Asthma affects many Households in Dubai

World Asthma Day 2015

Asthma affecting the UAE

The HEPA filter absorbs every part of dust and micro particles

Dust, sandstorms and an over reliance on air-conditioning in the summer – the Middle East has to be an asthma sufferer’s nightmare.  A whopping Dhs88 million is currently spent on asthma treatment annually in the UAE alone, and according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 300 million people across the globe have the chronic disease.The 3 layered HEPA filter absorbs every kind of dust and micro particles.

Head of Emirates Respiratory Authority, Dr Bassam Mahboub, says more than 15 per cent of the UAE population suffer from the condition – with more children affected than adults.


Dr Bassam explains: “Most importantly, for sufferers, the indoor triggers can be avoided. The number one trigger at home is dust mites – they live in carpets, drapes, blankets, even the cells of skin. We recommend staying away from decorative fabrics that can house the dust mites; curtains, carpets, blankets. It’s also important to regularly change sheets and blankets – even the curtains”.


Also people without allergies should reduce the particulate matter as much as possible. These tiny dust particles are suspected to cause or increase health problems including asthma or cardio vascular sickness.

Allergy sufferers should definitely consider if their vacuum cleaner is able to decrease or eliminate allergy-causing particles. Only vacuum cleaners with a special filter-system and HEPA-filter are able to suck in these thin dust particles.
You can rely on our Vorwerk Vacuum Cleaners; the filter system of the Kobold VK150 Uphold cleans your home efficiently holding back any type of Micro dust particles. Vorwerk vacuum cleaners filter the out coming air from any dust, fine dust, pollen, mites and other micro particles. The filter system of the Vorwerk Vacuum cleaner works so efficiently that the produced air is a thousand times cleaner than the air that has been sucked in. That makes the out coming air as clean as the air in an operating room. That’s why the Vorwerk vacuum cleaners have received the TÜV certificate “Convenient for allergy sufferers”.


How to eliminate allergens at Home

House Dust and Dust mites  

Many years ago, scientists discovered that exposure to house dust was the cause of allergic symptoms for certain individuals. More recently, they found that most of the allergy caused by house dust was due to one of its components—the ever-present house dust mite.

These arthropods are related to ticks and spiders, are microscopic and can be found in any house. They tend to collect in materials made of cotton-like fibers (and feather), including mattresses, pillows, comforters, carpets, stuffed furniture and drapery.Dust mites are probably the most important cause of allergy around the world; you spend 1/3 of your time sleeping where the highest concentration of dust mites is found, in your bed.

Use a vacuum cleaner with either a double-layered micro filter bag or a HEPA filter to trap allergens that pass through a vacuum’s exhaust. The Kobold includes a filter bag consisting of 3 filtration layers to capture 99,99% of allergy causing substances. This filter bag has been accredited as ‘suitable for allergy suffers’. Additionally washing your bed sheets once a week in hot water (at least 55 – 60C) to kill dust mites.

Suffering from Pets

Pet allergies are a common problem for children and adults, and they can make life miserable for those who are susceptible to the condition.Animal hair and dander, the dead skin cells that pets shed regularly usually trigger pet allergies.

Simple home remedies and lifestyle changes can go a long way toward keeping pet allergies at bay. These include regular cleaning of the home, upholsteries, carpets and bedding. It is necessary to take animal hair out of carpet by either brushing them out or using efficient vacuum cleaners.

Seasonal Allergies

Springtime increases the amount of pollens flying around the air, especially on sunny and windy days pollens spread easily and extensively. Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning when pollen counts are highest. Further try to remove clothes you’ve worn outside; you may also want to shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair. Avoid hanging your laundry outside since pollen can stick to sheets and towels.

If possible use a portable high-efficiency particulate air filter in your bedroom and further clean floors often with a vacuum cleaner that has an air-cleaning filter. For example, the produced air from vacuuming with a Kobold is up to 1000 times cleaner than normal room air.




