Living in Dubai with children we all eagerly anticipate the summer holidays and escaping the scorching heat which for many results in kids stuck indoors in front of computer based games.
July witnesses a bustling Dubai International Airport with excited families returning to their home countries. However, at the end of the long break ask children ‘did they enjoy their holidays?’ and many of them will answer ‘it was OK but I was a bit bored because I had no friends’. For many Dubai based kids they actually know no-one their own age in their home countries as all their friends live in Dubai so the excitement of the holidays soon wears off and the boredom sets in. Summer Camps abroad may be just the answer for Dubai kids. Some of our Expat Echo Dubai readers tried out one of these camps last year and highly recommend it.
Camp Quinebarge located in an idyllic spot, nestled in the heart of New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains regions, sitting on 65 acres of forest and 1,250 feet of waterfront on Lake Kanasatka, in Moultonborough, NH. Read more
I am on a true dilemma at the moment … I have been offered a job which could potentially bring me about AED 30000-35000 per month (and with great prospects for the future). My plan is to bring my wife and 5 year old daughter to Dubai but having checked various sites I understand that houses and education is a great expense.
I am calculating for AED 100,000 per/yr for a house AED 3,500AED/month for primary education AED 1,500AED/month to lease a car and about AED 4,000AED/ for paying bills and groceries. Because I have not received yet my contract I do not know if medical cover is provided for myself and family so that’s something I was unable to factor in the equation.
I have been living in the UK for 13 years now and I would not want to make such a change and end up even in money or saving 5,600AED/month. I was hoping for at least a definite AED11,000-16,000 per month to make it worthwhile. Read more
Chef Jay Morjaria of Sutra Kitchen, Central London’s first meat free cooking school and deli joins hands with Top Chef Dubai to organise two vegetarian/vegan cooking classes on Thursday, 28th March 2013.
Sutra Kitchen is Central London’s first meat free cooking school and deli, located Carnaby Street, Soho, London. This innovative concept is home to a range of Vegetarian, Vegan and Raw cooking classes as well as a mouthwatering gourmet deli.
Established by up and coming Vegetarian Chef and personality Jay Morjaria, Sutra Kitchen has become a favourite with Vegetarians and non-Vegetarians alike who enjoy its practical, hands-on and affordable classes allowing them to develop their culinary interests and learn how to make fresh meat free dishes from scratch. Read more
I have a beautiful Beagle living with me and my husband in JLT. We of course walk him very often, but change of scenery is always great. Also to let little pooch off the leash is excellent exercise for him. Can you please recommend any parks and beaches where this is allowed? Read more
I am moving from the UK to Dubai and starting the process of getting the various documents attested. We got married in Bermuda. Does this require any additional issues in respect of getting our marriage certificate attested or can I still just take it to the FCO in Milton Keynes?
I would recommend you take the marriage certificate to the FCO in London followed by the UAE Embassy in London as these are the places that UK marriage certificates are attested. Our immigration department could not secure a definitive answer regarding which authority exactly a marriage certificate from Bermuda should be legalized from so we advise you to check with the FCO in the UK. Please see these links from Move One Relocation who will be able to aid you in the process.