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  1. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi all, I have recently applied for two teaching job positions with gems education in Dubai. They both start in the next academic year in September however both job applications closed a while ago, one last Sunday (9th) and one last Wednesday (13th) so over a week ago now and I haven’t heard...
  2. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi everyone, My brother has an MD in Pediatrics with 3 years' of overseas work experience. He's interested in applying for the DHA license and we're wondering if it's worth getting the procedure done by a consultancy or should he do it himself? The process seems pretty straightforward, but we...
  3. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    My Azeri fiance and I (UK) wish to marry here in Dubai. I am a resident. She is here on a tourist visa. We are not really religeous so is there such a thing as a civil marriage here? I have heard that you can get married via your embassy, but I think this only applies if you are both of the...
  4. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi everyone, Help me out. I'm currently negotiating an offer. The pay seems decent for a single lady (AED216,000 per annum). However I'm a little bumped by "no relocation package". Is this a common practice in Dubai? What is my legal right in benefits upon joining a company in Dubai other than...
  5. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, Im a US citizen and work for a US company with the flexibility to work remote and have been looking at options to travel and go country to country for 1-2 months at a time. Im looking to plan to go to Dubai, but I have a Cisco Voip business phone that I must bring with me and my work...
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    Expert’s insight on painting care: Once the painting project is completed you will be left with a well-painted home, office, apartment, or villa. This does not end the thing; you also need to educate yourself about how to maintain the look of your painted house to cause the least damage. This is...
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Residents of Dubai can find out what measures to take to get the travel ban removed. The online police facility will save them from any hassle and embarrassment at the airports. The online service launched by Dubai Police last year is offered free-of-charge. To use the service, a resident just...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I see Discovery Gardens 1 bed room apartment (950 sqft) is available for 450000 AED which sounds attractive. But what are the hidden charges (apart from 14 AED psft maintenance)? Anyone living there, please share your experience and details of charges such as chiller charges. Also, isn't it...
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Has anyone bought a 2 bed room apartment in Dubai recently? Please share your experience on where you bought it, and whether you got an attractive deal (such as 15%-20% lesser than listing price online)? Thinking of buying a 2 bedroom apartment (>1200 sqft) upto AED 600K but want to hear...
  10. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, expats; We had really good health insurance at my previous place of work. New job offers health insurance with a different provider (Daman) - which leaves Much to be desired : that's with a capital M. I have contacted the previous provider to go private with them, but their quote is an...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi All, I know this question might have been asked so apologies for asking again, but I'm desperate. Thanks in advance for your help. I moved to Dubai about 3 weeks ago, I have received a cheque from the company I work for to pay for the rent where I will be living. The agent asked me to cash...
  12. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    Hi everyone, I have a plan to move to work and live in Limassol, Cyprus or other place in Cyprus. How much time will take to reach to Limassol? I want to know more details about cost of live, renting a studio, bills and ect... Can someone compare prices with Dubai? Is it expensive to live...
  13. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi can someone tell me the exact process for applying for a bachelors equivalency from MOHE? I have a degree from NUST from Pakistan. I have read the instructions on the MOHE website but I am confused because it is also asking for me to get my high school stuff attested? I have attested my...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello Dear Expats, I have just got the driving license in Dubai, and I would like to purchase a car, but I found on olx that cars are much cheaper in Oman, so I thought of importing one, Please if you have any idea about it, i.e customs and registration , or any advice, share it with me. Have...
  15. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I had a trade license and visa from UAQ free trade zone and recently cancelled my visa and license after getting approval from RAKEZ for free lancer visa. UAQ FTZ was good but my application is still stuck in RAKEZ for the past 20 days despite pre-approval from immigration. I am not sure what is...
  16. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, I'm a big fan of Shawarma since I had for the first time when I was 15. Now currently I've been living in Dubai for quite a long time. I had this mutton shawarma in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi and trust it was the worst shawarma ever. An Iranian Guy was making it and trust me it was the worst waste...
  17. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello, I'm very glad to be part of this forum :) My question is simple, I'm an Algerian citizen and I hold : 1- A MBA from a Malaysian university (INTI University) 2- A Master from a UK (Hertfordshire University) As I am planning to start looking for a new job in Dubai, could you please...
  18. Articles: Americas
    San Francisco in the United States is the most expensive city for overseas students in terms of living costs, amounting to $37,428 for tuition fees and living costs for the first semester, new research has found. The least expensive is Bangalore in India at $2,922, according to the index from...
  19. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi to all. As we all know we have a constraint and cannot appear for PTE from Pakistan as we do not have centers over here. Where are you guys traveling to appear for PTE. I am planning to go to Dubai for PTE. 1- Share your experiences . 2- Lets make a group and participate for combine studies.
  20. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I get a pain (or tension) in the left leg when I sit cross legged, or when I put left leg on top of right knee while sitting, or do a breast stroke kick in swimming. Basically, pain or tension in outer thigh when rotating hip. Otherwise I am well and can walk without issues. Showed to 4 doctors...
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