Vorwerk Vacuum Vk150 Set 4

We always come up with new ideas how to keep our clients satisfied. We have now created one  Kobold VK150 set which cover everyone’s needs.

Set 4 Features: Carpet/Matress/Deep Cleaning Unit, VacuMop, Hard Floor Vacuum Vacuum, Polsterboy & Accessories.  We also kept it simple for our clients by giving them the opportunity to buy the cleaning system as separate parts.

For free demonstration or price inquiry contact us on +971 4 880 0268 or

















Have you downloaded your copy of “How To Have An Allergy Free Home” by 4work founder Gerlinde Krupp? It’s completely free and full of actionable tips to make sure that your home in the UAE is free from the allergens that plague us all here in the Middle East.


Just click the image below to receive your complimentary copy today










Live Well With Vorwerk Kobold

We never really think about how our environment can affect our health – until we are plagued with sinusitis and colds. Today, 4WORK has a chat with the lovely Julia about how living well with a clean home is the key!


Q1.    Julia, where are you originally from and what bought you to Dubai?

I am from Moscow, in the Russian Federation. I originally came to Dubai because of my job in the travel industry, but quickly saw other better opportunities.

C15R0746Q2.    How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

I was introduced to the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system by a friend, and was astounded at the depth of cleaning demonstrated in what I presumed was my spotless home.

C15R0748Q3.    Can you tell us about your home? How would you describe your lifestyle?

Our home is a modest 2-bedroom town house in Emirates Springs, but it is very well-designed, with little or no wasted space. Our lifestyle is centered on work and our home, so having a home which is both comfortable and stylish gives us great pleasure, whether entertaining or spending a quiet evening or weekend with just the two of us.

C15R0739Q4.    How important is it to have a clean home? 

We live in a hot, humid country, and unless one’s home is clean, it is inevitable that one shares it with numerous unwelcome insects. Likewise, guests appreciate a clean home.

C15R0754Q5.    What is your definition of wellness?

Allowing and training one’s body to function in a way to maximize pleasurable activity, and paying equal attention to one’s mind. We should challenge it but avoid negativity and harmful stress.

C15R0753Q6.    What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well?

To live clean and to live well are really inseparable goals. Each promotes the other and neither is really possible without the other.

C15R0734Q7. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

Insects, blowing sand, mould caused by humidity, and rodent infestations. A constant state of alertness is required.

C15R0757Q8. Why do you love the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

Ease and absolute performance. I cannot imagine and certainly have never encountered any other system delivering such a powerful combination.

Do Julia’s words about her lifestyle sound similar to yours? If so, give 4WORK a call today to learn how you can make your home spotless!


The Vorwerk Kobold Lifestyle: What It’s Like To Work With Us!

Today, we would like to share with you what its like to work at 4WORK from the perspective of one of our staff members. Meet Nour! She is a mother of two gorgeous girls, four-year-old Zeena and seven-year-old Jana

Nour has worked with the team at 4WORK since day one and loves her job. If you are a woman who wants a career with a product you believe in, with flexible hours, then read on about her experience.

4Work Employee NourQ1. Is it hard to sell the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System?

Not at all. There are valid reasons why the Vorwerk Kobold has been so successful worldwide. The quality and durability are second to none. Many customers who are of German origin have shared with me that their Vorwerk Kobold VC lasted over 18 years and continues to run smoothly. Now, that certainly beats many women’s regular six-month purchases between vacuum cleaners! There are other skills associated with working at 4WORK (which are more important) like being social, networking well, and genuinely enjoying people.

"Part-Time Jobs are very suitable for me"Q2. Do you get support from your company

We get training and support from 4WORK. As the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System originates from Germany, just like the product itself, the training manuals and support is fantastic! It is very easy to change the different accessories. The different vacuum cleaner heads can clean different surfaces. You simply change the head, and you take your vacuum from tiles to carpets. So, learning the acute uses of the machine is easy and the support to network and sell is very much part of the job too!

