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abu dhabi construction worker hole

A labourer fell into a hole in a construction site in Abu Dhabi and emergency team immediately came to the scene to rescue him. In a post by Abu Dhabi Police, they received a call around 10:15am notifying them of a construction worker stuck in a hole somewhere in Al Shawamekh area. Also Read: UAE… Read More

fire global village

A fire broke out at the Global Village this Monday (June 25, 2018) morning. The Dubai Civil Defense posted an announcement on social media about the incident to which they have responded quickly. The park is currently closed to the public (since April 2018) and they are set to open again in October 2018. Authorities have mentioned that… Read More

uae amnesty 2018

Another welcome news which will offer much relief for resident expats in the UAE is an amnesty program wherein visa violators will get a chance to exit the country without paying any Fines for overstaying. This is part of the “Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status” initiative of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA).… Read More

6 months visa for job seekers

Among the major highlights from the new UAE visa policies include a 6 months temporary visa for job-seekers in the country. This UAE 6-month visa is catered to job applicants who have overstayed their current visa but still wish to work in the country. Also Read: UAE Labour: Working Hours, Leaves and Vacations This is… Read More

12-hour sale dubai

Watch out, a 12-hour sale is happening on 22nd June 2018 from 12pm to 12am in participating Majid Al Futtaim malls across Dubai. Discounts of up to 90% are offered as well as other promos and surprises. As part of the 6-week Dubai Summer Surprises sale (the biggest summer shopping season in the emirate), there… Read More

Last week, the UAE Cabinet announced major changes in visa rules, including transit visas wherein eligible travellers can get a 48-hour stopover for free. These new regulations are bound to boost the economy, especially since a huge chunk of passengers entering the country are tourists who are simply “passing through.” Also Read: UAE Announces 6-Months… Read More

Not long after the UAE Cabinet announced changes in visa rules, they’ve made other important decisions: one-year visa extensions for widows and divorcees, as well as one-year visas for people from countries plagued by wars and natural disasters. Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE… Read More

Making the rounds on social media is a picture of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The photo shows the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in the hospital, paying a visit to an injured motorist. The patient, Ali Redha Al Hashimi, got into an accident last… Read More

A friendly reminder to all travelers: NEVER accept goods from strangers, no matter how innocent or “harmless” they may seem. For all you know, you could be carrying a banned item into the UAE, which could land you in jail or cost you a hefty fine! To caution passengers against accepting items from strangers, the Abu… Read More

Our Dubai history timeline mentions how the emirate has transformed from a desert-filled landscape into a bustling metropolis. Just thinking about this truly amazes us, but have you ever wondered how Dubai’s transformation looks like… from outer space? Fortunately, the answer to this question is here! The National Aeronautice and Space Administration (NASA) has released satellite… Read More

uae new visa policies

The United Arab Emirates government has announced new UAE visa policies. Here we list some important points that you should know as an expat especially with these major changes. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, headed the amendments on visa and… Read More

emirates airport free ice cream

Summer in Dubai can get pretty hot and one of the cool things if you happen to travel via Dubai International Airport is that Emirates is serving complimentary ice cream to all its customers. Also Read: 6-Week Summer sale during the Dubai Summer Surprises season The ice cream cups will be given out at Terminal 3… Read More

By this time next year, we could be gazing up at a new, state-of-the-art structure at Gate Avenue, a premium cultural, leisure and retail development situated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The magnificent “DIFC Grand Mosque” is set to open in 2019. The DIFC Grand Mosque will be accessible 24 hours a day… Read More