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Latest post on 06 December 2017 - 21:29
1. Peaky Blinders. 2. The Fall. Both brilliant series.
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Latest post on 04 December 2017 - 09:22
We are looking for a restaurant that has amazing views of the fountains and the Burj khalifa. Does anyone have any recommendations please? TIA
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Latest post on 04 December 2017 - 09:11
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general//steepest-fastest-longest-urban-zipline-opens-at-dubai-marina https://dubai.platinumlist.net/event-tickets/63066/main-event?show=102343
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Latest post on 22 October 2017 - 17:50
Agree with you FairyDust. Just wondered if there are any legal eagles that may know for certain. Thanks
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Latest post on 22 October 2017 - 16:51
Hi, Someone I know has worked for a company for in excess of 3 years here. They handed in a months notice, as required. Company supplies a phone with job. The company are saying that because they have resigned they must pay the 8 months penalty on a 24 month phone contract. Can anyone please advise if they can they do this? Thank you for any advice.
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Latest post on 19 September 2017 - 16:51
I had an amazing girl who used to do my blonde highlights. Sadly she returned to the U.K. So I went to a hairdresser on the Beach Road. Worst mistake of my entire life. I just wanted a few blonde highlights. Rather than going into the full tragic story my hair is ruined and I mean ruined. It's snapped so much and is frizzy on top. I did have a lovely bob. I'm treating it myself everyday now. They gave me a treatment after me having to pay 50 dhs each way again by taxi. They offered me a Brazilian blowout which would have damaged my hair more. Offered me nail treatments which I declined as that wouldn't help my hair. They had no idea how to colour my hair and I have been so upset I was even in tears in the salon as they even turned my hair grey and I mean grey. I don't want to go back but I really need help. I'm so sick of people ruining my hair here and paying for the privilege. Please can someone recommend an amazing hair dresser that knows her stuff that may be able to rescue what I have left. I feel like I have been left with a full block colour of white and yellow and now my roots are coming through and I'm at a loss as to what to do. I thought I had learnt my lesson years ago but now I'm back to square one. I don't care the cost now just need serious help. Any great advice would be really appreciated. TIA. Check my hairdressers facebook page, 'powered by Claude'. I trust that she will give the right consultation. I highly recommend her, Thank you so much valentinastafetta for your recommendation. I just returned from Claude. What a miracle worker. She could see the damage that had been done to my hair but managed to salvage it. It will take time for the full condition to get back to normal. But my colour is great. My advice to anyone that has or wants blonde highlights please go by highly recommended ones only. Check reviews online if you can. I have learnt my lesson now and it has cost me dearly. Please go to Claude if you are wanting someone good and with expertise. I have seen some amazing 'looking' salons here in Dubai but its pointless having them look great if some of their staff have no idea what they are doing. Some are just playing at being hairdressers and annoyingly.... we pay for it.:angry:
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Latest post on 17 September 2017 - 09:34
I had an amazing girl who used to do my blonde highlights. Sadly she returned to the U.K. So I went to a hairdresser on the Beach Road. Worst mistake of my entire life. I just wanted a few blonde highlights. Rather than going into the full tragic story my hair is ruined and I mean ruined. It's snapped so much and is frizzy on top. I did have a lovely bob. I'm treating it myself everyday now. They gave me a treatment after me having to pay 50 dhs each way again by taxi. They offered me a Brazilian blowout which would have damaged my hair more. Offered me nail treatments which I declined as that wouldn't help my hair. They had no idea how to colour my hair and I have been so upset I was even in tears in the salon as they even turned my hair grey and I mean grey. I don't want to go back but I really need help. I'm so sick of people ruining my hair here and paying for the privilege. Please can someone recommend an amazing hair dresser that knows her stuff that may be able to rescue what I have left. I feel like I have been left with a full block colour of white and yellow and now my roots are coming through and I'm at a loss as to what to do. I thought I had learnt my lesson years ago but now I'm back to square one. I don't care the cost now just need serious help. Any great advice would be really appreciated. TIA. Check my hairdressers facebook page, 'powered by Claude'. I trust that she will give the right consultation. I highly recommend her, Thank you so much ladies. I'm trying Claude this week. Fingers and toes crossed. ??