4Work EmployeeQ3. How flexible is your job with the lifestyle of a mum?

Working in sales with 4WORK is the perfect role. As a mum, I need to be able to drop off the kids at school and pick them up. Sales advisors have flexible working hours and a very good commission scheme that allows you to pick up your kids from school, do your errands, and still contribute monetarily to your household. With Vorwerk, you can grow from a Sales Advisor to a Junior Team Leader, from a Team Leader to a Junior Branch Manager and then to a Branch Manager. It is you, the individual employee, who decides how far you want to go with your career path.

C15R0346Q4. What is your typical day like? 

My typical day begins with dropping my kids off at school; I can then go straight to my first appointment at 9am in the morning and then to one of Gerlinde’s ‘Good Living Morning Teas,’ which share healthy home tips for women and mothers. I could perhaps have another appointment, and then pop into the office before I pick my girls up from school.

C15R0360Q5. Do you clean with the Vorwerk Kobold System in your home? 

Yes, absolutely. The Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system really gets a lot of dust out of the atmosphere, which helps with kids’ allergies. What we don’t realize is that many of our allergies are right under our nose, especially the beds we sleep on. Since I have had the VacuMop, I have really enjoyed walking barefoot on my tiles. Your home becomes literally squeaky-clean, and it feels so good for the family. What’s even better is that it is so easy to use!

C15R0339Q6. What challenges do you think women have keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

We have a busy lifestyle, especially mums and working mums too are always on the run! The sand in the atmosphere always means you’re going to need to keep on top of it in your home. We have to learn how to deal with a constant presence of dust and dirt, but if we don’t get on top of it we can become ill, whether in the form of sinus problems or a niggling cold. The simple truth is, there are germs in your atmosphere, so get rid of them and live healthy! I do, with the help of my Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system, and I haven’t looked back since!

If you like the sound of Nour’s lifestyle and believe you want to be part of this team contact 4WORK here today, or call the office on  04 880 0268.



Today, 4WORK sits down with a creative and inspiring woman, mother, and artist, Margitta.  Margitta is a designer with a flair for all things artistic and stylish. We’ll be talking about living clean and living creatively.




Q1: Can you tell us about your life travels and what originally bought you to Dubai?

I am from Germany and came to Dubai in 2010, with my husband and children, dog, and cat! Growing up in Germany was orderly and safe. I sang in a youth choir and we travelled a lot through Europe. We sang in Rome, Valencia, and London. I always craved the feeling of freedom that came from other cultures and travel. I left Germany after my apprenticeship. With the support of my parents, I worked as a garment technician in China, Vietnam, Romania and the Philippines, before having my children and moving to Australia.  So, the Arab region was still missing from my life. I said to my husband, “Fancy living in the newest country in the world?” We gave it a go, and that’s why we are here now.




 Q2.Where did your passion for art and design come from?


I started being passionate about clothing at the age of 16, when I began sewing and designed half of my wardrobe myself. This passion was rewarded when I won the German hobby-seamstress Anne Burda Price award in 1986. After my A-levels, I trained with Germany’s largest clothing manufacturer and studied at the well-known London College of Fashion. This year Margitta launched her own fashion label called White Noise ( She focuses on high end men’s essentials such as smart and casual waistcoats, ties, bow ties and pocket squares. Next year she plans to design a high end women’s waistcoat range. C15R8745




 Q3. How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system?


My grandmother and mother already used Vorwerk in Germany when I was a child. As it is the world’s best vacuum cleaner, it was clear that I would also use it in my home.


Q4. Can you tell us about your home? How would you describe your lifestyle?


As an artist, I have an inner need to be creative. And as a mother of two children, living in a villa with pets and two teenagers, I must get my home cleaned in the most efficient manner if I want time for my art. I can create a bit of mess in my atelier, so the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system is a real life-saver when it comes to living clean and living creatively. (



Q5. As a mother, how important is it to have a clean home? 

