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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.

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Residents of Dubai who want to travel to Australia for tourism purpose, here’s a guide how you can apply for a tourist visa based on an experience by one of our Dubai blogger contributors who was able to get a Australian single entry visa for 1 month. We hope you find this step by step guide… Read More

The President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has recently approved Federal Law No. 10 of 2017. This 41-article law includes provisions on domestic workers‘ labour contracts, working hours, official leaves, recruitment agencies, and settlement of disputes. The Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash,… Read More

In Dubai, you can report cases of violence or abuse by going directly to the nearest police station or by calling their emergency hotlines. Recently, the Dubai Police introduced a new way of reporting such cases: via their online platform. Cases of violence and abuse are often sensitive issues, especially when it takes places inside… Read More

Right now, you may be active, healthy, and young (or young at heart). You work hard in Dubai and you’ve managed to save or invest your financial resources. You are busy and always on the go, so making a last will and testament should be the least of your worries, right? Wrong! The UAE has… Read More

These days, if you go around asking people: “Which country would you like to work in?” For sure, many of them will answer: “Dubai.” Indeed, what used to be a vast, desert area in the UAE is now one of the most popular business and tourist destinations in the world. Even today, the list of… Read More

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All you Dubai online freelancers who are working from home, coffee shops or in co-working spaces, one tip we’ve found a place where you can bring your laptop and work for free (and without buying expensive cafe food or paying for a ‘day pass’). One of the places I recommend you visit are public libraries… Read More

Nowadays, the job recruitment process often begins and takes place on the Internet. Posting the job opening, submitting applications, conducting interviews (via Skype), discussing contracts — almost every step of the process, in fact — can now be done online. There are many advantages of online communication in job hunting: speed, affordability, and convenience, to… Read More

Getting a loan is quite common for most OFWs, even before they start working abroad. They usually borrow money for processing passports, visas, medical tests, and other fees. Of course, the plan is to start paying back loans as soon as they begin earning money overseas. Once they arrive in the UAE, however, some OFWs… Read More

If you’ve been working in the UAE for some time, then most likely you’re familiar with some of their labour laws, such as getting a labour card and the legality of job offer letters. On the other hand, if you are still in the planning stage, it helps to know these laws even before you apply… Read More

Currently, there are a number of Filipinos who live with their families in the UAE. Their children are usually enrolled in Philippine schools in the UAE, while their spouses are working here as well. Meanwhile, other Filipinos work in the UAE while supporting their families in the Philippines. However, not all of them are aware… Read More

In Dubai, finding a quiet place to read, do some research, or simply relax is easy. There are libraries in public parks where you can grab a book to read right after your regular morning jog. You can also visit any of the public libraries scattered across the city. The Dubai Public Library (DPL) is… Read More

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Dubai”? Is it a country or a city? Does it have towers and skyscrapers, or is it simply desert everywhere? Many people have heard about this place, but not everybody knows what they’ll really find here. Like other places around the world, Dubai has its… Read More

In a recent forum, Dubai Police urged Filipinos to be “partners” in upholding the laws of the UAE. They encouraged the Filipino community to dial “901” when needed, as well as to download and use the smart apps of the Dubai Police for a better and safer UAE. These specific reminders came up during a… Read More

Endangered species, extreme weather conditions, global warming — these are just some of the ecological issues facing the word today. And although we cannot totally foresee or control these things, we can do our part by leading an “eco-friendly” lifestyle. There are many things that we can do to help save the environment, right from… Read More

It was only last week when Japan-made Kikkoman soy sauce was banned from entering and circulating in the UAE. Just recently, another product has been banned in the country — a slimming product known as “Magic Slim.” The Dubai Municipality announced a ban on Magic Slim, a Chinese natural medicine used for dieting and weight… Read More

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Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the United Kingdom? Do you wish to see the Tower of London, ride the London Eye, or visit the Buckingham Palace? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then read on to learn how you can get a UK tourist visa! Getting a UK tourist visa while residing… Read More

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