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My husband has an interview for a post in sports city. we currently live in the UK and have never lived abroad before. We have a 2 year old son and I work part time at the moment, if we do move to Dubai I wont have to work which if Im honest worries me. What will I do every day and how will I not die of loneliness?! My question is are there an abundance of mother and toddler groups, messy play, stay and play etc like there is here in the uk??

Also, does anyone know what happens if I were to become pregnant there in terms of the babies nationality/passport/bringing them home etc??

Thanks in advance for your help, the whole move worries (and excites!) me, I dont want to make my husband happy at the expense of my own happiness!

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There are loads of mother and toddler groups and coffe mornings and social events out there so don't worry about that bit. You'll have to go places though and that will mean taxi which is cheap or your own car which is more convenient.

The only issue with pregnancy here in Dubai is that your insurance wont cover any of it and you'll have to pay for everything and its very expensive, so if you are planning it, then save many tens of thousands of pounds in advance, or simply plan on returning to the Uk in the final stages. But you'll ned to be a bit careful as if they find out you are resident overseas, then the NHS could well stick you with a bill as a non-taxpayer.

The paperwork isnt that difficult to get a baby registered if you are both UK Nationals, born and bred.

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The only issue with pregnancy here in Dubai is that your insurance wont cover any of it and you'll have to pay for everything and its very expensive, so if you are planning it, then save many tens of thousands of pounds in advance, or simply plan on returning to the Uk in the final stages. But you'll ned to be a bit careful as if they find out you are resident overseas, then the NHS could well stick you with a bill as a non-taxpayer.
Depends on the insurance policy. e.g. the insurance policy with my last two employers both covered pregnancy.
However, as TWG mentioned, paperwork etc is not difficult

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I'm in sports city been here 5months now, and I will say it's really boring if u don't have friends or find groups to join. Otherwise all u can really do is go to the mall alone! And its not fun (for me lol) especially with a 3 and 4yr old!! I guess if u could look into joining so groups before u move so that the first few weeks won't be so boring and make u miss the uk even more!

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Depends on the insurance policy. e.g. the insurance policy with my last two employers both covered pregnancy.
That's because you're male

Dubai does not mandate pregnancy cover and you're the only person I've ever heard of who ever got cover

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That's because you're male

Dubai does not mandate pregnancy cover and you're the only person I've ever heard of who ever got cover
My insurance does this (and my wife's) and we got a baby 2 days ago. Insurance will cover most of it, up to a certain amount.

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Dubai does not mandate pregnancy cover and you're the only person I've ever heard of who ever got cover
Not all companies give the bare minimum medical insurance policy.

My wife did get the cover which mostly paid for my baby's delivery.
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As I've understood it a married woman under 45 has to have a medical insurance that covers maternity (to some basic extent at least).

Here's an information jungle to go through: Home Page

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Thats reassuring about the mother toddler groups, are there any specific places to go online or in person to find out about the groups? When they meet, how much etc? Here in the uk ive only really heard about things through word of mouth or at community centres.....
Ill have a look at the insurance, thank you for the heads up!

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I'm in sports city been here 5months now, and I will say it's really boring if u don't have friends or find groups to join. Otherwise all u can really do is go to the mall alone! And its not fun (for me lol) especially with a 3 and 4yr old!! I guess if u could look into joining so groups before u move so that the first few weeks won't be so boring and make u miss the uk even more!
Hi Nazzi,
Id be really interested to hear what you think of Sports City in general??

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