Over the next few months you will no doubt find yourself visiting a variety of supermarkets as you may like the bread from one supermarket and the meat from another. Or you will also soon discover that the stock ordering system in Dubai is a bit hit or miss and your local supermarket that you always got a certain cereal from may run out for months – miraculously re-appearing months later.
In addition if you like to have your bacon sandwich on a Friday morning you will need to shop at the supermarkets which have a dedicated ‘Pork Section‘ and that might not be your local supermarket. Chains which do have pork sections include include Spinneys, Waitrose, Choithrams and Park’n’Shop. These supermarkets are very popular with western expats but can be quite expensive so for your weekly bulk shopping try Carrefour, Union Co-Op, Lu’Lu and Geant. Read more
It is mandatory for all citizens and expatriate residents of the UAE to have an Emirates ID card. Emirates ID card is an electronic identification card issued by the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA). It contains an electronic chip that stores vital information about the card-holder such as name, date of birth, nationality, marital status, photo, fingerprint data, electronic signature etc. An ID card is mandatory for all ages however, biometrics will only be taken from children over 15 years of age.
Soon, the EIDA would make the Emirates ID card mandatory to access government services. Already, several government departments have made the requirement of Emirates ID card mandatory for availing their services. Read more
This fun park has the worlds highest and longest inflatable water slide measuring 16x65m (click here to see it in action)! In addition to this there are many other games for kids and adults including – sumo suite fighting, zorb ball, soap football, water barbell, bumper boat, obstacle course and a bouncy castles all attracting guests from 2 to 61 years old.
The AquaFunME park is open daily from 4:30-10pm and will stay till at least February. AquaFunME will also be offering Birthday Party packages.
Prices are per game (AED 10) or you can have an unlimited VIP pass for AED 50. Group discount is also available.
Trevor is a pre-schooler who can’t quite learn his letters, confuses his colours and shapes, and has difficulty learning nursery rhymes. Trevor becomes the primary school child who can’t match sounds to letters, misinterprets instructions, and has difficulty with word building. He enters middle school and has difficulty with reading comprehension, his written stories are brief with letter-sound confusions, and he shows difficulty with task completion.
Family members wonder… “Maybe Trevor just needs more practice.” “Maybe he will outgrow it.” “Maybe a different school or curriculum would make things easier.” Trevor tries, but it is not enough.
As Trevor experiences increased anxiety and frustration about schoolwork, so does the gap in his learning process. Trevor’s scenario spells HELP!
As we enter the new school year, there are children bursting with excitement to meet their new teachers, sorting their stationery, organizing their desks – ready for challenges. There is also another group of children, the Trevors, who feel anxious, resistant and very unsure by the thought of returning to school and climbing the next academic Everest. Read more