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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.

Soon, we will be observing Ramadan in the UAE. This period marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During this time, Muslims practice fasting from sunrise to sunset. Based on Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. For Muslims around the world, fasting during this period is… Read More

Philhealth form 2

PhilHealth is a health insurance program mandated by the government of the Philippines. Formally known as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, it was established in 1995 to provide universal health coverage to Filipinos both inside and outside the country. While workers in the Philippines are generally required to be a PhilHealth member, the same is… Read More

The emirate of Dubai has a diverse and multi-cultural society. Because there are many expats living here, it is not uncommon to hear different languages being spoken at work and in public places. You may hear Hindi, Urdu, and even Tagalog anywhere you go! Amidst the variety of languages spoken in Dubai, the ones that… Read More

Previously, we’ve talked about what travelers should expect when visiting the country for the first time. In an earlier post, we discussed 20 things first-time tourists should know about the UAE, which pretty much sums up what most visitors need to know. This article, however, focuses on living in (and not just visiting) Dubai. If… Read More

Many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) dream of putting up their own business in the future. Running a business can help you generate additional income for the family. It also allows you to “be your own boss” – in charge of your time, energy, and money. You may be thinking, “What kind of business should I… Read More

Every child who is born in Dubai should be registered with the Dubai Health Authority. For those of you who are preparing for the birth of your baby, here are the steps you need to take to register him or her in the emirate. When your baby is born, the hospital will issue a “notification… Read More

Relocating to another country is a huge decision. Aside from starting a new job, you will be living in a different place, with its own language and culture. You will need to consider where to stay, what to bring, and how to adjust to your new environment. Indeed, moving to another country may seem like… Read More

The UAE government aims to ensure a healthy living environment at all times. For this reason, people who are coming into the country for the first time are required to undergo medical tests. These help to ensure that the community is well-protected against infectious diseases. In Dubai, these tests are conducted through the Dubai Health… Read More

There are over two million Filipinos working in different parts of the word, and the number keeps getting higher by the day. These Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) often leave the country in search of “greener pastures” as well as to support their families. By the time their contract ends, some Pinoys are able to save… Read More

As OFWs, we all know how it is to be “homesick.” We feel lonely, depressed, and isolated. Our mind wanders to the comforts of home, where our family and friends are. Sometimes, our feelings may even affect our concentration and performance at work. Indeed, homesickness is often associated with sad and negative feelings — but… Read More

Some people go abroad by getting hired directly by a foreign company. Meanwhile, some people gain overseas employment through a recruitment agency. For those who are planning to work abroad, you might be thinking — which method is better? Overseas employment, whether through direct hiring or a recruitment agency, varies for everyone. Each situation has… Read More

how to pay dubai police fine online

In case you get into an accident on the road, knock on wood, here’s a step by step guide how to pay your Dubai Police Traffic Fine online. The Dubai Government is making it more convenient as you don’t have to go to their office/headquarters just to pay your penalty. Note: Be advised that during… Read More

dragon mart shopping tips

If you love shopping but you’re on a budget, then the best place to visit is Dragon Mart. This is a 1.2-kilometer giant supermarket that hails all the way from China. It offers a wide selection of clothes, food, furniture, gadgets, shoes, toys — practically everything you could ever need! Since Dragon Mart is often… Read More

uae ramadan schedule

It’s June and in this month will be the start of the Ramadan season in Dubai and the UAE. This is the month-long celebration where our Muslim brothers and sisters practice fasting.  They abstain from eating during certain times of the day. Given that the UAE is a Muslim country, as expats, we are advised… Read More

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines racism as “racial prejudice or discrimination.” In other words, it refers to any behavior that judges people based on their race or nationality. Fortunately, racism is not much of an issue in Dubai, since most of the residents here are expatriates. Still, if you encounter racist behavior or discrimination of any… Read More