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Situated along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, only 15 minutes away from Dubai, is the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club. It offers state-of-the-art facilities for golf, paintball, pistol and rifle shooting, and gym training. It also has restaurants, a spa, and other recreational facilities. The Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club opened in 2005, through the… Read More

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, who is fondly called “Mother of the UAE,” has been chosen as the “Person of the Year 2017” by the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation. The announcement was made in a ceremony held recently at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Notably, HH Sheikha Fatima… Read More

Fossil experts from the UAE have identified a previously unknown species of hippos. They made the discovery while studying the fossils of an extinct relative of the hippopotamus that lived in Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region. The new hippo species has been named Archaeopotamus qeshta. The first word translates to “ancient river,” while the second… Read More

Just when you think the majestic Burj Al Arab couldn’t get any better, two new islands will be added to both sides of the luxury hotel. This coming June, the “Marsa Al Arab” mega project will break ground in Dubai, to be completed by the year 2020. The launching of the AED 6.3 billion mega… Read More

More and more people are riding public transportation these days. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that for the first quarter of 2017, the number of passengers riding the Dubai Metro and public buses has increased compared to last year. The Dubai Metro lifted a total of 51.371 million riders from January to March… Read More

Have you ever wondered how much a pilot earns in a month? As part of its latest recruitment campaign, Emirates Airlines has released information about the monthly salaries of their pilots. At present, Emirates flies to a total of 155 destinations in 83 countries around the world. It has about 4000 pilots, which consist of… Read More

Philhealth form 2

PhilHealth is a health insurance program mandated by the government of the Philippines. Formally known as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, it was established in 1995 to provide universal health coverage to Filipinos both inside and outside the country. While workers in the Philippines are generally required to be a PhilHealth member, the same is… Read More

super sale dubai

Dubai will have a 3-day citywide super sale on 18-20 May 2017. This is great news for those who are saving money to buy items during sale season as retail therapy has just gotten earlier. You can get as much as 90% discount on clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, electronics, home stuff, etc. Take note that this sale… Read More

Russelito B. Sanchez bartender

Our next OFW feature. Meet Russell, a world-class bartender who has been in Dubai for 12 years now. He is the first-ever winner and hall-of-fame in the World Class Raising the Bar in the Middle East by Diageo, beating other competitors in the region. He is currently working as a beverage consultant, developing beverages for various international… Read More

The emirate of Dubai has a diverse and multi-cultural society. Because there are many expats living here, it is not uncommon to hear different languages being spoken at work and in public places. You may hear Hindi, Urdu, and even Tagalog anywhere you go! Amidst the variety of languages spoken in Dubai, the ones that… Read More

dubai summer surprises uae

Summer season also signals one of the major shopping events in Dubai – the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). This is a season that a lot of residents anticipate due to the price of items in retail outlets and shops dropping. It’s a huge shopping spree and everybody in Dubai participates! Even residents from neighboring emirates… Read More

The Ministry of Health and Prevention in Dubai has issued warnings against the use of six counterfeit pharmaceutical products. These contain undisclosed substances that could put the health of some people at risk. Specifically, the substances in these products could lead to an acute reduction in a person’s blood pressure. These also pose a risk… Read More

Even after his performance at The Autism Rocks Arena over the weekend, pop star Justin Bieber has been spotted enjoying the sights and sounds of Dubai. Just recently, he went quad biking and camel riding in the desert. The international pop star proved to be a skilled and fearless biker, as he drove at mxDubai… Read More

Previously, we’ve talked about what travelers should expect when visiting the country for the first time. In an earlier post, we discussed 20 things first-time tourists should know about the UAE, which pretty much sums up what most visitors need to know. This article, however, focuses on living in (and not just visiting) Dubai. If… Read More

Just recently, we posted about the crown prince diving and spearfishing in the cool waters of Dubai. Without a doubt, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has a thirst for adventure and leads an active lifestyle. Aside from having an adventurous spirit, the Dubai crown prince likes to share about his activities… Read More

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