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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.

Although Ramadan is marked by periods of prayer, fasting, and reflection, it also includes festivities like Iftars, gift-giving, and sales. Earlier, we mentioned that some supermarkets are offering 50% off on groceries, while Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launched a “free view” promo. On the other hand, if you are planning to buy a new car,… Read More

To ensure everyone’s safety on the road, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has a list of traffic driving violations and fines that every motorists and pedestrian should know. Similarly, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) in the UAE is determined to prevent road accidents. They are currently clamping down against reckless drivers who cut… Read More

Through a post on their official Twitter page, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE) reminded everyone about the rules on work permits. In particular, they cited the top three reasons why a work permit should be cancelled or revoked. Basically, the work permit allows a person to enter the UAE for work purposes. It… Read More

If you are familiar with social media rules in the UAE, then you know that taking pictures of people without their permission is against the law. When it comes to spotting a violation, however, then you shouldn’t hesitate to capture photos and report to authorities. For instance, if you find an insect in your food or… Read More

Stopping over the UAE for a few days… or even a few hours? Got time to see famous sights across the emirates? With a transit visa, you can explore the country before heading to your next destination. Depending on your nationality and passport type, you can get a visa-on-arrival or a pre-planned transit visa when… Read More

The law in the UAE includes rules on going online and using the Internet. In relation to this, the Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently issued a statement, cautioning everyone against publishing or sharing fake news via social media networks. Specifically, the regulatory body put emphasis on Article 29 of Federal No. 5 of 2012,… Read More

Dubai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Fortunately, the city’s flagship carrier — Emirates — offers a great solution for passengers who would rather skip the long queues for security checks at DXB: the “Home Check-in” service. Recently, Emirates announced a new service that allows passengers to complete check-in procedures from… Read More

Feeling under the weather lately? Need to see the doctor or take a rest day? In a previous article, we talked about working hours, official leaves, and vacations based on the UAE Labour Law. Today, we are going to focus specifically on the “sick leave.” Section 9 of the UAE Labour Law discusses sick leave entitlements… Read More

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

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