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Not long after the UAE Cabinet announced changes in visa rules, they’ve made other important decisions: one-year visa extensions for widows and divorcees, as well as one-year visas for people from countries plagued by wars and natural disasters. Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE… Read More

Jollibee has just opened in Al Ain Mall. Located at the 2nd floor food court, this is the 12th branch in the UAE. Jollibee is the largest fast food chain brand in the Philippines, operating a Philippine network of more than 1000 stores. Also Read: Places to Visit in Al Ain City It’s great to… Read More

A friendly reminder to all travelers: NEVER accept goods from strangers, no matter how innocent or “harmless” they may seem. For all you know, you could be carrying a banned item into the UAE, which could land you in jail or cost you a hefty fine! To caution passengers against accepting items from strangers, the Abu… Read More

uae new visa policies

The United Arab Emirates government has announced new UAE visa policies. Here we list some important points that you should know as an expat especially with these major changes. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, headed the amendments on visa and… Read More

sheikh mohammed family eid al fitr

Like many residents in the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE & Ruler of Dubai, just celebrated the Eid Al Fitr holiday with his family. Sheikh From pictures shared on Instagram by latifa.mrm, we can see Sheikh Mohammed spending time with the accompany of his grandchildren. The family… Read More

Today, 15th June, marks the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid al-Fitr. And so, we would like to greet everyone in Dubai and the UAE… Eid Mubarak! Last night, the Moon-Sighting Committee of the UAE sighted the Shawwal crescent moon for the Hijri year of 1439. Hence, Sultan… Read More

emirates airport free ice cream

Summer in Dubai can get pretty hot and one of the cool things if you happen to travel via Dubai International Airport is that Emirates is serving complimentary ice cream to all its customers. Also Read: 6-Week Summer sale during the Dubai Summer Surprises season The ice cream cups will be given out at Terminal 3… Read More

By this time next year, we could be gazing up at a new, state-of-the-art structure at Gate Avenue, a premium cultural, leisure and retail development situated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The magnificent “DIFC Grand Mosque” is set to open in 2019. The DIFC Grand Mosque will be accessible 24 hours a day… Read More

Last week, the Dubai Executive Council announced that tuition fees will not increase in private schools this year. Certain business fees have been decreased or waived as well. Meanwhile, more important changes have been made recently by the UAE Cabinet. The UAE Cabinet met in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to discuss foreign workers’ insurance, visa facilitation,… Read More

dubai school eid holiday

Schools in Dubai will be closed on Thursday (June 14) until Sunday (June 17) in celebration of the Eid Al Fitr holiday. This is according to a tweet posted by the official account of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and makes it a 4-day long weekend for students. However, they have also reminded everyone… Read More

eid al fitr holiday

After the announcement of Eid for the public and government sector, Eid Al Fitr for the private sector has also been published. The month-long season of Ramadan is about to end and the holiday has been announced as the first and second day of Shawwal which is either June 15 or 16 (Friday and Saturday). Based on… Read More

Planning to travel to the Philippines anytime soon? Now is the best time to buy your flight tickets! Dubai’s flagship carrier, Emirates, is offering special fares to the Southeast Asian nation from June to August 2018. Travelers have until 24th June to avail of this special offer. With offerings such as these, for a company… Read More

Last week, it was confirmed that a viral video of a man on fire in the Dubai Mall was fake, and that the incident did not happen in the UAE at all. In fact, spreading fake news — through print, electronic media, or any other means — is illegal and could lead to jail and a hefty… Read More