Learning from the very best of the world’s teachings and putting its own exemplary spin on it, Dubai’s education sector is now world-renowned for its systems including school reporting and pupil safety.

Many international schools have been attracted, and continue to be attracted, to Dubai and maintenance of their continued quality schooling is reported by the Knowledge & Human Development Authority  in Dubai. KHDA is a powerhouse of fabulous and extremely well-educated people who have the interests of individual pupils at heart, having developed not only a great educational system but ways to help teachers and principals to help with their mental and physical health.

KHDA developed systems to ensure education at home during the COVID-19 period was of a high level and disruption to pupils’ education was minimal.

The investment in school buildings and infrastructure is high. As most buildings are relatively modern the facilities are excellent. As an example, the Swiss International Scientific School (SISD) has an Olympic sized swimming pool.


Further details to follow…check-in often!



Healthcare in the UAE

Dubai and the UAE have any number of outstanding healthcare facilities, manned by international experts in the fields of healthcare and medicine.

It is mandatory for companies to provide their staff with health insurance but this relates only to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The other Emirates will follow but we do not have a definitive time line for that yet.

Providing staff with health insurance was a massive step forward in the healthcare industry here. 

Individual health insurance should be taken out if living and working in one of the other emirates. Travel insurance should be considered when travelling as the cost of health insurance can be high. 

Currently, Dubai is providing free medication and tests for COVID-19 sufferers.

We will be providing detailed information in this blog so check-in regularly.

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Eating in Dubai

One of our favourite subjects…FOOD!

The pleasures of eating in Dubai are many. You can eat any kind of international cuisine in cafes and restaurants and you will find at least one close to your home. Prices really do vary hugely. 

If you like to get value for money check out Zomato’s website. Uploaded menus give you an idea of the cost to eat and drink in many of the eateries in Dubai. Zomato is a hugely successful brand here and currently have just under 12,000 restaurants listed.

Another money-saving trick is to buy into the Entertainer. You get discounts across a huge number of restaurants. 

We will be reporting regularly on the food scene in Dubai. Keep checking-in!


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The history of Dubai and the UAE is as interesting as its modern-day towers, infrastructure and now, of course,  the world’s greatest party, Expo 2020. Expo 2020 is being postponed until 2021 due to the unfortunate turn of events globally with COVID-19 taking centre stage and disrupting the lives of everyone regardess of who and where they live and work.

In the meantime, we have gathered together information to help you see Dubai in its true colours. This city is a thriving economic powerhouse, having taken the world by storm over the past 20 years or so.

The brand ‘Dubai’ can teach us all a thing or two. 

Back in the days before the United Arab Emirates, the seven emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman , Fujairah and Sharjah – were independent and it wasn’t until 1971 that they gathered together as one and ‘united we stand’ was never seen more clearly than in this move. Ras Al Khaimah joined a few months later in February 1972.

What this means is that 2021 will be a tremendous year of celebrations for the United Arab Emirates and the 2nd December 2021 will be of paramount importance to them.

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