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Daily Life in Dubai

These are blog posts about living in Dubai. It talks about random things such as the weather, my surroundings and even simple things like paying my bills.

LBC Smart Shelter Sheikh Zayed Road

Plenty of overseas Filipino workers regularly send support to their loved ones back home, whether it be in the form of financial support or via gifts. We always think about how our families are doing even if we may not be in the best circumstances ourselves. LBC Express, the leading courier and cargo service provider… Read More

dubai airport 35 aed fee

Attention all Dubai airport passengers, there will be a new 35 AED fee added to your ticket on flights that fall on June 30, 2016 onwards. This fee will be used to fund the expansion of the Dubai airport hub. A report from WAM Emirates News agency  mentions that this Dubai Executive Council Resolution No (8)… Read More


Attention residents in Dubai, hoverboards are allowed in any public place in Dubai. These two-wheeled segweys have caused plenty of accidents that the government has mandated that they are prohibited in areas such as malls, roads, residential buildings and public sidewalks. These portable vehicles are only allowed in certain areas where the use of skateboards… Read More

dubai price rent calculator

Dubai residents, in case you’re planning to transfer to a different apartment or renew your tenancy contract, you can check how competitive the prices are in your area based on the RERA rental increase calculator. Do you know how to check the price range of your rented flat or villa? RERA stands for Real Estate… Read More

how to get driving license dubai

If you want to apply for a driver’s license, you need to go through a driving course training from one of the authorized driving schools in Dubai. You will undergo 40, 30 or 20 classes depending on your experience. The school will teach you the basics of both theory and practical knowledge to prepare you… Read More

driving uae mobile

A reminder to all drivers to please stop using your mobile phones while driving. There is a corresponding fine of 200 AED for this offense plus 4 black traffic points. Texting, calling, browsing, taking a selfie, etc. are all filed under using your mobile device and would constitute the same fine. But more than the… Read More

dubai photo black and white

One of our Dubai OFW readers sent us some photos of places in Dubai captured using his camera. We normally feature them in our Social Media pages. But since there’s plenty of nice shots to post, we decided to share them on this article. Take note that these were taken using an iPhone. Nesferson Olayta,… Read More

work visa uae

Working in the UAE under a visit visa or a tourist visa is illegal. You must change your visa to an employment visa first before reporting to work. We received a question from one of our readers. I am still waiting for my Work Permit from my Employer, but they told me I should start reporting… Read More

uae visit visa extensions

People on UAE visit visas can extend their stay for another month without the need to Exit the UAE anymore. This can be done by paying the fee for the visa extension (570 AED). A report from Khaleej Times states that the UAE has revoked the the one-month gap condition for renewing visit visas. Brigadier Dr… Read More

philippine passport validity extension

The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates announced that all applications of extension of passport validity were accommodated last 30 December 2015. After this date, no extensions of passports will be granted unless authorized by the Department of Foreign Affairs. Those passports that need extension due to various emergencies are usually granted… Read More


For safety reasons, here’s a list of items that are prohibited when sending packages to loved ones back in the Philippines. I saw this sign from the LBC Express branch in Karama and thought of sharing this information with the rest of you so you will be aware in case you will send balikbayan box… Read More


With a canal weaving through the heart of Dubai, buses and taxis running more often between cities and deserts looped with cycle tracks for the travelers, it goes without saying that the transportation in the Emirate has been going from one milestone to another. Enjoying a significant position as the region’s hub for international trade… Read More

dubai metro

Karama Metro station has been changed to ADCB station. I only heard about this news when we were travelling to the Dubai Marina area via metro. But the name change has been made a couple of months ago. Also even the Dubai Marina has been changed to DAMAC station. Karama Metro Station to ADCB Metro… Read More