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  1. 2 points
    Besides me that is... lol. Well since everyone is busy with one thing or another or even away, I have been very, very busy to be honest. last week it was getting through all my appointments, even dentist... sure glad that is out of the way for now!! Wonder why dentist always find something else whenever you go...hmmmm??? Anyway, during that time, I bought all the gifts that I had to buy for the next two months...( I have a calendar for that). Next, down the line before end of month is to prepare 'ediya' packets inshallah for family members. For three days, I fixed and had all ACs cleaned.. the hot weather is really impacting their efficiency. Now today, started to clean out store room outside and chuck out old stuff not needed. I started this before my arm broke a while back, and now back to work on it. Sooo, glad too. It will take a couple of days sorting and rearranging though. When everyone is around, I just can't get it done with having to stop for one thing or another. Next on the list, are reorganizing file cabinets.. doing all this during my appointments, so when I am done temporarily with those, I will relax with a couple of friends over!! With all that work done and at the back of my mind :) I also have a cabinet I need to get refurbished..I have a great idea for that tooI Soo, what have you ladies been doing ??? do share
  2. 2 points
    You sure are organized! Was thinking of having all curtains cleaned in our house, and that are many ☺ Postponed it again, just too hot now, will have to do that in November....
  3. 2 points
    Welcome to Abu Dhabi! You may for sure find it scorching hot right now but it will eventually cool a bit by October God Willing - inshallah. 1. Family Doctor: Find the Nearest SEHA Family Health Clinic near your area, if non there then Khalifa A would be the nearest one for you and family. In the event of any emergencies, you need to know the location of the major hospitals such as Mafraq Hospital and Sheikh Khalifa Hospital which is in Abu Dhabi. 2. Health cards: Your work place or your husbands work place, should provide you with medical insurance cards for you and all family members if they are sponsoring you. You can use these. 3. School Transportation: All schools provide bus services so inquire about this at the school. There are bus fees. 4. Po boxes: Go to main post office in Medinat Zayed, ask for nearest po box stand in your area. They will assist you with one. You have to fill in a simple form and pay a yearly fee which is not too much. That's is all the info I can provide , I don't live in your area so can't reply in regards to specific school etc. best of luck!
  4. 2 points
    We love a good night away and when we were offered the chance to come along to Garleton Lodge, stay over and sample their hospitality, we couldn’t wait. Garleton Lodge is situated just outside Haddington and boasts spectacular, almost 360 degree views. David and Angela have recently taken over the reins and have been working their magic to create a lovely little piece of luxury, not all that far from the city. Situated just 17 miles outside Edinburgh it’s well within everyone’s reach. http://www.edinburgers.co.uk/escape-the-city-to-garleton-lodge-haddington/
  5. 2 points
    Ive always wondered why solar panels werent installed on every building - makes no sense to ignore such a valuable resource
  6. 2 points
    Laura Watts, is a British trained osteopath at Lotus Alternative Medical Centre - Khalifa City A. JULY 2017 Osteopathy clinic opening hours: - Sunday: 10am-1pm and 5pm-9pm - Monday: 10am-5pm - Wednesday: 10am-5pm She has a Facebook page with mobile phone number. Also a good French chiropractor called Sébastien Dulary.
  7. 1 point
    Oh yeah, forgot about the bag knots, not just that they are difficult to open too.. that is one that really annoys my hubby lol
  8. 1 point
    Hi everyone, I've just joined the ADW Forums as I was getting so many Google search hits from this site I thought I could cut out the middle man, so to speak, and go straight to the source. Also I'm not on Facebook so this Forum is perfect for me! Our family has moved here from Australia and while my husband has been here since April our 4 year old boy and I have been here for almost 5 weeks now. We live in an apartment in Al Reef and we're enjoying it very much so far, great amenities close by and Yas Island is our local go to spot for almost everything we need/want. I have found a wonderful salon who stock my particular brand of hair dye colour (very, very important) at Tara Rose though I have a few follow up questions about PO Boxes in Al Reef from an old post on this Forum as well as any advice on finding a good doctor, finding someone who may have a child going to the Canadian International School that we may be able to get a ride with at the end of the day as I don't drive, or finding a good driver service. I will also be looking for work in my profession which is museum collection management. So here's my questions: I know there are PO Box options such as Area and Apartment though I can't find any information about which is available in Al Reef and where they may be located. What's the best way to find out this information? We have health cover with NAS and a cursory search tells me there's nothing in their network anywhere near Al Reef, looks like they're around the city centre. How have others found a good General Practice doctor? I've only had a quite look at the recommended forum so the answer may be to look there? Does anyone else on the forum live in Al Reef? I was very relieved to find the recycling bins outside of the apartment building and if there's any other information you can share that would be helpful ie. community events notices, guidelines for living in the area etc. My husband had the apartment all set up before we got here which was great, just can't help feeling there may be more information we should have. Does anyone in Al Reef have kids at the Canadian International School? What's the best way to find a driver service? What's the best way to investigate positions vacant in the cultural sector in AD? Apologies for double up post from the introduce yourself forum, I'm also pretty new to forums! Many thanks for any help anyone can provide
  9. 1 point
    Oh DD - the discarding goods instead of returning them is a HUGE bugbear of mine. OK if youre suddenly in a rush and you need to go, or you just dont want them anymore...give them to the checkout operator who will have them returned to their correct place The packers tying knots in carrier bags - a small thing but they are so much harder to carry ...handles are for holding, not for tying!
  10. 1 point
    Anoukis

