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Latest post on 16 November 2014 - 14:51
I have used Shakespeare's for afternoon for about 20 and it was great. Also More Cafe does a great catering menu!
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Latest post on 16 November 2014 - 14:31
Go to the Dragon end of Dragon Mart. Upstairs there is a fantastic store with unique furniture and great prices!
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Latest post on 16 November 2014 - 14:29
Can't wait!
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Latest post on 16 November 2014 - 14:28
Have you tried The Brain & Learning 04-4534170 for brain training?
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Latest post on 16 November 2014 - 14:27
Also I would recommend calling The Brain & Learning 04-4534170. I know that when mu children were doing brain training with them, there was an autistic boy and his mum was very happy with his progress and especially attention. Good luck!
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Latest post on 16 November 2014 - 14:16
I am looking for internal painting and also painting of front doors in our villa in AR. So far have had two crazy quotes. Any recommendations? I phoned numbers from earlier posts from Tip Top and also Al Hilal so far! Thank you
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Latest post on 29 April 2014 - 10:14
Bump
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Latest post on 29 April 2014 - 09:04
Hi Ladies Currently with Tool Time but contract expiring and want to change as not very satisfied with service. I saw some old reviews (2012) and wondered if I can get newer feedback before committing. Any other companies recommended?
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Latest post on 15 March 2014 - 18:36
I love Ping Pong in Dubai Mall
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Latest post on 15 March 2014 - 18:36
Lots of veggie options!
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Latest post on 15 March 2014 - 09:15
The best miles are from Skywards Emirates Islamic Bank.
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Latest post on 15 March 2014 - 09:13
Our company used Al Reyami and they were great.
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Latest post on 15 March 2014 - 09:11
I would strongly recommend Hoi An. Very French colonial and just gorgeous.
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Latest post on 08 March 2014 - 21:50
How about this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-394399/A-level-blow-Baccalaureate-given-rating-5-A-grades.html
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Latest post on 08 March 2014 - 21:48
I was just going to post that! Although the Daily Mail is not the best source of info!
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Latest post on 01 February 2014 - 21:34
We are with Emirates NBD and can make online transactions to our offshore Barclays accounts online and overall pretty happy with the phone banking/ Online service.
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Latest post on 01 February 2014 - 21:29
Dr Jessica Lee at Infinity Clinic http://www.ihcdubai.com/doctors/jessica-lee/ uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. A friend's son went to her (age 11) and she sings her praises.
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Latest post on 01 February 2014 - 21:27
I found some in Life Style part of Centre Point in MOE.
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Latest post on 01 February 2014 - 21:26
Having also done brain training at The Brain & Learning for both children (started with one with focus concentration issues and got such fantastic results that we decided to enrol the other too), I certainly think that it is a great idea to try it first. In fact a really great friend of mine who has his branding company (one of the most respected in Dubai) suspected he had ADHD too after his son was diagnosed. He did the program with his son and he says that the whole thing has been life changing not just for the two of them but for the whole family. He keeps saying I wish I had done this when I was a boy! No point dwelling, but I think it is a great opportunity when things like this are available to us nowadays.
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Latest post on 22 January 2014 - 09:47
We use a company called IVO. Ask for Mr Faisal. Very professional. +971 55 608 8360
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Latest post on 22 January 2014 - 09:44
We have used More Cafe. Can even order online!
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Latest post on 25 November 2013 - 10:12
Home centre had some nice things last year and they were good value.
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Latest post on 19 November 2013 - 11:13
My company is only closed on the 2nd. But fingers crossed for an extra day!
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Latest post on 14 November 2013 - 11:08
I highly recommend Dr Vanda http://www.corbettchiropractic.com/site/dr_vanda_corbett She is Canadian and brilliant. She worked her magic on DH's back.
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Latest post on 14 November 2013 - 11:05
I know this company in Knowledge Village called FixIt (it's a typing centre) does the visa process for you.
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Latest post on 14 November 2013 - 11:03
Ladies I live in the Ranches. What do I do about the tree over hanging heavily in our garden? It's dropping tons of leaves and is a lot of mess!
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Latest post on 14 November 2013 - 11:01
I was put under the same pressure and one of the mums on this forum directed me to the Brain & Learning (04-4534170) to find out what the root of the problem was. She encouraged me to resist the push from the school as it would have led to greater dependency from there on! Also she said to me to volunteer myself for the first few weeks (sadly I work full time and couldn't do it) but she said that way I could see and understand what is going on. Schools do want an easy life for themselves and their recommendation is not always the best choice for your child. No mother wants her child to suffer but if you see the situation first hand, you can judge it better.
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Latest post on 14 November 2013 - 10:54
And I would say the same! I get so many amazing leads from Expatwoman, but I have to say the best one to date was doing brain training at The Brain & Learning. No one says it's easy but worth every penny and every minute you invest in it to get a confident child who is able to work independently and loves learning. I think start with the assessment and see for yourself!
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Latest post on 11 November 2013 - 10:43
Have you tried brain training instead of a dyslexia tutor. I know others have said this before by I know the hourly rate was much lower than what you say and they work to rewire the brain as opposed to just give strategies for coping. Give them a call 04-4534170. At those costs I think you should at least explore alternatives!
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Latest post on 11 November 2013 - 10:38
I would recommend the Beach Centre in Jumeirah. It is the one with Automatic. There are a number of shops and really cool costumes!
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Latest post on 11 November 2013 - 10:36
I think a good place to start would be to see an OT. Bakti comes very highly recommended 050-5182387 Also you can try brain training at The Braun and Learning 04-4534170. Good luck!
