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.
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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
As a new arrival in Dubai or even as a seasoned expat having lived in Dubai for many years when it comes to choosing the right curriculum for your child it can be overwhelming as school and their curriculums have probably changed a lot since you were at school. So here is a brief explanation of the various international curriculums you will see on offer at schools in the UAE.
My family and I are planning on moving to Dubai shortly and we have 2 kids, 1 and 3 years old. Both my husband and I will work and I’ve been looking into schools for next year for my older son and I’ve noticed that school timings for K1 is either 12.30 to 1.30 pm. What do people do with their kids after 1.30 if both parents are working? Is a nanny the only solution? I can’t find a school with later timings or Extra Curricular Activities offered to K1 kids. 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