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Summer Camps  4Take time this weekend to have a look at our updated list of Summer Camps for 2015  Read more

Ask LouiseQuestionWe have recently moved to Dubai and want to know if it’s better to buy or rent a car here 

AnswerYou need first to find out if you and your family will actually enjoy living here and for how long.  For these reasons many expats  start off by looking at the short-term option rather than taking on the long-term financial commitment of purchasing a car.  It is worth noting that renting in the UAE is relatively cheap compared to renting in the UK or the States. However, the car market in Dubai is very seasonal with the summer months being an excellent time to grab a bargain as expats depart Dubai and Ramadan offers this year may mean buying is a better option for you. Here you can find out how to purchase a car and a list of car hire companies.

National insuranceAn interesting article by our friend Jessica Cook about British expats and maintaining your National Insurance contributions.

It is important that British expats understand the rules in relation to their eligibility to the state pension.
The purpose of paying Voluntary National Insurance contributions is to secure entitlement to various UK National
Insurance benefits like the basic State Pension. It has agreements with Reciprocal Agreement Countries and European Economic Area (EEA) regarding special benefits.
Living abroad and not paying UK National Insurance Contributions (NICs) may restrict your access to these benefits Read more

Screen-Shot-2015-06-09-at-5.03.23-PM-300x203UAE animal welfare groups warn of ‘worst summer’ ever for abandoned pets. 

At least 25 pets are being abandoned every day on UAE streets in what volunteers have branded the ‘worst summer’ they have seen in six years of rescuing animals.

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surviving air travel

If you are afraid of turning into one of those families we’ve all seen on board planes with unruly children, don’t worry. With a little forethought and preparation you can get to your destination with minimal stress and a happy family.

Planning your trip

The details of your vacation can mean the difference between success and disaster. Keep these ideas in mind as you plan
1. Aim for direct flights so you can avoid changing planes. If you have to make a change, avoid short layovers that give you too little time to get from gate to gate; conversely, avoid long layovers that require lots of idle time in airports. If your child is restless before they get on the plane, the flight will be a disaster.
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Step in time flyer (1)Diverse Performing Art’s school annual dance and show at the Madinat Theatre Dubai, not only hopes to raise the roof but raise vital funds for the victims of the recent Nepal earthquakes. June 12th – 14th

Lisa Marshall, Performing Arts Principal at the Sheikh Zayed Road school said “This is our 6th annual show, every year we sell t-shirts, shake buckets and sell badges to raise money for a chosen charity. This year we are raising money for the earthquake victims in Nepal” Read more

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