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Abu Dhabi: Expats Guide On Moving To UAE

Abu Dhabi is the capital and second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (after Dubai). The city is located on an island in the Persian Gulf, off the Central West Coast.

The whole of the UAE is home to over 200 nationalities, with Emiratis making up roughly 20% of the total population. It’s such a popular destination for Expats. This list will tell you all you need to know about moving to Abu Dhabi. 

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What is it known for?

The capital of the UAE is a culturally unique city on the shore of the Arabian Sea. Abu Dhabi has been the traditional home of the federal government. The emirate owns 95% of the UAE’s oil production. As a result, the city provides a wealth of opportunities to ex-pats by allowing residents to live tax-free.

Abu Dhabi Island is the centre of the city, connected to the mainland by three bridges and surrounded by several smaller islands. The last decade has seen the city concentrate on developing its tourism, education, financial and cultural sectors.

Things to know before you go

Before you go to the UAE, you will need to apply for a visa. Most noteworthy, you will need a work permit, residence visa and an Emirates ID card. Often employers will apply for the visas for you and once granted, they last for up to two years. To get a residence visa for your family, you will need to show you earn at least AED 4,000 a month. 

Information to know once you arrive 

The main airport in the city is the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the second-largest in the UAE after Dubai. Another important detail to know before arrival is the currency, which is the UAE dirham (AED or Dhs) and is pegged against the US dollar at US$ 1: AED 3.6725. 

Arabic is the leading language spoken in Abu Dhabi, with English generally spoken throughout. As well to English, the other common languages spoken are Farsi, Hindi and Urdu.

Where to live?

One of the most desirable areas to live in the city is The Corniche on Abu Dhabi Island. The area is home to many mixed-use developments, hotels and malls. Similarly, the highly sought-after modern luxury developments found on other islands such as Al Reem prove very popular with Expats. Saadiyat Island is currently being developed with a host of villas and high-end apartment blocks and will be home to about 160,000 residents. 

While most Expats move to one of these Island suburbs, there are plenty of suburbs on the mainland suitable for potential Expats, such as Khalifa City along the Abu Dhabi – Dubai Road.

The weather

The climate of the UAE features a desert climate with hot summers and cold winters. Most days are sunny and pleasant except in the middle of the summer season (July – August) when it is VERY hot in the UAE.

As a result, the nicest period is during wintertime, which runs from October to March. The weather is moderate and pleasant during this time, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities. 

Moving to Abu Dhabi with family

The UAE is a very family-friendly country and a place you can make a fresh start with your spouse and children. Fortunately, English is widely spoken in Abu Dhabi, which makes the initial move more comfortable.

Family is highly valued throughout the United Arab Emirates, and this will give you a simple way to bond with locals and new colleagues. As for Education in Abu Dhabi, private or international schools are abundant, so there is plenty of option for your kids.

What is the food in Abu Dhabi like?

Brunch is very popular in Abu Dhabi, and beyond in the UAE. It is not uncommon for people to settle for double or even triple brunches in one day. Yes, you read that correctly, some people will repeatedly jump from one brunch to another once the weekend comes round. 

One staple food found all over the region is the national fruit: dates. You will see these fruits being sold everywhere and will often find them incorporated into local recipes. As well as these regional delicacies, you will be able to access almost every type of dining in Abu Dhabi, from high-end to fast food. Because of its diverse population, Abu Dhabi has a plethora of different cuisines, as you’d find in any big city. 

Another reason to go to Abu Dhabi is that Laundryheap operates there! We offer the people of Abu Dhabi a same-day laundry and dry cleaning collection with free next-day delivery.

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Facts About Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a beautiful city that attracts tourists every year. Located in Denmark, the city has so much to offer.  From cycling to coffee, check out these fun facts about Copenhagen!

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1. Cycling In Copenhagen Is Popular

When you think about cycling and European cities, you instantly think of Amsterdam but cycling in Copenhagen is also popular. To give you an idea of how popular cycling is, 55% of people commute to work by bicycle in Copenhagen in the year. Even when it rains, this doesn’t put off Copenhageners from cycling.

2. Euros Aren’t Accepted In Copenhagen

If you are planning to visit Copenhagen, just remember that the Euro isn’t accepted as currency. Make sure you have Danish Krones on you to get the best out of your trip to Copenhagen or most of Denmark!

3. Copenhagen Cares About The Environment

Copenhagen has a reputation for being eco-friendly. Perhaps this isn’t surprising when you consider that Copenhageners love to cycle. For its efforts in being eco-friendly, it was awarded the title of ‘Green Capital of The Year’ in 2014. This isn’t just a one-off as they are also setting goals to be entirely carbon-neutral by 2025!