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Latest post on 16 September 2017 - 12:05
I had an amazing girl who used to do my blonde highlights. Sadly she returned to the U.K. So I went to a hairdresser on the Beach Road. Worst mistake of my entire life. I just wanted a few blonde highlights. Rather than going into the full tragic story my hair is ruined and I mean ruined. It's snapped so much and is frizzy on top. I did have a lovely bob. I'm treating it myself everyday now. They gave me a treatment after me having to pay 50 dhs each way again by taxi. They offered me a Brazilian blowout which would have damaged my hair more. Offered me nail treatments which I declined as that wouldn't help my hair. They had no idea how to colour my hair and I have been so upset I was even in tears in the salon as they even turned my hair grey and I mean grey. I don't want to go back but I really need help. I'm so sick of people ruining my hair here and paying for the privilege. Please can someone recommend an amazing hair dresser that knows her stuff that may be able to rescue what I have left. I feel like I have been left with a full block colour of white and yellow and now my roots are coming through and I'm at a loss as to what to do. I thought I had learnt my lesson years ago but now I'm back to square one. I don't care the cost now just need serious help. Any great advice would be really appreciated. TIA.
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Latest post on 07 May 2017 - 17:42
Thinking of changing our water delivery company. Could anyone recommend the best water and why? Thanks
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Latest post on 08 April 2017 - 15:55
All ok my end. But then I might jinx it now.
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Latest post on 05 April 2017 - 14:39
Well I wish you the best of luck. Very hard to find flowers for 50 to 60 AED. If I were you i'd probably get artificial ones http://www.lightinthebox.com/c/faux-floral_5582 I know New Look have a selection of fake plants and flowers now but they come in pots. You could always cut the stems I suppose so you could use your vase. Ikea might be best option at the prices you need, but once again fake, plus you'd pay for delivery. How about Dubizzle or local pages on Facebook ? But unlikely to deliver. If you spend slightly more you could get some lovely fake ones and you wouldn't have to keep replacing them which in the end would save you money in the long run. Saves water going off and always will look lovely. If they ever get dusty you just pour a generous sprinkle of salt into a carrier bag, put the fake flowers in but holding the stems tightly around the edge of the carrier bag so its closed and give them a really good shake. The salt takes all the dust off. Sorry just thought I would add that tip. :biggrin:
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Latest post on 04 April 2017 - 16:33
This has been well known for quite a while now but I thought to alert those of you that may not have seen it as its doing the rounds again. This was today. I had a few items advertised on Dubizzle. Then I received a 'message' on my phone asking me to send more pictures etc to this guys email. He never specified which item he was interested in so I asked. His response, just was please could you send me more pictures. Once again I asked... Which item is it you are interested in as I have a few items on the site? He then asked me to to forward pictures of all items I was selling and final prices etc. So like a fool I sat and added picture after picture and details etc. Then came the reply.... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Okay thank you.I’m satisfied with the condition. I won't be able to come and view it myself because I am currently away for work.but if can you guarantee that it is all in a good condition, I will meet up with your last price for all. I know there are other buyers patronizing you already. This is more reason why i would like to get this as soon as possible.i will pay you through PayPal as it is the fastest & easiest way for me to make payment at this moment, do not worry about PayPal charges, i will take care of that and about the transportation, i shall arrange for a transport agent to come to your home directly for the pickup and transport it to my home in Kiev( UKRAINE) after i have made all the necessary payment and you have confirmed this on your account. So if you accept this transaction, you should send me your info requested below if you have an account already with PayPal:- Name : PayPal Email : Mobile Number amount: so that i can proceed with the transfer and then we can arrange for my shipping company to come for the pick up, after you receive your money. I will need the address for the pick up to be arranged. i expect your reply soon. Thank you --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As soon as they mentioned Paypal etc.... alarm bells. I won't tell you my response incase I might get blocked. So be careful ladies. SCAM...
