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Have you got house and contents insurance? Taking out a policy has crossed most peoples minds, several times even since moving to Dubai but somehow no one gets around to doing it, it  just keeps getting putting off. Living in ‘other’ countries, it’s one of the first things people get, as being burgled can be  devastating. Why then the neglect now? Read more

MudonIf you are thinking of moving with your family to Mudon you may want to think again. People living in the Mudon Community, off Al Qudra Road, are upset about a notice sent by the property manager advising children should only play in areas equipped for them. The notice, Game Activities in Common Areas, warned that damage to landscaping or plants would be charged to the occupant. Read more

Bu-Qutair-fish-restaurant-in-dubai-mcpDubai means five-star (and seven star) hotels, lavish limos, outrageous gold cocktails and luxury dining doesn’t it? Yes…and no. This city is home to all nationalities and budgets with a wealth of eateries to match. Since we arrived in Dubai in 2000 we’ve had a steady stream of visitors, many returning again and again. Their favourite places to go are not the sparkly, glitzy ones (although they like those too) but the street cafés, holes in the walls and other unique eating haunts. So when you’ve maxed out your credit card at the Skyview bar, in Dubai Mall or at Dubai World Cup, here are the top three favourite budget places to eat as road-tested by my friends and family. Highly recommended whether you’re a tourist or resident – just don’t expect linen napkins. And I better mention that they are all Read more

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