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Close to 7,500 Filipinos in the UAE Avail Amnesty since August

Approximately 7,500 Filipinos based in the UAE have received amnesty since August of this year, as shared by a top diplomat. However, more than half of this number chose to stay in the country, according to a report by Gulf News. ALSO READ: UAE Amnesty Program Extended Until December 1 Since the amnesty program was offered… Read More

Dubai Arena Gears Up for 2019 Opening

Concert-goers in the Emirati nation have a lot to look forward to in 2019, as the region’s largest, air-conditioned indoor arena, the Dubai Arena will be open to the public by next year. ALSO READ: Catch Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee, Pinoy Artists on Dec 14 in Dubai With this development, citizens of the global city… Read More

An Iranian national was sentenced to serve six months of jail time followed by immediate deportation for allegedly raping a Filipina salesperson in Dubai as shared in a report by the Gulf News. ALSO READ: Dubai Taxi Driver Faces Jail Time for Touching US Officer in Cab Based on the testimony of the 33-year old Filipina complainant, she had received a WhatsApp message from the defendant inviting her out for a barbecue and shisha night in the desert with his friends, to which she declined. Asian Man to be Deported for Allegedly Raping a Filipina in Dubai The two were introduced by a common friend back in 2016, but did not really hit it off since. This was the reason why the 33-year old Filipina found it strange for the 29-year old Iranian to invite her out all of a sudden for barbecue and shisha with his friends in the desert, to say the least. Despite the refusal, the man was still able to invite the woman to go out for coffee instead. The man picked up the Filipina from a Dubai Metro station and in spite of her refusal to drive out in the desert to meet with the man’s friends, he still insisted to go where they spent the night up until 3 in the morning. After a long night of smoking shisha, barbecuing, and drinking, the woman asked to be dropped back home. However, instead of driving the 33-year old Filipina back home, the 29-year old Iranian allegedly took the woman’s clothing off and had forced himself onto her inside his car. The Dubai Court of First Instance had sentenced the man to six months imprisonment despite his contention that what had happened was consensual sex, and not rape. The Presiding judge Habib Awad also dismissed civil lawsuit filed by the Filipina wherein she demanded AED 21,000 in temporary compensation. Following his incarceration in Dubai, the man will be immediately deported back home. However, the defendant filed an appeal against the judgment, and he is scheduled to appear before the Court of Appeals later this month.

An Iranian national was sentenced to serve six months of jail time followed by immediate deportation for allegedly raping a Filipina salesperson in Dubai as shared in a report by Gulf News. ALSO READ: Dubai Taxi Driver Faces Jail Time for Touching US Officer in Cab Based on the testimony of the 33-year old Filipina… Read More

DOLE: OFWs to be Exempted from Aviation Charges

International airlines accommodating overseas Filipino workers in the Gulf region have been called out by the Philippines’ Labour Department to not collect aviation charges for OFWs travelling abroad, as shared in a report by Gulf News. ALSO READ: Tax Refund for UAE Tourists to Start in Mid-November Last November 5 (Monday), Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello… Read More

More than AED 100 Million Worth of Fake Goods Seized by Abu Dhabi Police

A friendly reminder to all shoppers: before you buy, make sure that the items are original! Over the past nine months, Abu Dhabi Police have seized more than AED 100 million worth of counterfeit products, including 31 prestigious brands, the Emaratalyoum Newspaper reported. ALSO READ: Abu Dhabi Police Arrest 5 Men for Possession of Illegal Drugs So… Read More

[WATCH] Pinoy-made Diwata-2B Flies into Orbit along with the KhalifaSat

Just as the UAE had a big reason to celebrate last Oct 29 when the first Emirati-made satellite, the KhalifaSat, was launched into space from Japan, the Philippines also had its own share of breakthrough with the successful launch of its second microsatellite, Diwata-2B, through Japan’s H-IIA rocket. The H-IIA rocket, which has a capacity… Read More

uae holiday prophet muhammad

The UAE has announced the holiday for employees in the public/federal/government sector on November 18, 2018 – Sunday in celebration of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. This was declared in a post from the official Twitter account of the UAE Government (@UAEGov). With this declaration, workers in the government offices will get a long weekend from Friday… Read More

Asian Couple Steals AED 300K Diamond in Dubai Gets Arrested in India 6

In less than 24 hours, Dubai Police authorities were able to recover a precious gem after it had been stolen in Dubai and brought all the way to India, WAM News Agency reported. ALSO READ: Dubai Police Warns Against “Free” Online Games According to a high-ranking official, an Asian couple stole a 3.27 carat diamond worth AED… Read More

Apple Device Owners in the UAE Can Now Use Two Mobile Numbers

Multinational UAE-based telecomm services provider, Etisalat, has recently announced the launch of the 12.1 iOS-compatible eSIM for Apple devices – the first of its kind in the world, as shared in a report by Arabian Business. ALSO READ: Guide to Getting a Mobile Phone Connection in Dubai With the new e-SIM available, Etisalat subscribers can… Read More

man sharjah photo fine woman

An Indian man had been slapped with a fine of AED 5,000 for allegedly taking photos of a woman who was involved in accident with him without her knowing or permission. ALSO READ: UAE Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Newcomers The Court of Appeal of Sharjah had ordered the man for payment of the fine… Read More

big ticket abu dhabi britty markose

An Indian expat who has been in Dubai for 9 years won the top prize in the recent raffle draw of Big Ticket Abu Dhabi. Britty Markose won the top prize (10 Million AED) with his winning ticket number 208011 in “The Big 10 Draw Series 197” raffle which was announced on Saturday 10am on… Read More

Anti-Money Laundering Law Approved in the UAE

The UAE has passed the anti-money laundering law that will address terrorism financing, as well as a foreign investment law that will allow foreign enterprises to enjoy the benefits of doing business in the country similar to what their local counterparts have, as shared in a report by The National. ALSO READ: Top 3 Nationalities… Read More

World's Largest Car Dance Set in Dubai

Once again, a new world record has been set in the UAE! Nissan Patrol, in coordination with Nissan Middle East, has just pulled off the “largest synchronised car dance” in the world! ALSO READ: Dubai Sets Record for “World’s Biggest Awareness Message Using LEGO Blocks” According to a press release by Nissan Motor Corporation, 180 Nissan Patrols… Read More