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Dubai Tips

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.

Compared to most other places in the Middle East, Dubai has a liberal dress code. If this is your first time to visit the city, it’s good that you know about the customs and how to behave. There are some guidelines on what to wear, although people here can usually wear anything they like. While… Read More

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I needed to get a health insurance as all dependents need to have one as mandated by a new rule in the UAE. I had to search for insurance companies in Dubai that would be able to provide just a basic minimum coverage in order to comply  with the new rule. I ended up going to… Read More

If you have been living in the UAE for some time, you might have thought about bringing your children to the country as well. To do this, you need to get them a residence visa through sponsorship. We’ve discussed before how you can sponsor your spouse in the UAE. In this article, you will learn… Read More

Canada has been one of the places where Filipinos and expats tend to look for work. According to a conversation I had with a colleague, he and his family are using Dubai as a stepping stone while preparing documents and gathering experience. He said it’s much easier to apply to immigrate from Dubai to Canada… Read More

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Known for its ultramodern architecture – with the world’s tallest skyscraper built on its land, impressive man-made islands, luxury cars just typically roaming their streets, and automated teller machine dispensing gold (while ours only have the capacity to dispense cash!), it is no wonder Dubai is listed among the most expensive cities in the world,… Read More

Summer is coming soon in the UAE, so don’t forget to wear your shades and lather on the sunscreen. This is also the season for getting your car tinted, as a means of protection against the glaring summer heat. Related Post: How to Apply for a Driving License in Dubai But before you go and… Read More

Many Filipinos aspire to go abroad in the hopes of finding a good job and supporting their families back home. Some are able to land great jobs through trusted agencies. However, there are many who fall prey to illegal scams and end up losing their hard-earned savings. To avoid becoming a victim of illegal recruitment… Read More

Being an OFW is not easy. Aside from the demands of daily work and the challenge of living in a foreign land, there is a constant battle that you have to face: homesickness. “It’s more fun in the Philippines,” as the slogan goes. Indeed, this country is filled with exciting places, loving people, fantastic food,… Read More

Working abroad offers great opportunities, but it also comes with certain risks. Although many OFWs do not encounter serious problems while working overseas, we often hear about cases of exploitation, trafficking, and abuse of our fellow Filipinos. Related Post: Services Offered by PCG Dubai and Overseas Labour Office in Dubai One only has to watch… Read More

How long do you plan to live in Dubai? Perhaps a year or two — maybe five years — a decade? No matter how long the period of stay, one thing is for sure: you don’t have to worry about furniture. Everything you’ll ever need to furnish your home or office is right here! Whether… Read More

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These days, more and more Filipinos are going abroad to search for “greener pastures” and to provide for their families back home. Some of them are able to save and invest their money into buying a new house, a new car, and even starting their own business. However, not all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) become… Read More

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Expats in Dubai who want to travel to Egypt may need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand. Depending on your nationality, you may need to visit the Consulate General of Egypt to get a visa so you can travel to this country. Here’s a step by step guide how. Egypt offers the traveler with… Read More

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For Filipinos, it is good to have a Social Security System (SSS) account as a means of saving for the future. The system also offers insurance, loans, and other benefits. Hence, it is important to keep track of contributions by going to the nearest SSS branch and verifying your transactions. However, going to an SSS… Read More

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For Filipino citizens, the NBI Clearance is a document which states that they are cleared of any criminal records. Although this is not often a requirement for working in Dubai, you might find yourself needing it for other purposes, such as migration to another country. Fortunately, you do not have to be in the Philippines… Read More

dubai flat rental

If you are planning to rent a new apartment in Dubai, there are certain terms and procedures you may need to go through in order make it a smooth process and to avoid disputes in the future. We have transferred a few times in our life as an expat in the UAE. We have created… Read More