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Latest post on 06 November 2013 - 10:21
I have to say mine is not great. But call the service centre for Maytag +971 4 340 0354 They were great and they took mine away, repaired and returned it for 250.
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Latest post on 06 November 2013 - 10:19
I know. I do hate it when I get the know it all rude response of some!
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Latest post on 06 November 2013 - 10:16
So should I keep my cats inside? I am so concerned now!
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Latest post on 29 October 2013 - 09:30
I recommend Ria in Gold & Diamond Park. They rebuilt my mum's ring and charged half of what the others were charging.
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Latest post on 29 October 2013 - 09:28
WHATTTTT?
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Latest post on 29 October 2013 - 09:26
DH went to the homework talk and came back with excellent notes! Amazingly you do know some of it but somehow you just don't do it. He said that as there was a lot of interest they may do the talk again. Also what is this Tiger Training?
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Latest post on 29 October 2013 - 09:22
I also recommend The Brain & Learning(just google them) as they work on the skills needed to be good at Maths (like memory, speed and logic).
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Latest post on 29 October 2013 - 09:18
Pai Thai in Madinat. YOu can get a free boat ride to it!
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Latest post on 29 October 2013 - 09:16
We have just finished the process and I am very happy with the end result. We had very different quotes from Terraverde, Toscana (who charged us 4000 for a design that was rubbish and they didn't even measure the garden) and a couple of others. Eventually we went for Al Kous (Biju is the owner 055-6087560) as by chance 3 different friends recommended him to us in space of a week. They have been around for 10+ years and his men were wonderful. The experience was as pain free as can be!
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Latest post on 16 October 2013 - 20:16
I also recommend brain training based on my experience! I would go as far as calling it life changing for our whole family! I should add the number for the Brain & Learning 04-4534170. Was being lazy! <em>edited by Honey72 on 16/10/2013</em>
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Latest post on 16 October 2013 - 20:15
I highly recommend using http://www.houzz.com/ to get your ideas organised before meeting with a designer. It will make the design process a lot smoother and painless!
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Latest post on 07 September 2013 - 18:36
Not all private schools follow the National Curriculum and all its stipulations. They only do GCSEs and A levels. National Curriculum refers to Key Stages 1 -5 with adherence to SATs and other government requirements. In terms of what kids are taught the content is the same. The requirements on British Curriculum are more relaxed, that's all.
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Latest post on 07 September 2013 - 18:24
Hi there Sometimes I think homework was designed to torture parents. But in all seriousness, homework time was awful in our house. What I had not understood was the reason my child was falling behind (and the school kept making me feel awful about it and the future!) was that her cognitive skills were too low. These are supposed to be tools we use for learning and if they are weak, you are a poor learner and if they are razor sharp you love learning. In fact another mum on this forum was the one to point me to the Brain and Learning (04-4534170) for an assessment that told me what the root of the problem was. They do have a survey on their website for you to try before paying for an assessment. The assessment was 500 (this is over a year ago, but I think it is still the same) and we got the results in a couple of days. My child needed brain training to sharpen her tools (not all kids do). This has really helped with concentration and reading and now homework struggle is a thing of the past. Most importantly it has really boosted my girl's confidence and independence. I was encouraged by the school to pay for a shadow. But that would have just made the school's life easier and the problem would have been there. So my advice is at least try having the assessment and understand what is going on. And then make an informed choice. A lot of the suggestions below would not have helped my child who was already overwhelmed and whose resistance and tantrums were just the outward signs of her pain inside. I don't often post, but brain training really has changed her life and certainly mine. So much so I had my other child do it too. <em>edited by Honey72 on 07/09/2013</em>
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Latest post on 23 August 2013 - 13:31
Also try: http://www.dubaikidz.biz/index.php/summercamps/educationsummer2012.html
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Latest post on 23 August 2013 - 13:28
We used Ken from Saxon. His number is: 052- 9425331, [email protected] He is brilliant
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Latest post on 23 August 2013 - 13:25
Thank you ladies. Yes you are right. I will persist with asking for my money back. Eric is ignoring emails. May be I just need to show up!
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Latest post on 20 August 2013 - 15:31
This is the first time I have put a negative post, but I do not want to have you go through this. We started the process of getting our garden done (pool and landscaping) in late July. I searched this forum and then called different companies for quotes. We had a meeting- said that they would only give us a quote and a price, if they receive 4000 AED for the garden design. All other companies, in the meantime, met with us, took our requirements, design preferences etc. and gave us preliminary designs and quotes free of charge. As there were some recommendations on this forum, we decided to go ahead and paid 4000 AED for the design. We spent a good amount of time outlining what we were looking for, emailed them photos and ideas that appealed to us. The promise was an initial design within 1 week to 10 days. We did not hear any thing from them for over 2 weeks. They then said that they were too busy and they will do their best. When we asked for our money back for not doing our job, they said that the money was non refundable but still did not give us any designs. To cut a long story short, after torturing us for over 6 weeks, we got a CAD drawing of the current outline of our garden with none of our requirements and ideas. What was worse was that they had not even measured the garden. All the dimensions were completely (not just a bit) wrong. We had 2 revisions to the design for the 4000 but they just stopped answering our emails. 4000 AED gone, nothing to show for it. Thankfully, we have now designed our own garden, the pool is in and the landscaping under way. I just feel that if you promise to DESIGN and charge for it, then surely you need to do something! I am thankful we did not give them the contract!
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Latest post on 20 August 2013 - 14:22
At our company, we use Flying Colours in DMC 04-3903065. Maliha is the lady who runs it and she is great. Good prices too.
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Latest post on 23 July 2013 - 23:16
thanks fruitcake!