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Latest post on 04 April 2017 - 10:38
http://plantshop.ae :)
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Latest post on 04 April 2017 - 10:27
You could try posting an ad on Facebook site for your local area. Maybe Dubizzle.
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Latest post on 04 April 2017 - 09:50
Not sure if these might help. But if you have the model number it might help more. http://terim-world.com/Cata_Terim_Est_BI_2015.pdf
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Latest post on 10 March 2017 - 21:50
Why not just buy a pot of bubbles. Or one of those colouring books that just need water rather than paints and a paint brush.Both so cheap and so much fun.:) For the older ones, maybe a fridge magnet or yoyo.
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Latest post on 07 March 2017 - 20:41
I would suggest you speak to the school directly. Many deal with a case by case situation.
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Latest post on 25 February 2017 - 22:44
I really love the smell when you first walk into the Marina Mall. I would love it as my home fragrance. Does anyone know what it is or where I can buy it? :heart:
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Latest post on 16 February 2017 - 10:14
Hi Mouna 1901, Sadly that really depends on the nationality of personnel you are seeking to employ here. If you are looking for the cheapest then you could look at Dubizzle and see salaries on offer there.
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Latest post on 13 February 2017 - 17:23
Hello pri87, Sharaf DG. They do a price guarantee on items in their store. But be warned though this doesn't usually apply to another store advertising cheaper online. It is usually in store prices. I know its not a TV you're looking for but I saw the exact same TV being advertised on a well known website and it happened by chance that the other store also had the cheaper price in store too. So i mentioned this and once they had checked it out I was given 250 in vouchers as their price promise. So I was able to buy something else too. Their guarantees in Sharaf DG I think are so much better too. Well worth checking out.
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Latest post on 12 February 2017 - 21:59
Hi D-J Firstly I don't think you're on your own when it comes to these forms. Sometimes you have to keep going over and over each part then begin to feel like you are taking part in a Mensa test. You are the applicant. Then yes relationship 'mother'... then your full name. This is because you are applying for your young child. Hate those blessed forms. Don't envy your evening much. Good luck. xxx
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Latest post on 12 February 2017 - 09:20
When our eldest was a toddler she loved her dummy. But then came the day I thought I must get her to give it up. The endless nights I would sit on the floor by her tiny bed helping her settle to sleep without it. But then one day I finally cracked it. I threw away all the dummies in the house and for 2 weeks she did amazing. Then one day I was in the kitchen and in she wandered and said 'look mummy'. She had a dummy in her mouth that had obviously been hiding amongst her toys. I quickly said oh let me see it.... she gave it to me and I got some scissors, turned away from her and sneakily cut the top of the teat off and gave it back to her. She once again put it into her mouth. I said no there is something wrong with it and asked for it back again. I turned my back and cut the whole of the remaining teat off it so it was just the holder and said oh it is ok now. And gave it back to her. She tried putting it back into her mouth and looked at it. I carried on preparing dinner pretending to ignore her reaction. She left it on the side and walked away to play. When I look back now it was so cruel but also very funny. Evil mother.
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Latest post on 12 February 2017 - 08:13
Hi Lhadyvamp, Skynet Couriers I have found are very reasonable for 'documents' to the UK. Tel: 04 282 6555.
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Latest post on 11 February 2017 - 02:28
Hi Barlas, It appears that they can only be contacted via Facebook or like you said email. As far as I am aware Facebook never actually completely shuts down your account anyway.. So might be an idea to login again ( all your information should still be there) and then you can also message them directly. Wishing you the best of luck and hope your son gets his well deserved trophy. xx:win:
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Latest post on 10 February 2017 - 17:07
Well she's being very entrepreneurial :) There is also a new trend now in Japan - Adult Swaddling Therapy ..... http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-adultwrapping-idUSKBN15E211 Might see if DH would volunteer to be the guinea *** on that Adult Swaddling Therapy. Does anyone know the strongest and most secure knots? :evil::lol:
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Latest post on 10 February 2017 - 16:59
Probably best to advertise them in the classified section on this site or try Dubizzle.
