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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 baby might not have arrived yet, but it still might be prudent to think about what formalities need to be completed once the baby has arrived; needless to say, when the baby has arrived you will be busy and in your own `baby world’.

Remember that you have to apply for a residency visa for your new-born baby within 120 days of the birth. If you don’t do this the baby is not allowed to leave the UAE, and AED 100 fine will be added for each day over the 120 day period. Read more

At this time of year, the weather is perfect and residents tend to spend more time outside enjoying the gorgeous weather but unfortunately this also brings it problems for your skin.  Here’s some tips from a specialist on how to protect and take care of your, and especially your kids skin.

This near perfect weather makes you want to be at the pool and on the beach even more than usual. This spring, make sure you and your loved ones are protected from the harsh United Arab Emirates (UAE) sun. Dr. Radmila Lukian from the Dubai London Specialty hospital answers some important questions, things you’ll want know in order to protect yourself and your kids. Read more

UK Boarding School Exhibiton | 7-8 February | Grosvenor House |

UK Boarding School Exhibition – Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina. 7 and 8 February 2014. From 2 – 7 pm

The exhibition, now in its 9th 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 7-8 February to visit the Sue Anderson UK Boarding School Exhibition. Read more

Becoming an expat is exciting and daunting all at the same time. Children process things differently however, their world is small, cosy, familiar and comfortable. We spend an awful lot of time as parents building a routine for our children and moving to a foreign country can threaten to upset this and put undue stress on a child. Although moving with your kids to Dubai was initially your decision, you can and should involve them in the decision making process with regards to aspects of their move. 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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