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Latest post on 15 February 2024 - 12:03
I can recommend the following IB schools in Dubai, depending on your friend's budget: For premium, the Swiss International Scientific School Dubai (it's high-cost IB curriculum with boarding school options and lots of extracurriculars). Next, I'd recommend GEMS World Academy Dubai or GEMS Metropole School in Dubai (still in the pricey range, but great picks). For an affordable IB school, consider Emirates International School Meadows (the tuition fees won't burn a hole in their pocket and the education quality is good - I have two friends whose children study at EIS Meadows). For even lower-cost alternatives, your friend's family might have to consider schools a bit further away in the neighbouring emirates, like in Sharjah or Ras Al Khaimah
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Latest post on 15 February 2024 - 11:55
For a trusted cosmetic surgeon in Dubai, I'd recommend either Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Clinic or Zieda's Clinic. Both clinics have experienced and safe plastic surgeons, so your sister will be in good hands.
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Latest post on 15 February 2024 - 11:53
My best advice would be to take photos of his conversation with his friend and save it on your phone in a hidden folder. In the worst case scenario that he is cheating, you at least collected proof to help your case. My next piece of advice is to not approach him about it, or he might get defensive and lie to you even more. When he returns from his alleged "business trip", you can casually ask him questions about how work trip went, etc. to gauge how much farther he'll lie to you.
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Latest post on 08 September 2023 - 17:31
hello.. can you please tell me what happened with this case ? i have similar situation and need to know what to do .. thank you
Hi! I recommend asking the FB group instead: https://www.expatwoman.com/dubai/forum/dubai-northern-emirates/12-month-notice
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Latest post on 02 March 2023 - 13:25
I recommend getting your mum a perfume from Zara. They usually have great options for all ages like floral, oriental or fruity ones. I gifted my mom a bottle of "Rose Gourmand" because it wasn't too overwhelming sweet and feminine but just enough to be delightful :)
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Latest post on 10 February 2023 - 12:49
I recommend just getting them from IKEA - it's affordable and they offer installation at home. That's how I got new curtains and blinds for my son's new bedroom in our villa. I've also noticed that...
I thought I was the only one who noticed it! All they do is change the name, but it's the same number and same user accounts promoting it.
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Latest post on 10 February 2023 - 12:49
Which area in Dubai are you looking at? My fav nail technician is based in Al Rigga I can give you the salon's number if you don't mind travelling there
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Latest post on 18 October 2022 - 15:33
I've only ever been a member of Fitness First, but they do have ladies only gyms in Dubai. Their membership gives you access to the group classes, facilities, lockers, etc. Highly recommend! You also get I think 2 free consultations with a personal trainer.
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Latest post on 30 June 2022 - 16:36
Consider Enhance clinic at Dubai Mall, or try Dr. Kamil al Rustom clinic
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Latest post on 23 March 2022 - 08:50
My condolences that this is happening to your son. My daughter went through the same thing except not with 30-40 boys since that seems like an exaggeration considering the ratio of boys/girls per classroom. She promised me she didn't do anything and I believed her because as parents we always assume that our children are blameless, but in reality she was spreading nasty rumours about another girl on social media. This was a shock to me - my Honours Student, School Prefect girl who just like your son would share everything with me. Now that doesn't mean your son is the same of course, but it's very important that you need to find out exactly what's transpired between your son and that girl and keep an open mind - parents aren't always told everything and kids will lie to make themselves look they're not at fault. Whether your son or the girl is at fault needs to be cleared in a private discussion. I suggest bringing it up to the principal so they can sit down with you, your son, the girl, and her parents in a private conversation to get to the bottom of this. All the best!
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Latest post on 21 February 2022 - 10:42
You can check these 2 places out if you don't mind them being for-profit: 1) Book World Trading (in Satwa) 2) Book Hero. These are their drop-off points I copied from their instagram post: ...
Thanks for the suggestions! But I was hoping to donate them to non-profit causes and charities instead. We're a family that focuses a lot on charity, and it's a tradition/habit we want to keep on doing. Maybe someone else might need that list, it's quite helpful :)
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Latest post on 21 February 2022 - 10:35
Doesn't seem like a red flag If the status of your offer letter reflects the same status on your official online application in the Emirates career portal, then you likely don't have to worry about it. Maybe it's just one of those jobs where a recorded interview was all it required. I applied for Emirates twice - one was for a travel agent role and I had to go through several in-person rounds of interviews up until the very end (the role ultimately went to the handsome Western man who charmed the all-female hiring panel LOL. Myself and the other applicants could see it coming from a mile away). I didn't get the role and the same status was reflected on my application in the Emirates career portal. The second was for a different role, and again my status in the hiring process was reflected on my online application. I believe you don't have to worry :)
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Latest post on 18 February 2022 - 13:41
I'd recommend Mediclinic or Prime Medical!
