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For those of you who have children in Dubai, we’ve previously discussed about how to register your child’s birth in the emirate as well as how to report this to the Philippine Consulate. In this article, however, we will talk about how to prepare for your child’s baptism in Dubai. One of the churches where you… Read More

Souks-in-Dubai

There are many malls in Dubai where you can buy the latest fashions, accessories, and electronic gadgets. However, if you are looking for a truly unique shopping experience, then you should explore the city’s souks – traditional markets that offer local as well as international brands. Souks in Dubai sell almost everything, including jewellery, perfumes, spices,… Read More

When you hear about people coming all the way from Abu Dhabi just to buy ice cream in Dubai – you know you’re onto something great! Yes, we’re talking about the soft serve ice cream from Sweet Salvation, which recently opened at the popular City Walk District in Dubai. Originating from Toronto, Sweet Salvation’s soft… Read More

12 hour flash sale dubai

3Just recently, we shared about the upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), which will be held on the last week of December up to January next year. To kick off this much-awaited event, there will be 12-hour mega sale in participating malls and outlets! The 12-hour mega sale will be held from noon until midnight on… Read More

If you need to register your car or apply for a driver’s license anytime soon, take note of the latest fees and charges. The beginning of this month (December 1) marked the implementation of a new federal decree, which includes the increase in costs of vehicle-related services. Ministerial Decision No. 30 for 2017 was issued last… Read More

Some of you may be planning to bring your family here, so we’ve discussed before about how to sponsor your child in the UAE. This time, we will talk about you can renew the passport of your child, particularly if he or she is 5 years old or below. For children who are 5 years old… Read More

pancake house restaurant burjuman mall

Many of you may be familiar with Pancake House, a popular restaurant that has been around in the Philippines since the early 1970s. As the name suggests, it serves fluffy pancakes and yummy waffles alongside mouth-watering main courses, salads, and snacks. Today, there are more than 160 Pancake House branches in the Philippines and around… Read More

Our latest OFW interview features Jose, a 33-year-old Filipino in Dubai. Currently, he is a Beverage Consultant and Commercial Brand Ambassador as well. He has been living and working in the UAE for about 10 years now. Just like many OFWs, Jose aspires to give his family a better future and to pursue a promising… Read More

Several weeks ago, we shared about the search for the UAE’s Best Nanny Awards 2017, which was brought to us by Rise, a start-up firm based in Dubai. The grand prize is 1,000,000 in the winner’s home currency or AED 50,000 (whichever is lower). Almost 500 nannies were nominated for the grand title. When we inquired… Read More

Great news as all UAE drivers who have incurred traffic fines will get a discount of 50% if you pay it within the next 3 months! His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has issued a directive to the Ministry of Interior (MOI)… Read More

Phones are a necessary part of our everyday lives. We use them to send messages, make calls, and use the Internet. Starting next year, however, we’re gonna need to watch our phone bills more closely, since telecommunications companies will be charging value-added tax (VAT). Both major phone companies  in Dubai — Du and Etisalat —… Read More

The country’s events are celebrated all the way in France, as UAE National Day was observed at the Louvre Museum in Paris recently. Minister of State Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh attended the event, along with UAE Ambassador to France, Omar Saif Ghobash, and other officials. Similarly, the museum’s namesake in Abu Dhabi is all set to… Read More

A couple of weeks ago, students in Sharjah set a new record for forming the world’s largest human image of a boat. Aside from celebrating Children’s Day in India, the image paid tribute to the UAE National Day by featuring the colours of the UAE flag. Recently, it was the Dubai Police’s turn to set… Read More

The Ministry of Energy in the UAE has recently announced the prices of petrol for December — and it looks like we’ll be paying a little more for car fuel. Next month, the per litre cost of different types of petrol shall slightly increase. The rise in petrol prices could affect our overall cost of… Read More

Back in February, the UAE government announced plans to build the first human city on Mars one hundred years from now. And so, the “Mars 2117” project was born — a highly ambitious yet well-meaning effort to establish a human settlement on the red planet. The project was launched at the 5th World Government Summit by… Read More

We Filipinos are known to be hearty eaters, wherever we are in the world. In fact, eating our favorite Pinoy dishes can help beat homesickness any day! In Dubai though, there are a few restaurants that offer pork because pork is considered (haram) and establishments need to have a license to sell these items to the… Read More

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