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Mother Goth

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About Mother Goth

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    Abu Dhabi Guide

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    Museums, galleries, history, sewing, craft, cooking, books, movies & cocktails.
  1. New Community Souk & Classifieds

    Hi there, I made handmade stuff, mostly alternative baby and home wares. I use Etsy though I have my shop on vacation mode until I sort out any changes since moving here from Australia. I just wanted to ask what the business licence situation is here if you do sell on the Etsy site? I've certainly not seen anything on Etsy about requiring proof of business licence from any country. I'll also put this question to the Etsy UAE sellers group as surely they would know. Very interested in the ADW Community Souk for my goods though obviously I want to make sure I'm not doing anything illegal. Many thanks :-)
  2. Looking for new hair stylist-Help!!

    Sure thing, the salon number is 025832065
  3. Hi all, I have a very small business on Etsy which is currently on hold while I try to figure out the best shipping option from AD. Does anyone have any recommendations? The postal service seems quite different here as in Australia I was able to use prepaid standard/express domestic/international products though haven't been able to get to a post office here to see if there are similar options, certainly the website doesn't show anything like this available, just a mail rate calculator. I thought maybe a courier company rather that the postal service?? I have also asked on the Etsy Forum what other sellers from this part of the world do for shipping so hopefully I'll sort something out & open up the Etsy Shop again by the time the school term begins. Many thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me
  4. Looking for new hair stylist-Help!!

    I can highly recommend Lisa who just started at Tara Rose Hair & Beauty Salon Khalifa City Branch. She was very, very considerate after I explained I'd been seeing the same hair dresser for the past 15 years in Melbourne! I'll be back to see her again
  5. Looking For A Quality Butcher - Please Help

    Great question Rockaferry as I have begun missing my chicken sausages from Aus. I think we'll be checking out the Family Farm Butchery (thanks sweetjosy) before heading down to Dubai... however, Rockaferry if you do go to Dubai perhaps I can give you some dirhams for said chicken sausages as I see you & I are both in Al Reef
  6. Annoying Supermarket Things......

    Hi ladies, Supermarkets here are still exciting and strange to me & I'll look out for things you've listed. We mostly use the Geant (soon to be Carrefour) at Yas Mall, or our local Select Supermarket. Each time we go to Geant everything has changed location or is not restocked so we spend loads of time trying to find the right location occasionally to find our preferred product is no longer available. We've also found that once you load the car there isn't a trolley bay around with other trolleys so more often than not we lose that 1 dirham in the trolley. There is also a crazy amount of choices here in the large hypermarkets. Too many choices get me a little flustered though it's incredible that probably anyone from anywhere in the world can find their local & familiar products right here! I was very happy to find some Earth's Choice products here as I'm a bit of a hippy when it comes to any cleaning product. Our local Select Supermarket (Al Reef Downtown) is wonderfully clean & well stocked with staff so helpful they even walk your bags home with you if you've bought a little too much! Our boy loves to visit the fresh fish section & the man who works there always has a big smile & for him... just a shame our boy doesn't like eating fish yet! It will be interesting to see if any changes in service & products happen.
  7. New to Abu Dhabi - seeking advice of a few things

    Thanks Smiffy, I suspected this may be the case... that or I made a faux pas in my first forum post !
  8. JOB ADVISE - PLEASE :)

    Hi Kate, Our family have just moved to Abu Dhabi this year & so far it's been great even with the extreme heat & humidity. I used this website to find a school for our 4 year old boy: http://www.edarabia.com/schools/abu-dhabi/ We're living in Al Reef Downtown which is family friendly though we haven't investigated too much given the heat. There are good facilities & it's super close to Yas Island with Yas Mall which is great. No ideas on finance recruitment agencies sorry. Good luck, it's an exciting adventure
  9. New to Abu Dhabi - seeking advice of a few things

    Oh thank you so much DesertDream, that is very helpful I noticed there is a bus for CIS though since our boy only just turned 4, we just moved here & I wasn't mentally prepared for him to be starting 'big school' for another year and a half I'd feel more comfortable with us dropping him off & picking him up... at least for the first 6 months! So many changes all at once & it is very exciting. Thanks again!
  10. 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
  11. INTRODUCE YOURSELF !!!

    Thanks will do!
  12. 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
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