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HEALTHCARE CONTACTS

Dubai Explorer page 178 onwards

Hospitals: Dubai has many well-equipped hospitals. The Dubai Department of Health and Medical Services runs Dubai, Rashid, Maktoum and Al Wasl hospitals. Both hospitals provide high quality care. Especially in an emergency case of serious injuries. In addition, numerous private hospitals provide very good care to in and out-patients.

  • Rashid Hospital, Bur Dubai (public) - Tel. 04 337 40 00
  • Al Wasl Hospital (specializes in paediatric surgery), Out Metha - Tel. 04 324 11 11
  • American Hospital, Bur Dubai (private) - Tel. 04 336 77 77
  • Wellcare Hospital, Deira (private) - Tel. 04 282 77 88
  • Cedars Jebel Ali International Hospital , Jebel Ali (private) - Tel. 04 881 40 00

Dentists: High quality of care available for general Dentistry and Orthodontics. Fees are lower than in Europe or the USA.

  • Scandinavian Dental Clinic, Jumeirah 1 - Tel. 04 349 32 02
  • Seven Dental Clinic, Jumeirah 3 - Tel. 04 395 56 60

Gynaecologist:

  • Dr. Al Khayata, Healthcare City - Tel. 04 362 29 99
  • Dr. Gadha Khalil, Medlink Clinic, Jumeirah 1 - Tel. 04 344 77 11

Paediatricians:

  • Dr. Petermans, Healthcare City, francophone - Tel. 04 362 47 11
  • Dr. Wassim, Medlink Clinic, Jumeirah 1 - Tel. 04 344 77 11

Pharmacies: are located on every street corner. The staff has very little training and don't rely on their advice. Some pharmacies are open 24 hours i.e.:

  • Nature Life Pharmacy, Jumeirah 1 (24 hours) - Tel. 04 344 11 22
  • Super Life Pharmacy, Mirdiff (8am - 8pm daily) - Tel. 04 360 88 00

Alternative Medicine: Homeopathy, Chiropractic, Ayurveda and others.

Ambulances - call 998 or 999: Call an ambulance in case of an emergency. If you call the public ambulance, they will delivery you to a public hospital. If required, the patient can then be transferred to his/her private hospital. If you have your private hospital's ambulance number at hand, call them for assistance.

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

Dubai Explorer page 425

Many homes do not come with white goods. The prices of household appliances depend on their capacity and brand. In general, count with a budget of AED 5'000 to AED 10'000 for your appliances.

  • Fridge AED 1'000-2'000
  • Cooker AED 800-2'400
  • Dishwasher AED 1'000-2'000
  • Washing machine AED 800-2'400
  • Dryer AED 900-1'800

Sellers:

  • Carrefour - Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Center
  • Sharaf DG, Time Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Rd between interchage 3 and 4.
  • Aftron - Dubai Festival City, next to Ikea
  • Distributors of well-known brands are listed in the Dubai Explorer, page 406.

HOME FURNISHINGS

Dubai Explorer page 432

Western style furniture of moderate prices can be found at:

  • Home Center, Mall of the Emirates
  • Options, Karama
  • Habitat, Jumeirah Plaza & Al Quoz
  • Ikea, Festival City

Hardware & Do-it-yourself stuff - Dubai Explorer page 430:

Gardens - Dubai Explorer page 428:

Curtains, Textiles & Carpets:

  • Blinds: www.sedaremirates.com
  • Blinds: www.blinds.ae
  • Carpets: Carpetland, Out Metha, Tel. 04 337 76 77
  • Curtains & Carpets: Khaloori, Bur Dubai, Tel. 050-344 66 29
  • Curtains: World of Curtains, Bur Dubai, Tel. 04-397 97 45
  • Curtains & Textiles: www.feshwari.com
  • Curtains & Textiles: Mustafawi, Sheikh Zayed Rd., Tel. 04 338 47 77
  • Curtains & Textiles: Al Sharafi, Satwa: Tel. 04-349 62 20
  • Curtains, Textiles & Blinds: Dubai House Furniture, Mr. Ijas, Tel. 04 396 00 23/33,Mob. 050 294 59 15. (They bring fabric samples to your home).
  • Ikea and Home Centre sell ready made curtains and blinds. Ikea has also a small selection of curtain textiles and offers a tailor-made curtain service. Bring your exact window measurements with you!

