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
UK Boarding School Exhibition – Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina. 6 & 7 February 2015. From 2 – 7 pm
The exhibition, now in its 10th consecutive year, enables families living in the Gulf region to meet Heads and Representatives of 30 UK boarding schools and talk to UK boarding school specialists.
Entrance FREE, collect a FREE copy of the UK Boarding Schools Directory. FREE valet parking for all Exhibition visitors!
Are you a nervous parent wondering if your child will get the grades to make it into their final years at secondary school in Dubai or are you nervous your husband’s job will finish before your 16 year old has sat their GCSE’s? If so then get down to the Grosvenor House Hotel on 6-7 February to visit the Sue Anderson UK Boarding School Exhibition. Read more
Trevor is a pre-schooler who can’t quite learn his letters, confuses his colours and shapes, and has difficulty learning nursery rhymes. Trevor becomes the primary school child who can’t match sounds to letters, misinterprets instructions, and has difficulty with word building. He enters middle school and has difficulty with reading comprehension, his written stories are brief with letter-sound confusions, and he shows difficulty with task completion.
Family members wonder… “Maybe Trevor just needs more practice.” “Maybe he will outgrow it.” “Maybe a different school or curriculum would make things easier.” Trevor tries, but it is not enough.
As Trevor experiences increased anxiety and frustration about schoolwork, so does the gap in his learning process. Trevor’s scenario spells HELP!
As we enter the new school year, there are children bursting with excitement to meet their new teachers, sorting their stationery, organizing their desks – ready for challenges. There is also another group of children, the Trevors, who feel anxious, resistant and very unsure by the thought of returning to school and climbing the next academic Everest. Read more
Birth Zone, the pre-natal specialists here in the UAE, have two exciting launches to report. Firstly they are inviting pregnant women and their partners to come and view a wonderful film about birth in the comfort and luxury of the Anantara Resort and Spa, on The Palm, Jumeirah. Attendees will be given the opportunity to meet other pregnant women and fathers-to-be, over a casual drink and nibbles.
The screening takes places between 2pm – 6pm on 6th September 2014 and costs just $29. Guests will also be able to take advantage of the pregnancy, birth and parenting specialist panel, who will be at the event to answer any questions. Read more
Most scheduled medical visits during the first two years of life involve vaccinations. Living in an expat environment presents a great number of challenges to parents wishing to get their child vaccinated; is the local vaccination schedule similar to the one followed in the home country? Are there vaccinations that are not given locally that might be needed in the home country? What is the quality and safety profile of the vaccinations given locally? Read more