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Latest post on 07 November 2017 - 14:40
Not sure if he is still about, but I used a guy called Jamal. He came with a load of samples from the boot of his car which at first gave me second thoughts, but he designed the curtains I wanted at a reasonable cost and was super efficient. His number just beware of Jamal, he is a crook. gave him our sofas for upholstery and it came back with improper sewing plus the fabric started tearing in less than two months, he refused to fix them and when i wanted to complain to consumer rights i discovered i had no receipt from him whatsoever, so i guess he is clever in what he does... avoid him by all means
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Latest post on 08 October 2017 - 10:20
Just moved in and thanks to some of your tips I got in touch with JAMAL (050 588 2773). the guy is amazing, came in our flat on tuesday with lots of fabrics for me to choose, gave me a very good price and got back here 4 days later with stunning curtains!!!!!!! Great quality, super service and highly friendly person::))))) ah so glad you like him! he's like family now, he's helped in each of my 3 homes. i recommend him to everyone. reminds me i need to give him a call actually. he was away in palestine but if back that's great. just be ware of Jamal, although he did a good job with my curtains, he messed up the upholstry of my sofas so bad i had to report him to consumer rights.
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Latest post on 23 November 2016 - 10:17
thank u very much ladies
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Latest post on 06 November 2016 - 08:05
Ladies, i need your advice on a good doctor to perform this procedure (supposedly simple but under general anasthesea). I am seeing dr Ghazala at Welcare for routine check up but worried whether or not she'z the right doctor for a procedure....
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Latest post on 01 August 2016 - 14:51
Ladies, im looking for a gynec just for a routine check up, is there anyone you personally tried & would recommend ? Thank you
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Latest post on 30 June 2016 - 12:37
My MacBook is officially dead now :( Any recommended places for repair ?
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Latest post on 14 January 2016 - 14:37
Hi everyone ! I'm trying to do the math here of how much chemotherapy can cost in Dubai (mom has cancer and I want her to be treated here), the word "expensive" is relative an can mean a different range of numbers to every individual so if you can give me a minimum or maximum figure per session along with the medical provider ,that would be great ! TIA Join "brest friends on FB" They will give support advice on all your questions In 2011 the cost for treatment was anything from USD30,000 to USD60,000 depending upon the type and amount of treatment required so I imagine it will of gone up since then Thank you @sarahlou123 , I'm on the group now ...
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Latest post on 14 January 2016 - 14:36
You don't mention which type of cancer your mother has but I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins Lymphoma in summer of 2013 here in Muscat. I had eight chemotherapy treatments at an approximate cost of aed40,000 each and I've just completed two years of two-monthly maintenance treatments with Rituximab. Until January 2015 each of these treatments cost equivalent of aed40,000 but the drug producers patent then expired and the cost of each treatment came down to around aed18,000. I guess that different chemotherapy treatments probably have different costs - these are what my treatments cost and I would expect them to be similar in Dubai but, obviously, this may not be the case. I wish your mother and your family all the best ? Thank you @debliz , my mother has stage two breast cancer and there seems to be stage one lung cancer as well (more test are being done to confirm)
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Latest post on 14 January 2016 - 12:29
Hi everyone ! I'm trying to do the math here of how much chemotherapy can cost in Dubai (mom has cancer and I want her to be treated here), the word "expensive" is relative an can mean a different range of numbers to every individual so if you can give me a minimum or maximum figure per session along with the medical provider ,that would be great ! TIA
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Latest post on 06 January 2016 - 08:40
My mom was diagnosed with a stage 2 breast cancer yesterday. She lives in Saudi and I'm planning to bring her over for treatment & support. I don't know where to start or what to do, any advice on doctors, cost of chemo, cost of radiation would be very beneficial. TIA
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Latest post on 04 January 2016 - 12:47
thanks ladies , will start checking those options out !
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Latest post on 04 January 2016 - 11:34
Sorry for the boring topic, does anyone know where I can buy those from ? I looked at many furniture shops with no luck so far.
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 15:21
DuLog were amazing.. Hired them three or four years back & the move couldnt have been smoother !
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 15:19
i dont think hiring a mould is an available option here...but there are many videos that can show you how to make a number one cake from rectangular/square shaped cakes. Good luck !
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 15:16
yes my little one cries almost every day as i leave to work...it breaks my heart, but i cant just sneak out.. she needs to understand this sooner or later right? she does calm down shortly after i leave ... children forget very quickly if they are distracted with something else :)
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 15:12
i didnt think that they help until i decided not to give it to my 8 year old last year....and boy how i regretted my decision later on...i cant wait for it to be available so i can give it to all my 3 kids !
