My family hasn't moved to Kuwait yet but will be soon. I'm wondering if there is a legitimate and trustworthy online site to search to purchase expats household items who are leaving. Like a buy and sell website for expats in Kuwait. Thank you in advance. ?
Hi rebmemcar, there is a website you can use which has good reviews:
HTH EW Emily
Just moved to Doha a month ago at the start of Ramadan. Now the holly month is over I'm looking to meet some new friends with similar interests. Im Australian, 28, married with no children; and huge on triathlons, Marathons and fun runs and overall people inspiring others to be all they can be. Im a experienced cake decorator and worked in childcare most of my working career.
If any like minded people would like to meet up id be happy to, I need some friends here! Im living in the West Bay area.
Hi MrsHoff11 have you looked at this group based in Doha?
They are very friendly. HTH EW EMily
EW Emily is not correct here - she is referring to Al Waab.
Wakra is a small town on the outskirts of Doha. I'd happily live there (but I'm perhaps unusual). Historically it's been fairly quiet but there is more development that way. Most people would live there because it's relatively low cost.
You are correct I was talking about Al Waab, my apologies.
KHBK, I hope you now have the information you need from Ialaa and JillMV?
HTH EW Emily
I am moving with my husband and 4 year kid to Qatar. We want to rent a house in wakra (near my husband's workplace). Are there all the commodities to live comfortably or shoudl we live in Doha?
It is a popular area with families as it is close to Villaggio Mall and Aspire Park and has some schools and nurseries close by.
Most compound villas in the area are roughly between 15,000 – 20,000QR PCM with 3/ 4 bed rooms. There does appear to be 3 bed spacious apartments just under 15000QR PCM in that area too,
HTH EW Emily
I am (desperately!) in need of a full-time live in. I essentially need a housekeeper (that can cook!). I don't need a nanny.
1. Can anyone recommend a good agency for maid sponsorship? Preferably one that brings in well trained (in housekeeping)?
2. Anyone leaving and their wonderful maid wants to stay?
3. Any advice ? I'm really quite lost on this issue.
There is advice on this page in answer to some of your questions:
HTH EW Emily
Hello everyone. I am new in this forum and like many of you, I moved to Singapore struggling with the usual things and finally I have found my feet. I have a sales job opening in a local magazine and I would like to post it here. Somehow, I cant find the classified section. Can anyone guide me? I am hoping that some of you might find it useful.:)
Hi Minakshi Sengar, You can post job opportunities on this site. Please feel free to contact [email protected] and they well be able to help you further. HTH EW Emily.
Kindly please i need you help and support . I'm single lady from Egypt just moved to Bahrain from 3 weeks now, I'm 30 years old and i'm working here as Software Engineer .
I have a big problem here without family , friends and i don't have a car as well which makes going around and exploring is very hard.
I started to get depressed for being alone .Kindly advise how to get out of that situation
Also would you please advise which safe area i should live at it as i'm still looking for apartment?
This can be an exciting time too. Take a look at this page here: http://www.expatwoman.com/bahrain/monthly_bahrain_out_about_Clubs_Societies_Sports_11257.aspx
It has a list of clubs and societies you can join and meet new people. All the contact information is listed on their websites. HTH EW Emily
I have just moved to Muscat. I need some advice and I want to be armed with the facts. I would like to know if it is possible for single ladies to get contraception here, and if so, which forms are available? What about the morning after pill? If I can't get contraceptives / morning after pill in Muscat would it be possible to travel to Dubai or somewhere to get them?
Also can anyone recommend a good doctor for expats who is kind / helpful / listens? I have a lot of foot problems so recommendations for a specialist doctor or podiatrist in this area would be much appreciated.
Hi LOD, In Oman, in order to purchase the CP you need to provide your marriage certificate. For finding a good doctor you should first take a look at your medical provider to check which providers you are covered for. HTH EW Emily
Hi ladies, first time poster here! I'm moving to Myscat in August, has anyone had braces put on there?
What was the cost, and the type of braces? I would especially like info on Invisalign braces. Thanks in advance.
Hi Fi7082, There are clinics that offer Invisalign braces in Oman. The prices and offers vary from clinic to clinic. It might be a good idea to contact your medical insurance provider in Oman to see what clinics they would recommend. HTH EW Emily.
