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WizzyD

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Latest post on 04 February 2018 - 16:31
Actually I just googled and check out this.. www.losapos.com/starwarstunisia the person out the whole itinerary there from start to finish.. no need for car in Tunis.. you have to go on a plane to ...
This is great info. I think I may still fly into Tunis and drive from Tunis to Djerba - even though it's quite long. Could be interesting to drive through the country. Do you guys think this is safe? I'll definitely contact Camel Car.
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Latest post on 04 February 2018 - 16:27
I go to En Vogue. They have a few branches. I go to the JBR branch (in the JBR Double Tree), but I believe they have a JLT branch as well. Everyone is good there. You can also buy packages that will save you money in the long run if you go back repeatedly.
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Latest post on 04 February 2018 - 16:24
Thanks! I'll check it out. If anyone else knows any other places, let me know. I want to try as much tagine as possible!
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Latest post on 13 November 2016 - 15:51
When someone delivers food to your apartment, how many of you tip them? If so, how much do you tip?
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Latest post on 23 October 2016 - 20:52
Hello! I'm interested in experiencing some Diwali events around Dubai. Anyone know any events happening? Also, I am white, American, and not Hindu in case that factors into any of your suggestions. I just want to experience authentic culture -- dancing, rangoli, diya lightings, etc.
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Latest post on 13 October 2016 - 08:16
Haha, Rescue11. This was a good read. But no one on the thread was able to answer if you are supposed to spray from the front (and under) or just straight from the back! I wanna know if I'm doing it correctly! Haha :) Anyone? Anyone?
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Latest post on 12 October 2016 - 19:35
I'm just gonna put it out there. We don't have the hoses at home. I'm loving them; I think they're great. But what's the proper procedure? Are you supposed to spray from the back or through the front and in between your legs? I didn't grow up with them, so no one has ever taught me. I also clearly am not going to ask my co-workers. Please assist. :lol:
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Latest post on 12 October 2016 - 19:29
I am American, I live in Dubai, and am visiting Kuwait in a few weeks. I will be staying with a Kuwaiti friend of a friend. What is an appropriate thank you gift for someone that hosts you? Normally, at home, I might bring a bottle of wine, but that's obviously inappropriate. What might be an equivalent to that kind of thank you gesture?
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Latest post on 12 October 2016 - 19:28
I am American, I live in Dubai, and am visiting Kuwait in a few weeks. I will be staying with a Kuwaiti friend of a friend. What is an appropriate thank you gift for someone that hosts you? Normally, at home, I might bring a bottle of wine, but that's obviously inappropriate. What might be an equivalent to that kind of thank you gesture?
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Latest post on 12 October 2016 - 19:14
I teach at an american international school, so I can speak on what my school does with regards to fulfilling government requirements, but I can't promise that your school is doing the same or even if one school is doing it more correctly than the other. The other posters are correct: There are two sections of Islamic studies (again, unrelated to Arabic classes, which is completely separate): An Islamic studies class taught in Arabic and an Islamic studies class taught in English. My non-Muslim students do not attend the Islamic class. I keep them in the classroom with me, and we do separate activities. So, essentially, during that Islamic period, my students are in three separate places: islamic taught in arabic, islamic taught in english, or with me not being taught islamic studies. It is very likely though that because dad is documented as being Muslim, the government automatically enrolled your child in Islamic studies. I hear it can be difficult to say you want to opt out of Islamic studies if a child is "Muslim" on paper.
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Latest post on 30 September 2016 - 13:59
Still looking to see if anyone has anymore info on any of these questions. ?
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Latest post on 29 September 2016 - 07:31
Hello WizzyD, Not a fellow american here but hope I can be of help with this information. I have very little information about Iran but recently have been following a travel blog by 2 backpackers... one an american woman and a norwegian man ( I believe they are not married) who are currently traveling through Asia. They went to Iran and then entered Pakistan and have documented everything in their blog. I think they are currently in Uzbekistan but they do interact quite alot with the followers. Maybe you can look up some info there and ask them. Also another backpacker from the Uk who travelled extensively in Iran and is currently in travelling in Pakistan. Both blogs speak highly of Iran and even more so about Pakistan ( im biased :P) The blog names are Lost with purpose ( instagram and facebook) The other one is The Broke Backpacker HTH Thanks, lilypad! (Pakistan is on the list, too, so I'll check them out!) :)
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Latest post on 28 September 2016 - 22:16
Hello, fellow Americans! I really want to take a trip to Iran. Can anyone provide insight into how we can visit/get in? -How do you obtain a visa? (I read you have to contact the Pakistani embassy in Washington, and then the visa is only good for maybe three months). But can anyone give more specifics or give info on how easy this is? -Are there guided tours or tour groups that go? -Advice on what to do or see? -Is it safe for Americans, considering the political tension between the two countries? -Can I go with a female friend, or should I go with a male? OK if me and the male are just friends and not married? -I read you maybe have to enter through Kish island, but I don't understand why or how this works. -Is there any chance of the UAE having issue with me traveling to Iran and not allowing me to reenter? Answers to ANY of these questions would be appreciated! Thank you!
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Latest post on 14 September 2016 - 13:26
My DD does, she's better if she sits in the front. It's mostly the jerky stop/start when in high traffic volume on SZR etc. I've been told not to sit in front of a taxi though as a woman. Something about it seems as though you are hitting on the driver. Is it true? Also, as a side note, I keep seeing DD and DH on this forum. What do they mean?
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Latest post on 14 September 2016 - 13:24
And all the speed bumps! :(
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Latest post on 14 September 2016 - 00:51
Please tell me. Does anyone else get really carsick when riding in taxis here? It happens to me nearly every time. I'm not looking for solutions - just some mental coddling and some "me too"s. It would make me feel better. Haha.
