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mjobsHave you heard about the mjobs app?

This is a new app  that was launched by the Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) on April 27th and has been downloaded by 15,700 users during the three weeks of its launch. It started from the Careers UAE Fair at the end of April 2015. If you’re looking for a new job this could be a great place to start.

The statistics revealed by DSG showed that 67,740 various operations were processed through the app from 18 government entities so far participating in the app and offering their job vacancies through it. As many as 3,000 people registered through the mJobs app itself, while 12,700 people applied for the announced job vacancies. Read more

ask-louiseQuestionI’d like to learn what is the exact situation for owning a Siberian husky in Dubai.  As  I heard, the dog breed list was updated in 2009 but I couldn’t reach the latest list. Does Husky breed need to live only in villas?

AnswerHuskies are on the restricted list of dogs in Dubai, which means they must be kept on a lead and muzzled at all times when outside of your home. Most apartments will not allow dogs, especially big dogs so they need to be in villas, preferably with gardens for the winter months.
Here is a list from Move One Pet Relocation on which dogs may not be brought into Dubai Read more

bank-account-closed-150x150If you know you will be leaving Dubai then you must get organised as there is a lot to do. There are a lot of places you need to be physically present at ie to close down bank accounts.  Personal possessions, such as cars and furniture, can take more time than you realise to sell.

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CardHave you heard of VoIP calling cards?

These are cards which can help you cut down on your international telephone bills without resorting to illegal channels! The Du cards are called Hello!, while Etisalat cards are called Five.They have been in the market for a while now, but not many  people are aware of it, or know where to find them.
You can simply pick up VoIP international calling cards at grocery stores or at Etisalat and DU outlets.
The Hello! calling cards come in three denominations – Dh15, Dh30 and Dh50, while Etisalat’s Five comes in two – Dh20 and Dh50.
Both calling cards work on Etisalat and du connections.
Etisalat’s Five calling card offers discounted call rates to Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka for as little as 40 fils per minute. Read more

ask-louise QuestionI have a gas bbq and have run out  of the propane gas (grey bottle) and no idea where to get a replacement bottle. I’m having a bbq this weekend.  HELP!

AnswerUnfortunately you might have to delay your bbq until Sunday! The only solution for this weekend would be to call your usual gas company and have them change the fitting on your gas bbq so that you can use the orange bottles, however, most bottles are too big to fit inside the bbq. If  you can wait, there are two companies in Dubai who refill gas bottles.  Al Nooryani Gas, whom you can call and they will come to your villa to pick up the bottle but it takes 2 full working days to get it back or Lahej & Sultan where you will have to go to Karma to drop off your bottle and can collect it 2 working days later. Read more

facebookThings you should not be doing on Facebook in the U.A.E.
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Following the TRA white paper that warns tagging people without consent could land you in trouble with the law, 7DAYS looks at eight other things you must know if you are a Facebook user in the UAE. Read more

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