4. Nyhavn Harbour Can Be Used For Swimming

If you love swimming, you’ll also love Copenhagen because the Nyhavn Harbour is so clean that you are allowed to swim in it! So make sure you pack your swimsuit if you are planning to visit the Harbour!

5. Laundryheap Services Are Available In Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a big city, and you deserve to explore it without distractions like laundry chores. If you are going to be cycling or swimming in the harbour, you’ll most likely need your laundry done.

Get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll handle your laundry! Simply visit our website to book a service with us. We’ll collect your dirty clothes and return them to you all clean within 24 hours!

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6. Coffee In Copenhagen

If you can’t go a day without drinking coffee, we have some good news for you. Copenhageners love their coffee and statistically, Denmark ranks 7th in the world for coffee consumption. Coffee shops in Copenhagen are like London buses; they’re everywhere and you’ll never struggle to find one!

And if you accidentally spill coffee on yourself, just get in touch with us and we’ll get rid of the coffee stains on your clothes!

These facts about Copenhagen will make you wiser the next time you visit the beautiful city! Comment below if you want to share more facts about Copenhagen!

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How To Prevent Wrinkles On Your Clothes

Taking pride in your clothes comes down to the fine details. The suit or outfit you wear may look good at a glance but when you look in the mirror for a closer inspection, you realise there are wrinkles on your clothes.

Why Do Clothes Wrinkle?

The most common reasons stubborn wrinkles form; leaving them on the dryer for too long, not ironing them properly or not organising the piles neatly.

If you are guilty of the habits above, we’re here to help show you how to prevent wrinkles on your clothes!

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1. Piles Your Clothes Neatly

Not organising your clothes is the cause of many problems. Not only does it make your room look messy, but it is also why your clothes get wrinkled. To prevent wrinkles, make sure you are piling and folding them up properly.

Only hang your clothes up in the closet once they’re dry because hanging them while they are still moist can cause wrinkles to form.

Secondly, don’t leave your closets crowded with clothes – save space. Too little room would only cause your clothes to rub against each other and thus they’ll be wrinkled.

If you are travelling, try to neatly pack your luggage because untidy packing leads to more wrinkles.

2. Be Cautious When Drying

As always with clothes care, read the labels on your clothes to be on the safe side as some fabrics need less heat on the tumble dryer. To prevent wrinkles on your clothes, make sure you aren’t overheating your clothes and once the cycle finishes, take your clothes out instantly and hang them to prevent wrinkles from forming.

3. Use Fabric Softeners

Fabric softeners are heroes in the laundry world. They keep our clothes smelling fresh and keep the wrinkles away. Also, fabric softeners increase your clothes’ lifecycle. So next time you start the laundry, add fabric softener, and watch the magic happen!

Now that you have the knowledge of what causes wrinkles and how to prevent them, your clothes should be in better condition!

If you need to help with getting the wrinkles away, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we’ll iron your clothes to perfection! Book a service, choose a collection date and we’ll deliver your clothes back to you within 24 hours!

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Facts About Dubai

Dubai is a tourist dream; 7-star hotels, amazing architecture, food etc., it just ticks every box you’d want from a holiday. If you are planning to visit, here are some facts about Dubai that will heighten your interest further!

Fun about Dubai - Tallest Skyscraper in the world Burj Khalifa

The Tallest Skyscraper In The World

It’s difficult to start a list of facts about Dubai without mentioning the tallest skyscraper in the world. The Burj Khalifa has a height of 828 meters and the construction of this beautiful skyscraper started in 2004 and was completed in 2010.

If you visit, make sure to get your cameras ready and take pictures!

Skyscrapers Are Still Being Worked On

To this day, projects of building new skyscrapers are still ongoing. Skyscrapers are such iconic landmarks in Dubai that every year, at least 10 are built.

Furthermore, 41 buildings, over 100 meters, were completed in 2007 alone.

Water Consumption Is The Highest In The World

One of the most interesting facts about Dubai is that water consumption is the highest in the world. 500 litres are consumed per person per day. Perhaps not too surprising because it is in the middle of a desert where temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees.

The Largest Mall In The World

If you are keeping track of facts about Dubai, you’d realise they hold the world record for many things because Dubai is not just home to the tallest skyscraper in the world, but it is also home to the largest mall in the world! The Dubai mall is so massive that it contains 1,200 stores, an Olympic-sized rink, an underwater zoo, and an aquarium. It is a shopper’s dream!

