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With the blazing sun, rising temperatures, and warm breezes – summertime is in full swing across the UAE. And while there is nothing much we can do to control the weather, there are many ways for us to stay cool and beat the heat this summer! Beating the summer heat means more than trying to… Read More

Brace yourselves for more sweltering, summer days as the weather in the UAE is expected to get even hotter next month. The months of July and August are typically the hottest in the country, when temperatures reach a maximum of around 48 to 50 degrees Celsius. From 2003 to 2016, the average maximum temperature for… Read More

Summer time in Dubai means longer, sweltering days under the sun — so everyone is trying to find ways to beat the heat. As for the ruling family of Dubai, summer means jetting off for a cool and relaxing holiday somewhere in Europe! Related Post: How to Apply for a Schengen Tourist Visa in Dubai… Read More

We’ve all encountered them in one way or another — superiors that are hard to please, irritable, arrogant, or refuse to accept suggestions. Instead of providing good guidance and leadership, they seem to be making the office an unbearable and frustrating place to work in. On the other hand, try to put yourself in the… Read More

A Filipina based in Dubai lost her beloved pet cat during a fire that happened in Al Muraqqabat last week. However, 26-year-old Angelie Agoncillo Mangalidan is now all smiles after receiving a wonderful surprise from Dubai Civil Defence recently. In the spirit of the “Year of Giving,” the Dubai Civil Defence gave Angelie a cat… Read More

Losing a passport, driver’s license, getting a car stolen — these things could happen to anyone. And as a foreigner living in another country, you may feel scared or even panic when you lose something very important. Fortunately, there’s a better way of responding to the situation. If you lose something in the UAE, simply… Read More

Two of Dubai’s premier airlines, Emirates and flydubai, entered into an extensive partnership recently. Each airline will still be managed independently as they combine their systems and operations — in a bid to expand their services and provide better travel experiences. The partnership will involve code-sharing, network integration, and coordinated scheduling between the two airlines.… Read More

How to Sponsor a Maid or Nanny in Dubai

If you are married, the head of the family, and earning at least AED 6000 per month, then you are qualified to sponsor a maid or nanny in Dubai. You can sponsor a maid from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Generally, sponsoring a maid in Dubai is done in three major… Read More

List of Banned Items in the UAE

If you are planning to go to the UAE, or if you have friends who are coming to visit, then you should avoid bringing items that are banned in the country. Depending on the kind of item, carrying them with you could lead to a hefty fine and even imprisonment or deportation. This article presents… Read More

Pretty soon, we’ll be seeing a multi-billion dirham facility rise in the city, as the Dubai Food Park mega-project takes off. This impressive complex will be the first of its kind in the Middle East — a sure sign of the emirate’s competitiveness in the food industry. The 5.5 AED billion project was launched recently… Read More

Faster Processing of Residency Permits Coming Soon

Soon, we won’t have to wait too long for our residency permits, as UAE authorities have announced plans to reduce their processing time by 50 percent. This is part of the government’s latest move towards achieving the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021. Measures to hasten the processing of residency permits have been planned… Read More

how to behave uae dos and donts

Every year, many people arrive in the UAE for work and business, while even more come to travel and see the sights. Though the country welcomes visitors with open arms, it does so with a set of policies and guidelines. Just like any other culture, it has its own set of DOs and DON’Ts. If… Read More

Being an OFW has its perks: a higher salary, travel opportunities, and learning experiences that we wouldn’t have gained if we didn’t decide to go abroad. With greater purchasing power, however, we may be tempted to spend our hard-earned money on things that do not really last. While there is certainly nothing wrong with sending… Read More

ofw id card for filipinos

Whenever OFWs come to the Philippines for a vacation, they need to renew their Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) before going back abroad. Although this requirement helps to ensure that they are properly documented, it can also be a time-consuming process. Fortunately, OFWs will no longer have to renew their OECs every time they come home.… Read More

maxs all about chicken dubai

Fans of Max’s restaurant in Dubai, or even regular chicken lovers, you may want to check out Max’s All About Chicken in Deira City Centre. They serve fresh char-grilled chicken of various flavors. Located at the food court of the mall, we’ve dined there twice and have always had good experience. Max’s is one of the… Read More

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