Hi i m going to saudi on my husband iqama permanent visa.But on my visa it is written not permitted to work.What i should if i want to work in saudi
Hi Fairlady2015, It is possible for your to work in Saudi. Depending on the type of job you are looking for, it might mean your employer will have to provide a visa for you. Check out the government website for more information: http://www.saudi.gov.sa/wps/portal/saudi/governmentServices?categoryName=beneficiaries&groupId=4 HTH EW Emily
Can anyone guide how is this area Nuaimiya Towers in Ajman, I have to shift to this area and want to more information about it, are many indians living there ? Is there any vegetarian restaurant ?
Hi SweetKrish. There are plenty of vegetarian restaurants around Ajman. Check out this page for more information on living in Ajman: http://www.expatwoman.com/dubai/monthly_faqs_Living_in_Ajman_10589.aspx HTH EW Emily
Can anyone give me some advice on opening a bank account for personal use?
I am a UK expat living in Hong Kong with a rental agreement.
Also would your advice change if I were to open an account for business purposes?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
Hi Iora04, If you already bank with an international provider in the UK you can open a local version of your account in a branch in Hong Kong. If you need to open a new account then most banks will need your proof of address (rental agreement), passport and proof of salary. It is best to check with each bank to see what their requirements are. HTH EW Emily
Hoping you can help! I am moving to AD in early September and I will initially be in a hotel before I need to secure a permanent residence. I viewed a couple of properties when I was in AD earlier this year and I loved Saadiyat Island but my only concern is that it will be all young families?
I am 31 and I am moving here on my own and I want to make sure I am not isolated and I am around people who are the same position as me also.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you :-)
Hi mzreynoldz, congratulations on your new move to AD. Do not worry there are single Expats living here as well as couples and young families. Saadiayt Island is a great place to live as its also close to Yas Island. Another place you might want to look is Reem Island or Yas. AD is quite easily to get around and all the locations have their benefits. Check out this page for more information on different areas; http://www.expatwoman.com/abudhabi/monthly_abudhabi_property.aspx HTH EW Emily
I'm from San Francisco. I am infertile and we have been trying to conceive for 3 years already. I've heard from a friend that trying various fertility treatments would help a lot with our plans of having a baby. She said that there are IVF and cheap surrogacy in Tabasco Mexico. My question is, should I believe her and travel to Mexico to try it out? Here's the link that she shared http://www.placidway.com/package/1551/Affordable-Surrogacy-in-Mexico-%7C-Surrogate-Mothers-Tabasco/
Thanks in advance for your response.
Many people travel abroad to have fertility treatment, not just in North America but in Europe too. IVF is an expensive treatment and it is why people travel to keep cost down. Do not forget that travel can sometimes be expensive too. This is a decision that only you can decided if it is right for you or not. Just make sure you do your research and that you have the right medical insurance. Try and speak to as many people as possible who have had IVF abroad so you know the medical center you chose comes highly recommended. It might be worth checking out the WHO website to learn more about fertility treatments in other countries http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/about_us/en/ HTH EW Emily
I am a college student moving to Namibia for the summer (arriving June 18). I was given a school fellowship to volunteer in Windhoek. I wanted to reach out for advice about making friends while living alone in Windhoek.
I am really nervous about meeting people and would like a safe, supportive network of women. I would love to get in touch with anyone in Windhoek before I arrive. Thanks in advance!
I hope you are enjoying your time in Namibia. It can be daunting these moves and we have been through it. It will be exciting too. Check out this page for more information on life in Windhoek: http://www.expatwoman.com/namibia.aspx. You should also get in contact with The International Women's Association Namibia (IWAN). There website is: http://iwan.com.na/ HTH EW Emily
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good physio in either Muscat or Oman for Hubby. Thank you.
Hi SeaSand, there seems to be a few options in Oman. Here are some we have heard about, but have not used personally:
HTH EW Emily
Hey guys, I'm new here...I am seeking help to have a job asap...My previous work was an HR Asst in Al Quoz but things didnt turn out well so they got me cancelled and I am now on visit visa which apparently about to expire by 17 June.....my bday will be this 19 June and I wish I would have a job for my son way back in my country......so please if you could possibly help me out.....I will appreciate it much...
