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Latest post on 25 June 2019 - 19:13
Hi Tanya. I'm guessing my reply might come a little late but we were in Riyadh for 2 years and our small compound was 90000 SAR for a big 3 bedroom apartment with a pool and gym in the compound. It...
Wuffles are you still in Jeddah? I have a friend potentially moving there and wants some idea on cost of living? Best school for IB Diploma and compound living rent costs? Thanks :)
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Latest post on 10 May 2017 - 11:36
Get in touch with Nicky Langley, she is fantastic https://www.facebook.com/nickylangleydoula/
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Latest post on 06 April 2017 - 13:20
Thanks girls, feel a little more reassured. One things I'm not sure about is how do teens go about socialising? Obviously there is no public transport and people say don't drive late at night? I Dubai, they would get the train or Kareem taxi thing, where we currently live, we have a driver. When we go to Joburg, I'll then be the driver again. Any thoughts
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Latest post on 03 April 2017 - 17:18
Thanks CB and lilyuae, We are in a bit of a dilemma as husband will be working in Rosebank, but our son will go to AISJ (American International School of Joburg) He will be doing his IB Diploma (only school that offers it). So other ends of the earth. We are looking at Dainfern Golf estate, but it will be a 1hr commute for my husband. Yet safe for my son and I and better social life for him. There isn't a perfect option really. Dainfern sounds like the Truman show estate come Wisteria Lane (Desperate Housewives):biggrin:
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Latest post on 26 March 2017 - 10:13
Hi, A few years ago we used Evelyn Seika and she was brilliant, she took a few years off but see that she is now at Kids First. (my boys were 11 and 15) Then we needed to have our boys reassessed for IB Diploma (they require updated tests when you start the IB) We used Ruba Tabari and she was also fantastic. Fortunately our insurance covers 80% of the fees which was brilliant. Ruba may be a little cheaper than kids first. Ruba' s contact : Educational Psychologist [email protected] mobile : +971505514316 Evelyn: Kids first http://www.kidsfirstmc.com/pediatric-professionals/psych-counseling/ I would recommend either with out hesitation.
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Latest post on 24 March 2017 - 08:04
Unfortunately not easy to avoid when the job is there for 2 years. There are loads of South African's in Dubai, hopefully someone will answer
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Latest post on 23 March 2017 - 15:33
Dr Liliana, Healthbay Polyclinic Al Was Rd. She is lovely, have been seeing her for years.
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Latest post on 23 March 2017 - 15:22
Hi, we have just been advised we'll be relocating for my DH job, he'll be working in Rosebank and our children will most probably go to AISJ as they are currently in the IB system. We have been there as tourists but have no idea what it's like to live there. We know all the horror stories about crime, carjacking etc, people are already telling us we are crazy, but you go were the jobs are. Can anyone give advise on what areas we should be looking to live in? We don't know our budget yet, but wanted to start to have a look to get an idea. Any other recommendations about anything would be great. Thanks :)
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Latest post on 30 November 2016 - 20:38
Asking for a friend, she has been offered a position in Manila to head up a project, job is fantastic but she is 45, single, no kids. She's worried about meeting people and potentially being lonely, what social clubs are available, expat websites? If you have lived there any insights would be great.
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Latest post on 30 November 2016 - 20:35
We also went to German Neuroscience in August and were really happy with Dr Van de Kamp
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Latest post on 17 October 2016 - 18:20
Which Kings school? Kings Dubai in Umm Sequim is an excellent school as is JPS. Obviously JPS is much larger. My children went to JPS but I worked in both schools. It really depends on your child, but I loved that Kings was smaller and class sizes also slightly smaller (I've been gone 2 years so I assume it's still the same). The current principles in both are also excellent. If it's Kings Dubai where you have the offer I would lean towards that one. (just my opinion)
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Latest post on 03 August 2016 - 15:10
Also agree Dr Lilliana is excellent. Do a search you will find lots of people recommend her.
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Latest post on 03 August 2016 - 15:08
Dr Liliana at Healthbay Polyclinic is excellent, not sure what hispoital she consults at.
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Latest post on 27 July 2016 - 05:31
Just wanted to share the great accommodation we had in Tuscany. We stayed in a small Boutique accommodation near Pienza. Basicaly 20-40 mins to all the towns in Tuscany, stunning views and the most amazing breakfasts and best coffee we had in Italy. They only have 4 rooms but the Montepulcino suite easily fits a family of 4 as the sitting room coverted to a bedroom for our 2 boys aged 15 and 18. I found it difficult to find something old, yet renovated modern inside, but this was pefect. Worth a look if planning a trip. http://www.sienahouse.net
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Latest post on 12 May 2016 - 17:06
Dentist: Caroline, Dental Studio, Umm Sequim. Fantastic with kids and adults too! http://thedentalstudio.ae Doctors: Dr Carol Smylie is fantastic, but is in Mirdiff/not so close (Healthbay polyclinic) Dr Gordan Bland fantastic with kids : Mediclinic Dubai Mall Unfortunately in Dubai it's unlikely you'll find everything so close to home.
