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The undertaking of a new project named “The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour” has been laid out by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai). The tower aims to be the tallest building in the world boasting over 2,800 ft, it’s Pinnacle room will have 360 degree view over the city… Read More


The date is set: 31 October 2016. The largest theme park destination in the region will finally open its gates to the general public. Riverland, a themed destination for retail, dining and entertainment will open along with three theme parks: Bollywood Parks Dubai, Motiongate and Legoland (together with Legoland Water Park). Aimed to further boost… Read More


The Dubai Water Canal is set to open this November 2016! Great news as this is another grand development that has been planned in Dubai. The RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) announced via a series of messages in Twitter, that the project is getting final touches as it is being prepared for its official unveiling and… Read More


UAE residents, the 2nd of October 2016 is announced as a holiday for both private and public sectors in celebration of the Islamic New Year. Since October 2 is a Sunday, this means a long weekend (including Friday and Saturday before) for everyone. Gitex Shopper – Biggest Mega Sale on Gadgets from 1-8 October 2016… Read More

things to know when doing charity in dubai

The PCG (Philippine Consulate General) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates advises Filipinos working in the UAE  to avoid spearheading fund/charity drives without legal approval. As decreed in 2015 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and PM of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Decree No (9) states that “Collection of… Read More

pinoys visa run advisory

Filipinos abroad warned against the risks of doing visa runs. The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates is sharing a public advisory from the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Authority) regarding the implicit risks of doing Visa runs which is considered as one of the means being used illegally by human traffickers and drug… Read More

eid al adha uae 2016

Eid Al Adha holidays in 2016 is expected to fall on September 9-13 and UAE residents could have a possible 5-day break (including the weekend). The Islamic calendar is based on the moon sighting and according to a report from Emirates 24/7, Eid Al Adha holidays usually begin a day before Eid, on the day… Read More

immigration filipinos fake documents uae

Filipinos travelling to UAE, beware of using forged or fake documents. In 2015, close to 2000 Pinoys were off-loaded due to this scenario. The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai has posted a press release where Filipinos use ‘spurious papers’ and were endorsed for a second screening because of possessing questionable documents such Affidavits of Support and… Read More


An Emirates flight crash landing happened at the Dubai international airport earlier this August 2016. From Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum – India) to Dubai (UAE), the plane caught fire and had to make an emergency landing. With the quick action of the cabin crew and staff, all 282 passengers were able to escape the burning plane. A… Read More


Government employees in the UAE will have a long nine-day break after the end of Ramadan (including the two weekends). According to a report from official news agency WAM, based on the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the UAE Cabinet chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed… Read More


Eid Al Fitr is coming next week and a report from WAM news agency states that UAE Ministry of Labour has declared it as an official paid holiday for all private sector employees in the UAE and these 2 holidays will be on the first and second days of Shawwal. We previously posted an article… Read More

eid al fitr holiday uae

Ramadan season in the UAE started last June 6 – Monday. This is a season of fasting that normally spans a month. Based on the June 6 start date, the Eid Al Fitr is likely to fall on July 5 or July 6. Government employees in the UAE are likely to enjoy a 5-day holiday… Read More

dubai expo2020 site

Dubai Expo 2020’s master plan has been revealed for Dubai Site, it is one of biggest expectations that will create a lot of jobs and will boost the welfare of the economy. Jebel Ali will present the exhibition of innovation, products and trade during the six-month period that may bring in more than 180 countries… Read More