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If you are going to the Philippines anytime soon, now is your chance to pack more items. Cebu Pacific (CEB), the country’s largest carrier, has announced a special promo for Middle East passengers. Those who are traveling to Manila from Dubai, Doha, Kuwait, and Riyadh will receive an extra 25kg baggage allowance from February 13 –… Read More

Cayan Group has released a statement strongly condemning the act of a Russian model performing a daredevil stunt by hanging on the edge of the Cayan Tower roof top. Dubai Police are also probing into the issue. This week, a video of Viktoria Odintcova surfaced on social media which shows her dangling on the rooftop of… Read More

rain uae weekend

UAE residents should prepare for another rainy weekend as more scattered rainshowers are to occur until Saturday. We have been experiencing an unstable weather in the UAE the past few weeks and the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) confirms that it will continue in the next few days. Unstable Weather in UAE to Continue A tweet from the… Read More

uae mars project

Although most people can only wonder about living on Mars, the UAE’s top officials are taking actual steps to realize this dream. One hundred years from now, the first human settlers could be living on the red planet, courtesy of the “Mars 2117 Project.” The project was revealed by none other than the Vice President,… Read More

An 850 Million AED worth of construction projects have started at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. This includes a high-rise residential tower of 55 storeys, 16 cinemas, and a retail and car park expansion of the mall. All this will create a new landmark in Jebel Ali area. Nakheel, master developer and creator of project… Read More

City beaches are about to get a makeover, as the Dubai Municipality plans to spend 35 million AED on improving marine facilities and coastal protection. This includes the addition of floating anchors, swimming barriers, and pollution prevention barriers. Based on an article from Khaleej Times, the two-year project was approved by the Deputy Ruler of… Read More

flying car dubai

The future of transportation in Dubai: Self-driving flying cars. With the goal of making Dubai as the smartest city in the world,  smart flying cars is definitely something to look forward to this summer of 2017. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with the Chinese EHANG Company, announced that it had carried out the… Read More

Filipinos in the UAE could be in for a treat, as Manny Pacquiao hinted that his next fight would be in the country. In a recent tweet on his official Twitter account, the boxing legend posted, “See you in UAE for my next fight.” Sports authorities within the country have yet to confirm the announcement. Pacquiao… Read More

A record-breaking 14.9 million overnight visitors came to Dubai in 2016, according to a statement by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. This is five percent higher than the number of visitors in 2015. It also indicates that the city is well on its way to attracting 20 million visitors annually by the time it… Read More

If you’re planning to renew your residence visa anytime soon, then you’d better have health insurance. The Dubai government is now upholding the “no health insurance, no visa rule” for all residents. If you are not insured, you will have to pay a fine of AED 500 per month. Even for those who have existing… Read More

The UAE ranked first among countries that have the best Halal ecosystems, according to the 2016-2017 Global Islamic Economy Report by Thomson Reuters. Malaysia and Turkey ranked second and third, respectively. The countries were ranked based on awareness campaigns, inbound Muslim travel, quality of Halal ecosystems, and sector’s contribution to employment. Muslim Travel Market “The… Read More

Social media is buzzing with excitement as pictures of the Al Maktoum family’s first female pilot are trending on Instagram. Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum, a member of Dubai’s ruling family, has just completed her first assisted flight as a commercial pilot. On Sunday, Sheikha Lateefa (her aunt) posted a photo of Shaikha Mozah on Instagram,… Read More

A Filipina living in Dubai has woken up after nine months of being in a coma. Perlite Almonte, 35, was admitted to the Rashid Hospital in April 2015, when she was found unconscious in the bathroom of her house. Upon examination, the doctors found that she had slipped into a coma. She is now undergoing… Read More

The Cabinet has approved a new entry visa system on Sunday. This system seeks to attract qualified and talented professionals to the UAE. It will be carried out in phases, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai. Seeking Global & Regional Talent The first phase of the… Read More

airport passenger uae

A reminder to all passengers, do not accept items from strangers when flying. You might not realize the item that you are carrying is illegal/banned in the UAE. An Arab passenger learned this lesson the hard way recently, when he agreed to carry a packet of “medicine” for a “friend’s sister.” Upon arriving at the Sharjah… Read More