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move-one-truckMove One is back up on the E11, the longest road in the Emirates. Thank you BackLite for making us always look so great when we are on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

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For many new residents it maybe a couple of months since you moved to Dubai.  The home has finally been found, furniture has arrived and curtains hung.  The children seem settled and are busy with their new friends and your husband is busy getting to grips with his new job and probably a lot of travel.  However, at this moment in time it maybe you the trailing spouse who is suddenly left feeling a bit lonely and unsure of how to meet new friends.

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tiff5.MOV.Still001-2This week’s Into-yous features South African expat Tiffany Schultz

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a professional photographer turned theatre owner! My husband and I have recently opened a one-of-a-kind theatre space in Al Quoz: The Courtyard Playhouse.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here:
2007 I came to work and pay off study loans.

Have you been an expat elsewhere and if so, where?

The best advice you were given to prepare you for life in Dubai:
You have to actively seek out like-minded people by joining clubs and groups. There are lots of interesting things happening culturally, in the city, but you have to look to find them. Read more

Expat Chat Dubai – A forum for expats moving to or living in Dubai

A forum provides an online community for expatriates, whether they are considering relocating to Dubai, newcomers or expat veterans of Dubai.
Expat Chat Dubai is a platform for in-depth discussions, questions, answers and sharing of information amongst Dubai’s large, multicultural expatriate population. Read more

This week’s Into-yous features British expat Amanda

Tell us a little about yourself:
Worked for a Global Bank for ten years before leaving to focus on my two children. Recently launched a business providing customised birth announcement cards and gift certificates.


When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here?
I was brought up in the Middle East and most of my family are still here. I was posted to Dubai with the Bank in 2001 and again in 2005 and we are still here! Read more

For those of you who love a good and unusual dining experience, but can’t be bothered with the hassle of rallying friends and family together, then social experience company Lime & Tonic comes to the rescue. Already operating in London, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Prague, Dubai MD, Tariq Sanad explains the concept, “we’re here to freshen up what can often be a boring dining experience and have hand-picked the very best to create memorable occasions.” Read more

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