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pawsWhat is the p.a.w.s. project?
The p.a.w.s. project is a U.A.E. wide awareness project designed to encourage dog owners and the general public (including children) to stop and think before approaching a dog whilst out walking.

Dogs that need to be allowed walking space will be easily recognised with a blue ribbon on their leash. Do not approach a dog with a blue ribbon on its leash, but keep your distance and allow the other dog space to let the owner walk away and remove themselves from the situation. Read more

DUDIVE_22Sep12_001Looking for a new and exciting sport to try? Diving has come to the UAE, not the scuba diving type but springboard and platform diving.

The sport of diving has been around for centuries, from early beginnings jumping off rocks, to a professionally recognised sport that takes place in some of the best sporting facilities in the world. The sport is growing in popularity all over the world due to sports icons such as Tom Daley and the diving reality based celebrity television show Splash; which has run in around fifteen countries so far, from Australia to Romania.

The water based sport, which combines the discipline and athletic ability of gymnastics and trampolining with the aesthetic beauty of ballet, helps children develop all round fitness with the mental toughness to overcome their fears in a fun and friendly environment. Read more

Domestic_Help_250It can be seen as a luxury or to some a necessity but certainly one of the advantages of moving to Dubai is that for anyone interested, help around the home is easy to come by.

No sooner have you unpacked the last box in your new home a plethora of house maids will be ringing on your door to offer their services. Do not rush into this – tempting as it may seem at this point in time, sweat still running down your back and your house looking like a bomb has hit it! Read more

If you have recently arrived in Dubai it won’t take you long to realise that Dubai is a food heaven with every type of restaurant & food available to you.

You probably eat out more than you did in your home country however, sometimes it is nice to entertain at home but how are you going to live up to those 5 star restaurants?  Whether you have never cooked a meal in your life or are a budding amateur chef, Dubai has a variety of cooking classes to please any type of cook. So now there is no excuse – GET COOKING! Read more

gpp-logoGulf Photo Plus know their fans can’t wait a whole year for the next GPP event, in 2009 so they have introduced FotoWeekend. If you haven’t been before, FotoWeekend is a smaller (but perfectly formed) version of our annual GPP event, taking place over four days every November.

They invite the crème de la crème of the photography world to give a variety of special, unique workshops and talks in photography, Photoshop, lighting and more. There’s something for everyone at FotoWeekend, from confident beginners, to intermediates, to those lucky enough to earn a crust from their photos. Read more

DEWA-LOGODubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole provider of electricity, water and sewerage in Dubai. The bills for DEWA should be set up in your name (not the landlord) and can be done by visiting the DEWA offices in person or on-line.  Supply of DEWA is usually activated 24 hours after all payments and documents have been received.

Not only does your water, electricity and sewerage charges appear on your DEWA bill but so does your housing fee.  This is calculated as 5% of your yearly accommodation rental charges which is then divided into 12 equal Read more

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