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  1. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hey do you have any concerns about the maid industry in Dubai?
  2. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, I am negotiating a job offer with a US company in UAE, and they asked me if i can have my own sponsorship, as they do not want to hold the expenses of sponsoring, in order to get the job agreement. how can i do it? 1st question: they told me to have a freezone company via a PRO service...
  3. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I'm planning to move from Kolkata to Dubai with my wife and son (4 yrs). We are both working. She is working as an HR Manager and I'm working as a Software Development Team Lead. While searching for the jobs, we found that there are plenty of jobs in Human Resource field, but not many IT /...
  4. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    For those who are more familiar with Dubai dynamics: why is such a headache to find a proper service provider for reparation technical services in town? I have been struggling with a couple of devices (laptop and broken mobile) and certainly neither my visits to the "big malls" (where I found...
  5. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I live in Dubai and get eBills for everything. I am trying to open an offshore bank account and getting the document for address proof is a mess. They need an original utility bill or original bank statement that is sent to home address or if it is an eBill, it needs to be certified by qualified...
  6. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I crossed the green light just after it started blinking and by the time I was in the middle of junction it was yellow light. But then I saw few pedestrians crossing the zebra crossing on the other end of the junction (even though they were not supposed to), so had to slow down. So the yellow...
  7. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, I've recently started getting into escape rooms. Was wondering what people here thought about the ones in Dubai, since I'm travelling to the city. Any recs? One that stood out while I was searching here was Phobia Dubai. Has anyone else tried them out? Heard they were amazing. Budget's not...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Agents usually do not let you see original title (Property Deed) of the property where price is listed. My friend recently bought an apartment through reputable agency and he found out the said property was actually cost 100,000 AED less than the original price just 3 months ago. Is there any...
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I need to get feedback about good schools in Dubai where kids are actually cared for. My daughter goes to an Indian school in Dubai and she is kind of introvert. The school neither cares nor are the teachers trained enough to provide encouragement to the child. Due to this the child has lost...
  10. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I recently learnt about ADCB offshore banking in Jersey which doesn't have a very high minimum balance requirements compared to other offshore banks. My main objective is to not go for a costly will that is necessary here for estate planning so I expect ADCB offshore bank is truly offshore -...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello all, I have a major problem. My wife and I are Egyptians, currently living in Egypt. We visited Dubai for more than 6 months, she was on a visit visa the entire time, and I was on a visit visa most of the time except for 2 months when I had a resident card only for 2 months. I am...
  12. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi everyone, I'm looking at living somewhere commutable to Al Manara area in Dubai. Are there any nice livable suburbs you would recommend nearby that I could use my bike to/from? We like the villa style near parks more than being super central in an apartment, but prefer to be able to be...
  13. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello all, My name is Joe :)and I am currently living and working in England. Originally from Ireland, I moved to England to complete a degree in Sports Science & Coaching Studies. I have since became the elected President (sabbatical officer in other terms) of the Students' Union and...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I would highly appreciate any tips to help me find an affordable apt/studio/hotel for 2 months (starting feb). I am planning to move to dxb to look for a job and settle there however, cant find a place less than $2k/month. I only need a place to sleep and be able to wash my clothes (preferably...
  15. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi All, I am really confused reading conflicting information online and was hoping someone could assist. My partner (British) and I (Kiwi) live in NZ and are looking to relocate to Dubai. He is in the interview process and looks like will get a work visa easily enough. I am looking for...
  16. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Demography of UAE' is +80% expat with Indians taking the lion' share of it. So it is not really a expat experience to be a Indian living in UAE. I built my career in UAE for last 10 years, literally started as a apprentice to a project manager level position now. From being a single bed rent...
  17. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    My parents would be coming to Dubai and I have requested wheelchair service from Emirates that is free of cost. Someone recommended to book Marhaba service that also offers wheelchair with fast track immigration, porter for handling baggage, and lounge service. We don't need a lounge, just a...
  18. Articles: Middle East
    The United Arab Emirates is known as a multicultural nation with millions of expats from around the world and a new survey shows that the majority are proud to live there. Overall 86% who took part in a poll said that they believe the UAE is a home to be proud of while 38% specified that is...
  19. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I have been offered 28000 AED per month in Ajman. I am having 14 years of experience in engineering field. I would like to understand if this salary is good, bad or average. What would be monthly expenses to live a good life style in Ajman.
  20. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello Experts, My HR issued an warning letter on 27 September 2016 for unacceptable misconduct and performance . On 27 September I came in office and i was not feeling well so after discussion with HR , I took sick leave (notify HR to via email). After 4 hours taking rest at home, I was...
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