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Latest post on 10 February 2017 - 16:55
Hi Roni83, I believe the best places would be Satwa. Possibly the haberdashery places. Why not also ask a local group on Facebook? You'd be surprised the things people are happy to get rid of. Or even go try visit a tabletop sale or online Dubizzle. xx
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Latest post on 10 February 2017 - 16:42
Hi Pinky13, Labello do a Sun Protect that has I believe an SPF 30. Sephora have their own lip balm stick SPF 20 Boots usually sell a variety too. But the best one I love is Elizabeth Arden 8 hour stick. SPF 15. For many years they were plain but now have started a range of tinted ones too. Although i'm not sure if they are easily accessible here, usually duty free.:)
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Latest post on 09 February 2017 - 20:59
50's .... http://www.themusicconcierge.com/weddings/wedding-songs/best-50s-wedding-songs/ 60's .... http://www.themusicconcierge.com/weddings/wedding-songs/best-60s-wedding-songs/ 70's .... http://www.themusicconcierge.com/weddings/wedding-songs/best-70s-wedding-songs/ Jazzy.... http://www.themusicconcierge.com/weddings/wedding-songs/best-jazz-songs-for-weddings/ xxxx
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Latest post on 09 February 2017 - 13:40
I don't think I would want anyone that I don't know to be warming my bed Not even Brad Pitt or Ryan Gosling Alison_T ? :biggrin::biggrin:
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Latest post on 07 February 2017 - 18:35
This is the only one I could find here. Although other options at the bottom of the page on the link. https://www.desertcart.ae/products/834064-acid-free-wedding-dress-premium-preservation-box-bridal-keepsafe-gold
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Latest post on 07 February 2017 - 09:29
36 Years ! WOW. Gosh I bet you have seen Dubai change of the years. Im sure the last thing you want to do is buy something before leaving but just incase you don't have any joy in borrowing one I saw this one on Dubizzle. https://dubai.dubizzle.com/classified/electronics/?price__gte=&price__lte=&keywords=VHS&is_basic_search_widget=0&is_search=1 Have you also tried your local Facebook pages as well? Wishing you lots of luck and safe travels. bye:
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Latest post on 06 February 2017 - 15:09
Hi Dang27, You could try contacting the nurseries that are not to far from you? Possibly the jobs section on the Dubizzle. The jobs section on this site. The hotel sites they sometimes have a careers section that sometimes have vacancies. Wishing you lots of luck. xx
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Latest post on 06 February 2017 - 14:54
A professional bed warmer service ??? www.emirates247.com Monday, February 06, 2017 A woman named Viktoria Ivachyova has become the world's first professional bed warmer, charging £65 per night to lay in a stranger's bed. Viktoria Ivachyova lends a hand to people who want their bed to be warm as soon as they get into it at night, by renting her professional bed warming services. The 21 year old charges £65 per night or £1,350 per month to lay in a stranger's bed for an hour in order to make their chilly sheets cosy enough to help them drift off to sleep with ease. Once booked, the professional bed warmer arrives at the client's home at a scheduled time slot before their bedtime, puts on her pyjamas, and lays in their bed for an hour. Viktoria tells clients they are allowed to present in the room whilst she warms their bed up for them, but they cannot touch her. To reinforce these rules, she carries a panic button which alerts a security team should she need it. The rules are only in place to make sure Viktoria is safe, and she does allow her clients to talk to her whilst she works. Some of her customers even talk to her about their problems, and the Daily Mirror newspaper reports she claims to be a "great listener". The demand is so high for her service, Viktoria is now said to be putting together a team of bed warmers to tackle the increasing number of clients. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Must say I'd rather save the money and let hubby get in first. :lol::lol:
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Latest post on 06 February 2017 - 12:06
