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Last month, we reported about two women who went on trial in Abu Dhabi for getting pregnant out of wedlock. One of them was an Ethiopian, while the other was a Filipina. Recently, another Filipina, a saleswoman in Dubai, has gone on trial for getting pregnant after a one-night stand. After delivering her baby, the woman… Read More

Great news for Sharjah motorists! As part of their Golden Jubilee celebrations, Sharjah Police has announced a 50 percent discount on traffic fines incurred until October 18, payable until the end of the year. Meanwhile, black points accumulated until the same date shall be canceled. The announcement was made by the Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police,… Read More

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently updated their Smart Drive app, which helps provide navigation along city roads. This latest move comes as part of the agency’s Smart Dubai strategic goal and the government’s Smart City initiative. The RTA has always been active in launching new technologies for motorists and commuters. Earlier this year,… Read More

A friendly reminder to all expats and residents: saying bad words about Islam and Muslims could land you in jail, not to mention a hefty fine. A tourist in Dubai learned this lesson when he was arrested for getting drunk and cursing Muslims, Islam, and even God. There are several dos and don’ts in the… Read More

With only two weeks to go, we will soon be able to enter one of the top winter destinations in Dubai. That’s right! The 22nd season of Global Village will kick off on November 1st, 2017. Last year, the 21st season of Global Village was a smashing success. More than 5.6 million guests came to join… Read More

The search is on for UAE’s Best Nanny Awards 2017, brought to us by Rise, a wealth management platform for migrants. The lucky winner is set to win 1,000,000 in her home currency or AED 50,000. Just recently, a Filipina nurse won AED 1 million in the Big Ticket raffle draw. Could this year’s best nanny be… Read More

Great news for Nol card users! The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will soon be launching Nol+, a loyalty points program for Nol cardholders. The announcement was made recently during the GITEX Technology Week held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Basically, Nol is a smart card that you can use to travel via the Dubai… Read More

A few weeks ago, the President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, approved a new law for domestic workers. Federal Law No. 10 of 2017 contains 41 articles covering rules for recruitment agencies, labour contracts, working hours, and other matters. In response, Philippine officials in the UAE expressed their gratitude… Read More

One of the most-awaited attractions in the emirate these days is the Dubai Frame. Well, it looks like we won’t have to wait that much longer, since it will officially open this November! You heard that right! According to Director-General Hussain Nasser Lootah of Dubai Municipality, this towering landmark at Zabeel Park will finally open… Read More

Filipinos in the UAE seem to be on winning streak lately. Earlier this year, a Filipina in Dubai won 1K AED for safe driving. Similarly, a Pinoy salesman won 150K AED and an Infiniti car, while another lucky Filipino won 1 Million AED in a raffle promo! Just recently, another “kabayan” won in the biggest… Read More

A couple of weeks ago, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum pressed the button that launched Dubai’s flying taxi. Just recently, the Crown Prince opened another technology event at the Dubai World Trade Centre: GITEX Technology Week. GITEX happens to be the biggest and most popular technology exhibition in the Middle… Read More

A few months ago, we shared a video about traffic violations released by Dubai Police. The video showed a typical family while driving on the road — seemingly unaware that they were committing traffic violations that could lead to AED 4,200 in fines! Traffic violations are taken seriously in Dubai, and the latest regulation has to… Read More

Early this year, we shared about how much Emirates pilots earn per month. Given the highly technical nature of their job, they are entitled to a hefty salary and attractive benefits. But aside from airline careers, what are other high-paying jobs in the UAE? To answer this question, we referred to Emolument, a website that… Read More

The city of Dubai in the UAE is no stranger to awards. In fact, it has been dubbed as the “most liveable city” in the Middle East as well as the “best city for expats” earlier this year. Recently, Dubai has gained yet another recognition as one of the world’s best cities for driving. A study by… Read More

Recently, the “Mars Science City” project was launched at the annual meeting of the UAE government in Abu Dhabi. With a cost of AED 500 million and spanning 1.9 million square feet, it will be the largest space simulation city ever made. The project was launched by the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of… Read More