chriso767

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  1. When we came over, albeit 12 years ago, I remember we had to list all our :- DVD's/ CD's/Books. The removal company needed the full lists for customs. The container took around 6 weeks to arrive, came into Mina Port. We had to go and meet Customs there , they opened the container with us present , cleared it and it was delivered the following day.
  2. I haven't stayed in a compound until the last 4 months. Its a small compound with 6 houses. The old villa, which we lived for 11 years was a private stand alone villa.
  3. Having been here 12 years now and mostly in a 5 bed villa with a pool and fair sized garden, I can vouch for 4-6 K electricity and water bills each month in the summer. It would probably be more now the municipality tax has been added. Needless to say we have downsized and couldn't be happier. (especially with the much lower utility bills)
  4. Depends on the brand , you can call the shop you bought it from, they will give you the number of the engineers for that brand.
  5. HI Linzpoppy, Welcome to UAE. You can get organic meat from "Organic Foods and Cafe" located in Nation Towers on the Corniche in the city. https://organicfoodsandcafe.com As far as blonde highlights - Jackie at the Beauty Spot - Eastern Mangroves. I have been going to Jackie for 10 years now and always very happy with the colour. Good luck settling in.
  6. Although we are a British couple, we were married in Florida. As far as I remember, our marriage certificate had to be attested in the State Capital, in our case Tallahassee, then to Washington DC State Department , then UAE embassy in Washington. Then once all that was complete , official translation into Arabic.(done here on Hamdan Street). It took nearly a year to complete , during that time, I had to leave the country on visa runs and more importantly had no medical insurance from Hubbys company until it was all finnished. My advice too is to get all your education certs and marriage license attested before you come. Good luck with the move.
  7. Although we are a British couple, we were married in Florida. As far as I remember, our marriage certificate had to be attested in the State Capital, in our case Tallahassee, then to Washington DC State Department , then UAE embassy in Washington. Then once all that was complete , official translation into Arabic.(done here on Hamdan Street). It took nearly a year to complete , during that time, I had to leave the country on visa runs and more importantly had no medical insurance from Hubbys company until it was all finnished. My advice too is to get all your education certs and marriage license attested before you come. Good luck with the move.
  8. I heard on the radio that Al Noor are offering classes.
  9. I just used E movers. Great service from start to finish. Very supportive, punctual, fast. Organized handymen for the day after the move. Came back to remove boxes. They were not as expensive as I thought they would be. Good luck with the move.
  10. No need for labour card as fas as I know.
  11. For menopause you need a Lady care magnet, check it out on line. Amazing,well it worked for me
  12. Thank you TG
  13. How do you get on it please ? Closest to KCA ?
  14. Hi Glyfada. 1. There are agencies where you can hire maids per month -www. maids.cc. Its 4,000 AED per month. They already have visas under the company , you can interview on Skype or in their offices in Dubai. 2. When you are ready to employ full time, you can look at Facebook page housemaids UAE and can interview from applicants there, or use the same agency and not have to worry about the visa, medical , EID etc. 3. There are summer camps . 4. Facebook page abu dhabi Market place or Dubizzle. 5. Appliances can be purchased from electrical shops in all malls. Same voltage and plugs as UK if you want to bring your own. 6. Gas bottle and adapter from ADNOC petrol station ( deposit needed on the gas bottle) There is not piped gas as we know it. 7. Bottled water delivery - need deposit on the bottles - we never use tap water ever, not even for cooking. when you see the water tank at your villa / appt you will know why. 8. What cosmetics/ skincare do you use, not all UK brands are available here. Hairspray if you use it , only really Ellnet available. 9. Bring loads of passport size photos of you all, white background and blue background - you will need a million LOL. 10 Make sure your passports are valid for a few years, as not so easy to renew here without sending away. 11. Bring towels if you can, nothing here can match John Lewis quality. Hope that helps
  15. They will come to your home