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Dubai residents, please be advised about a new fee for government transactions. An additional AED 10 will be charged for every transaction, based on Law No. 01 and Law No. 02 of 2018, which are the Knowledge Dirham Fee and Innovation Dirham Fee, respectively. These laws have been issued recently by the Vice President, Prime… Read More

sheikha hessa death

On Sunday, 28th January 2018,Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced Sheikha Hessa’s death and called for three days of official mourning. Sad news as UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is mourning the death of his mother, the late Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, who passed away today, January 28th,… Read More

With only a thousand days to go before Expo 2020 Dubai, event organizers have launched its first international marketing campaign. Based on the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” — the campaign visuals are simple yet brilliant, colorful and make a lasting impact. Last August, we shared images from the Expo 2020 Dubai site, taken… Read More

About a month ago, we shared images of the Dubai Creek Tower as it undergoes construction in the Dubai Creek Harbour, one of Emaar’s latest projects. Pretty soon, it will be the tallest structure in the world, and everyone is really excited to see this upcoming iconic tower! Recently, the Vice President and Prime Minister of… Read More

Earlier this month, we witnessed the royal wedding of Sheikh Suhail bin Ahmed bin Juma Al Maktoum and Sheikha Maryam — who happens to be the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Just recently, another Emirati couple got married. Their is not your… Read More

TRA Fine VPN use

Ever since the blocking of Skype and other Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps in the UAE, people have been wondering how to make calls online. Etisalat has offered legal VoIP calling services as an alternative, while some people use Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) instead. Recently, however, a viral text message has been going around, asking the… Read More

There are around 10 million Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in the world today. They work in various jobs in Dubai, Hong Kong, Canada, United Kingdom, and many other places. Most — if not all — regularly send money to their families back home in the Philippines. With so many OFWs, have you ever wondered exactly… Read More

There are quite a number of do’s and don’ts in the UAE when it comes to dress code, public behaviour, and other matters. If you’re a smoker, beware of throwing cigarette ends on the sidewalks or streets of Dubai. Otherwise, you will have to pay a hefty fine. In a bid to maintain cleanliness and discourage… Read More

As we all know, this year marks the “Year of Zayed,” in honor of the founding father of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. As a tribute to his outstanding achievements and legacy, a memorial will be inaugurated on 22nd January 2018 in Abu Dhabi. Under the directives of the UAE President,… Read More

When it comes to creating the “world’s firsts” — Dubai is certainly up to the challenge. Early last year, the city featured the world’s first 3D-printed skyscraper. A few months after that, the world’s first “Robocop” or robot policeman came out to help patrol the streets of Dubai. Just recently, the city witnessed yet another pioneering… Read More

A few months ago, we shared the news that a bank for OFWs, which will specifically cater to Filipinos working abroad — will open this year. Sure enough, the Office of the President in the Philippines has announced the opening of the bank today, 18th January 2018. In a recent press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry… Read More

Just the other day, we talked about social media rules in the UAE and the consequences of sharing inappropriate posts online. As if by coincidence, a woman has been jailed and fined recently in Abu Dhabi. Her crime? Posting and sharing indecent videos on the Internet. Related Post: 21 Tips First-Time Visitors to the UAE Authorities… Read More

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was at Dubai Citywalk over the weekend and here are some pictures of him strolling inside the venue. As it’s so much better to be outdoors in Dubai because of the lovely weather, there’s plenty of activities in the emirate especially during weekends. While you might be… Read More