Hi, we are 2 expat spouses and would like to start doing our business by opening our company. First we are not sure if as a spouse we can do this? Then we don’t know the following step to take knowing that we want to do some trading (import plants) in Dubai. We are a bit lost as to what to do next (do we need to go to the ministry of economy and then what… which status to chose from. Is there someone who is dealing with the set up of a company? Please your help is very important .
Dubai has an enormous expat population and this is reflected in the amount of activities and groups available to them. It is very easy to meet other expats in this city and have a large circle of friends from all over the world. International events, social clubs, and sport teams are just a few things available to help you find new friends. One merely needs to be open to go to the events that are organized and offered to you. Being part of these groups and being able to communicate with those in a similar situation or those who have preceded you can make the transition into your new city much smoother. Read more
Being an expat in a foreign country involves a steep learning curve (that much you can expect) and sure, Dubai will leave you scratching your head more than once when you first arrive. But it is also true that you have many aha! moments to look forward to, the kind that will lead you to revel in your own resourcefulness. So whilst you should proceed with the quiet confidence that you will inevitably adjust to your new life with the wisdom of time and aided (of course) by the essential reading on Expat Echo Dubai, we know there are just somethings you’d rather ask someone and know immediately! Read more
There is certainly no set rule that says that you must tip in Dubai however the general consensus amongst expats seems to be a resounding you should indeed tip. Perhaps the happy residue of stringent tipping stipulations in many of our home countries. The expat voice of reason however is slightly more muffled when one posses the questions; how much should you tip, when and which services (if any) are excluded from our strongly held belief in tipping. So what on earth shall dictate our social and financial decorum in the absence of hard and fast rules to follow? Answer, majority rules, empathy and common sense of course. The team at Expat Echo Dubai summarizes… Read more
The Cultural Night Market will have an artsy local and cosmopolitan atmosphere where you can embrace local emerging talents in music, painting, sculpture, dance, and theater, while enjoying a world of flavors with food from around the world. There will be family and kid’s oriented art activities, vintage & second hand shopping and much, much more! Read more
There’s never a dull moment in Dubai. One of the best things about living in our fair Emirate is that throughout the year, on any given day, there is always something new or exciting to see and do. Whether it is the official opening of yet another world’s largest for Dubai, an annual festival, a street parade or a market fair there is bound to be something that tickles your fancy.
Here are just some of the things happening in and around Dubai this month… Read more