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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.

dragon mart shopping tips

If you love shopping but you’re on a budget, then the best place to visit is Dragon Mart. This is a 1.2-kilometer giant supermarket that hails all the way from China. It offers a wide selection of clothes, food, furniture, gadgets, shoes, toys — practically everything you could ever need! Since Dragon Mart is often… Read More

uae ramadan schedule

It’s June and in this month will be the start of the Ramadan season in Dubai and the UAE. This is the month-long celebration where our Muslim brothers and sisters practice fasting.  They abstain from eating during certain times of the day. Given that the UAE is a Muslim country, as expats, we are advised… Read More

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines racism as “racial prejudice or discrimination.” In other words, it refers to any behavior that judges people based on their race or nationality. Fortunately, racism is not much of an issue in Dubai, since most of the residents here are expatriates. Still, if you encounter racist behavior or discrimination of any… Read More

Whether you’ve been staying in Dubai for three months or three years, there is never a dull moment here. As a first-time UAE visitor, you will surely be amazed by towering skyscrapers to magnificent mosques, from gorgeous parks to amazing malls — the city seems to have them all. But regardless of how long you… Read More

Nowadays, more and more people are heading to Dubai for work and business purposes. Eventually, some of them end up staying here to settle down, get married, and start a family. Just like in other countries and cities, Dubai marriages involve certain legalities, depending on the couple’s nationality and / or religion. If you are… Read More

These days, most people use the Internet to search for jobs. With just the click of a button, you can send your resume to a prospective employer — saving you both time, money, and energy. But be careful when applying for jobs online. The ease and accessibility of the Internet has also led to the… Read More

Perhaps the hardest thing about going abroad is that you will be separated from the people you love. It becomes even harder if you are leaving behind a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse. Before you know it, you find yourself in a long-distance relationship, better known as “LDR.” Fortunately, there are many things that you can… Read More

A friendly reminder to all motorists: avoid putting on make-up or smoking shisha while driving. Otherwise, you will be fined AED 800 and slapped with 4 black points. The new rules, along with other driving regulations, will take effect starting July 1, 2017. These were officially signed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of… Read More

al ain center computer shop

Aside from Gitex shopper season, the Al Ain Computer Plaza is one of the places where you can buy cheap laptops, computers, hardware and software, Macbooks, etc. in Dubai. This is a shopping mall which is located outside a Al Fahidi metro station. They also offer computer repairs and gaming accessories. Based on our experience, the… Read More

Your passport is your most important document whenever you travel abroad. It serves as your primary means of identification, especially if you are visiting or working in another country. But what happens if you lose your passport? This may sound like an enormous problem, indeed. Fortunately, in Dubai, there are steps you can take to… Read More

Compared to most other places in the Middle East, Dubai has a liberal dress code. If this is your first time to visit the city, it’s good that you know about the customs and how to behave. There are some guidelines on what to wear, although people here can usually wear anything they like. While… Read More

takaful emarat cheap health insurance dubai

I needed to get a health insurance as all dependents need to have one as mandated by a new rule in the UAE. I had to search for insurance companies in Dubai that would be able to provide just a basic minimum coverage in order to comply  with the new rule. I ended up going to… Read More

If you have been living in the UAE for some time, you might have thought about bringing your children to the country as well. To do this, you need to get them a residence visa through sponsorship. We’ve discussed before how you can sponsor your spouse in the UAE. In this article, you will learn… Read More

Canada has been one of the places where Filipinos and expats tend to look for work. According to a conversation I had with a colleague, he and his family are using Dubai as a stepping stone while preparing documents and gathering experience. He said it’s much easier to apply to immigrate from Dubai to Canada… Read More

al satwa street art dubai

Known for its ultramodern architecture – with the world’s tallest skyscraper built on its land, impressive man-made islands, luxury cars just typically roaming their streets, and automated teller machine dispensing gold (while ours only have the capacity to dispense cash!), it is no wonder Dubai is listed among the most expensive cities in the world,… Read More