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Last year, we mentioned that a Warner Brothers theme park is coming to the UAE. Well, that day is happening very soon! On July 25th, Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi will officially open! The theme park will be the first Warner Brothers indoor theme park in the world. Situated on Yas Island, the AED 1 billion… Read More

People living in the UAE speak highly of the safety and security in the country. In fact, the Ministry of Interior has announced that 98.6 percent of the country’s residents feel safe. Hence, it is not surprising why the UAE ranked among the safest countries in the world. Last year, Emirates (the flagship carrier of… Read More

Just the other day, we shared about the Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for men and women, which the UAE Cabinet approved recently. Today, we are going to feature a new policy that the Federal National Council has just passed: the “Anti-Begging” Draft Law. Based on the new legislation, anyone who will be found guilty… Read More

The current administration, under President Rodrigo Duterte, has been consistently supportive of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Early this year, he led the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank (OFB). Just recently, he vowed to end the abuse on OFWs in the Middle East. The President made this promise last April 14th after meeting Pahima Alagasi,… Read More

Planning a trip to Dubai Parks and Resorts? Well, getting there has just gotten easier! The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new bus route that goes straight to one of the most popular tourist attractions and entertainment destinations in the country. Starting today, 17th April 2018, visitors can take Bus Route DPR1… Read More

The House of Representatives in the Philippines recently formed a technical working group (TWG) that will consolidate three related bills. The common goal of these bills is to provide retirement benefits as well as welfare assistance to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). At present, working Filipinos — including OFWs — can take advantage of savings and… Read More

Although the UAE Labour Law already has special provisions for women in the workplace, this latest announcement would empower them even more. Recently, the UAE Cabinet approved the “Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women.” The law helps to ensure that men and women have equal career opportunities. It also goes in… Read More

With a huge number of Pinoys having jobs in Dubai and elsewhere in the UAE, the country includes a significant Filipino-speaking population. Remarkably, the government has recognized this by making official announcements using our national language! To better communicate with the Pinoy community in the UAE, Abu Dhabi Police has started broadcasting announcements in Filipino, the… Read More

Looking for a way to stretch your budget? We’ve got awesome news! The Ministry of Economy has announced a price reduction in numerous grocery products and goods this coming Ramadan. According to the Ministry, shoppers can look forward to huge discounts — up to 50 percent off — on more than 10,000 products. The nationwide… Read More

If you are planning to renew your passport anytime soon, then you need to make an online appointment. According to the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai, “walk-in” applications for passport renewal will no longer be accepted starting April 10, 2018. Through a recent advisory, the Consulate announced that only certain groups of people are exempted from… Read More

Is your job at risk of being replaced by a robot? A global survey reveals that with more and more companies going hi-tech, some types of workers may lose their jobs to non-human counterparts. Recently, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a report listing occupations that are most likely to be replaced by… Read More

Home furnishings retailer IKEA will soon be launching its first store in Manila, Philippines. By 2020, the global furniture company will open at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) complex, which is one of the largest shopping destinations in the world. According to Alexander Pomento, Vice President for Investor Relations of SM Prime Holdings, Inc.,… Read More

Dubai’s flagship carrier has done it again! Emirates is introducing a “virtual reality” experience through their brand new Skylights theatre headsets. These are currently on trial in the Business Class Lounge of Concourse B at the Dubai International Airport. Customers can try out the headsets in the Business Class Lounge for the entire month of… Read More