    Beekeeper

    Good morning Ladies, I have a swarm of bees in my garden. Is there a Beekeeper (apiculturist) in Abu Dhabi? If not, who to contact? Thank you ! IMG_6259.MP4
  11. 1 point
    DesertDream

    Beekeeper

    True, if left alone they don't become aggressive , we have two one on each of the bedroom windows, we leave them alone and they are highly likely attracted to the flowers in our garden, however.,years back in another home , we had them hanging over the outside kitchen door and bees were often flying too low. At first, hubby tried to do what his friend with bee hives taught him --- bad idea! Lol he went to roof of kitchen after walking along the wall, with a big bowl and a stick. The idea was to knock the hive into the bowl but I knew it wouldn't work and advised him against it.... but nooooo, so he knocked it and a cluster of bees surrounded him and of course he ran as fast as he could to get down and he suffered fierce bites from them. We took him for a check up but after that incident he learnt about smoking them to calm them etc. but we always had someone in to safely remove them when necessary .
  12. 1 point
    Great points! I've often wondered about the insolation... it takes 2 times as much energy to cool down, as to heat up, and houses in the "cold" part of the world have been insolated for decades/millennia...
  13. 1 point
    Received a mail with a survey in regard to water and electricity. I had hoped to find a box at the end where it says to fill in any suggestions in regard to this topic but unfortunately no box.... They state they have one of the highest per capita use of both, well, yes, but in summer they also have the highest temperatures anywhere in the world, today 47 degrees. One question asked what makes me save energy, a question within that was the cost of energy. I cannot possibly save more energy or water, in a big villa we have only 4 aircons running, and not even all the time. The efficiency of the aircons is lousy, they hardly cool if not all the time taken care of, that depends also of the willingness of the landlord to take care of that matter, average temperature in our house is 28 to 30 degrees. So there is nothing that I can save, if the prices increase more I will have to move out to a smaller place, six years ago when we came here big villas were affordable at our given budget, more western style villas were ridiculously expensive, now rents came down so may be we just have to do the moving, even though I dread moving. Water savings neither for me, I never have the washing machine run half empty, water that cannot be used for drinking will be given to the plants. There is so much other to say about this which could have been done already from the side of the government or private builder etc. For example our house is not insulated whatsoever, nevertheless it is only 6 years old, there seem to be no law that says owners have to construct in an energy saving manner, better insulation, good fitting windows, doors, efficient white ware. There are 30 windows in our villa and these windows are all ill-fitted, the cold air is just going out to the window. The doors leading outside are all in wood, but they are never painted and protected from the harsh environment, the wood has cracks, cold air just floating out.... For the water, our tank is on the roof, no insulation, just a shade. Now there is no rocket science needed to know that the water has about 50 degrees now in summer. If I want to take a shower or wash cloths I have to make sure to run as much water as needed to bring that temperature down. In case of shower the water just goes down the drain, in case of washing I just plan careful, first the white stuff, hot water no problem and then down from there, last is the sensitive cloths stuff. Or 6am washing, that does not make life really easy. Of course people with maids and big families might not have that problem but I certainly do. It would be very easy to solve, insulated tanks, a wall around and solar panel that provides the energy during the day to run an aircon up there and keep the tank water cooled. During night no cooling needed, that would save a lot of water already and would not increase the bill for electricity. If I talk about this in my home country and mention the price of the rent (which came down already) they have this look: you must be telling stories.... And of course the biggest saving if they would allow solar panels to be used for private villas during the day, a lot of energy is saved. Well, that are only a few things, lots more to save on, limiting the space of lawn for each villa to a certain size, there are so many other possibilities to create a nice green environment. And many more things specialists would know about it far more. All in all good to know that they want to conserve energy, it is needed on this planet!
  14. 1 point
    It's very good to exchange gifts sometimes, it makes relations stronger. Specially when it comes from someone so close such as your son :)
  15. 1 point
    Well, ladies, finally have my new all in one desktop computer that my precious son bought for me for Eid. my eidiya hehe* It is nice to being able to type with two hands now- making mistakes from all the hen pecking on ipad I have been doing lol. It was very easy to set up-probably fist time I was able to completely set it up alone, as less wires and no CPU unit as all inbuilt. I like it !! As you know when you get a new gadget you re organized your desk and make it all nice again ( since now I have more space) and love it. I like it organized as can be anyway, Hubby came home today from farm, usually he doesn't come until end of week especially when he goes for Eid salam there too. So, that was a nice surprise to see him. I went to SEHA today as fever ( or hot heat whatever) in body wasn't lowering, so doctor did some tests for me and she thinks it is my tonsils but never had heat like this before so will have to check it out tomorrow anyway. well ladies, work tomorrow for everyone... love it when family is around but what can one do? Hope you all have a good day anyway and looking forward to next Eid (with God 's good Grace hopefully feel better than I do right now) inshallah. Good night from me ladies :)
  16. 1 point
    DesertDream

