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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.

In a previous article, we talked about working part-time in the UAE. Today, we will focus on full-time workers, particularly on legal working hours, overtime, and other related matters. What are the regular working hours in the UAE? When is a period of work considered as “overtime”? These are just some of the questions that we… Read More

Previously, when an Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) comes to the Philippines for a vacation, he or she has to renew the Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) before returning abroad. This can be a time-consuming process, given the limited time he or she has while in the country. Fortunately, the new OFW ID issued by the Department of Labor… Read More

Just like in other countries, jobs in the UAE generally fall under two major categories: public and private sector jobs. The former includes positions in government agencies, while the latter involves career openings in private businesses and enterprises. Furthermore, there are different types of employment contracts under each category. Private sector jobs are classified into… Read More

Is it legally possible to take on a second job in the UAE? As a matter of fact, it is! Since 2010, the UAE Labour Law has allowed those who already have a full-time job to take on a part-time job, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their existing tasks and responsibilities. Moreover, the… Read More

The UAE prides itself for being a modern, progressive country with a diverse and multicultural population. That being said, it is still a Muslim country that follows Islamic laws, which prescribe specific guidelines for social etiquette, dress code, and public behaviour. If you are a first-time visitor in the UAE, there are certain things you should… Read More

how to cancel uae residence visa

The residence visa is issued to people who are working in the UAE. It is also issued to a family member or dependent, which a UAE resident has sponsored. The visa is valid for 2 to 3 years and may be renewed for as long as the resident is working in the country. But what happens… Read More

Are you currently searching for a new job in Dubai? Is your contract about to end or has it ended already? Either way, you have to address an extremely important and urgent matter: money. Like most (if not all) expats, you arrived in Dubai seeking a job that pays a good salary. However, when your… Read More

The Emirates ID is one of the first things you should acquire upon arriving in the UAE. It is necessary for work, travel, and other purposes. When the time comes to renew your ID, companies would usually ask you to have it processed on your own. Most people go to typing centres to renew their Emirates… Read More

Amid rising costs, we should always be on the lookout for tips on saving money. In recent months, the Ministry of Energy in the UAE mentioned about the increase in fuel prices. And so, today we present some tips on how you can save money on petrol in Dubai. Aside from housing and food, most… Read More

In a previous article, we shared some tips for creating an eye-catching resume. Companies receive hundreds, if not thousands, of resumes each day, so getting called for an interview is already an achievement in itself. Now that you have an interview schedule, what’s next? The job interview is perhaps the most important part of your… Read More

Since February 4, Cabinet Resolution No. (1/8) of 2017 has come into effect in the UAE. This means that all foreign workers who are coming into the country must submit a Good Conduct & Behaviour Certificate — as one of the requirements in getting a work visa permit. The resolution covers all foreign workers, including Pakistanis.… Read More

Upon arriving in the UAE, first-time visitors often notice the vast cultural diversity. There are about 160 nationalities currently living in the country, so you can imagine the many different languages, traditions, religious beliefs, and customs — all coming together in a single place! Despite all of these differences, citizens and residents of the UAE live… Read More

To our fellow Pinoys who are planning to send a “balikbayan box” back home, make sure that you send it via an accredited cargo company. Beware of sending your package through “fly by night” companies. Otherwise, your box and its contents could get lost, or worse — stolen. The warning was issued by an official… Read More

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