank account or go about purchasing a vehicle?  To help answer these potentially mind boggling questions Move One has developed How To Guides.  Here you will find both videos and articles about what it takes to get settled in Dubai. (more…)

The Dubai Tour cycling road closure starts on Tuesday. Roads will be closed across the UAE for the Dubai Tour. Starting tomorrow, 6th February through Saturday, 10th February. Check out this map to view the upcoming road closures.

Dubai Tour - Expat Echo Dubai

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Booze licenseThe UAE as a Muslim country, implements Sharia law which prohibits the purchase and consumption of alcohol. However, the UAE authorities are aware that drinking alcohol is popular among huge number of expatriates who are non-Muslims, so for that reason the UAE sets rules for purchasing and drinking alcohol. Alcohol cannot be purchased in supermarkets but there are several locations that sell alcohol all over the UAE. Hotels and sports clubs in all Emirates (except Sharjah) are allowed to serve alcoholic drinks in their bars and restaurants. Independent restaurants do not serve alcohol.

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cars racing 08_2015His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No. 29 of 2015, on impounding of vehicles in the emirate to safeguard lives and property, and to ensure traffic safety and reduce accidents.
The decree specified cases of administrative and obligatory impounding of vehicles.
Dubai police shall seize vehicles that participate in races on the road without prior permission.

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