    Birds in the Neighbourhood

    From our living room window, I noticed over the years there are always a flock of birds flying above the roofs of several homes in front of us, they increased over time so I assumed one of the homes were feeding them since they seem most the time to flock above two areas. They are noticeable because of their number, and especially when they all fly off as a flock simultaneously and return, likewise. Now, recently, since these houses are rented out, I think they have a new neighbour who is probably annoyed with them on the balcony and who has made it a small sitting area and uses it for hanging out their laundry, but they had stopped that- obviously because of the bird droppings. Now, even while sitting in our living room , we saw this huge t-shirt thing blowing up higher than their window so we thought it must be a stray vest blown up and caught on roof. Then we saw the birds all cuddled up in one corner and that is when it clicked ! The t-shirt was one of those new bird scarer things (acting like a scarecrow) that explains everything lol I read about those, and remember hubby making a scarecrow at the farm to scare off the birds from damaging some fruit, so this new item is a good thing! Just hope the birds don't overtake my roof now !! hmmm...
  17. 1 point
    alhameli99

    Beekeeper

    They won't do you any harm, just leave them and they'll take off within few weeks :)
  18. 1 point
    tri-geek

    INTRODUCE YOURSELF !!!

    You may want to ask these questions in the main Cafe forum :-)
  19. 1 point
    Mother Goth

    INTRODUCE YOURSELF !!!

    Hi everyone, I've just joined the ADW Forums as I was getting so many Google search hits from this site I thought I could cut out the middle man, so to speak, and go straight to the source. Also I'm not on Facebook so this Forum is perfect for me! Our family has moved here from Australia and while my husband has been here since April our 4 year old boy and I have been here for almost 5 weeks now. We live in an apartment in Al Reef and we're enjoying it very much so far, great amenities close by and Yas Island is our local go to spot for almost everything we need/want. I have found a wonderful salon who stock my particular brand of hair dye colour (very, very important) at Tara Rose though I have a few follow up questions about PO Boxes in Al Reef from an old post on this Forum as well as any advice on finding a good doctor, finding someone who may have a child going to the Canadian International School that we may be able to get a ride with at the end of the day as I don't drive, or finding a good driver service. I will also be looking for work in my profession which is museum collection management. So here's my questions: I know there are PO Box options such as Area and Apartment though I can't find any information about which is available in Al Reef and where they may be located. What's the best way to find out this information? We have health cover with NAS and a cursory search tells me there's nothing in their network anywhere near Al Reef, looks like they're around the city centre. How have others found a good General Practice doctor? I've only had a quite look at the recommended forum so the answer may be to look there? Does anyone else on the forum live in Al Reef? I was very relieved to find the recycling bins outside of the apartment building and if there's any other information you can share that would be helpful ie. community events notices, guidelines for living in the area etc. My husband had the apartment all set up before we got here which was great, just can't help feeling there may be more information we should have. Does anyone in Al Reef have kids at the Canadian International School? What's the best way to find a driver service? What's the best way to investigate positions vacant in the cultural sector in AD? Apologies for the probably longer than usual introduce yourself post, I'm also pretty new to forums! Many thanks for any help anyone can provide
  20. 1 point
    DesertDream

    Kitchen glass splashbacks?