Laundryheap Services In Dubai

A useful fact about Dubai is that Laundryheap services are available for you!

Your future visit to Dubai needs to be one where you enjoy your trip and not worry about laundry duties. If you’re staying at a hotel, simply go to our website to book a service and we’ll collect your clothes on the same day and return them all cleaned and fresh within 24 hours!

All in all, Dubai is a fascinating city and we’ve run out of superlatives to describe how beautiful it is. These facts about Dubai will make you more knowledgeable the next time you visit!

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World Wellbeing Week 2022

These past 2-3 years have been difficult; the lockdowns, stress at work, lack of exercise etc. can all harm our well-being. For many of us, World Wellbeing Week allows us to open up and connect with others.

World Wellbeing Week typically falls at the end of June each year. To mark the occasion, we’ll list the best ways you can look after your wellbeing.

Stay Active

Never underestimate the importance of staying active as it not only boosts productivity but also boosts your morale. Take advantage of the summer and go for regular walks or start jogging. Set yourself new fitness goals by going to the gym.

Get into the habit of regular exercise not just for world wellbeing week but throughout the year too.

Travel

Everyday life can get tedious and doing things repetitively can be detrimental to your wellbeing.

Fortunately, travelling will make a massive difference in your well-being. By travelling, you will experience a new culture, get wiser, meet new people, and eat delicious new food! Furthermore, you will also find amazing attractions where you can take pictures. Whether it’s to UK, USA, UAE, Singapore or Netherlands, travelling is a must for your wellbeing.

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Stay On Top Of Your Laundry Chores With LaundryHeap

Whether you’re working from home or commuting to your work, we can all agree that sometimes we get too tired to do any chores when we get home. Some chores are easier than others but when it comes to laundry, it feels like it is never-ending!

Therefore, to make things easier for you on world wellbeing week, we suggest booking a service with Laundryheap. You can create an environment in your home where you feel more relaxed knowing you won’t be distracted by laundry anymore. Just simply book a service with us, we’ll collect your dirty clothes on the same day and return them to you within 24 hours!

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Learn More

Set yourself a target for world wellbeing week to learn something new. Whether it’s learning knowledge from a book or learning new skills, research has shown that this helps you adapt in life, and it is healthier for the mind and body. Try that new recipe, learn to play a musical instrument or work on DIY projects.

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Connect With Others

Humans are social creatures and our relationship with others is a cornerstone of our mental well-being. Laughing, joking, and talking with friends all help reduce stress levels and goes a long way toward a healthier mindset. Even bonding with strangers at an activity or gym or talking to the local barista helps the mood. Connecting with people is fundamental. Don’t be afraid to talk to a friend about your well-being, it makes a difference.

People Talking

Improving our well-being is not easy but the important thing about world wellbeing week is that it raises more awareness on this topic. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, it takes time, but small actions make a difference in the long run.

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Interesting Facts About Kuwait

Kuwait is a beautiful country that is full of stunning cityscapes, hot weather and rich history. If you are planning to visit Kuwait in the future, it’s worth knowing these interesting facts about Kuwait!

Kuwaiti Towers

1. Kuwaiti Towers Are One Of The Tallest In The World

One of the most interesting facts about Kuwait is that it is home to the world’s 15th tallest tower in the world called Al Hamra Tower. This amazing tower is in Kuwait City.

Another tower located in Kuwait City is the Liberation Tower, the 2nd tallest tower in Kuwait.

2. The Falcon Is Kuwait’s National Bird

If you have visited Kuwait before, you would have seen the falcon imagery in stamps and currencies. The falcon does hold high significance in Kuwait because it is the national bird!

3. Kuwait Has Four Sites On UNESCO Tentative List

Kuwait’s culture is interesting and if you’re keen to learn more about the culture, visit the 4 sights included in the UNESCO Tentative list. These four sights are Abraj Al-Kuwait, Boubyan Island and Mubarak Al-Kabeer Marine Reserve, Sa’ad and Sae’ed Area in Failaka island and Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jabir Palace.

4. Family Values Are Very Important In Kuwait

Kuwait has a family-oriented culture. This is shown by the way meals are served as the oldest family is served first and the youngest person is served last. In addition, houses are built in a way that allows space for extended family. It is encouraged to build more rooms to accommodate family members.

5. There Is Only One Public University In Kuwait

Perhaps one of the most interesting facts about Kuwait is that there is only one public university in the country; Kuwait University. Founded in 1966, it has a reputation for offering great education and scientific research to students. It is the country’s highest-ranking university.

