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To live and work in Dubai a work permit and residency visa is required. Upon arriving in the UAE you will receive a Visitor’s Visa.

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The traditional black and white colour that the UAE Nationals wear is not a look of religion, but is about modesty and cultural influences. When an Emirati woman leaves her home, she covers herself with a long black cloak called an “abaya” which is paired with a headscarf called a “sheyla.” A woman should only be seen uncovered by men ineligible  to marry her, and therefore does not need to cover in front of her father, father in law, grandfather, brothers, nephews, sons, grandsons and uncles. Read more

The most common time to relocate to any country is during the summer months. For families with school aged children, July or August is the only option to enable the children to start their new school at the beginning of the term. Relocating to Dubai during summer however can pose additional challenges; primarily the soaring summer temperatures, and the likelihood of coinciding with the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.  But how do these two factors really affect moving to Dubai and what advice can we offer to help make the process as stress free as possible? Read more

ask louiseQuestionI am looking at moving to Dubai and I was wondering if there would be any problems with having a step son who does not have my name. Would this make it more difficult when applying for a visa and when enrolling at school. Read more

Being a resident in the UAE means you have a sponsor and if you are a wife you are more than likely sponsored by your husband.

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

Domestic_Help_250It can be seen as a luxury or to some a necessity but certainly one of the advantages of moving to Dubai is that for anyone interested, help around the home is easy to come by.

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

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