    I absolutely love the colour of a blue glass kitchen backsplash or even green, I think if I remember rightly hubby did a red glass kitchen backsplash in other house next to us. It looks stunning! Sorry, I should have added if I get more info about it when I see hubby I will let you know.
  21. 1 point
    Grace

    New Beauty Salon

    When I arrive in a new country one of my priorities is find the best hair stylist or my hair. A lovely friend introduced me to Tara Rose in KCA 18 months ago and I have been going there ever since both for my hair needs but also manicures and pedicures and other beauty needs. Yesterday the lovely Tara opened her latest salon in a beautiful spot in Marasy, Tower 4 next to Al Bateen Marina. I was so lucky to have my man/ped appointment transferred to the new salon and I have to say it is absolutely gorgeous. The decor is the beautiful pale wedgewood blue together with Tara's trademark mirrors in white. The nails section sits in a quiet little corner opposite the wash basins which have the most amazing lie down "beds" while you have your hair washed. My nails looked amazing as always done by the lovely Dina and I was so excited when Tara asked if I would like to come back today to have my hair cut and coloured again bringing forward my appointment by a few days. I was so well looked after by ALL the lovely staff at the new salon and came out with a gorgeous new coloured and cut hairstyle. Often there are posts on FB Groups asking for a good stylist and 100% for me it is Tara and her team of highly trained stylists who will make you feel like a million dollars when you leave the salon and now for those who felt KCA was a long way to travel there is now TARA ROSE, TOWER 4, BLOOM MARINA, MARASY for everyone living in or very near the city, please go along and have a lovely few hours and support the best hair salons in AD
  22. 1 point
    Mandy

    Quiz Night

    Hello, If anyone would like to make up a quiz team I am happy to organize the event. I have found a couple of regular quiz nights and am asking around. I live off island so have tried to go for things not to close to the corniche so that they are more central for everyone. Heroes - Monday nights at 8pm to 10pm https://allevents.in/abu dhabi/quiz-night/194037817788436 Coopers Park Rotana - Mondays 8:30pm recommencing 21 August 2017 https://www.rotanatimes.com/parkrotana/offers/10055 If you would like to do this it would be great. Best regards,
  23. 1 point
    Smiffy

    Quiz Night

    What a good idea!
  24. 1 point
    Mandy

    Quiz Night

    Hi, is there an Abu Dhabi Woman's Quiz team?
  25. 1 point
    Hi, i would like to reopen this topic. I am also expecting my first and would like to know if there are any prenatal / antenatal classes available in abu dhabi ? thanks
  26. 1 point
    DesertDream

    Summer holidays

    So true lol remember when we went to London few years back, one day it was so hot, the next morning it was pouring, hubby loves the rain!
  27. 1 point
    DesertDream

    Lung surgeon

    Sorry, I didn't see this earlier. I have been researching some hospitals too, all I know is so far Cleveland doesn't seem to reply , when you go in person they say email them and when you email them they don't reply and you wait .... still waiting for an answer way until after Ramadhan, when I finally did get through, I at least opened a file over phone, but still waiting to know if I have an appointment or not. In regards to asking about other hospitals, both Sheikh Khalifa and al Mafraq hospitals were highly recommended, so that is all I can share really. You can make an appointment with the internal clinic where a chest doctor will see you and from there, things will get going. sincerely, hope you get it all sorted out, please let us know how things go. Take care!!
  28. 1 point
    tri-geek

    Birds in the Neighbourhood

    LOL!
  29. 1 point
    kk1

    Lotus Holistic Center - Chiropractor

    Now then Beatrix, just check the Canadian clinic, my husband goes to a chiropractor there but I prefer Osteopath and I am sure I saw it, that was the first time I saw advertisement in Abu Dhabi. I will have a look for you anyway.
  30. 1 point
    chriso767

    Summer holidays

    Going back to the UK in September when all the kids are back at school LOL. Having a few days away in a cottage in the Yorkshire Moors.
  31. 1 point
    AbsoluteMamaUAE provides Hypnobirthing classes in Abu Dhabi. They have monthly group classes at Caterpillar nursery, Salam Street or private courses in your home at your own convenience. Hypnobirthing is exactly the same as hospital antenatal classes with the added benefit of reducing your fear of childbirth and deep relaxation techniques and exercises. Everyone can benefit from extra relaxation during pregnancy and birth. The course consists of 4 sessions each 2.5 hours in length. Meet like minded people and learn how to have a natural birth. For more info the website offers more details; www.absolutemamauae.com
  32. 1 point
    I also heard about the classes in bright point hospital .. I used to go to bodytree studio when I was pregnant ,it was near my house , they have pre-natal yoga and pilates classes , both are good , they used to have morning (9am) and afternoon program at 6:45 I remember .. i advice u to go , I'm. planing to start yoga again in july since my daughter will start nursery as well ..
  33. 1 point
    Jin

    Child birth classes in Abu Dhabi

    Hi. I am also pregnant with my first baby and looking for the exact same info. Did you get any good answers on that? If you did, let me know how you liked it. Thank you.
  34. 1 point
    I know Brightpoint Hospital has a program called Hala Baby that offers classes, BodyTree may also have something. I don't know if other hospitals have classes, but I'm sure there are more places that do.
  35. 1 point
    Was absolutely dreading this but it has been an eye opener and the things I thought would be difficult where easy, the things I thought would be easy where difficult, will post a full report in a few days
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