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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.

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

renew uae vehicle license online

Car owners whose vehicles are about to expire will need to renew it or face penalties. Once you have purchased a car in Dubai, it is your responsibility to pay your fines and renew your vehicle registration to make sure that you are legally allowed to drive your car. We had our car for a… Read More

Previously, we’ve shared about how to update your Membership Data Record (MDR) with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) online. Today, we are going to talk about how you can file a benefits claim even if you are hospitalized abroad. Whether you are a land-based Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), seafarer, or Filipino with dual citizenship —… Read More

In an earlier post, we shared important telephone numbers that everybody should know. The list includes contact numbers of the Ministry of Labour, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), taxi services, and other agencies that all expatriates in Dubai should be familiar with. This time around, we would like to focus on how to report different kinds… Read More

The Social Security System (SSS) is one of the ways in which Filipinos can save for the future. By making monthly contributions, members can apply for loans, acquire benefits, and eventually receive pension. Previously, we shared about how members can check SSS contributions online. Aside from these services, did you know that SSS has a… Read More

There are different modes of transport in Dubai, but if you drive a car, you’ll need to upgrade your plate soon. The Roads of Transport Authority (RTA) recently announced that all motorists with owned registered number plates from A – Z should upgrade these to the new design. Car owners with owned registered number plates can… Read More

The UAE Labour Law includes policies on wages, working hours, and other matters regarding workers’ rights and welfare. There’s even a law for domestic workers that came out last year, ensuring that they are properly compensated as they render their services. Today, we would like to focus more on the safety and protection of workers. How can… Read More

UAE residents who plan to visit Sri Lanka and may need to get a visa before-hand, here’s a step by step guide how to get an eVisa online prior to your travel to this Asian country. Take note that some nationalities may or may not need to get an tourist visa on hand as it… Read More

In a previous article, we shared several tips for eco-friendly living in Dubai, citing ways in which we can help save the environment. Today, we are going to focus on how to save and conserve one of the most important natural resources on Earth: water. Did you know that 97 percent of the water on Earth… Read More

For those of you who want to travel and visit India, depending on your passport, you may need to process an India visa beforehand. Here we share a step by step guide on how you can get an Indian eVisa online. This experience is shared by one of our DubaiOFW contributors, Japeth, who wanted to… Read More

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

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