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With only two years to go until the start of Expo 2020 Dubai, preparations and site constructions are well underway. The Expo 2020 Dubai site will include international exhibits, spectacular pavilions, and amazing structures unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Many of us are looking forward to this event and wondering what to expect. Well,… Read More

A few days ago, the news story about a Swedish national who got detained at Dubai International Airport came out. According to The Guardian, the woman was held for drinking a glass of wine on the plane. However, we all know this isn’t entirely true! On the contrary, the woman was detained for perfectly legal reasons.… Read More

Two weeks ago, a tourist in Dubai rented a luxury car, then racked up a whopping AED 170,000 in speeding fines! Although the incident made the headlines, the tourist, a British national, did not return the Lamborghini Huracan or pay any fines — until now. Farah Hashi, 25, from Wales, was caught speeding 33 times within… Read More

Many of us are used to watching movies on a single screen, but can you imagine watching a blockbuster hit on multiple screens? Well… at ScreenX cinema in the Dubai Mall, you can! Just recently, Reel Cinemas launched the first-ever ScreenX outlet in the country, as reported by Trade Arabia. Reel Cinemas happens to be part… Read More

The UAE Cybercrimes Law prescribes rules on what we are allowed and not allowed to do online. Just recently, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a decree introducing changes to Federal Decree-Law No. 05 of 2012 on Combatting Cybercrimes. Emiri Decree No. 02 of 2018 presents amendments to Articles 26,… Read More

eid al adha holiday

Recently the public sector was announced to have a 5-day holiday (total of 9-day break including weekends) for the Eid Al Adha Holiday. The UAE government has declared the private sector will enjoy 3 days off from August 20 – Monday to August 22 – Wednesday for Eid Al Adha. This means that there will… Read More

A UAE-based billionaire and businessman, Yusuff Ali M.A., has donated almost AED 4 million to those affected by the floods and heavy rains that hit Kerala in India, Gulf News reported. Yusuff Ali is the Chairman and Managing Director of Lulu Group International, which owns the Lulu Hypermarket chain. Recently, he confirmed donating money worth AED 2.56… Read More

More than 1,000 Philippine passports have been sent over by immigration officials in Dubai and the northern emirates to the Philippine consulate, as shared by Philippine Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes at a press briefing last August 13 (Monday). Cortes told Filipinos who wish to avail of the UAE amnesty program and those whose passports are not in their… Read More

Dubai authorities have deported a Swedish woman for taking pictures of an immigration officer during a row incident at Dubai International Airport, The National reported. On July 13, Ellie Holman, 44, arrived on an Emirates flight from London. However, immigration officials discovered that her Swedish passport had already expired on June 10. She then produced an… Read More

While reckless driving can lead to a major accident, so can getting distracted on the road — which reportedly led to a violent collision between two vehicles in Abu Dhabi recently. On Sunday, a bus driver collided with a truck in Mussafah industrial area, Khaleej Times reported. Abu Dhabi Police said that the bus driver, who was… Read More

Just last week, we mentioned that there could be a long weekend in the UAE this August. Well, it has been confirmed! There will be a 9-day break for the public sector during Eid Al Adha. The nine days of no work will take place when we factor in both weekends (Fridays & Saturdays) before and… Read More

Lulu Hypermarket is one of the most popular supermarkets here in Dubai, offering plenty of products at affordable prices. But did you know that Lulu Group International has just opened a new product processing facility and food logistics hub in the Philippines? That’s right! According to the Philippine News Agency, Lulu Group International, through its… Read More

One of the country’s leading developers, Emaar, has confirmed the opening of “Creek Marina” this December. This state-of-the-art marina is part of the upcoming Dubai Creek Harbour, a premier waterfront development that is set to welcome its first residents early next year. Dubai Creek Harbour’s Creek Marina will include 81 berths for yachts, a gravity-defying… Read More