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Motherhood (and indeed fatherhood too) is a life-changing experience. The first few weeks of being a new parent can be an emotional and anxious time. Thankfully, there exists a host of baby-related technologies that can make life easier for worried new mummies. Here, in alphabetical order, is our list of the top technologies for parents of small babies.

Breastfeeding app: There are lots of apps available which allow you to keep track of nursing sessions, the side you nursed on last, and alternate breast and bottle feedings. A popular app you can try is ÔÇ£Baby Tracker: NursingÔÇØ.

A new mom Technologies that can make your life better
Online forums: Online communities have come into their own, lending much needed advice and support. ÔÇ£British Mums DubaiÔÇØ is an example. The website is aimed primarily at expat mums and offers baby advice, weaning tips, competitions and access to a community of mums whoÔÇÖve already been there and are ready with helpful advice. ItÔÇÖs linked to their Facebook group, which you can request to join.

Digital Ear Thermometer: You will use it many times every day, to check whether that crying is because your baby is ill or just fussing! You can also use it at night without waking the baby up if he or she feels hot. ItÔÇÖs not glamorous, but is an essential piece of technological kit.

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny: This hand-held device helps you record and monitor your babyÔÇÖs naps, feedings and diaper changes- essential for those sleep-deprived weeks where you canÔÇÖt remember the last time you changed your baby!

White Noise Machine: There are many of these available, and all emit white noise similar to that heard in the womb, to help shush your baby to sleep. A popular option is the Baby Shusher, which emits a constant rhythmic shushing sound designed to mesmerise your baby into a calm sleep.

WiFi baby monitor: The days of the static ÔÇ£radioÔÇØ baby monitor are long gone. Baby monitors have revolutionised in the digital age, and now use WiFi, 4G and smartphones so you can easily keep an eye on your sleeping baby from anywhere. The best ones offer high-security, password-protected streaming to keep you and your baby secure.

There are many technological advances to help make your parenting experience better. But perhaps the most essential piece of technology is a data-enabled smartphone, whether to google a strange rash, look up baby products, or simply while away the midnight feeds with some gentle browsing.

Happy parenting!

Oman UAE Exchange spread out its wings to serve more customers, by opening new branches in Panorama Mall and Avenues Mall.

New branch at Panaroma Mall

New Branch at the Avenues Mall

UAE Exchange Hong Kong sponsored ÔÇ£ArumbugalÔÇØ the TCA (Tamil cultural and Art association) program that along with riotous laughter, enhanced and brought out the hidden talents in many children.

At the Arumbugal event

Meeting Cutsomers

Unleashing hidden talents in children

UAE Exchange inaugurated its first Women-Powered Branch at Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA). This branch is the first-of-its-kind initiative in the Middle East by any exchange house, which falls in line with the vision of the UAE Federal Government in bringing gender equality. Every activity in the branch is managed by a committed team of women employees. The branch will be operational like any other branch in the country and will provide customised financial solutions to all its customers.

All women powered branch

UAE Exchange opened ÔÇ£The Outlet Village branchÔÇØ to serve customers better and to provide excellent service. The total number of branches in the UAE as of date will be 148 and the UAE ExchangeÔÇÖs Direct Office count globally is 806.

UAE Exchange celebrated the Flag Day and 45th UAE National Day to pay tribute to the countryÔÇÖs remarkable progress and its Rulers. During the Flag Day, the celebrations began with hoisting the UAE flag and brought together Emiratis and expats to a celebration of unity. 45th National Day was marked with the Spirit of the Union and the huge achievements of this great nation.

At the Flag day celebrations

UAE National Day Celebrations

UAECelebrations

UAE Exchange sponsored the union festival 45 at Municipality Club, Al Ain on 25th November 2016. More than 800 Jordanians attended the event.

Cultural activities

UAE Exchange signed a strategic partnership with Fujairah Government Human Resources Department. Through this alliance UAE Exchange will offer special benefits with regards to the financial services and solutions provided to employees working in government entities in the Emirate of Fujairah.

Forming Strategic Alliances

UAE Exchange India, conducted a Cricket tournament at Swantons Cricket Club and also supported the first district chess championship for the hearing impaired organised by Ernakulam District Sports Council of the deaf at Regional sports centre, Kadavantra.

Extending our support to the the players at the Swantons

At the chess championship for deaf

UAE Exchange India participated at the ASSOCHAM Digital Meet and addressed the gathering on ÔÇÿXPay Cash Wallet as a Digital step towards cashless economyÔÇØ.

At the ASSOCHAMDigital Meet

 

Meeting the press

UAE Exchange India inaugurated a new branch in Ooty and the 2nd branch at Visakhapatnam. We also celebrated the 11th, 5th and 4th anniversary of the Kurnool, Bhimavaram and Adilabad branch respectively.

Inaugurating new branches

Anniversary Celebrations

UAE Exchange Bahrain participated at the grand event, "ICRF SPECTRA 2016" held at Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam, Sagaya.  This annual event aims at unearthing artistic talents among the youth and creating a future generation who would be catalysts of social change. We also conducted a missed call campaign at the AMA camp, Askar where more than 800 people participated.

