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Abir

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    Abir got a reaction from DesertDream in Greek themed dress   
    Thanks guys for the advice. I don't think I can shop in Sharjah, however I think I'm gonna buy a simple white and flowy dress as ashwaa said :)
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    Abir got a reaction from Ashwaa in Greek themed dress   
    Thanks guys for the advice. I don't think I can shop in Sharjah, however I think I'm gonna buy a simple white and flowy dress as ashwaa said :)
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    Abir got a reaction from Mazena in Caterpillar Nursery   
    Hi everybody,
     
    I am about to register my 2 year old daughter in a nursery and I am considering Caterpillar Nursery in Salam Street. I made a tour and it looked amazing.
    Is there anybody here who can make me reviews to help me choose?
     
    Thanks in advance
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    Abir got a reaction from Raspberry_Tart in Expat Issues, An Honest Account   
    Hi ladies,
     
    I am reading your posts with tears in my eyes as I feel the same thing after almost 5 years in Abu Dhabi.
    I got married just few months after my graduation and started my new life with my husband here. His work keeps him very busy, even during weekends.
    I wasn't able to find a job in AD as I have no work experience, especially that during the last two years I have been taking care of my DD as I have no nanny/family member to help me. Despite being a housewife, I am very busy all day long with my DD and different household stuff. As my husband is very busy, I am the one in charge of everything: apartment rental and move (we had no chance in finding the good one), car (maintenance, service, repairing, insurance etc.), administrative stuff, preparing our annual trip back home (bookings, buying gifts etc.), bills and of course housekeeping (thanks God I bring housekeepers on a weekly basis). The most exhausting thing in all of this is that I have to do these tasks with a baby in a stroller.
    Now that my toddler is 2 years, we decided to put her in a nursery so that she starts to socialize with other kids and at the same time it will allow me to have time for myself and look for a job (it will be very hard because I'm in my 30s with almost 0 work experience).
    I feel like I don't have a proper life with all my time spent on my family and this becomes particularly hard when you are away from family and friends.
    Another major concern for expats in the UAE is that we don't know when we will leave! I can't see myself in a few years, in which country I will end up and what kind of career I will have. This makes me confused and sad and I am starting to have the homesickness feeling that I had the first couple of months here. I even miss the winter season that I used to hate back home :D
    I like crafting and making cute little things but it frustrates me that I don't have enough time for that.
    I have very few friends here and all of them have jobs so I can only see them in the evenings and it's not very convenient for me as my little one has to have dinner and go to bed early.
    I get very confused and unstable as time goes by and I hope something very positive will happen to me and everyone here very soon.
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    Abir got a reaction from DesertDream in Babysitter On An Hourly Basis   
    Thanks for your help Pebbles. Me and my husband finally agreed that I stay at home while he goes to the dinner alone :(
    It was a short time notice and we couldn't find someone.
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    Abir got a reaction from tri-geek in Expat Issues, An Honest Account   
    Hi ladies,
     
    I am reading your posts with tears in my eyes as I feel the same thing after almost 5 years in Abu Dhabi.
    I got married just few months after my graduation and started my new life with my husband here. His work keeps him very busy, even during weekends.
    I wasn't able to find a job in AD as I have no work experience, especially that during the last two years I have been taking care of my DD as I have no nanny/family member to help me. Despite being a housewife, I am very busy all day long with my DD and different household stuff. As my husband is very busy, I am the one in charge of everything: apartment rental and move (we had no chance in finding the good one), car (maintenance, service, repairing, insurance etc.), administrative stuff, preparing our annual trip back home (bookings, buying gifts etc.), bills and of course housekeeping (thanks God I bring housekeepers on a weekly basis). The most exhausting thing in all of this is that I have to do these tasks with a baby in a stroller.
    Now that my toddler is 2 years, we decided to put her in a nursery so that she starts to socialize with other kids and at the same time it will allow me to have time for myself and look for a job (it will be very hard because I'm in my 30s with almost 0 work experience).
    I feel like I don't have a proper life with all my time spent on my family and this becomes particularly hard when you are away from family and friends.
    Another major concern for expats in the UAE is that we don't know when we will leave! I can't see myself in a few years, in which country I will end up and what kind of career I will have. This makes me confused and sad and I am starting to have the homesickness feeling that I had the first couple of months here. I even miss the winter season that I used to hate back home :D
    I like crafting and making cute little things but it frustrates me that I don't have enough time for that.
    I have very few friends here and all of them have jobs so I can only see them in the evenings and it's not very convenient for me as my little one has to have dinner and go to bed early.
    I get very confused and unstable as time goes by and I hope something very positive will happen to me and everyone here very soon.
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    Abir got a reaction from Smiffy in Expat Issues, An Honest Account   
    Hi ladies,
     