Hi Maria, Sorry to hear your previous position did not work out. There are lots of places you can search for new jobs. We have a whole section of available positions:
There is even a couple of HR roles available:
You can apply directly from the website.
Good luck in your Job hunt
I'm going to Saudi on business - Jeddah and Riyadh - and I'm not sure my abaya is going to cut it.
My current abaya is front fastening black abaya, with buttons only half way down and with pale gold braiding. Is this going to be considered too fashion forward / not conservative enough to comply with Saudi authority requirements?
Do I need something plainer, an over the head abaya (or even one of those butterfly shapeless things) to be "modest" enough to meet local authority requirements? I don't want to find myself failing to get through passport control!
Your experiences / expertise would be much appreciated.
Hi Chiefkitten, Please take a look here for more information: http://www.expatwoman.com/saudiarabia/monthly_saudiarabia_guide_Dress_code__11621.aspx
HTH EW Emily
I will shortly be relocating to Singapore from Dubai and wondered if anyone has any experience with a removal company called Global Relocations. Any feedback is greatly received! Thank you
Hi linsrl, Good luck with your move. There is some information here about international movers. http://www.expatwoman.com/forum/topic144152-international-movers.aspx
HTH EW Emily
Hi I was just wondering if there were any uk nurses working in bahrain, and if so what it was like and what are the best hospitals to work for. thanx cath xxx
Hi ckirk, There are lots of other post on the forum about woman wanting to make more friends and meet new people. Maybe you could contact them as they might be able to help you with your question. Also take a look at this page for other groups;
HTH EW Emily
Hello! I have been in Bahrain on and off for almost a year now and still haven't met many friends. I am 37, married with no kids, and from the states. I recently moved to Saar. Looking for female friends to grab coffee or a drink here and there! Cheers!
There are lots of groups you can contact for coffee mornings and events, take a look on this page:
They have contact details and Facebook pages so you can get in touch
HTH EW Emily
Just moved to Riyadh with my family and I am looking for a daycare or school for my son. He's is two and half and has special needs. Looking for any information or suggestion on special daycare or therapy centers.
There is a list of nurseries in Saudi Arabia:
They might be worth getting touching with to see what kind of support they could offer you.
There is also this daycare center in Riyadh which might be worth getting in touch with:
HTH EW Emily
I just want to wish all of you a happy and wonderful new year.
I have been in Bahrain for almost a month. We moved from France because my hubby works here. I have a four year old son too. I'd like to connect with other women here for talking, going out to the movies or for a restaurant, share experience and advice and more :) I live in Seef area.
Looking forward to make new friends.
edited by OumSamo on 02/01/2015
Here is a useful page on how to meet people in your area:
Maybe you could also contact this social club;
HTH EW Emily
I will be moving to Baku in 3 weeks with my husband. Can you please give me some info on life over there? We lived in Qatar for 1 year and wondering if its anything like that? We live in France now and Im sure its nothing like here, so Im trying to get an idea of what to expect. Also I am pregnant and will be giving birth there, so any info on the health system? And if you have the name of a good hospital/obstetrician that speaks English PLS let me know!!!
How is life with kids and for kids over there? My husband will be working at Port Baku. What is a good area close to there for living with a family thats safe and with basics (supermarket, pharmacy, etc) close by?
Im sorry about all the questions but would love any and all info you have!!
I hope your move went smoothly. There is some information on this page about giving birth in Azerbaijan.
I am not sure if you have seen them but there are two articles that give you some good information about residential areas in Qatar.
If you would like us to help please upload pictures and contact details to our classifieds section or email us at [email protected] That way we can promote it on social media too.
I have just posted some information here that might be useful to you before you move
Good luck for your move and this new chapter coming up in your life!
I have found this website which might be useful.
They have some contact information listed on this page they might be able to help you with your query
Have you tried this Woman?
The Exclusive Henna Designs In Bahrain
Call Or Whtsapp +973 33839118 For Bookings
Insta : @farheenshennaart
Email : [email protected]
I believe she has a FB page too.
I hope that helps.
I came across this website:
It provides an email for the chairperson on the Kuwait Down Syndrome Society. They might be able to provide more information.
Hope that helps
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