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Latest post on 18 February 2022 - 13:38
There are plenty of schools in Dubai where their school buses have a bus conductor. Best to always check with the schools first if their buses have bus conductors. These poor little children dying because of careless and stupid drivers is heartbreaking. My condolences are with their families.
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Latest post on 15 June 2021 - 11:26
I know this is an old forum, but girl trust me it's way better to build your following on Instagram. It'll take time, but at least the people are real, authentic, and will actually engage with your sister's content. Plus, when people find out you buy followers it will make your Instagram account look cheap, desperate, and dare I even say "plastic".
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Latest post on 15 June 2021 - 11:23
I think buying followers for instagram is a good idea, especially if you have a business account and are trying to promote it. In today's world, it is very popular to run business accounts, blogs, ...
It's NEVER a good idea to buy Instagram followers! Engagements are low, the accounts are bots or inactive, and this messes with how your post will appear on Explore pages and people's newsfeeds. Plus, when people find out you *bought* your followers, your account/brand name will end up looking desperate and low-quality. It's better to build followers authentically.
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Latest post on 23 July 2020 - 12:29
My daughter on the other hand did her Year 12 and 13 (A-Levels) from Cambridge International School Dubai. The difference was that she was unsure which university she wanted to get into. Because she completed her final HS years, she was able to apply to 8 universities and got acceptance offers for 5 of them. But Foundation Studies pretty much locks in the student to that one university for at least one year. Your son can still transfer to a different university if he wants to, when he's managed to secure enough first year transferable credits at uni. My own son did that. Once he got enough class credits at Birmingham, he used the credits to transfer to American University of Sharjah. So Foundation isn't a complete lock :'>
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Latest post on 23 July 2020 - 12:24
My son graduated w/ only his IGCSE/GCSEs last year, and he got into a Foundation Course at the University of Birmingham in Dubai. Foundation Degree, Foundation Studies, Integrated Foundation, Foundation Year... they all come in different names but they're all essentially pretty much the same thing. I'd recommend your son doing a Foundation Course if he's very sure of what he wants to take and will be dedicated to staying in that same university for at least one year! Like lordvoldemort said, the Foundation studies is only valid for the university he's taking it in. So if he does Foundation at the University of Birmingham, he must continue his first year of undergrad studies at the University of Birmingham.
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Latest post on 18 May 2020 - 13:41
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has a free online prescription service so don't need to see a doctor: https://www.moh.gov.sa/en/eServices/Pages/Prescriptions.aspx (you can see what medicines your child might need for their health problem). I hope it helped, angelaleith748!
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Latest post on 17 May 2020 - 17:13
If you're moving from Dubai to Switzerland, I'd recommend Santa Fe
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Latest post on 27 September 2018 - 17:05
There's a dog park in greens, one in springs and I think there are doggy camps that they can go mingle and have fun with other dogs :)
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Latest post on 27 September 2018 - 17:04
Another dog is always a good idea, but please save a life from a dog shelter :( and always make sure you're planning on keeping that dog....they're not just temporary fixes!
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Latest post on 27 September 2018 - 16:58
Sometimes you have to try a few times but it works because its Apple to Apple :D
What a great tip nesheli :)
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Latest post on 27 September 2018 - 16:56
Have you tried that green market near Gold & Diamond park in Dubai? They have a good variety of plant decorations....
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Latest post on 27 September 2018 - 16:55
I live in springs (near meadows) and I love the area! there's so much to do here and you really get the sense of a full community.....Jumeirah island is still relatively new, maybe the pricing is the same because the meadows houses are very attractive in the real estate market? Not sure tbh....
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Latest post on 27 September 2018 - 16:52
what a great idea! have you tried snoopy island? or maybe ghantoot (a hotel on the way to Abu Dhabi) that has good atmospheres and food....
