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The Dubai Eye (Ain Dubai) is fast taking shape, with construction passing the halfway mark. Once completed, this gigantic attraction on Bluewaters Island will be the largest Ferris wheel in the world. The Dubai Media Office shared images of the structure on social media recently. The High Roller in Las Vegas, which opened in 2014,… Read More

Taxis in Dubai just keep getting better and “smarter.” Earlier this year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) installed free Wi-Fi and touch screens in hundreds of Dubai taxis. This time around, they will be setting up new “smart meters” in all taxicabs across the city. The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive… Read More

Starting this August, residents of Dubai can complete all their medical tests in just one place. This is made possible through a new electronic system that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch in their Medical Fitness Centers around the city. Getting a medical test is mandatory for all expatriates in Dubai and across the… Read More

A friendly reminder to all bicycle riders: obey traffic rules, or face the consequences. Recently, hundreds of cyclists learned this lesson the hard way. The Dubai Police confiscated 225 bicycles, as part of a week-long inspection and campaign on safety rules and conditions. The Deputy Director of the Traffic Department at Dubai Police, Colonel Jamal… Read More

Previously, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine featured Dubai among the world’s best cities for architecture lovers. Recently, the emirate has made it to another prestigious list by the international publication — the seven best beaches in the Middle East. In fact, the UAE not only has one, but two of its beaches in the list: Saadiyat… Read More

Are you aware of the latest traffic rules? As part of their information campaign about the updated traffic laws, Dubai Police has released a video. It shows how a simple family outing can lead to AED 4,200 in fines if one is not aware of these traffic violations. Dubai Police shared the informative video across… Read More

Brace yourselves for more sweltering, summer days as the weather in the UAE is expected to get even hotter next month. The months of July and August are typically the hottest in the country, when temperatures reach a maximum of around 48 to 50 degrees Celsius. From 2003 to 2016, the average maximum temperature for… Read More

Summer time in Dubai means longer, sweltering days under the sun — so everyone is trying to find ways to beat the heat. As for the ruling family of Dubai, summer means jetting off for a cool and relaxing holiday somewhere in Europe! Related Post: How to Apply for a Schengen Tourist Visa in Dubai… Read More

A Filipina based in Dubai lost her beloved pet cat during a fire that happened in Al Muraqqabat last week. However, 26-year-old Angelie Agoncillo Mangalidan is now all smiles after receiving a wonderful surprise from Dubai Civil Defence recently. In the spirit of the “Year of Giving,” the Dubai Civil Defence gave Angelie a cat… Read More

Two of Dubai’s premier airlines, Emirates and flydubai, entered into an extensive partnership recently. Each airline will still be managed independently as they combine their systems and operations — in a bid to expand their services and provide better travel experiences. The partnership will involve code-sharing, network integration, and coordinated scheduling between the two airlines.… Read More

Pretty soon, we’ll be seeing a multi-billion dirham facility rise in the city, as the Dubai Food Park mega-project takes off. This impressive complex will be the first of its kind in the Middle East — a sure sign of the emirate’s competitiveness in the food industry. The 5.5 AED billion project was launched recently… Read More

Faster Processing of Residency Permits Coming Soon

Soon, we won’t have to wait too long for our residency permits, as UAE authorities have announced plans to reduce their processing time by 50 percent. This is part of the government’s latest move towards achieving the National Agenda of the UAE Vision 2021. Measures to hasten the processing of residency permits have been planned… Read More

ofw id card for filipinos

Whenever OFWs come to the Philippines for a vacation, they need to renew their Overseas Employment Certificates (OECs) before going back abroad. Although this requirement helps to ensure that they are properly documented, it can also be a time-consuming process. Fortunately, OFWs will no longer have to renew their OECs every time they come home.… Read More

Couples should avoid explicit public displays of affection

A reminder to everyone to please be aware of the law that sex outside marriage is illegal in the UAE. In other cultures, couples who are living together even if they are not married does not seem like much of a big deal. Being a Muslim country, however, the UAE is governed by the Sharia Law,… Read More

eid-al-fitr-holiday-uae announced

Greeting everyone an Eid Mubarak! The first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25, 2017. UAE moon-sighting committee has just announced that June 24 (Saturday) is the last day of Ramadan and June 25 (Sunday) will be the first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr. This announcement was… Read More