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A friendly reminder to all travelers: NEVER accept goods from strangers, no matter how innocent or “harmless” they may seem. For all you know, you could be carrying a banned item into the UAE, which could land you in jail or cost you a hefty fine! To caution passengers against accepting items from strangers, the Abu… Read More

Our Dubai history timeline mentions how the emirate has transformed from a desert-filled landscape into a bustling metropolis. Just thinking about this truly amazes us, but have you ever wondered how Dubai’s transformation looks like… from outer space? Fortunately, the answer to this question is here! The National Aeronautice and Space Administration (NASA) has released satellite… Read More

Today, 15th June, marks the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid al-Fitr. And so, we would like to greet everyone in Dubai and the UAE… Eid Mubarak! Last night, the Moon-Sighting Committee of the UAE sighted the Shawwal crescent moon for the Hijri year of 1439. Hence, Sultan… Read More

By this time next year, we could be gazing up at a new, state-of-the-art structure at Gate Avenue, a premium cultural, leisure and retail development situated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The magnificent “DIFC Grand Mosque” is set to open in 2019. The DIFC Grand Mosque will be accessible 24 hours a day… Read More

Last week, the Dubai Executive Council announced that tuition fees will not increase in private schools this year. Certain business fees have been decreased or waived as well. Meanwhile, more important changes have been made recently by the UAE Cabinet. The UAE Cabinet met in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to discuss foreign workers’ insurance, visa facilitation,… Read More

In Dubai, most private schools have high tuition fees, with some even charging around AED 100,000 per student. Fortunately, the emirate’s leaders recently announced that there would be no tuition fee increase in any private school this year, along with other landmark decisions. The decisions were made during a meeting of the Dubai Executive Council… Read More

Planning to travel to the Philippines anytime soon? Now is the best time to buy your flight tickets! Dubai’s flagship carrier, Emirates, is offering special fares to the Southeast Asian nation from June to August 2018. Travelers have until 24th June to avail of this special offer. With offerings such as these, for a company… Read More

As we look forward to this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises, which is happening from June 22 to August 4, there’s another major sale going on right now! Around 65 retailers in Dubai are offering huge discounts on gold, precious stones, and other jewellery until the 8th of July. The sales are part of “My Jewellery… Read More

dubai police iftar

Dubai Police recently prepared a 6km-long iftar table for workers this Ramadan season. The table was set-up inDubai Industrial Park in Jebel Ali and invited 12,830 workers to break the fast together. This meal was organized by a team of 35 restaurants with 500 volunteers and amounted to 200 hours of preparation. The initiative was… Read More

eid al fitr holiday uae

Eid Holidays for the public sector has been announced. According to a post from the official Twitter account of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, the Eid Al Fitr for federal entities in the UAE will begin from Thursday (June 14), the 29th Ramadan and will last until the third day of Shawwal. If Eid… Read More

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, peformed Umrah in Makkah last June 5th. His Higness was was accompanied by a number of ‘unknown soldiers’ from various government entities in Dubai. The ‘unknown soldiers’ were given the opportunity to perform Umrah along… Read More

A friendly reminder to everyone: beware of answering phone calls from strangers, especially those who ask for money. Through separate raids in Deira and a neighbouring emirate, Dubai Police have recently arrested 33 suspects who are part of a huge “telemarketing scam.” Here’s how the scam goes: a professional-sounding “telemarketer” makes a call. He/She says… Read More

There are certain substances that are banned in the UAE, and bringing them into the country is a criminal offence. At Sharjah International Airport recently, three suspects were arrested for trying to smuggle in 10 grams of marijuana and 30 kilograms of hashish hidden in bags. According to the Head of the Anti-Narcotic Department at Sharjah… Read More