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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

The President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has recently approved Federal Law No. 10 of 2017. This 41-article law includes provisions on domestic workers‘ labour contracts, working hours, official leaves, recruitment agencies, and settlement of disputes. The Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash,… Read More

The Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, witnessed the first flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT). The two-seater vehicle, designed by German manufacturer Volocopter, is the first self-flying taxi in the world. The trial run for Dubai’s flying taxi was held near Jumeirah Beach Park recently. The Crown… Read More

Planning to buy some household items, but you’re on a tight budget? Worry no more, as there will be new markets selling secondhand furniture, electrical appliances, household utensils, and even scrap building materials in Dubai. Recently, the Dubai Municipality announced the construction of new buildings that will gather all used goods in one location. This… Read More

dubai police spanish tourist lost phone

Only in Dubai can you see the government returning a lost cellphone back to a person’s home country. A video posted by Dubai Police on their Instagram page shows the Spanish tourist thanking the Tourist Police Department for the efforts in retrieving her stolen phone. We’ve posted a news story before when a taxi driver… Read More

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, and the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, held bilateral talks recently. The talks were held alongside the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Aside from Sec. Cayetano, Dr. Gargash also met with Edward… Read More

Two women, an Ethiopian and a Filipino, have gone on trial after getting pregnant out of wedlock. Both of them are residents of Abu Dhabi, and they are being tried separately. In the UAE, sex outside marriage is illegal, in accordance with Sharia law. Hence, after receiving information that the two women got pregnant —… Read More

Announcement to all the ladies! Selected malls across Dubai and the UAE are offering free health screenings for women this September and October. The free health checks are part of “Feel the Beat,” a heart health awareness campaign that is being conducted in all Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls. The campaign seeks to spread awareness… Read More

fire skygardens tower in difc

Today, September 16 – Saturday, a fire broke out in a high-rise building in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The Sky Gardens tower is a 45-floor tower in the major financial area in the city. Dubai authorities and emergency teams are on the site fighting the fire and evacuating the residents. We hope everyone is… Read More

All expats in the UAE are required to undergo medical fitness tests, particularly when applying for an employment, residency, or education visa. And so, medical fitness centers here are always busy, with many applicants waiting for their turn to get examined. Fortunately, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) continues to improve their services. They launched “one-stop”… Read More

The Philippines and United Arab Emirates recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the hiring of domestic workers. Under this agreement, only registered agencies are allowed to recruit domestic workers from the Philippines for employment in the UAE. The memorandum was signed at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) office in Abu… Read More

Dubai is known to be a place where the world’s “firsts” are created. It has the world’s first robocop, roaming the streets and helping to keep the city safe. It will also feature the world’s first 3D printed skyscraper, an upcoming addition to Dubai’s spectacular skyline. At the Cityscape exhibition held in Dubai, another “first”… Read More

If you’re a frequent flyer with Emirates, then you’re in for a treat! The UAE’s premier airline is currently offering additional baggage allowance to selected flights. Now you won’t have to worry or stress about packing too much baggage! Earlier this year, Emirates forged a partnership agreement with flydubai to enhance their services in the region… Read More

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has been introducing new and upgraded programs for OFWs lately. There’s the OWWA scholarship program, which caters to OFW dependents. And now, there’s also an enhanced livelihood program for OFW returnees. The “Balik Pilipinas! Balik Hanapbuhay!” (BPBH) program is designed for OFWs who have come back to the Philippines… Read More

The Guinness World Records 2018 edition has just been released, and it includes new records made in the UAE. That’s right! The emirates has achieved not just one, or two, but 24 world records in the past year — bringing the total number of UAE’s records to 190! The UAE has the world’s tallest building,… Read More