If your home is near Sharjah:

  • Curtains & Textiles: High Class, Sharjah, Tel. 06-533 35 11
  • Curtains & Textiles: Palma, Sharjah, Tel. 06-559 55 49

LOCKSMITH

If not otherwise stipulated in your lease contract, we recommend that you change your external looks.

  • Emrill - Tel. 04 366 15 55: Emaar properties in Emirates Hills, Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marian and Burj Residences only.
  • Magic Key Co., Satwa - Tel. 04 349 60 66 / 349 96 06: They come on appointment to install new locks. Specify lock type and your budget.
  • Minutes, Mall of Emirates - Tel. 04 340 82 81 or Deira City Centre - 04 295 07 54 &
  • Speedex, Sheikh Zayed Rd, between Interchange 2+3 - Tel. 04 339 19 29: They are selling cylinder locks for self installation. To purchase a lock you need the width measure of your door!

GAS & DRINKING WATER ORDERING

Dubai Explorer page 169

Kitchen Gas Suppliers

  • New City Gas Distributors 04 351 82 82
  • Oasis Gas Suppliers 04 396 18 12
  • Salam Gas 04 344 88 23
  • Union Gas Company 04 266 14 79

Bottled Water - Dubai Explorer page 169:

GARDEN & POOL MAINTENANCE

Numerous gardeners offer their services. The monthly maintenance of a garden is between AED 800-1000, depending on the size.

The companies below offer services in the Emirates Living and Arabian Ranches areas. These are smaller companies who employ mainly staff from Pakistan, which are not always the most qualified gardeners

The best way to find a good gardener is through reference of your neighbours. Check out which of your neighbour has a nice garden and ask them for their gardener's contacts.

  • EOA TECH - Tel : 04/4058052 Mob: 0551064137 or Mob: 0553244817

TRADESMEN & MAINTENANCE COMPANIES

Dubai Explorer page 164

Many maintenance companies offer only services under monthly or yearly contracts. On call tradesmen are quite busy and it is recommended to book them in advance. Your landlord and/or your neighbour may also be a good source of contacts

  • EOA TECH - Tel: 04/4058052 Mob: 0551064137 or Mob: 0553244817

DOMESTIC HELP

Dubai Explorer page 162

The housing is cleaned by the landlord. However, cleaning standards may not correspond to what you are used to. Therefore, before moving in you may want to contact a domestic help agency. Rates are around AED 25 per hour. If you don't have your own cleaning material, some of the agencies offer to supply it. An additional charge of approx. AED 5 per hour will apply.

Cleaning agencies are usually very busy. Book them well in advance and reconfirm one day before to make sure that they keep the appointment.

  • Home Help 04 355 51 00
  • Molly Maid 04 338 81 16
  • Helpers 04 338 99 81
  • House Keepers 04 349 08 36
  • Ready Maids 04 280 06 70

Below Cleaners provide cleaning services with their cleaning material:

  • Dial a Maid 06 535 44 21
  • Focus Maid 04 331 60 06
  • Sky Maid Services 04 332 46 00
  • Home Comfort Serv. 04 272 21 35

Live-in Maid If you are looking for a live-in maid, check out the notice boards of Choithram and Park & Shop supermarkets. A good source of contacts is also www.expatwoman.com click notice board and classifieds.

Sponsoring a Maid - Dubai Explorer page 169:

CAR RELATED ISSUES

  • Car Leasing, Buying a Car - Dubai Explorer page 224:
  • Car Finance - Dubai Explorer page 228:
  • Car Insurance - Dubai Explorer page 228:
  • Car Breakdowns - Dubai Explorer page 230:
  • Traffic Accidents - Dubai Explorer page 232:

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