I’ve just read in 7 days about the 4.1billion dhs paid in school fees and definitely need a vent! I have three kids, not an abnormal amount but enough to now seriously break the bank when it comes to schooling. Husbands company use to pay for school fees but alas now, ever since the recession, they have stopped. Suddenly you realise quite how expensive it all is and how, well to be honest, ridiculous the fees are as there is simply no alternative, they have us over a barrel. And they are always on the increase, unlike salaries. I know, I know, I know we are blessed enough to be living here but with the expense of everything recently, and I know I’m not alone here, we will seriously be thinking whether we can afford to stay. I feel like schools and Dubai in general is constantly pushing us to pay more and more and I don’t know where they expect us expats to find it? I do not have a money tree anymore in my garden, DEWA made it too expensive to water it! Whilst I know we pay for the privilege of living here in this ‘tax-free’ haven, its actually all getting just a little bit beyond a joke!