I truly believe we feel a lot better knowing that our children are in dust-controlled rooms. With the new Vorwerk cleaner, even mattresses can be cleaned. When allergies are a problem, it controls the level of sand, hair and dust mites. It’s a real dream product for a mother.



Q6. What is your definition of wellness? 

Living in a tidy and clean house makes you feel good. I love how my children want to invite their friends over to stay. I also love to invite people to my home to share a meal and good company.  Just like all women, I feel good when my house is clean, tidy, and well decorated. C15R8730


Q7. What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well? 

It’s simple! Tidy up rooms, don’t have a lot of dust catchers, and buy a Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system. C15R8722


Q8.. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

The main challenge is to control the penetration of fine sand!



Q9: Why do you love the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System

It is easy to use, light and quiet, and the wet cleaning uses minimum detergent and is therefore environmentally friendly



CEO, Gerlinde Krupp from 4Work Dubai

Women Money & Style Catches Up With 4work’s CEO Gerlinde

Dubai’s Women Money & Style catches up with 4work’s CEO Gerlinde to discuss fashion brand Anna Mora & Brunella in Dubai.


December 8, 2013

Welcome to our third  feature in the Anna Mora & Brunella’s Real Women, Real Style Series’  Today, we’ll talk to the gracious Gerlinde, a beautiful woman and CEO of 4work Trading LLC whom Anna Mora & Brunella wish to celebrate for being elegant and on-trend when it comes to style.


Q1. Gerlinde, where are you originally from and what brought you to Dubai?

I am originally from Germany. Eight years ago I came to Dubai for a three-month project for my (then) employer. I absolutely loved the experience and knew I wanted to work abroad again. When my contract finished I went back to Germany, packed up, and permanently moved to Dubai. I have since loved every minute of living in the beautiful city of Dubai.


RED IS THE COLOR OF THE SEASON – Red is definitely the color of the season. Not only is it classy for Christmas, but also a great color to wear in winter!

Q2. When did you decide to start your own business?


For the past eight years I ran my own project management company, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I then took time off when I adopted my second daughter and didn’t work for 1.5 years. This past April, the timing was right and I set up 4WORK Trading LLC, which is the master franchisee of a  German cleaning system. I love my new and successful venture.

PERFECT FIT & FLOW – Gerlinde says, ” I love this Anna Mora dress – it is the perfect fit and flows ever-so-elegantly.”

Q3. What is your advice to other women who want to mix style with the reality of everyday living?


Strive for feeling comfortable and confident in what you wear. Just as our moods change on a daily basis, so do our wardrobes. One day you might feel confident in one dress, and another day, you would rather wear some trousers. By mixing and matching different accessories, you will change the entire look & feel of your outfit.

ALWAYS THE PERFECT LENGTH –– Anna Mora & Brunella’s dresses are always the perfect length.”I just love the hemline of this gorgeous black-and-white dress,” says Gerlinde. “It makes it versatile for both day or evening events”.


THE EVENING IS ABOUT ELEGANCE – The evening is always about elegance, especially in Dubai! It is important to cover yourself for certain venues and occasions. I love this outfit, it has a very modern and sophisticated take on elegance. 

Q4. Why do you think it is important for women, household CEOs, and mothers to feel good in what they wear?

When you feel confident and good about yourself, you look completely different. If you haven’t washed your hair, no make-up or some old clothes – you simply don’t even go down to the shops as a household CEO.

And definitely not to your work as you will not have the same feeling about yourself. For me it is so important to look good and feel good on a daily basis. And I love it when I go to the office and receive compliments from my colleagues and clients in what I wear! (In fact every woman does!!)

In Germany we have a saying: Clothes create people! I really believe in this saying!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS – Don’t you just love the sheer arms and beautiful beaded detail in this top? “It’s features like these, that make a woman feel truly elegant,” says Gerlinde.