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Latest post on 01 April 2016 - 10:07
Blue Tree Clinic, Beach Road, Dr Julienne Reuter
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Latest post on 01 April 2016 - 10:06
Dr Julienne Reuter was great. Helped my sona dn I with eczema and son's acne
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Latest post on 01 April 2016 - 09:59
Cara's at Gold and Diamond park are very good. They do have loose stones, maybe they would have one to match what you currently have.
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Latest post on 01 April 2016 - 09:56
Hi CookieMC I'm currently living in Dar, post any questions you have and I'll answer them for you.
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Latest post on 11 October 2015 - 18:36
Hi, given the exchange rate you will probably find things cheaper in Melbourne. There are so many home stores and there is always a sale on. Ikea in Dubai is cheaper than in Melbourne from memory. To get an idea about white goods etc have a look at: http://www.thegoodguys.com.au www.jbhifi.com.au There are so many options for furniture: here are 2 example, but there are much cheaper stores too. http://www.domayneonline.com.au/furniture/ www.freedom.com.au Target.com.au Grocersies: www.Coles.com.au The options in Mebourne are endless.
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Latest post on 26 September 2015 - 16:45
Not sure about ID but no appointment needed, just turn up and wait. I don't think they even make appointments. We went early in the morning and didn't wait very long.
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Latest post on 22 September 2015 - 17:49
I've used the philly tubs for cheesecake and frosting for carrot cake and had no problems at all with my recipes
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Latest post on 22 September 2015 - 17:46
Hi, I'm away for a while and I'll be in Johannesburg. I'm looking for a salon for a cut and brazilian blowout. Who would you recommend? Thanks
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Latest post on 16 July 2015 - 17:42
When are you going? At the moment is the migration which is amazing to see. Both these operators in Tanzania are very good. http://www.wildthingsafaris.com and http://www.authentictanzania.com and well respected. It will be cheaper to go direct to them in Tanzania than booking through an agent here. Sopa and Serena lodges are quite good but there are also some gorgeous tented camps. Depends also on the time of year you are going. Also add Zanzibar. Park Hyatt in Stonetown is gorgeous and Essque Zalu in the north is on a stunning beach.
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Latest post on 03 June 2015 - 23:05
Gingercat is More not opening at G & D park over ramadan?
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Latest post on 01 June 2015 - 20:53
I couldn't find a thread started yet for restaurants open during ramadan. So thought I'd start one. Here's an article from What's on http://whatson.ae/dubai/knowledge/27889/ramadan-daytime-dining-2015/
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Latest post on 31 May 2015 - 17:36
I used her when she was at Osteopathic health centre in Jumeirah, she was really good.
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Latest post on 18 May 2015 - 08:31
Thanks Plum2, on another thread you recommended Suzanne McLean, has she also moved. I'll try emailing Ruba. They don't need to be registered in Dubai, they just need to be qualified Edu psych as the report is for a school outside the country. My children are no longer at school in Dubai but I will be flying back through Dubai and wanted to have it done there as I know there are some good ones there. Unfortunately all the ones I knew are now missing in action!
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Latest post on 17 May 2015 - 20:20
Would you not drive Vegas to San Fran, you could do Death Valley and Kings Canyon http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/1547088 We drove San Fran to LA and stopped in Monterey which we really liked, Carmel is also a lovely stop. Aquarium at Monterey was nice. There is a good premium outlet mall outside Monterey too. In San Fran my kids loved hiring bikes and we rode across the golden gate to Sausalito and caught the ferry back.
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Latest post on 17 May 2015 - 20:10
I got them last week at Waitrose, Dubai Mall, I think in the Asian section or with noodles. Thai Choice brand
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Latest post on 17 May 2015 - 20:06
Can anyone recommend an educational psychologist? I was looking for Evelyn Seika but can't find her. These 2 clinics have been recommended but I don't know who to go to for Dyslexia assessment. Thanks
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Latest post on 19 April 2015 - 17:44
Hi, I haven't benn for ages and would like to know which you would recommend. I did search the forums, Rhodes, One and Only, The Westin come up. Any other recommendations? Nice setting, great food, not too expensive. Thanks :)
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Latest post on 16 April 2015 - 18:32
Hi, I still can't find Evelyn, can any one recommend another educational psychologist. Thanks <em>edited by TimTam on 16/04/2015</em>
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Latest post on 09 March 2015 - 08:37
Debbie, SLaM salon, above Tom and Serg Cafe in Al Quoz. http://slam.ae <em>edited by TimTam on 09/03/2015</em>
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Latest post on 09 March 2015 - 08:34
Ace hardware have nice ones, Sistema brand from New Zealand, great quality and air tight.