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Latest post on 27 September 2018 - 16:50
Following this....What a great idea! I've been wanting to get into weight training to tone my body - would love it if you shared anyone you find for this :)
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Latest post on 24 September 2018 - 17:18
Your friend can actually get a free tourist transit visa for up to 48 hrs from DXB I believe... you can get one if you're in DXB for 8 hours and up to 4 days (pay extra to extend the 48 hrs to 96 h...
OMG lifesaver!! Thanks a bunch Haim :))
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Latest post on 24 September 2018 - 17:17
i've seen a few headlines like on Gulf News about it, but nothing seems to declare an exact date as to when spotify will be coming here
Let's just keep our fingers crossed then! :))))
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Latest post on 24 September 2018 - 17:15
The only place I dare visit in Deira is the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club......
Oh how come?! The area has loads of lovely places to visit....I've been to Al Fahidi Historical area and apparently theres a newly built area called Al seef that's worth a visit :)
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Latest post on 24 September 2018 - 17:15
The only place I dare visit in Deira is the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club......
Oh how come?! The area has loads of lovely places to visit....I've been to Al Fahidi Historical area and apparently theres a newly built area called Al seef that's worth a visit :)
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Latest post on 20 September 2018 - 17:31
hello, can't your current nanny recommend any one she knows? Perhaps one of her friends is seeking a job....
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Latest post on 20 September 2018 - 17:29
Urgently looking for a PART-TIME/LIVE OUT NANNY Dear Nannies, Our family is trying to find a reliable, trustworthy, honest and kind-hearted PART TIME, LIVE OUT nanny, who will take a good care ...
Hi Tate, have you tried asking some of the other nannies that take the kids down to the park in JLT? Sometimes the nannies might refer a friend of theirs that is looking for a job!
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Latest post on 20 September 2018 - 17:26
Hi! I live in the springs area as well and heard of this. There's a dog park in the greens area that is great for your dog to socialise - but it's not very big and usually very crowded. Let me know if you've heard any updates regarding the springs one :)
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Latest post on 20 September 2018 - 17:20
Has there been any news from Spotify regarding this?
Yes!! It's been on all over the news - well talks of it at least. Let's keep our fingers crossed =D
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Latest post on 20 September 2018 - 17:09
Is FaceTime also completely blocked in Dubai?
I think it depends on your phone. I had bought one from a store (not apple) and facetime was working perfectly for me!
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 15:20
I absolutely love this thread! I am down to make new friends too :)
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 15:09
Hi Rand, have you tried checking in shelters? There are loads looking to be fostered. Please adopt and avoid purchasing animals :'(
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 15:06
I sure hope so! Although I've been using the music apps available in the UAE and they're not that bad but none compare to spotify :(
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 15:05
Pork is usually allowed in hotels! Just use a food app to check the menu before going to a restaurant for your pork fix :)
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 15:03
I SOOO relate to this! And I can't even video call my parents back home. Hope it gets better and doesn't leave a hole in your heart :(
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 15:02
Try searching for any organic shops around Dubai!
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 15:01
Whatsapp calls are still blocked for me too :/. Try to use Viber or Botim, they sometimes work! And another good tip, sometimes some cafes have a special internet package with their providers and the calls go through there! Just something I've noticed :)
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Latest post on 19 September 2018 - 14:58
I KNOOOOOOOOW!!! I thought the exact same thing! Imagine what else you could do with the money lol.
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Latest post on 24 May 2018 - 10:03
i''d say #thankyouuae for giving my family and i a safe place to live and call home
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Latest post on 24 May 2018 - 09:39
found this on EW,, might be helpful? https://www.expatwoman.com/dubai/money-finance/legal-matters/attestation-of-certificates-in-dubai
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Latest post on 28 February 2018 - 10:23
I think maybe ask jewellery shops or pharmacies. I've got my ears pierced at a jewellery shop in Sharjah Gold Souk.
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Latest post on 28 February 2018 - 10:20
I've heard of the Atkins diet a couple of days ago. Who's tried it and can share their experience with me? I'm really keen to try it.
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Latest post on 28 February 2018 - 10:18
I think there's a new Japanese restaurant in the area, Kohantei I think? Who's tried that?
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Latest post on 28 February 2018 - 10:16
A friend of mine had a liposuction at Bellaroma hospital in Dubai, she really recommends it. I'm not sure if the two surgeries are similar, but I've heard some really good reviews on this hospital in general.