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gluten-free Foods In Dubai?

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Hello everyone!

I was diagnosed as a Coeliac at the beginning of 2006 and have been on a gluten-free diet ever since. Being as I live in the UK, I have been fortunate enough to get all I need (and probably more) in terms of gluten-free special foods on prescription through the NHS. I have been very pleased with the taste of many of the bread and pasta substitute products - something that has made the transition to the new diet much easier.

Anyhow, the big deal is that I am moving to Dubai in October, so it's goodbye NHS prescription for gluten-free foods!

Can anyone tell me if there is anywhere to get gluten-free foods in Dubai? There are so many millions of ex-pats there and so much imported food that I would guess gluten-free food is available somewhere. Also, are there any SE Asian grocery stores that would sell tapioca / rice flour, rice noodles etc?

Thanks!

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Hello everyone!

I was diagnosed as a Coeliac at the beginning of 2006 and have been on a gluten-free diet ever since. Being as I live in the UK, I have been fortunate enough to get all I need (and probably more) in terms of gluten-free special foods on prescription through the NHS. I have been very pleased with the taste of many of the bread and pasta substitute products - something that has made the transition to the new diet much easier.

Anyhow, the big deal is that I am moving to Dubai in October, so it's goodbye NHS prescription for gluten-free foods!

Can anyone tell me if there is anywhere to get gluten-free foods in Dubai? There are so many millions of ex-pats there and so much imported food that I would guess gluten-free food is available somewhere.

Thanks!

Long and short answers?

There is an Organic Foods shop opposite Rydges Plaza or in the Greens Tel 04 398 9410 (satwa) 04 361 7974 f (greens)

see http://www.organicfoodsandcafe.com/

They have fresh bread every Tuesday and Friday.

Maps here: http://www.organicfoodsandcafe.com/locations.htm

Gluten free products here

http://www.organicfoodsandcafe.com/gluten_free.htm

Also, are there any SE Asian grocery stores that would sell tapioca / rice flour, rice noodles etc?

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Everything else is available, the price depending on legality .... and I mean anything... want a human organ... someone will go out and kill someone to order very cheap. Want a slave price based on skin color and chosen chemical dependance.....


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Thanks for the Info.! Have checked out the website and it seems that they have everything that I will need.

One question about the human organs though; are they gluten free too? :D

I think you can order them either way!

Seriously though anything can be bought in Dubai for the price and you need to decide what that price is....

Certain things seem expensive at first and others dirt cheap (and Ive lived pretty much throughout the region) and its up to you to compensate yourself and hopefully save some money ...

If you want to get asian supplies hire a maid/houseboy with the right background (you are also giving someone a job even if it seems weird at first) and send them to the markets .... you can also hire yourself a cook but I never felt comfortable people doing my own housework...

Make sure your company pay for the american hospital btw ....

Completely off-topic but the best thing I can say about Dubai is its an incredible place to travel from....

everything else the local expat community will pretty much sort you out.


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Your not missing much now. My wife went to pickup her prescription today which shes been getting for over a year now on the NHS, only to be told the only gluten-free food available now on the NHS is bread!

Pasta, pizza bases etc etc are now no longer supplied on prescription due to NHS cutbacks!!!

STOP PAYING FOR THE IMMIGRIGRENTS THEN!!!

What is this country coming too! She now has to pay £4.80 for a packet of fusili pasta!

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Ooh, Dubai! My husband works in Qatar, he flies through Doha quite a bit. He says you can get pretty much any material item you want, as long as you are willing to pay for it.


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