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Latest post on 04 March 2015 - 17:56
Such a shame, I've had mine for over 10 years and still works perfectly. Maybe newer ones aren't made as well. If it's still under warranty they should replace it. Always push to see a manager or someone higher up as you don't often get anywhere with the sales staff. Kitchenaid appliances are great. Otherwise Philip and Breville are more economical options.
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Latest post on 19 February 2015 - 12:26
We went in April 2 years ago and the weather was great, warm but not like Dubai. We did Ho Chi Minh, then went to Mekong delta for 2 days 1 night which was lots of fun. We did a home stay but it was a very since house on the river. I like 4 -5 star and the house was lovely and meals were amazing. We cycled through the villages and did a river cruise on the Mekong. We then went to Danang and also stayed at the Hyatt Regency and did the shuttle into Hoi An. We were a family travelling and the children aged 15 and 11 loved it too. We booked our own flighta s we had miles and accommodation but had a tour company book all the transfers, day tours and Mekong trip. http://comeandgovietnam.com <em>edited by TimTam on 19/02/2015</em>
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Latest post on 12 February 2015 - 08:32
Also agree SLaM are excellent. Deb or Rachel, haven't used Ali but all these girls were at Salon Inc before.
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Latest post on 12 February 2015 - 08:32
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Latest post on 11 February 2015 - 11:43
Herbs I thinks are cheap in Dubai and can get them all in Spinneys or Carrefour. Why would you bother? The only thing I bring in is Chinese 5 spice as I haven't found it yet. <em>edited by TimTam on 11/02/2015</em>
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Latest post on 11 February 2015 - 08:28
http://www.bookdepository.com They offer free delivery. It's not the quickest but my books have always got here.
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Latest post on 11 February 2015 - 08:24
I thought it would be easier to go back to her as she has done it before. She was at Top Emdical at Grosvenor House but they just told me she has left?
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Latest post on 11 February 2015 - 08:22
Best studio with excellent teachers is Real Pilates. Reformer and mat classes. Studio in Jumeirah, Village mall opposite Jumeirah mosque and JLT studio http://www.real-pilates.com/home.php https://www.facebook.com/Real.Pilates.Dubai?fref=ts edited by TimTam on 11/02/2015 <em>edited by TimTam on 11/02/2015</em>
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Latest post on 10 February 2015 - 17:57
Dental studio Umm Sequim great family dentist and brilliant with children. Dr Caroline or Dr Jaco. http://www.thedentalstudio.ae Jo is the dental hygienist but Dr Caroline also great for cleaning <em>edited by TimTam on 10/02/2015</em>
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Latest post on 10 February 2015 - 17:56
Hi, Evelyn has previously tested my son (he has dyslexia) but we need to have the educational psychologist report redone for IB Diploma. They only accepts testing done in the year of sitting the Diploma exams! Does anyone know where she has moved to? I thought it would be easier to go back to her as she has seen DS before. Otherwise recommendations welcome.
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Latest post on 23 January 2015 - 10:17
Dental Studio are fantastic, I have referred many people there and they have all been so happy (as happy as you can be going to the dentist). Caroline and Jaco are both fantastic and are great with people that have dentist phobia! http://www.thedentalstudio.ae They are also Dental phobia certified :)
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Latest post on 15 January 2015 - 14:20
Some Burts bees products are available in Holland and Barrett (Dubai Mall or MCC) Organic shop and Cafe on Sheikh Zayed Road or Village Mall has Dr H Dubai Herbal Treatment Centre also has some products. http://www.dubaihtc.com Aveda you can order through www.strawberrynet.com and they deliver free to Dubai. I get it things sent to my husband's work so it is signed for.
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Latest post on 16 December 2014 - 17:14
It normally doesn't include electrical items or jewellery. Does include make-up and perfume.
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Latest post on 07 December 2014 - 19:30
SLaM are fantastic, I use Deb or Rachael but Ali is also great. You can't go wrong. All have previously worked at Salon Inc. http://slam.ae Dentro there are a lot of good hairdressers in Dubai, shame you haven't found one.
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Latest post on 04 December 2014 - 22:49
Fairy Dust you could try facebook for some answers. I'm in Dar es Salaam (previously Dubai) and people say there is more to offer in Nairobi than Dar. We have a great network through a facebook page for expats. I had a look and found one for Nairobi, might be worth joining to see if they can answer your questions. The one in Dar was fantastic for answering my questions. Good luck. https://www.facebook.com/groups/248312915261900/?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/groups/510424975770719/?fref=ts