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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.

aim fresh supermarket dubai rigga

Aim Fresh Supermarket opens in Al Rigga. This is a 24-hour grocery shop that sells Filipino products which will definitely be a hit among the resident in this side of Deira. Led by Consul General Paul Raymund P. Cortes, the establishment opened last January 12, 2017. Right after the opening, a short program followed with… Read More

dubai taxi driver speaking tagalog

More than common phrases like “Mahal ko Kayo!” and “Kamusta Ka?”, it would be quite surprising to meet and hear another expat speak Tagalog fluently. A video of a Pakistani driver uploaded by Filipino blogger, Kieth Walter Ayuso, has made the rounds on Facebook which has, as of writing, gathered more than 1.2 Million views! Meet… Read More

where to buy pork dubai

If you’re wondering where you can buy pork in Dubai, there are several supermarkets in the city that offer this type of meat. What you will get are frozen products and these are located in special sections inside these groceries. Here we list the supermarkets that sell pork for your reference. Pork is considered haram (forbidden) in Muslim… Read More

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

hoverboards-dubai-banned

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