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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.

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Employers keeping the passport of their employees may be a common scenario especially when working abroad. It is considered illegal as the passport is the property of the its owner, and not the employer. However, this can still happen especially for various reasons. This article shares an experience about one of our readers on how she… Read More

Last week, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai reminded motorists to obey traffic rules. They announced an AED 1,000 fine for not using indicators, while everyone was cautioned against sudden deviation or swerving between lanes, as this could lead to accidents. Once again, RTA warned motorists about reckless driving and sudden swerving on… Read More

Did you know that road accidents, injuries, and fatalities tend to peak during Ramadan? This could be attributed to the effects of fasting on the body. Since the Holy Month coincides with summer season, the extreme heat also leads to faster dehydration — affecting concentration. Fasting results in low blood sugar, which can hamper a… Read More

Although Ramadan is marked by periods of prayer, fasting, and reflection, it also includes festivities like Iftars, gift-giving, and sales. Earlier, we mentioned that some supermarkets are offering 50% off on groceries, while Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launched a “free view” promo. On the other hand, if you are planning to buy a new car,… Read More

To ensure everyone’s safety on the road, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has a list of traffic driving violations and fines that every motorists and pedestrian should know. Similarly, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in the UAE is determined to prevent road accidents. They are currently clamping down against reckless drivers who cut… Read More

Through a post on their official Twitter page, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) reminded everyone about the rules on work permits. In particular, they cited the top three reasons why a work permit should be cancelled or revoked. Basically, the work permit allows a person to enter the UAE for work purposes. It… Read More

If you are familiar with social media rules in the UAE, then you know that taking pictures of people without their permission is against the law. When it comes to spotting a violation, however, then you shouldn’t hesitate to capture photos and report to authorities. For instance, if you find an insect in your food or… Read More

Stopping over the UAE for a few days… or even a few hours? Got time to see famous sights across the emirates? With a transit visa, you can explore the country before heading to your next destination. Depending on your nationality and passport type, you can get a visa-on-arrival or a pre-planned transit visa when… Read More

The law in the UAE includes rules on going online and using the Internet. In relation to this, the Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently issued a statement, cautioning everyone against publishing or sharing fake news via social media networks. Specifically, the regulatory body put emphasis on Article 29 of Federal No. 5 of 2012,… Read More

Dubai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Fortunately, the city’s flagship carrier — Emirates — offers a great solution for passengers who would rather skip the long queues for security checks at DXB: the “Home Check-in” service. Recently, Emirates announced a new service that allows passengers to complete check-in procedures from… Read More

Feeling under the weather lately? Need to see the doctor or take a rest day? In a previous article, we talked about working hours, official leaves, and vacations based on the UAE Labour Law. Today, we are going to focus specifically on the “sick leave.” Section 9 of the UAE Labour Law discusses sick leave entitlements… Read More

We have previously talked about how to report emergencies while living in Dubai. However, did you know that there is a hotline for non-emergency cases, too? If you have any questions about traffic, crime, safety and security, human rights, children and family, etc. — simply dial 901. Recently, Dubai Police added a new feature to non-emergency… Read More

Just recently, we shared about how OFWs can save money through the SSS Flexi-Fund. Today, we are going to share about another investment opportunity: the Pag-IBIG MP2 Savings Program. You might be thinking, isn’t Pag-IBIG just for housing loans? Definitely not! Aside from the current Pag-IBIG 1 (P1) program, it also offers the “Modified Pag-IBIG”… Read More

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