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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.

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

uk tourist visa dubai

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

how to apply for usa tourist visa dubai

If you are a resident of the UAE and you have plans of traveling to the United States of America (USA), you need to apply for a US visa to travel legally. Unless your passport allows you to travel freely to the US without any issue, then you’re going to need a visa before going there.… Read More

Since many Dubai residents are tenants, disputes over rent occasionally happen. Oftentimes, the tenant and landlord are able to resolve things by themselves. However, if they cannot settle the matter amicably, they should bring the matter to the Rental Dispute Settlement Centre (RDSC). You will find the RDSC at the Dubai Land Department. It was… Read More

If you are planning to go to Dubai or if you have just arrived here, then you are probably thinking about getting a mobile phone connection. There are two companies to choose from: Etisalat and Du, which are governed by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA). Both Etisalat and Du have a range of service options,… Read More

dress code dubai

Probably the most asked question by newcomers or travellers to Dubai is “what do I wear?” Do I need to cover my hair? “Can I wear a bikini on the beach or at the water park in Dubai? “Can I wear a short dress to the shopping mall in Abu Dhabi?” Women are usually the… Read More

When applying for a job, it’s important to have a detailed resume that presents your education, experience, skills, and qualifications. But aside from your resume, it is also important to have a good cover letter, which adds a personal touch to your job application. Basically, the cover letter introduces you to a potential employer. Through… Read More

Guide to Banking Money Matters and Taxes in Dubai - Featured Image

Since salaries or wages are tax-free in Dubai, many expatriates are able to save and live comfortably in the emirate. Banking is relatively easy, and there are many options for making payments, shopping, and sending money both locally and abroad. The official currency in the UAE is the Dirham, which is abbreviated as AED, DH,… Read More

Cost of Living in Dubai - A Guide - Featured Image

The cost of living in Dubai is one of the highest in the Middle East. In fact, the Mercer Cost of Living Survey ranked it 21st out of 209 cities worldwide in 2016. Residing in Dubai is also more expensive than living in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. Despite higher living costs, many… Read More

With the blazing sun, rising temperatures, and warm breezes – summertime is in full swing across the UAE. And while there is nothing much we can do to control the weather, there are many ways for us to stay cool and beat the heat this summer! Beating the summer heat means more than trying to… Read More

We’ve all encountered them in one way or another — superiors that are hard to please, irritable, arrogant, or refuse to accept suggestions. Instead of providing good guidance and leadership, they seem to be making the office an unbearable and frustrating place to work in. On the other hand, try to put yourself in the… Read More

Losing a passport, driver’s license, getting a car stolen — these things could happen to anyone. And as a foreigner living in another country, you may feel scared or even panic when you lose something very important. Fortunately, there’s a better way of responding to the situation. If you lose something in the UAE, simply… Read More

How to Sponsor a Maid or Nanny in Dubai

If you are married, the head of the family, and earning at least AED 6000 per month, then you are qualified to sponsor a maid or nanny in Dubai. You can sponsor a maid from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Generally, sponsoring a maid in Dubai is done in three major… Read More

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

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