Posts Tagged ‘children’
Every year, millions of people around the world catch the dreaded seasonal flu! When one thinks of the flu, they think of cold weather, runny noses, itchy eyes and soar throats – one does not however typically think of the desert and palm trees. Despite the fact that Dubai has glorious winter weather, people are nonetheless still prone to catching the flu. Read more
No sooner have you unpacked the last box in your new home a plethora of house maids will be ringing on your door to offer their services. Do not rush into this – tempting as it may seem at this point in time, sweat still running down your back and your house looking like a bomb has hit it! Read more
The ceremony surrounding the preparation, serving and drinking of gahwa (Arabic coffee) derived from the traditions of Islamic and Bedouin hospitality. Unlike the comparatively stronger flavoured “western” style coffees, the traditional gahwa of the Emirates has a very mild coffee flavour, a distinct cardamom taste with a touch of saffron. Gahwa is never sweetened with sugar, instead fresh dates are offered to accompany the aromatic brew. The dates refresh and sweeten the palate between each sip of gahwa. Read more
The summer holidays have started and if you are not planning to travel to a cooler climate, you will be looking for ways to entertain the children – at the same time, trying your best to avoid the soaring summer heat.
Last month, we featured an article titled ‘How to entertain your kids in the heat’ which offered some great ideas on things to do with your children and teenagers but, many of you were interested to know how to survive the summer with a toddler. So, Expat Echo Dubai has come up with a few ideas… Read more
If you’ve ever found yourself lugging a booster seat out of your car and into somebody else’s (or worse – into a plane!) I can almost guarantee that in the process you banged it on various parts of the car and yourself, and perhaps even uttered some language you weren’t entirely proud of. Why are they so enormous? Well, as it turns out, not all of them are…