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Long before oil was discovered in the region, the heart of the city was the Dubai Creek. It was the center of trade between the emirate and nearby towns and cities. Today, with its traditional architecture and transportation, the Creek remains as one of Dubai’s most charming attractions. In recent years, the Dubai government has… Read More

If you happen to travel to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, then you shouldn’t miss a trip to “Old Town Tbilisi.” Commonly referred to as Tbilisi Historic District, this place is known for its cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and historic monuments. Several years ago, the government of Tbilisi launched a program to “revive” Old Town… Read More

Situated along the Dubai Creek, near the historic Al Fahidi neighbourhood — is Al Seef — a charming destination where the old meets the new. Spanning over 1.8 kilometers, it is a place where everyone can shop, dine, and experience local culture through exciting events. Al Seef is brought to us by Meraas, which is… Read More

Last year, we mentioned that a Warner Brothers theme park is coming to the UAE. Well, that day is happening very soon! On July 25th, Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi will officially open! The theme park will be the first Warner Brothers indoor theme park in the world. Situated on Yas Island, the AED 1 billion… Read More

People living in the UAE speak highly of the safety and security in the country. In fact, the Ministry of Interior has announced that 98.6 percent of the country’s residents feel safe. Hence, it is not surprising why the UAE ranked among the safest countries in the world. Last year, Emirates (the flagship carrier of… Read More

Just the other day, we shared about the Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for men and women, which the UAE Cabinet approved recently. Today, we are going to feature a new policy that the Federal National Council has just passed: the “Anti-Begging” Draft Law. Based on the new legislation, anyone who will be found guilty… Read More

The current administration, under President Rodrigo Duterte, has been consistently supportive of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Early this year, he led the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB). Just recently, he vowed to end the abuse on OFWs in the Middle East. The President made this promise last April 14th after meeting Pahima Alagasi,… Read More

We have previously talked about how to report emergencies while living in Dubai. However, did you know that there is a hotline for non-emergency cases, too? If you have any questions about traffic, crime, safety and security, human rights, children and family, etc. — simply dial 901. Recently, Dubai Police added a new feature to non-emergency… Read More

Planning a trip to Dubai Parks and Resorts? Well, getting there has just gotten easier! The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new bus route that goes straight to one of the most popular tourist attractions and entertainment destinations in the country. Starting today, 17th April 2018, visitors can take Bus Route DPR1… Read More

The House of Representatives in the Philippines recently formed a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate three related bills. The common goal of these bills is to provide retirement benefits as well as welfare assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). At present, working Filipinos — including OFWs — can take advantage of savings and… Read More

gerry's grill filipino restaurant in dubai

Gerry’s Grill opens its first branch in Dubai and this Filipino restaurant is located in Al Karama area. Some of its well-known dishes include inihaw na pusit (grilled squid), sisig, grilled chicken, kare-kare, etc. Gerry’s Grill is a Filipino restaurant that first opened in Quezon City, Philippines, and they have continued to expand and open branches… Read More

Just recently, we shared about how OFWs can save money through the SSS Flexi-Fund. Today, we are going to share about another investment opportunity: the Pag-IBIG MP2 Savings Program. You might be thinking, isn’t Pag-IBIG just for housing loans? Definitely not! Aside from the current Pag-IBIG 1 (P1) program, it also offers the “Modified Pag-IBIG”… Read More

Although the UAE Labour Law already has special provisions for women in the workplace, this latest announcement would empower them even more. Recently, the UAE Cabinet approved the “Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women.” The law helps to ensure that men and women have equal career opportunities. It also goes in… Read More

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