Everything about Gerlinde exudes pure class, and we love her style, from her fashion choices to her life advice. It makes sense that a business-savvy woman would look remarkable in Anna Mora & Brunella’s wardrobe.

Gerlinde is glamorous and efficient at the same time.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Janelle xoxo

Tips on having a healthier Dubai based environment


A Clean Environment For The Kids In Dubai

As a mother, you need to make smart decisions about what’s important for your children’s well-being every day!
Today we would like to introduce you to Mayssa, a wonderful woman who lives in Arabian Ranches in Dubai.We have a quick Q & A about all things lifestyle, and how to have a clean environment for the kids.


Mayssa says, “My kids love to have a big back yard and run and swim all afternoon”. Mayssa’s dining room overlooks her back yard, and is one of her favorite places to all gather together as a family.



Q. Mayssa, where are you originally from and what brought you to Dubai?

I am from Lebanon and came to Dubai 3 years ago when my husband got a job offer here in the UAE.
My husband and I were actually living in London at the time, so the move was a great opportunity for our family to be closer together.


Q. How did you come across the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning system?

I was furnishing our home in Arabian Ranches and had installed Parquet flooring. I was concerned about how I could best clean the floor and didn’t want to damage the wood. Stevan Dimov of Finasi the Parquet flooring company, recommended the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System, as Gerlinde from 4work had also installed Parquet flooring in her own home.

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Q.  Can you tell us about your home and your lifestyle?

As a woman who loves design and being a mother, I had to combine practicality with style when it came to designing our family home. The design of our home has a focus on light, natural woods, and modern fusion. I didn’t want it to be too modern or too old world, either. Space and storage was really important for the children. Here is Mayssa’s daughter’s gorgeous play room. Pictured here, the Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system gets right into the hard-to-reach places.


Q. As a mother, how important is it to have a clean home?

It’s very important to have clean beds for your children. Even the things you don’t see need to be cleaned. We often forget that mattresses and carpets are always collecting dirt, and this excess (especially here in Dubai) can cause allergies in children. For me, it was paramount to have a clean home, not just where the eye could see. Mayssa’s living room has a big sofa to relax and chill. She loves it when the family can all relax together with their feet up at the end of the day.


Q. What is your definition of wellness?

I am a lover of style and a mum too. So for me wellness is a beautiful family environment where I can enjoy my family and friends.


Q. What is your advice to other women who want to live clean and live well?

I think you need to look past the surface. If you children are experiencing allergies, then look at your home environment for the solution. In seeking a solution to clean our Parquet flooring, we found the Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System, which can also clean mattresses and furnishings. It is so practical that it saves time while cleaning your home!


Q. What challenges do you think women face keeping their homes clean in Dubai?

Moving here from London truly demonstrated contrast in the weather. The sand in the atmosphere is a constant challenge, so you need to keep your home clean for the health of your children and the family as a whole. Mayassa says, “The kitchen is always the centre of the home!



Mayssa believes that the ‘Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System’ does a lot more than clean her new Parquet flooring: it ensures that you have a clean home the easy way!

If you would like to get a free demonstration at your home, you can contact Gerlinde here.
Vorwerk Cleaning Systems are a State of the Art Design


State of the Art Technology & Design for Vorwerk Vacuum Cleaners

In this amazing piece of videography, talented Lisbon based film maker Angelo Silvah proves beyond a reasonable doubt that mundane household appliances can ooze sex appeal…. If you are having trouble convincing your husband that a Vorwerk Kobold cleaner system is the very best all in one cleaning system for your home in UAE – send him this video and he will place the order for you 🙂

This stunning 127 second  project for Vorwerk Kobold earlier this year was a labor of love for Angelo and his team. You can view the behind the scenes footage here.

The team at salute you Angelo, you have indeed made the vacuum cleaner an object of desire!

If you would like to see what the Vorwerk Kobold system can do for your household sex appeal click HERE to arrange a free demonstration in your own villa or apartment TODAY!