Al Quoz is located in Western Dubai between Al Khail and Sheikh Zayed Road. Al Quoz is comprised of a residential area in the northeast and an industrial area in the southwest. The residential areas of Al Quoz 1, 2 and 4 are home to a mix of expats and Emirati families. Villas have unique and individual designs. The residential development is in close proximity to Safa Park and Business Bay. Al Quoz 3 is primarily an industrial area. Al Quoz is known for its many art galleries housed in surrounding warehouse spaces. Average annual rental prices range from 180,000 AED for a 3 bedroom villa and 260,000 AED for a 4+ bedroom villa. Read more
On your visa you will see the words “HOUSEWIFE/NOT ALLOWED TO WORK.” You are of course allowed to work but only after you obtain a NOC (No Objection Certificate) from your husband stating that he will allow you to work. When you do eventually find a job the company hiring you has to then apply for a labour card for you – you cannot work for them legally without this. .
If you are working without a labour card both you and the company can get fined and you could face imprisonment and/or deportation if caught. Should there be any dispute between you and your employer you will not be able to submit a complaint to the labour courts as you are working illegally. Read more
Shocking new facts recently released by UK insurer Aviva reveal that if the main wage earner in a family dies or falls critically ill, just over one half of all UK average households would have only £1,000 or less to live on. Incredibly, this equates to just two weeks’ expenditure for an average family (Office for National Statistics: Family Spending Report).
To make matters worse, 31% of UK average households rely on a sole breadwinner and many households just cannot provide for such a calamity as a parental death or critical illness. Furthermore, the Aviva report found that 63% of the households surveyed didn’t have life insurance or critical illness cover.
The Ex-pat Superhero
That is the UK, so what? It is of no relevance to us here in the UAE. If that was the thought that just crossed your mind, you’re in the vast majority of people here. We earn well, pay Read more
Ask what the storage charges are at both ends of your journey ie storage charges in Dubai maybe cheaper than they are in the UK so it may well be worth storing your goods in Dubai. Read more