6. The National Instrument Is Tar

Kuwait prides itself in producing music. It is a country that hosts various music festivals. Interestingly, the national instrument of Kuwait is called Tar; a long-necked string instrument played with a small metal pick.

7. Laundryheap Services Are Available In Kuwait

If you are travelling to Kuwait, you should enjoy your time and not worry about your laundry chores. This is because Laundryheap is available in Kuwait. Just get in touch with us and we’ll collect your laundry from the hotel you are staying at and deliver it back within 24 hours! No hassle, no stress and no more mess on your clothes!

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If you’re visiting Kuwait in the future, these 7 interesting facts about Kuwait will give you more knowledge about the country.

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Tips For Ordering Toiletries For Your Hotel

Toiletries can be quite a struggle for travellers as they don’t want to overpack. On the other hand, toiletries for your hotel can be the difference between good and excellent service. Guests want to be treated like royalty so it’s only right for hotels to go above and beyond to make sure toiletries are always available.

Toiletries

Here are our tips for ordering toiletries for your hotel

Ordering The Right Amount

Hotel guests are looking for a relaxing time and the bathroom plays a huge part in the overall service. Always ensure you have ordered the right amount of toiletries to save you a lot of frustration. You want to avoid a situation where unhappy guests are confronting you because you have run out of toiletries.

Stay prepared and order enough toiletries with Laundryheap Linen!

Consider Your Budget

Running a hotel is already expensive but if you are keeping tabs on your budget, it will help you to stay on track whenever you order toiletries. Considering your budget is sustainable in the long term.

If you’re looking for toiletries that are budget-friendly, Laundryheap Linen’s toiletries are only £2.49 + VAT per item!

Consider The Size Of Toiletries

Hotels very rarely refill their handwash or shampoos so order small-sized toiletries for your hotel guests. When ordering shampoo or shower gel, it’s recommended you order 30ml amount because it may benefit your hotel guests if they wish to take them home.

Choose Laundryheap Linen

When ordering toiletries for your hotel, you need to consider a provider that offers quality products and convenient service. The good news is there is a provider that fits the bill, and it is Laundryheap Linen!

With a set of shampoo, shower gel, body lotion, condition, body soap and hand soap, our toiletries will look great in your hotel bathroom and will no doubt impress your guests!

Ordering Toiletries For Your Hotel

Visit Laundryheap Linen’s website to order your hotel toiletries!

If you’re a hotel owner and also interested in providing your hotel guests with a reliable laundry service, get in touch with Laundryheap so we can work together in making your guests extra happy!

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Summer Tips for Parents

The sunny days bring picnics, ice creams, BBQ parties and so much more! For parents, it can also be stressful as it does get overwhelming to make plans to keep the children happy and busy. Luckily, we have summer tips for parents to cool off the summer stress!

Plan Family Trips

It almost goes without saying but planning trips with your family is important. Whether you’re travelling to Birmingham, USA, Denmark, Ireland, Dubai or Singapore, it presents a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time together and learn more about different cultures.

Taking Instagrammable pictures, eating different food and visiting sights are wonderful. If you think your family travels will get disrupted by laundry chores, worry not! We offer laundry services to help do your laundry for you!

Family at a beach trip

Introduce Your Children To Something New

Children have an abundance of energy and plenty of free time. They also get bored easily so use this time to introduce them to something new. Light up the creativity inside them and talk to them about joining musical or painting clubs. Or perhaps encourage them to read books to limit their technology use.

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Encourage Your Children To Do More House Chores

No doubt summer should be fun for kids, but it should also be a time where kids learn about responsibility and start slowly doing house chores. This is one of the most useful summer tips for parents as it prepares your children for the future when it comes to washing dishes, doing laundry, cleaning the house etc.

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Book a Laundry Service

Parents’ job is already busy and full of responsibilities. Laundry days become more frequent during the summer; kids may play football matches and bring home muddy shorts that pile up in the laundry basket.

However, a summer tip for parents is to book a laundry service like Laundryheap! We are like Uber but for laundry. Just visit our website to book a service and we will collect your dirty clothes, launder them, and deliver them back within 24 hours! No stress, no hassle!  

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Make Every Moment Count

Going on trips, introducing kids to something new and booking laundry services may be great summer tips for parents but another useful tip is to make every moment count! Whether you’re at home, at a picnic or at the beach, you should strive to make it the best summer possible! Excitement fills in the air so just be sure to make every moment count!

Family jumping due to excitement

We hope you have an amazing summer and enjoy the hot weather! These summer tips for parents out there should help make you better prepared!

