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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.

how to behave uae dos and donts

Every year, many people arrive in the UAE for work and business, while even more come to travel and see the sights. Though the country welcomes visitors with open arms, it does so with a set of policies and guidelines. Just like any other culture, it has its own set of DOs and DON’Ts. If… Read More

Being an OFW has its perks: a higher salary, travel opportunities, and learning experiences that we wouldn’t have gained if we didn’t decide to go abroad. With greater purchasing power, however, we may be tempted to spend our hard-earned money on things that do not really last. While there is certainly nothing wrong with sending… Read More

career success

When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to go to work? Or do you have to force yourself out of bed — dreading the thought of facing another day in the office? If you answered the latter, then most likely you are on the wrong career path. Before you apply for a… Read More

sponsor parents visa dubai uae

Expats who are thinking of bringing their mother or father in Dubai, here’s a guide to getting a UAE residence visa for your parents. We’ve written this step by step process so you can get an idea how to sponsor your parents in the UAE. One of the updates of applying for a visa whether… Read More

How to Use and Protect Emirates ID Card

The Emirates ID is an identification card issued by the Emirates Identity Authority. Every citizen or expat living in the UAE is required to have one, along with the personal identification number (PIN) that comes with the card. To protect you from identity theft and fraud, your Emirates ID is equipped with a three-factor authentication… Read More

Are you planning to go on a holiday anytime soon? Whether you will be gone for a day or a week, it always makes sense to travel light. You only need the barest of necessities – clothes, camera, and some money of course! Aside from traveling light, it is also important to travel smart. Depending… Read More

With numerous graduates joining the workforce each year, finding a job these days is tougher than ever. You need something that will catch the attention of a potential recruiter with just one glance. In other words, you need an impressive and well-written resume. Since most of today’s applications are submitted online, companies often receive hundreds… Read More

Now that Ramadan has officially begun, it is time to learn words and phrases that are typically used during this month. Aside from some common greetings, these include a few terms that tell us more about Islam and its Five Pillars. During the Holy Month, you may also be invited to “Iftar,” which is the… Read More

Soon, we will be observing Ramadan in the UAE. This period marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During this time, Muslims practice fasting from sunrise to sunset. Based on Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. For Muslims around the world, fasting during this period is… Read More

Philhealth form 2

PhilHealth is a health insurance program mandated by the government of the Philippines. Formally known as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, it was established in 1995 to provide universal health coverage to Filipinos both inside and outside the country. While workers in the Philippines are generally required to be a PhilHealth member, the same is… Read More

The emirate of Dubai has a diverse and multi-cultural society. Because there are many expats living here, it is not uncommon to hear different languages being spoken at work and in public places. You may hear Hindi, Urdu, and even Tagalog anywhere you go! Amidst the variety of languages spoken in Dubai, the ones that… Read More

Previously, we’ve talked about what travelers should expect when visiting the country for the first time. In an earlier post, we discussed 20 things first-time tourists should know about the UAE, which pretty much sums up what most visitors need to know. This article, however, focuses on living in (and not just visiting) Dubai. If… Read More

Many Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) dream of putting up their own business in the future. Running a business can help you generate additional income for the family. It also allows you to “be your own boss” – in charge of your time, energy, and money. You may be thinking, “What kind of business should I… Read More

Every child who is born in Dubai should be registered with the Dubai Health Authority. For those of you who are preparing for the birth of your baby, here are the steps you need to take to register him or her in the emirate. When your baby is born, the hospital will issue a “notification… Read More

Relocating to another country is a huge decision. Aside from starting a new job, you will be living in a different place, with its own language and culture. You will need to consider where to stay, what to bring, and how to adjust to your new environment. Indeed, moving to another country may seem like… Read More