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 15:00
it is true that Philippino maids can no longer be hired through agencies (effective June 1st 2014), you can get Indonesians, Sri Lankans, Nepalis in addition to the nationalities you have mentioned.
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 14:56
depends on how much energy you have :) but it shouldnt take more than two weeks i would say
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 14:54
its on the main road so you can easily see it ...i got their location map from their instagram account
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Latest post on 01 September 2014 - 12:44
the first time i used it was fine for 4 yrs , bear in mind that your period will be heavier than what you are used to & possibly more painful. The second time i used it, i fell pregnant after 3 years so i dont really trust it anymore. the cost was 1500 @ Medcare.
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Latest post on 19 May 2014 - 13:25
i am looking for someone who print photos, logos,...etc on edible paper. if you know someone who does that for a reasonable proce please let me know. :) thanks !
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Latest post on 19 May 2014 - 13:23
yes i bought it from Virgin so i took it back to them. I am getting a replacement in 2 weeks time . Thanx everyone !
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Latest post on 11 May 2014 - 12:42
If anyone out there knows a place that can take a look at my son's PS4 please let me know. it's stuck on Safe mode & we tried our best to solve the problem @ home ...looks like we need professional help :) thank you !
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Latest post on 01 May 2014 - 07:48
good morning ladies ! and thank you for your help ! i cant wait for work to be over so i can run to MCC's Tchibo :) enjoy ur weekend !! :)
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Latest post on 30 April 2014 - 11:15
i am desperately looking for an elephant cookie cutter ! Tavola only has the elephant-face cutter while i need the full body one. If anyone has it, can i please borrow/buy it ? Thank you !
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Latest post on 12 December 2013 - 08:39
thank u tru blu & pollydxb1....HorizonMum2, can you please send me a picture of the green tables+chairs that u have ? my email address is [email protected]
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Latest post on 11 December 2013 - 10:32
thank you sweet tea , you are right they dont have kiddie tables & chairs. and thank you HorizonMum2, if you have those kiddie chairs and tables in white or pink that would be ideal.
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Latest post on 11 December 2013 - 04:23
what I'm looking for is simple, tables and chairs for 14 adults and mini ones for 12 kids. i searched up and down for somebody to rent those items out plus deliver them with no luck. it seems small requests like this don't matter. i need this to be arranged on dec 20th so I'm running out of time here…if you know anyone who provides such a service plllllllzzzzzzz let me know thank u !
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Latest post on 07 November 2013 - 14:15
I'm looking for a part time live out maid , dont know where i can find one :( thought posting this here might help ! if anyone knows a maid looking for work @ the Springs please send reply to this thread. Thanx ! And have a great weekend :)
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Latest post on 30 September 2013 - 10:40
im glad to have found this thread since i have the same concern about my maid . she uses her mobile plus home phone a lot during the day and night. she left iron marks (burns) on many of our clothes since she is also on the phone while ironing, would be carrying my little one with one hand and checking FB on her phone uing the other....etc i did tell her that she needs to limit phone use (twice already) to break times and after baby sleeps, but she only did that for a couple of weeks, then back to square one. also, every single night she is on the phone for hours which makes waking up in the morning a struggle for her to get the kids ready to go to school (as my office hours start at 7 am)... luckily , her visa residence visa expires in december and i started looking for another one
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Latest post on 16 September 2013 - 10:06
thank you iveranodxb ! :)
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Latest post on 16 September 2013 - 09:37
i'm holding a mini-bday for my son on the weekend @ home and since i'll be too busy running after the kids and keeping all in place n order i was thinking of getting help with taking photos, im not looking for a pro photographer that will cost a fortune ! i just want smn to take photos for a couple of hours using my camera . any thoughts ? i will pay that person ofcourse !
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Latest post on 15 September 2013 - 12:59
i have been looking for a clown to do face painting and entertain kids for my son's bday party (next weekend)...if you know a place that offers such service please let me know.
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Latest post on 15 August 2013 - 10:45
im taking care of my friend's cat while he's on vacation. he's been at my place for 6 days now and i have the same problem every day..he chooses to pee in his litter box while poo anywhere else but the box. i never had any pets at home so this is my first experience. what do i do ? i know the basice of scooping the litter daily and changing the litter weekly , am i missing smth ? and why is he doing this ? could he be upset of relocating to a stranger's house ? im worried about the hygiene of my place as a i have a 8 month old baby and i was very upset to find poo behind the living room couch :(
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Latest post on 25 July 2013 - 11:11
it breaks my heart to read things like this in the news, what a sick world that we live in ! i personally do not let my kids go to such toilets on their own, its either me or my husband with them in there! it is tough being a parent . i always remind my kids of mummy's rule number one which is about not talking /taking anything from strangers ...all i get back is a long thread of why's... wondering how protective can i be?