SPECTRA 2016

During the missed call campaign

 

The Rise of Smart Cities: Dubai

Thursday, 22 December 2016

As urbanisation gathers pace, and more people move to densely populated urban areas, smart cities are the only way to provide excellent quality of life while dealing with global challenges such as climate change, urban population growth and mass transit.

As cities become larger and more populous, quality of life for residents becomes very important. Effectively managing millions of residents living in close proximity requires connectivity, intelligent service provision, and real-time traffic and public services management ÔÇô with the aim of enabling a happier and better life. To put it simply: for residents to become happier, cities will need to become smarter.

And thatÔÇÖs why Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai H.H. Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum has expressly put happiness at the very centre of his vision for Dubai to quickly transition to smart city status. As the Emirate prepares for a future where its population swells to a potential 9 million people, it is initiating a raft of innovative measures to ensure resident happiness ÔÇô a goal enshrined within a formal happiness index.

Smart City Final

To achieve its happiness goal, Dubai has listed four key issues ÔÇö resource efficiency, seamless service delivery, safety and risk mitigation and the enrichment of lifestyles and business experiences - as priorities within the smart city system.

Within this framework, the city has 100 initiatives currently being implemented in transport, communications, electricity, economic services, infrastructure, and urban planning. 1000 government and private services are in the process of ÔÇ£going smartÔÇØ. Solar power is being connected to houses and buildings, smart meters are being rolled out to monitor consumption effectively, and ÔÇ£smart palm treesÔÇØ power free Wi-Fi hotspots.

Generally speaking, smart cities streamline service delivery with inter-connected transport systems, web-enabled power grids, smart monitoring of city infrastructure and responsive services. They use technology to make sure that roads and physical infrastructure are used to their most efficient capacity. Local people gain more participation in the government of their city by participating through e-feedback. Services are re-designed on a continual basis in response to data collected and feedback from inhabitants.

Dubai is taking an integrated approach to the smart city model. So while the energy sector will use smart grids, and the transport sector will manage traffic systems digitally, the real ÔÇ£smart cityÔÇØ will come to life when these sectors are all interconnected with each other, and accessible via mobile to every resident.


And while the governmentÔÇÖs vision is leading the way, the private sector has a huge role to play in delivering smart and accessible services. If private enterprise stands behind government initiatives, Dubai will reach true smart city status very soon.

With the world becoming ever more fast-paced, weÔÇÖre constantly looking for ways to make our lives that little bit easier. Paying bills and transferring money online, saves time, and effort, and often works out cheaper; plus, online payments are convenient and safe. Here are some basic dos and donÔÇÖts to consider when transacting online.

DOS
DO use strong passwords. Yes, itÔÇÖs a hassle to remember them, but passwords should contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols so theyÔÇÖre difficult to guess.

DO change your passwords regularly, and make sure that you have different passwords for different sites. Resist the urge to have the same password across all your email accounts, bank accounts and payment gateways.

DO check your bank and credit card statements every month. Mistakes can occur on card statements, so make sure you check them against your record of online transactions.

DO check to see if there are fees for online payments. Some retailers (e.g. for concert tickets) charge a fee for online transactions. This can be avoided by choosing a different method of online payment

DO sign up for airline travel miles rewards programmes linked to your credit card, so that every time you use your card youÔÇÖll build your miles balance.

Dos Donts

DONÔÇÖTS
DONÔÇÖT use public computers to pay your bills. Make sure, if youÔÇÖre entering a card or bank account number, that the device you are using is secure. ItÔÇÖs also a good idea to use a secured Internet connection, rather than a public access Wi-Fi.

DONÔÇÖT forget to keep your information updated on sites you use regularly. If youÔÇÖve set up a regular standing instruction for repeat payments, an expired card can cause problems.

DONÔÇÖT divulge your details on unverified sites that youÔÇÖre not sure of. Being prudent online is always a good idea.

DONÔÇÖT use sites that arenÔÇÖt encrypting your payment. Check your browser to for an ÔÇ£https://ÔÇØ prefix in the address bar. That means all communication between your browser and the payment gateway is encrypted and safe.

Eager and curious to know if you have won? We too are!

UAE Exchange takes immense pleasure in announcing the winners. 

And the winners are...

Winner Name Mobile Number ending with Prize
Ghinwa Merheb
939

Samsung Galaxy A5 

Anas PV
348

Samsung Galaxy A3

Ruby Guevarra

516

500 AED Cash Voucher 


Congratulations to all the winners!
We extend our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes to all the participants who made this contest a huge success.

Winners are requested to send us their full name, address, contact number, email-id and a copy of identity proof to socialmedia.team@uaeexchange.com with ÔÇÿUAE National Day Contest 2016ÔÇÖ in the subject line.

winners of UAE National day contest

Around the World Updates

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Moments of Celebrations, Contests and Community Outreach ÔÇô An Update from the Global Network of UAE Exchange┬á

AUS At the Diwali Mela

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Fun and Celebrations Galore at Hong Kong Office

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KEN During the 36th Anniversary Celebration

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UAE Exchange Malaysia Inspires A Real Change
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UGA Indendepence Day Celebrations at Lugogo Branch

Onam Festivities at Uganda Branch
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