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Isn't it a nightmare when you can't find someone capable of understanding exactly what you mean or want and doing a good job? The Dubai Survival Guide Team has lived here long enough to know that when you find a good company, school, doctor, gardener or any other business that do what they say on the box, then you hang onto them for dear life. We live in a global community and most service companies can work anywhere in the world with a little help from the magic of the World Wide Web and the ease of international travel. If it's a 'hands on' type of job you'll find the good guys here too. If you know of a company or individual to whom you give a 'thumbs up' then please send us their details via 'Rant n Rave' and we'll look into them.

Leon Knight Personal Trainer Dubai UAE

Category: Fitness & Nutrition   |  

We’ve been looking around for great personal trainers and we found one, here, in Dubai. Apart from continually crafting his skills, Leon Knight is an educationalist as well.  He wants us to learn the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to the foods we eat, the exercise we do (or lack of it) and how we can retrain our brains and bodies to eat ‘clean’ food, drink water and still be merry! Living in the world today we need to be sure that we’re treating our bodies (and minds) with respect. Leon understands this and helps you to decipher the many, many diet and exercise programs.

Total Recall Memory Training Dubai UAE

Category: ConsultantsEducation   |  

Never a day passes without us forgetting where we left the car keys, who we were meant to phone, the meeting place etc. In fact, the list is endless. We continually strive to remember things. The presentation. That’s a biggie. What about that shopping list which we left at home. Why can’t we all have brilliant memories.

With the help of Praveen we can.  He’s a magician. He performs to please the crowds – he can also read your mind. BUT he’s also a brilliant teacher. Praveen teaches memory training – the simple way to recall what you already know. Everything. Everyday things. We need to learn how to use our memories. Our brains’ capacity is limitless.  It seems effortless to some people but you can learn to memorise things yourself. There are ways to do this. Praveen will teach you how.

His small groups learn first hand simple techniques which help with memory retention.

Think of all the money corporates waste training their staff. How much do they remember?  Not much – but with Praveen’s excellent workshop you are destined for better things. A better memory and when you’ve proved to your boss what an asset you have become, a better job.

Think on. Think big. Think Total Recall.

Contact him now to find out how he can help you and your team get the most out of any corporate training.

Gloria Interior Designer Florida US

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Gloria worked in Dubai for a good few years and returned to Florida earlier this year.  Working globally is a distinct advantage in today’s marketplace.  Fully qualified in the States, she is amazingly creative and has designed some fabulous homes for Middle Eastern families in the UAE and Oman.  Even although she’s thousands of miles away her breadth of knowledge and sourcing contacts will help you realise your dream home. Living and designing in Florida means that you can benefit from her experience without paying some of the astronomical costs to companies who have high overheads based in other parts of the world. Furnishings can easily be shipped into Dubai. If it’s just the design you want, that’s no problem for Gloria either.

Photo Express Dubai

Category: BusinessImmigration & VisasPhotographersWorking in Dubai   |  

We all need passport sized photos in Dubai.  Photo Express has grown from their initial foray into the Dubai market and now have photo booths in many of the main malls – check their website.  The images will be printed quickly and at a fraction of the cost of the normal procedure here. Check  the Photo Express website.


Liquid of Life Dubai

Category: Drinking Water   |

Liquid of Life has been around the Dubai scene for a good few years now.  Their outlets include schools and offices as well as homes.  Their trusted and very knowledgeable leadership can provide detailed analysis of the quality of water you are drinking and explain the benefits of using their products whether it’s a water filter or a complete system including dispensers at competitive prices.

The MENA Professionals Business Consultancy

Category: Business   |  

Do you need some savvy business advice? The folk at The MENA Professionals know a thing or two about the marketplace.

They have years of local experience as well as the resources and information to provide a first class business consultancy and research service in Dubai and the UAE. With lots of experience in the Middle East and Europe they are well versed in the daily grind and have an insightful overview of business in the region. Check out their website – they’ll be able to assist you if you’re looking for solid business advice in the UAE.


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