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Preparing yourself to work in Dubai

I would be the first to admit that I might not be the best person to write this post. I’ve only worked in the region for about nine months, and I’m sure there are others who are much more…

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Beat the VAT – fly and buy

Having access to international travel on a regular basis does have some advantages. One of these is bringing back tasty treats (as well as useful household items) from overseas. Remember, hold on to your receipts, just in case. Alcohol…

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How do I recycle in Dubai?

Last week, I visited the new La Mer development in Jumeirah. Have you been? It’s very cool, and has a lovely beachside area to relax at for free. Motomachi have opened a branch there, and there is a fabulous…

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Rent an Ekar

We haven’t bought a car yet. Though our handy location between Business Bay and Downtown Dubai means we can get around easily, occasionally, it’s easier to have your own set of wheels. Today, we decided to give Ekar –…

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Apply for your Emirates ID card

Arriving in Dubai can be stressful. You’ve probably travelled a long way, you don’t know many people, and you aren’t sure who to ask for help. Once you have your visa – or your spouses visa – one of…

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Find art supplies in Dubai

One of the difficulties about moving to Dubai is trying to find the things you took for granted back home. Knitting wool was a big one. It took me a fair while to locate anything resembling real wool here in…

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Watercolour paintings

I like painting. I’m not a great painter, or even a good painter. But, under the right circumstances, I find painting very therapeutic. Most of all, I love being able to give people my ‘art’ – even if it…