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Latest post on 25 July 2013 - 11:05
if you want to make the most delicious atayef, i would recommend that you pay "Feras" sweets a visit. They have branches in Qusais, Sharjah & Al Barsha as well. The sell the actual dough (Atayef) -which is delicious- and they sell the cheese (shredded and kept in little plastic containers). This place's dough and chees are the best in town. as for baking them, lightly butter a baking pan and place your stuffed atayef in it then bake for no longer than 15-20 minutes so they dont get all dried up. Feras' atayef cannot go wrong !
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Latest post on 23 July 2013 - 10:19
it only hit me yesterday, when i saw my younger son waiving goodbye to a friend of his (who's special) as i picked him up from school. I have to explain this to both my kids (8yrs & 4 yrs old) but not sure where to start and what to say. Similarly, my brother in law is also special but he's in his mid thirties. my kids see him only a few time a year , during which im nervous he might get upset if they make a lot of noise or play with any of his video games... any tips ?
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Latest post on 23 June 2013 - 10:20
I went there with my newborn to use a gift voucher i got from Welcare . the photo shoot went OK , however when i went in for the viewing appointment the photos were not as good as i expected (having seen the albums in their waiting area). they are very expensive (ended up paying 700 on top of the voucher to get 5 medium resolution digital pictures) for no good reason and it will take you three months literally between scheduling an appointment, going for the photo shoot, viewing appointment then finally getting your CD.
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Latest post on 13 June 2013 - 13:46
what a nice thread ! i never give up on smiling (even if i got no smiles in return ) smiling at people is my "default mode" ... one of the replies on this thread reminded me of a couple of incidents where i really wanted to help out a mother of a crying baby but was too scared to approach, not knowing the response... i think i should give it try next time :) Have a wonderful weekend !
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Latest post on 13 June 2013 - 13:32
thanx everyone, i almost gave upon buying the fondant but finally found some in Carrefour...i was about to do the marshmallow fondant though... i should give it a try one day :)
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Latest post on 13 June 2013 - 12:48
Anyone interested in arts and crafts should be able to help :) i hope :) :) seems like a silly idea to have it shipped through Amazon and paying a huge amount of money on shipping :(
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Latest post on 04 June 2013 - 11:46
anybody ? :(
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Latest post on 04 June 2013 - 10:17
i also agree with everyone , many women out there would love to have this job
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Latest post on 04 June 2013 - 07:12
planning to bake my son's bday cake on Thur but i only found the 7 kg bucket at Tavola (MCC) last night. Anywhere else in Mirdif where i can look for fondant ? thank you
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Latest post on 02 June 2013 - 10:05
thank you all for your replies ! @ Clairehdp i got him a gummy bear multivitamin (rich in Zinc & Vit Cwhich are supposed to boost the immune sys)... @ brunchgoddess, yes i agree that the nebuliser is a godsend as it helped me out a lot ever since i got it 2 months [email protected] Appletiser , i did start doubting the hygiene there so i thank God he is leaving it at the end of this month
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Latest post on 29 May 2013 - 14:13
My 4 year old just keeps falling sick almost every week ! is this normal ? he goes to nursery and picks up something or the other which is just frustrating ! is anyone out there in the same boat ? im so tired of taking him to the doctor and having him spread the sickness to my other two kids. :(
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Latest post on 07 May 2013 - 11:20
i am so sorry to hear about you sister, this is so heartbreaking...she is really lucky to have a sister so thoughtful like you. Doing simple, little things together will mean the world to her i'm sure, or maybe read a book that she likes to her ? making her favorite food ? watching a movie that she likes?
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Latest post on 07 May 2013 - 10:10
sorry for crashing your thread but I thought this might be useful for any of you or maybe someone you know. i gave birth to my daughter back in December and as you can imagine she outgrew a lot of her clothes (they are a bit thick so its ideal for newborns in the winter) which were barely worn and are in excellent condition. i am willing to give them to anyone who needs them for free. if anyone out here is interested ,send me an email on [email protected]
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Latest post on 07 May 2013 - 10:02
i delivered on Dec 22 ( i know its been a while but better late than never) and just wanted to say that i had excellent care @ Welcare (in case anyone has questions about Welcare...etc). i was seeing Dr. Janaki throughout my pregnancy but at the time i delivered while she was on her way home (after waiting for me the whole day :) ) ...the attending doctor was great and the nurses were outstanding...Deliviring @ Welcare was the best decision i have ever made...
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Latest post on 07 May 2013 - 09:54
i am travelling to London for the 1st time also by the end of May.. Wondering what clothes to pack as i hear that the weather is so unpredictable. any tips on that would be most appreciated .