Over the weekend I heard someone trying my door. Not with a key, just the door handle a few times. I quickly went to see who it was only to find 4 men who said they must have got the wrong apartment and were coming to view apartment number .... Why are some agents just so lazy? They advertise on Dubizzle with an old advert and answer a phone call. The pictures they usually put up are usually very old pictures too. But leaving a door unlocked to an apartment and not even escorting prospective tenants to an apartment is just not on. Money for old rope as they say. Forgive me if I offend any good proactive landlords on here, but you are in the minority. Landlords here should pay the agent. Why should the tenant when they are the ones that do all the donkey work? :angry:
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Latest post on 06 February 2017 - 08:49
We all know that our children grow up so fast and whilst they are young it is wonderful to play with their imagination in the most lovely way. I thought I would share with you what I did one day after our daughters lost a tooth. Luckily they had a big age gap so were able to enjoy with both of them. After leaving the coin from the tooth fairy a few times I decided to do something different. I got a matchstick, obviously a dead one, which I cut down in size a little, then I got a silver marker pen and coloured it all over. I then got 2 small hard stars, similar to the ones that are like small stickers but harder. I glued them to top of the stick, one on each side. Then I added glue and sprinkled on fine glitter / fairy dust to the stars. Making it all sparkly. When it was fully dried I kept it handy then when the tooth fairy was due I left a coin but also the 'wand'. The delight on the little faces when they thought that the tooth fairy had dropped her wand was priceless. Suppose you could also use a Barbie type tiny shoe and glue sparkles on it and pretend she has lost her shoe. Just a random thing I thought Id share. I am sure many of you can come up with better ideas though. xxx
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Latest post on 06 February 2017 - 08:07
Hi malta, First question, we were very lucky. If you have a property in the UK then your DD will be classed as home student. Our DD had completed her Junior Cert ( Irish system for GCSE) just before moving here. The only issue we found transferring to the IB was that although she had 3 languages under her belt she had to learn another one from scratch in IB even though it was just for her last 2 years. Thank god she doesn't have my brains. She chose IB over A'levels because she wanted the choice of studying in the USA. This is where she may decide to work. She did get offered a few great scholarships in the US but after looking into things we realised that because she was going to study medicine after a few years she would then have to transfer there and then reapply for a second scholarship. This was our dilemma as they aren't that eager to offer a second scholarship to International students. Medicine is an awkward one. Anyway she chose UK but is also doing an extra exam so that she always has the option of going there. The best advice I can give to anyone that is worried about this is call the universities directly that your child is thinking about applying to and just ask them what is their criteria for being classed as a home student. Least then you'll have some idea before applying. That's what we did. xxx
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Latest post on 04 February 2017 - 20:33
Hi seasand I will ask my son to seek advice from his careers guidance counsellor, although he has not had an appointment with one yet but I know the school is making appointments soon. To me this should have been done before now!! I'm intrigued by what you want to put to me.
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Latest post on 04 February 2017 - 16:26
Hello seasand, actually the consultant I met was the carrear counsellr in my daughter's school as well.n she was really very helpful n didn't charge a fortune.....v didn't face a single issue regarding anything n presently my daughter is studying bio-medical sciences at the university of Dundee,Scotland ....actually, selecting the best university for th child is a very confusing issue..there are many advices ....I hope our friend finds what she wants........ Hi pinky13, Yes I agree that the move from any school to university is very confusing and even moreso when you've been an expat for so long. Big relief when they get settled and are happy though isn't it? I wish your daughter the best of luck. Did you actually have to pay your daughters school counsellor though? I thought that was part of their job?
