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Upon arriving in Dubai, first-time visitors can’t help but notice the amazing infrastructure, towering skyscrapers, and spectacular attractions. They usually find it hard to imagine that not so long ago, the city was a vast desert with just a small population! Indeed, Dubai has come a long, long way – especially in recent times. By learning… Read More

muslims celebrate christmas uae

Do Muslims celebrate Christmas? This is a question raised by Emirati artist, Khalid Al Ameri, which is also relevant as plenty of expats are celebrating holidays in the United Arab Emirates. This video posted on Facebook has been circulating on social media and has since gone viral. While the general answer is no (Christmas is… Read More

Just as there are many places to visit in Dubai, there are also different ways of getting around the city. You can board a traditional “abra,” ride an air-conditioned bus, take the metro, hail a taxi, or jet off on a helicopter – Dubai transportation has them all! Of course, if you’re planning to commute… Read More

family friendly places dubai

With Dubai enjoying an increasingly popular reputation as a great tourist destination, it’s no surprise to find that Dubai has been called one of the top places in the world to visit. The emirate also offers plenty of activities to do. And while a large proportion of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city… Read More

“I can show you the world… shining, shimmering, splendid…” Sounds familiar? These are the lines from the soundtrack of a famous Disney animated film about a street-smart young man, a beautiful princess, and a mischievous genie. Yes, I am talking about “Aladdin”! If you loved the film, then get ready for “Aladdin City,” a mega-project… Read More

dubai police spanish tourist lost phone

Only in Dubai can you see the government returning a lost cellphone back to a person’s home country. A video posted by Dubai Police on their Instagram page shows the Spanish tourist thanking the Tourist Police Department for the efforts in retrieving her stolen phone. We’ve posted a news story before when a taxi driver… Read More

What are the 7 emirates of the UAE? This is one of the more basic questions that one should answer especially when understanding the country where Dubai is located. Yes, Dubai is not a country and is actually an ’emirate’ (state). One of the most common misconceptions about Dubai is related to geography. Most people have… Read More

poland couple returned camera dubai

Another proof that the people of Dubai are honest, a taxi driver returned a lost camera to a Polish couple who were on a honeymoon in Dubai only after 5 days it was lost. A month ago, we received a private message from a Maciej  and Karolina, newlyweds from Poland who visited Dubai but had… Read More

dubai eye

The Dubai Eye (Ain Dubai) is fast taking shape, with construction passing the halfway mark. Once completed, this gigantic attraction on Bluewaters Island will be the largest Ferris wheel in the world. The Dubai Media Office shared images of the structure on social media recently. The High Roller in Las Vegas, which opened in 2014,… Read More

Dubai was recently recognized as one of the best cities for architecture lovers. The emirate has made it to another prestigious list — the World’s Best Places to Visit, which was released by US News and World Report.    While making the list, US News gathered user votes, analyzed current trends, and consulted expert opinions.… Read More

Beautiful beach and sea at sunset in Dubai

There are around 450,000 Filipinos in Dubai out of more than 10 million total OFWs around the world and more than 20% of the total OFWs in the entire UAE. Are you one of us? Are you an OFW based in Dubai too? Or, Are you planning or interested to come here to try your… Read More

Just recently, we posted about the crown prince diving and spearfishing in the cool waters of Dubai. Without a doubt, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has a thirst for adventure and leads an active lifestyle. Aside from having an adventurous spirit, the Dubai crown prince likes to share about his activities… Read More

Situated along the Arabian Peninsula, south of the Persian Gulf, is the emirate of Dubai. It is the second-largest emirate in the UAE in terms of land area, but it has the largest population. Majority of the people here are expats from all over the world. Dubai is known for its dazzling architecture, skyscrapers, and… Read More