Are you thinking of moving within Dubai? A survey has been done and shows more people are moving out of town and into the suburbs
The results of an online survey of 200 Dubai residents conducted by Movesouq.com, a comparison site for home services: 82 per cent experienced an increase in rents when they last renewed their rental contracts, even though we are told rents seem to be stabilizing. Read more
You may be eligible to transfer your existing driving license, without having to take a driving test or going to a driving school, if you have a valid driving license from some countries. You have to be a citizen of the country given with current resident status in UAE. This means that former residents from these countries who may be holding permanent driver licenses are not eligible and you will have to follow all the steps to get a new license.
Take a look at this interesting article by Ruth Mendez. Ruth is a working mom of twin girls who works as a Community Manager for Afterschool.ae, the leading after school activity planning platform for kids and moms in Dubai.
A Snapshot of family expenses. In the latest survey done by the Statistics Centre in Abu Dhabi, there were 8,000 households that served as respondents for their efforts know the average income and expenditure of each household in UAE. Abu Dhabi is home to 55% of the total population of UAE and therefore, it’s a great location to understand and reflect the majority of the Emirati and Expat lifestyle. Read more
Be warned the speed limit on Umm Suqeim Road and Al Qudra Road will be standardised at 80kph from June 1. It is said it has been implemented to reduce and prevent accidents.
The limit will cover the sector from Sheikh Zayed Road to Emirates Road (formerly Dubai Bypass Road), according to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority. Read more
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