    I am reading your posts with tears in my eyes as I feel the same thing after almost 5 years in Abu Dhabi.
    I got married just few months after my graduation and started my new life with my husband here. His work keeps him very busy, even during weekends.
    I wasn't able to find a job in AD as I have no work experience, especially that during the last two years I have been taking care of my DD as I have no nanny/family member to help me. Despite being a housewife, I am very busy all day long with my DD and different household stuff. As my husband is very busy, I am the one in charge of everything: apartment rental and move (we had no chance in finding the good one), car (maintenance, service, repairing, insurance etc.), administrative stuff, preparing our annual trip back home (bookings, buying gifts etc.), bills and of course housekeeping (thanks God I bring housekeepers on a weekly basis). The most exhausting thing in all of this is that I have to do these tasks with a baby in a stroller.
    Now that my toddler is 2 years, we decided to put her in a nursery so that she starts to socialize with other kids and at the same time it will allow me to have time for myself and look for a job (it will be very hard because I'm in my 30s with almost 0 work experience).
    I feel like I don't have a proper life with all my time spent on my family and this becomes particularly hard when you are away from family and friends.
    Another major concern for expats in the UAE is that we don't know when we will leave! I can't see myself in a few years, in which country I will end up and what kind of career I will have. This makes me confused and sad and I am starting to have the homesickness feeling that I had the first couple of months here. I even miss the winter season that I used to hate back home :D
    I like crafting and making cute little things but it frustrates me that I don't have enough time for that.
    I have very few friends here and all of them have jobs so I can only see them in the evenings and it's not very convenient for me as my little one has to have dinner and go to bed early.
    I get very confused and unstable as time goes by and I hope something very positive will happen to me and everyone here very soon.
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    Abir got a reaction from TheGoodeLife in Adw Meetups?   
    Thank you TheGoodeLife, I am thinking about that as well :)
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    Abir got a reaction from Smiffy in Adw Meetups?   
    Sure! I will be definitely in :)
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    Abir reacted to North Carolina in Wisdom Teeth Extraction   
    Thanks for the advice but we already know that it is medically necessary.
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    Abir got a reaction from Resident Abu Dhabi in Lovely Evening Dresses?   
    I like the Coast dresses and 2 pieces. They cost approximately 1500dhs.
    Coast is in Al Wahda mall and Abu Dhabi mall.
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    Abir got a reaction from Nickitty in Moving To Al Rayyana   
    Thanks everybody :)
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    Abir got a reaction from tri-geek in Feeling Extremely Depressed....need An Urgent Support :(   
    Thanks a lot :)
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    Abir reacted to tri-geek in Feeling Extremely Depressed....need An Urgent Support :(   
    Big Cyberhug to you to Abir. 
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    Abir reacted to Pilgram in A Quick Solution For My Baby?   
    Nanny's are definitely the way to go. Nurseries are expensive and their hours generally don't work with full time hours. Sorry to say, unless you know someone willing to babysit, there's no other options here.
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    Abir reacted to PineGrove in A Quick Solution For My Baby?   
    You'll have to contact nurseries individually, you never know when there might be a place open. But more importantly, will the nursery's hours coincide with your working/commuting hours? What will you do when there is a nursery holiday, but you have to work? You may be better off hiring a nanny/maid instead.
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    Abir reacted to pebbles in Powder Food Coloring   
    Awani in Muroor road stock Wilton gel colours.
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    Abir got a reaction from Indigo in Road Trip To Musandam With Small Kids   
    Hi. We did the trip a month ago with a 1 year old and it was nice.
    Regarding the hotel, we also based ourselves in RAK as Atana Khasab (previously Golden Tulip) was pricey during the holidays and it wasn't a bad idea to spend the night in RAK. We took drinks in the Atana hotel and it seemed nice and children friendly as there were many families with children there.
    Diwan Al Amir hotel has good rates but they don't provide baby cribs, that's why it wasn't a good option for us, but if your kids are big enough to sleep in normal beds you can take it into consideration.
    The border crossing is a routine process, nothing to say about it.
    The most interesting thing in the trip is the road so try to make few stops and take pictures with the panoramic views. Once at Khasab, I highly recommend the yemeni restaurant there ( I forgot the name), you will find it before you reach the downtown, but I guess all the yemeni restaurants are good if you don't mind eating authentic arabic food and don't care too much about the comfort (sitting on the ground and eating with your hands).
    In the border crossing point (the Omani part) ask for the touristic brochure and you'll have all the information about the dhow cruise (we didn't have the time to make it so I can't say if it's recommended or not).
    Have a nice trip :)
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    Abir reacted to swirl in Candy Melts In Abu Dhabi   
    Hi Abir, I have not gone to it but a lot of the ladies here said they found the wilton's candy melts in Awani, above the co-op in muroor.
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    Abir reacted to lanarkwitch in The Right Straightener For My Hair   
    It's the L'Oreal Invisi'hold 24h Natural clear gel, extra strength 8, I use the smallest amount, rub it between my hands and then pull it through the lengths of my hair, works all day.
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    Abir got a reaction from lanarkwitch in The Right Straightener For My Hair   
    Lanarkwitch, may I know which gel you use please?
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    Abir got a reaction from lanarkwitch in The Right Straightener For My Hair   
    Hi ladies,
    I would like to buy a hair straightener and I need your help as this is my first one.
    I have thin wavy hair and I don't think that I need a very performant straightener. However, my hair gets easily affected by humidity and becomes rebellious when I go out after blow drying it.
    Can you please recommend good straighteners that make long lasting results?
    Thanks in advance :)
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