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  1. Hi luminescence, I contacted the Australian Embassy about this exact thing in March this year... below is their long & detailed reply, basically the certificates do have to go back to Australia. I was told by a friend to bring my certificates when I moved here & I wish they had of mention attested certificates, oh how much hassle & money this would save. I haven't done it yet though now have to as I'm applying for a job with a government department & I want everything to be ship shape. Then I need to send another certificate to the UK so I'll have to investigate that process though assume it's the same. Good luck! Thank you for your enquiry. Please also see below for more information on this service. Since your documents are educational documents, it is recommended you double check with local authorities/party you will be submitting these documents to, to see if they require authentication from Australia first: Legalising Documents - Authentication of Australian UNIVERSITY Documents for use in the UAE The UAE Government has advised the Australian Government that Australian university documents must be authenticated in Australia by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and by the UAE Embassy in Canberra before they can be accepted for use in the UAE. Please confirm these requirements with the local authorities before submitting your documents. Step by step guide: 1. Verify the content of your document as a ‘true and accurate record’ by using your university’s online verification register or sending your document to your university’s student administration office. For more details, visit www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents-australia.html. 2. Authenticate your document at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Australia. · Information regarding the procedures, timelines, and costs for getting your document authenticated by DFAT in Australia, the “Document Legalisation Request Form,” and contact details are available on www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents-australia.html. If you have further enquiries, please contact the Authentication and Legalisation Service at DFAT in Australia on +61 1300 935 260 or on authentications@dfat.gov.au. 3. Authenticate your document at the UAE Embassy in Canberra, Australia. · Information is available at http://uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/au/Content/776 Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Australia Street Address: 12 Bulwarra Close O'Malley, ACT 2606 Australia Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5173 Garran, ACT 2605 Australia Tel: +61 2 6286 8802 Fax: +61 2 6286 8804 Email: uaeconsulate@bigpond.com Web: http://uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/au 4. Authenticate your document at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Should you have further queries, please reply to this email or call our reception on: +971 2 401 7500.
  2. Hi everyone, I'm looking for a new fruit & veg home delivery provider & after doing some online research they all look pretty much the same... so I figure the only way to choose is to get some recommendations from current customers. We've been getting deliveries for almost 6 months now & sadly the decline in quantity & quality of products delivered over the past 6-8 weeks has required me sending feedback way too often & more frequently & I just don't want to spend my time complaining about the same thing or in fact complaining about anything. So do you use a fruit & veg home delivery provider & would you recommend them? Many thanks!
  3. Mother Goth

    Personal Drivers - any advice on how to find one?

    Oh bless you! Thank you very much :-)
  4. Mother Goth

    Personal Drivers - any advice on how to find one?

    Thank you so much, and knowing the correct terminology will be a big help too! Enjoy your day :-)
  5. Mother Goth

    Good sewing supply shops in Abu Dhabi?

    Thanks Jennyr_au, now to plan my shopping adventure :-)
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    Good sewing supply shops in Abu Dhabi?

    Hi all, Do you know of a good sewing supply/haberdashery shop in Abu Dhabi? I've found a couple though they don't have everything that I'm looking for. In particular I'm looking for ribbons, zips, fabrics, stuffing/filler (for pillows & toys) etc. Know of a good one? Many thanks!
  7. Hi all, I'm hoping someone can give me advice about how to find a driver so I don't have to rely on taxis? Not sure how reliable & safe Dubizzle is in this situation & I'm hoping to use one for regular school pick ups & the occasional hair appointment, shopping trip & even the Abu Dhabi Woman's Forum monthly morning tea meet ups Thanks in advance for any & all advice!
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    Name something (recipe question)

    Honey Joys... cornflakes, butter & honey... yum!
  9. Mother Goth

    St Andrews's Thrift Shop

    We've only been here for 4 months... where can I find this wonderful place?
  10. Mother Goth

    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 :-)
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    Looking for new hair stylist-Help!!

    Sure thing, the salon number is 025832065
  12. 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
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    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
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    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
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    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.