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You’re all excited as you have finally clinched that great job in Dubai. Sunshine all year long and great hospitality on your doorstep but it is the search for schools that is on your mind. Dubai is lucky enough to be served by many excellent schools, some attaining outstanding results but with so many listed on the Internet, how do you choose? Well, if possible try not to sign on a property until you have secured school places for your child as you could find yourself traveling unnecessary kilometers each day, driving children to and from school and activities. (more…)

UK Boarding School Exhibition – Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina. 26 and 27 February 2016. From 2 – 7 pm
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school busParents are bracing themselves for another round of fee increases as schools reopen after the summer break at the end of this month. A total of 117 private schools will increase their fees after they received approval from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) earlier this year.
This fee increase has already been implemented in Indian schools from April. It will be implemented to the rest of the private schools in the emirate on August 30. Read more

Begging Ramadan 2015If you’re new to Dubai, do you know that begging in the UAE is illegal? 

Ramadan is a time of giving for most but for some it is a time for ‘taking’. Don’t be taken in by these women’s and men’s stories, learn what to look out for to make sure you are not being conned.

It appears Dh20,000 is short change for beggars duping residents across the UAE, with several arrests in the recent weeks unearthing hordes of stashed cash and a high-flying lifestyle of five-star hotel stays and easy living. As local authorities cracks down on gangs of beggars weaving their way through the bleeding hearts and benevolent souls across the country, the holy month of Ramadan sheds light once again on the growing menace of easy money avenues, where once person’s charity becomes another’s opportunity.

Read more from 24/7 on Organised set-up, Common cons and What can you do here

Residents are urged to report beggars on 800 243.

 

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