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As a new arrival in Dubai or even as a seasoned expat having lived in Dubai for many years when it comes to choosing the right curriculum for your child it can be overwhelming as school and their curriculums have probably changed a lot since you were at school. So here is a brief explanation of the various international curriculums you will see on offer at schools in the UAE.

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Skycourt towers in DubaiNumber of cases have been filed against scamsters
A ‘freelance’ property agent has duped SK, a newly arrived expatriate, who leased a property in Dubai from the scamster using a leading classified website.

Unaware of the fact that real estate agents in Dubai have to be registered with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency, the regulatory arm of Dubai Land Department and are provided with Rera cards, SK, who requested only his initials be used, said he issued the full-year rent in a single cheque along with the deposit amount for an apartment located in a project in Dubailand. Read more

cricketDarjeeling Cricket Club to host event in support of MSF
A 24-hour cricket marathon will take place this month, at the International Cricket Council’s Cricket Academy (ICC CA) in Dubai Sports City, in support of non-governmental medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Dubai’s longest ever game of cricket will be organised by Darjeeling CC – the UAE’s oldest cricket club, established in 1969 – in memory of long-standing former club member Simon Fowler, who passed away earlier this year.

The event will take place from 12 noon on Thursday November 20, until noon on Friday 21, with several consecutive matches being played continuously over a 24-hour period. Read more

There is no doubt about it moving to a new country can be overwhelming.

More often than not we arrive with a huge container but no extended family or support network.  Family members can obviously never be replaced but making new friends can be done (in time) as long as you join in with activities whether it be through work, school or hobbies.  However, there are often times where you need that extra support and would like to meet people who are in a similar situation to you whether it be to meet families with twins or children with Special Needs.  Maybe you are going through a divorce and need to speak to other people going through the same thing – Dubai is full of people with initiative who have set up some really useful groups that can help you through the ups and down of life in Dubai. Read more

Is your little one is finally ready to start nursery school?

Don’t fret, there are plenty of wonderful nursery schools available in Dubai to help you with this new transition in childhood. Expat Echo Dubai has compiled a list to help you on your way! Read more

American expats wishing to celebrate Thanksgiving will be happy to know that a few restaurants throughout Dubai have organized a feast for you! Why not bring along your non-American friends to share in the celebration!  A few restaurants are also offering Thanksgiving  turkey take-away menus if you feel like having celebrating at home without having to slave all day in the kitchen. Read more

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