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ask louiseQuestionI am moving to Dubai by next week and am currently looking for a small studio for residence with a budget around AED 50k per year…I will be working on Sheikh Zayed Road next to Mall of the Emirates so looking within this zone . Please advise me what neighborhoods I should look into within this budget to be with walking distance or access to public transport. Read more

Melltoo_mom_profilePic_smallThis week’s Into-yous features Singaporean expat Sharene Lee

Tell us a little about yourself:
I am the co-founder of Melltoo, social classifieds market, a mobile app for iOS and Android. I am also an educator (English teacher) and researcher (PhD student researching mobile instant messaging and student engagement). But most importantly, I’m a mother of 5, ages 3 months to 10 years.

When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here:
I first moved to Dubai in 2005. I moved to Saudi Arabia in 2010 and returned to Dubai recently in Jan 2014. A number of things brought me here, including the fact that Dubai is very family-friendly, compared to other big cities in the world where I’ve lived. (Try renting a place to live in L.A. with 4 children!) Read more

melltooWhen asked to describe what Melltoo is, Khaled Elsayed, an early adopter, replied: “Dubizzle on steroids”. Buying and selling is social, quicker, and easier on this mobile app for iOS and Androids. The key is the built-in instant messaging platform that allows buyers and sellers to communicate. No calls, no mails, just chat to buy and sell.

Co-founder, Morrad Irsane, was trying to buy a car on Dubizzle when he came up with the idea for Melltoo in Feb 2013. “I couldn’t get the sellers on the phone during the day and Read more

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