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Latest post on 01 September 2016 - 23:09
Hello! I am buying my first car in Dubai. What is your favorite car insurance, and why? I am looking to do comprehensive, not third party. Any suggestions or tips are appreciated.
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Latest post on 30 August 2016 - 23:11
Hi! Try posting a thread under a Qatar forum instead of Dubai. People in Qatar may be able to give better advice than here.
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Latest post on 30 August 2016 - 23:08
Suggestions for a mani/pedi place in or near Sport City? Thank you!
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Latest post on 30 August 2016 - 22:57
I've just moved to Dubai, and at home I used to order everything online from Amazon...everything! - toothpaste, deodorant, any generic item. Is there any kind of online one-stop-shop like an Amazon, meaning I can just buy anything and everything that I might need from one site? Or do you know if Amazon even ships to Dubai? I realize there are options like Shipito or MyBox, etc. to go around the issue. But I don't want to have to wait the amount of time that might take. (As I said, I'm new, so I don't know exactly how long it would take to ship from the fake US address, but I imagine it is longer than the two days that Amazon Prime promises.) Any thoughts?
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Latest post on 29 August 2016 - 17:58
How many times can I use a loofah for a Moroccan bath at the spa? I'm asking because I bought a loofah for my first Moroccan bath at the spa. When I returned for the second bath, I brought the same loofah, and they told me it was "no good". Generally, how many uses can you get out of the loofahs? They are probably trying to use you. I am not sure how long they last but definitely more than once! That was my thought, too. :) Just wanted to check the number of times other people use them, so I at least know what I'm talking about! :)
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Latest post on 29 August 2016 - 00:51
How many times can I use a loofah for a Moroccan bath at the spa? I'm asking because I bought a loofah for my first Moroccan bath at the spa. When I returned for the second bath, I brought the same loofah, and they told me it was "no good". Generally, how many uses can you get out of the loofahs?
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Latest post on 22 August 2016 - 23:17
What does shop & ship mean? Does that mean ordering online?
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Latest post on 22 August 2016 - 23:14
I have a prepaid SIM card with Du. I first bought one with Etisalat in the airport once I arrived. It did not work. I went to the store in Mall of Emirates the next day, and I was disappointed with their customer service - the way I was treated and the lack of offering a solution to my problem. I left and bought a SIM card with Du immediately afterwards. Friends have all suggested that du has better customer service and is generally the better brand. I am happy with Du's service and ease of use.
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Latest post on 22 August 2016 - 12:05
What is your advice on the best stores for buying make up in Dubai? I want to buy something nicer than, say, make up at Carrefour but don't want to spend as much as I would spend at, say, Sephora. I am looking for products like Naked, Lorac, or Smashbox. At home in the US, I would buy these products at stores like Ulta. Any recommendations for comparable shops or shops that would carry these brands?
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Latest post on 13 July 2016 - 00:03
Thanks. That makes a lot of sense. Everyone is so helpful, but it's leading to more questions. :) Can I get a better deal if I don't buy a SIM card at the airport, or does it not really matter? Where else can you buy SIM cards in Dubai?
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Latest post on 12 July 2016 - 18:59
Awesome. Did you buy the pre-paid one at the airport? If so, which company, how much are they, and how long do they last?
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Latest post on 12 July 2016 - 18:31
What have you all done as expats for your phone plan? I am trying to figure out arrangements for my cell phone after I move to Dubai. I have an iPhone 6se. My plan is to get a new SIM card when I arrive. My job said you can buy them at the airport. I think this allows me to have a pre-paid phone plan. Meaning, I think I pay upfront for the card and then use the minutes or data as it's allotted for that card. Then, after I get my residence visa, I can get a post-paid/monthly/"normal" kind of bill. Does this sound like the best plan to you? If you can shed any other light on the phone situation, that would be appreciated.
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Latest post on 12 July 2016 - 18:26
I am moving to Dubai in a few weeks time. What's your take on wearing tank tops or exposing your shoulders in public? I went to the UAE a few years back for vacation, and I remember thinking that I hadn't needed to dress as conservatively as id been told. I wore boxy capped sleeve t-shirts and linen pants mostly. I remember seeing people dressed much more Western with exposed shoulders, etc. Right now, as I'm packing and preparing for my move, I'm trying to buy more short sleeved/capped sleeved shirts (or jackets that I can wear over tank tops that I already own) before I go. Do you think this is as necessary as it's made out to be? Can you really not expose your shoulders in public? Are there certain areas (such as hotel bars with Westerners) where this is ok?
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Latest post on 12 June 2016 - 17:02
How old is your car? There are restrictions on the age. It's a 2008. How old can they be?
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Latest post on 07 June 2016 - 22:49
Does anyone have any experience with shipping their car from the USA to Dubai? I live near Philadelphia. It would not be a problem to get it to other big ports in New Jersey or New York City if Philadelphia is not an option. --I am on the fence about taking my car with me. I will likely live in Sport City and work in al Barsha/the Marina area. Do you think I will absolutely need a car? --Is there anything that I need to consider that may not be that obvious about shipping a car or driving in Dubai? --Do you have any [b'>shipping services[/b'> that you would recommend? --My residence permit will not take effect immediately, so therefore I cannot get a UAE driver's license immediately. Do you have advice on how to get my car from the port to my apartment if I don't have a valid driver's license?
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Latest post on 07 June 2016 - 17:17
Hi, all, I'm moving to Dubai in August for two years. My job will (likely) place me in Sport City, and I will work near the Marina. I am comfortable traveling outside of that area though. I really want to take Arabic language classes. I am a totally fresh beginner. Where do you suggest going for classes? I'm up for either a school or a private tutor. Thanks!