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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the sole provider of electricity, water and sewerage in Dubai.  Please see below application process and list of required documents.  There is also reference to an article about monitoring your DEWA bill to ensure the correct housing fee is tracked on bill amounts.

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Found Cat in dubaiPet’s Name or Answers To:  Ginger male cat found
Last Seen or Found (when and where):  Motorcity- found on 12th Aug
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A beautiful Ginger male cat found in uptown Motorcity. If you believe he may be your lost family member, please contact me. Looks like he has been neutered but no ear clip & no collar Read more

In Dubai, you will find most expats drive. Driving in Dubai can at times be challenging as many drivers are known to speed, which can make others on the road nervous. If one is not comfortable driving, taxis are on call and generally inexpensive – a good alternative to driving yourself. Public transportation is also available, but it may not take you as far as you need to go and schedule times can often be inconvenient. Read more

Picture1If you have just moved to Dubai (maybe even for the first time as an expat) you might feel overwhelmed with starting your new life here.

As women, we are natural nurturers, we always look after others, our kids, husband, family and friends, and too often we forget that we need to be well taken care of , in order to be able to offer the best care for others.

After having the experience of moving 9 countries so far here are some of my top tips when it comes to feeling good in a new country: Read more

white-goodsWhen moving to Dubai it is worth noting that most rental properties come with the minimum or no white goods (cookers, hobs, refrigerators, washer/dryers) but usually it is not cost effective to ship these goods over as they are very cheap to purchase in Dubai.

If an apartment or villa is advertised with partial white goods it will be a built in cooker/hob.  The space allocated for cookers also seems to vary in properties so if you ship a cooker over it may not fit the allocated space and you will end up with a spare cooker sitting in the garage gathering dust!

The other point to note is that the voltage is is not compatible with electrical goods from the USA and Canada, but is compatible with Europe, including the UK, South Africa, New Zealand & Australia.  The voltage in Dubai is 220 V.  If you have a favorite washer/dryer or fridge that you really want to bring with you then you can buy a transformer or convertor. Read more

For those who do not wish to sponsor a maid but still want to have some help around the house, there are several maid agencies in Dubai that provide cleaners and maids on an hourly basis, and for around  AED40 per hour they’ll take care of all your sweeping, mopping, dusting, washing, and ironing. Most companies stipulate a minimum number of hours, usually two or three per visit depending on the size of your home and regularity of bookings. Read more

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