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Essentials in a Hotel Room

Hotels are fabulous places to stay; they’re a great way for guests to start their holiday week! With an abundance of excitement, it’s only fair you have all the essentials in a hotel room for your guests.

We’ve put together a list of essentials in a hotel room so your hotel guests can enjoy their stay with comfort and excitement.

Comfortable Beds, Bed Linens and Bed Pillows

Staying in a hotel should be cosy. After all, it should be a place where guests can get a goodnight’s sleep. Beds, bed linens and bed pillows are essentials in a hotel room for this reason. Make sure beds are routinely cleaned and looked after to maintain consistency.

bed linens and bed pillows are essentials in a hotel room

Toiletries

Enjoying a relaxing bath is one of the best feelings. Guests often forget to bring their own personal toiletries but offering toiletries go a long way in excellent hotel room service. Whether it’s shampoos or soap, your guests’ spirits should be lifted when they are in the bath or shower.

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Towels

Towels are essential in a hotel room; they add class to your hotel bathroom and leave a lasting impression on guests. Offering body or face towels is good but it’s also vital you take care of your towels by laundering them consistently.

towels are essentials in a hotel room

WIFI Connection

Hotels attract businessmen. Keep your hotel guests topped up with a stable WIFI connection. It’s a great relief for businessmen to know that they can rely on a goodnight’s stay and a stable WIFI connection.

Similarly, tourists will be delighted with a WIFI in case they want to post on their social media (if you’re lucky, they’ll even give your hotel a shoutout if the service is excellent!).

You can even use your WIFI to book a service with Laundryheap in case you need your laundry done immediately.

wifi signal and connection is essential in a hotel room

Decent Closet Space and Hangers

Whilst you want your guests to be satisfied with their room, you also want to offer them a good closet that allows them to sort out their clothes.

For instance, families would prefer to unpack their clothes and hang them up in a closet. On the other hand, businessmen may like to hang their outfits or suits up in closets.

Guests may need to separate the dirty clothes (that need laundering) so offering a closet to put the clean clothes in is convenient!

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A TV

If we’re talking about essentials in a hotel room, the list wouldn’t be complete without a TV! Sometimes simplicity is key and there is nothing better than sitting down drinking coffee while watching the TV! It adds entertainment to your guest’s hotel experience!

If you’re a hotel owner, it’s important to remember the essentials in a hotel room and treat your guests like they are royalty.

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Interesting Facts About Singapore

Singapore is a gorgeous country and if you are planning to visit it, it will no doubt leave you with many unforgettable memories. However, before travelling to the country, it is a good idea to learn more about it. Here are some interesting facts about Singapore!

Singapore City!

1. National Anthem of Singapore

National anthems are always sung with pride and passion but one of the interesting facts about Singapore is that the national anthem is printed on the back of a $1000 bill in very small text. Whenever you exchange your currency, you could have the Singaporean national anthem in your wallet!

2. Singapore Celebrates National Tree Planting Day

In 1971, Singapore started an annual event called ‘National Tree Planting Day’ to help the environment more. What makes this one of the more interesting facts about Singapore is that trees are planted in public places like parks and schools and some people even adopt trees as birthday presents.

3. The First-Ever Gardening-Themed, HortPark, is in Singapore

Furthermore, not only does Singapore make efforts to plant trees but they take pride in encouraging people to garden more. HortPark has become one of Asia’s most must-visit attractions because it’s the first-ever park that is devoted to gardening.

4. Singapore Has Fast Walkers!

This is certainly one of the most interesting facts about Singapore. Pedestrians in the country walk so fast that statistically, they have an average walking speed of 6.15 km/h per hour! If you’re with a Singaporean tour guide, make sure to keep up with them and walk fast!

5. The Annual Food Festival is in July

Singapore is known for its landscapes, buildings, and weather but it is also home to delicious food! If you love food the same way we love laundry, we advise you to visit Singapore in July because that’s when the annual Singapore food festival is held.

6. Laundryheap Provides Services in Singapore

There are many interesting facts about Singapore and on-demand laundry service being available in the country is one of them!

Singapore is a beautiful country that needs to be explored without any laundry chores. If you do happen to have dirty clothes with you while in Singapore, let Laundryheap take care of it! That’s right, we’ll do your laundry for you and deliver it back to you within 24 hours.

One of the Interesting facts about Singapore are that there is a laundry service!

Singapore is a gorgeous country that should be on all traveller’s bucket lists. Now that you know some interesting facts about Singapore, you’ll want to visit it even more!

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