Hundreds of expats move to Dubai thrilled at the prospect of being able to afford help around the house, a real life ‘Mary Poppins’. Help with the chores and with the children. However, these same people are very soon moaning at the fact that their housemaid does not seem to be living up to their high expectations. The clothes have been dyed a delicate shade of pink or the maid cannot cook their favourite spaghetti bolognaise but when you ask them if they had showed them how to many expats will answer ‘no’. The team at Montaigne Avenue Consulting outline why training is so beneficial.
Many housemaid issues are due to lack of training. Too many housemaids have been placed in working situations with little or no training at all. Although some may have learned from previous position they are still not qualified enough to handle this job. Read more
Having the natural rhythm of a broom stick and the musical giftedness of the morbidly tone deaf I initially thought drumming in public would be total lunacy – pun intended. Upon further reflection however, an evening of drumming to the beat (hopefully) and dancing bare foot in the sand actually sounds rather nice, more than nice. The fact is I can think of no better way to de-stress from busy city life than by letting yourself loose on a drum. Read more
Rabies is a deadly disease caused by Rhabdo Virus that unfortunately does not have a cure. It is a neurological disease which may take several days to a few months to show its symptoms but once the virus spreads to the brain, death occurs quickly. This virus affects both humans and animals. The carriers of the virus are foxes, wolves, bats, skunks, dogs and cats and they spread it through their saliva by biting or licking.
Having a pet without giving them the rabies vaccination is harmful for him/her and for others that it is in contact with. There are still stray animals that are not vaccinated and have high chances of getting rabies so please ensure that your pets are not brought in close contact with them. Read more
While Halloween is no where near as popular in Dubai as it is in North-America, we still have our fair share of fun parties and events to please the homesick expat! Trick or treating is getting increasingly popular in Dubai’s expat communities such as The Springs, The Meadows, and Arabian Ranches. Many parents choose to host Halloween parties at home with their little ones and friends. The shops are already filling up with Halloween decorations, sweeties and costumes! Are you ready for a freakishly good time? Read more