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Blog posts that will hopefully be of use to anybody who wants to learn anything about Dubai. How Tos, Dubai Laws, and government-related tips can be found here.


Being in Dubai, there are restrictions in respect to the community on how alcohol is marketed. Expats will need to get an license in order to purchase and consume alcohol. Please be guided on the qualifications, requirements, process, and tips when applying for a drinking permit. The UAE, being a Muslim country, strictly adheres to… Read More


In case you are planning to bring your spouse to Dubai and sponsor their residence visa, here’s a guide to help you do so. Below is a list of requirements, qualification and steps based on an experience by one of our readers who have shared their experience with us. Please be guided accordingly. Disclaimer: Be… Read More


Stunning prenuptial photos are circulating all over the internet and every day, you see at least one prenup picture uploaded in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. Fundamentally, a prenuptial shoot serves as a dry run for couples to feel more comfortable in front of the camera and to appear more natural on pictures on the… Read More


Planning to go on a trip to France to see the Eiffel Tower? Or maybe search and experience the best chocolates in Belgium? or drink a bottle of one of the finest port wine in Portugal? Aside from getting all your bags packed preparing to go, you will need one important thing: a Schengen visa.… Read More

investment opportunities OFWs

Working abroad is never easy. Many Filipinos are forced to leave the country not because they have a choice but out of necessity. With the promise of better wages in other parts of the world, Filipinos risk being away from their families to earn. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there is an estimated 2.4… Read More


Dubai is the land full of opportunities. The economy has been seeing an upward facing curve and will continue to do so. One of the most important factors in the growth of Dubai is undoubtedly the Aviation sector. There has been a noticeable increase in the number of international passengers flocking Dubai’s main airport over… Read More

LBC Smart Shelter Sheikh Zayed Road

Plenty of overseas Filipino workers regularly send support to their loved ones back home, whether it be in the form of financial support or via gifts. We always think about how our families are doing even if we may not be in the best circumstances ourselves. LBC Express, the leading courier and cargo service provider… Read More


We recently dropped by the PCG office to cast our votes for this upcoming Philippine National Elections. For overseas Filipino workers, our voting schedule started last April 9 and will end this May 9. The month-long voting gives us time to plan our days off or time off from work to visit the Consulate in… Read More

banned medicines in uae

Travel Advisory – People who travel to the UAE for tourism or for business, it is important that you are aware of medicines that are banned from being carried by any individual entering the country. Tramadol could be prescribed by doctors from other countries but bringing it into the UAE is a criminal offence. People committing… Read More

wedding seychelles dubai expats

If you want or have to get married soon (for whatever reason) and you don’t want the hassle of securing plenty of documents for the marriage, a good option as a Dubai resident would be to have a wedding in Seychelles. Seychelles is a group of islands in East Africa. There are plenty of Dubai… Read More

home insurance in dubai

With news reports of fire in different apartment buildings, it is important for every resident to think of ways to protect themselves in the event that this tragedy (knock on wood) might happen to them. Recent reports of fire of a residence building in Ajman is very alarming. It’s very disheartening to hear stories of… Read More

social media uae post warning PCG Dubai

A reminder to all UAE residents to avoid posting rumors on Social Media. The Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and the Northern Emirates reminds Filipinos to avoid publishing rumors on social media sites. 1 Million AED Fine for Damaging Social Peace and Public Order A press release from PCG says to “refrain from posting or… Read More


For expats in Dubai and the UAE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is the office that stamps your country documents so that it would be accepted by the UAE government for processing of papers. Whether you are applying for a family visa, husband/spousal visa, employment visa, etc. and you need to submit paperwork to… Read More