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Latest post on 04 February 2017 - 08:29
Hi Seasand thanks for your reply. Do you mind me asking which University your daughter did get in? Did she have to go through Clearing as you said so many classed her as an international student? Thanks No she didn't go through Clearing. Although that could be an option. DD is studying medicine in London... very long course. Whilst I can understand the reply from pinky13 I would also be careful as some of the places here can cost a small fortune for advice which you can find out yourself. My advice is to go and speak to your daughters career guidance counsellor at school and see what they come up with. There is something I need to put by you, so when I next see you online I will message you via this post.
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Latest post on 02 February 2017 - 18:07
Hi ladies, I have quite a collection of clothes that I am finished with. All still in good condition, I'm just fed up looking at them ha! I was thinking of asking my agency maid if she wanted any of them but I don't want to insult her by doing so. I don't want to just bin them and would rather they go to someone who would get some use of them. Have any of you offered clothes etc to maids? How did they react to this? TIA I have passed on clothes, shoes, bags and even perfume. She was delighted with everything. I just showed her a bag of things and said if you want anything you are welcome to take it otherwise I am going to give them to charity. She took the lot. . To save any problems for her at the agency I also gave her a note which stated I gave them to her. If you are in anyway uneasy doing it then what nannygirl does is amazing.
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Latest post on 02 February 2017 - 17:30
Our youngest DD went to IB school for last two years here before applying for university in the UK. Born in the UK but lived in Ireland since she was 2 years old. This caused a problem as she had been out of the UK for over so many years. If you have property in UK then they will usually be classed as a home student. If you don't own property then they may not be classed as a home student. Depends how long they have been out of the UK. So many classed her as international student. Luckily she got an amazing one that classed her as a home student and she has been there for 3 years so far. If I can help anymore just let me know.
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Latest post on 02 February 2017 - 17:08
Apologies... I think its actually Abu Dhabi. Bet it won't be long until its the same here though. http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/environment/private-wild-animal-ownership-banned-in-the-uae-1.1955599
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Latest post on 02 February 2017 - 10:02
I have just received a call from a man claiming to be from the Expo2020. He said 'you have won 200,000 Dhs and please call me back and I will tell you how to claim the prize'. I have obviously reported it to police who will pass on phone number etc to CID. Don't call them back just note the number and report it.
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Latest post on 02 February 2017 - 08:46
I for one am happy that there will now be a fine of 10,000+ DHS if an owner does not have a licence for their dog or it is not kept on a leash in public places. I have seen owners walking ahead of their unleashed pets while the dog is going to the toilet and pretending it is nothing to do with them. Leaving the poor street cleaners to clean up the disgusting mess or some poor unobservant walker the delight of stepping in it. While I understand the joy for any dog to be running free there should be more designated areas for them to do this. People need to be more accountable for their animals. Too many dogs are just being left abandoned here and cats too, its just plain cruel. Just wonder exactly how this will be implemented though?
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Latest post on 01 February 2017 - 10:55
Hi tseyt, Certificate for Paediatric First aid, valid for 3 years. They do various levels too. http://www.highfieldabc.ae :)
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Latest post on 31 January 2017 - 21:27
Hopefully these might be of help. http://www.houseofpianos-uae.com/tuning This place is in JLT. They sell everything from guitars, drums and keyboards etc..They might have someone they can recommend. http://www.musicianssupplydubai.com/contact-us/
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Latest post on 31 January 2017 - 13:34
Had a lovely beach walk during the weekend. I was amazed by the track marks the machines are now leaving on the sand. Unable to put my picture up here but saw a quick video is now available. Very original, Very clever and Very Dubai. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDeUX0eUAbM
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Latest post on 31 January 2017 - 10:17
I agree with FairyDust. But also check your insurance as some insurance companies pay a certain percentage towards eye glasses and contact lenses. :nerd:
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Latest post on 28 January 2017 - 18:32
This place has a website. They have buttons etc. https://mysewingmall.com Otherwise you could head to Karama they have quite a few places up there where you can buy buttons etc.