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The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the UAE. It also happens to be one of the largest mosques in the world. Among the many places to visit in Abu Dhabi, you definitely shouldn’t miss seeing this magnificent structure with your own eyes! The grand mosque was named after… Read More

how to renew indian passport

We’ve already shared about how Filipinos can renew their passports in Dubai. Today, we would like to share with our Indian readers how they can renew their passports while residing in the emirate. The validity of Indian passports is 10 years for adults, and 5 years for minors (below 18 years old). In this article, we… Read More

Global Pinoy Idol Dubai

Filipino celebrities Erich Gonzales, Matteo Guidicelli, Enchong Dee as well as news and radio personalities Zen Hernandes and Keri Belle were flocked by over 5000 fans who went to see the stars at the Al Ghurair Centre. This occasion was for a press con to promote the Global Pinoy Idol happening at the Crowne Plaza… Read More

Being the third-largest emirate in the UAE, Sharjah offers plenty of things to do for travellers. You can visit the historic Al Hisn Fort, ride the Eye of the Emirates, catch a cricket match at Sharjah Stadium, and stand in the rain without getting wet. Wait… what?! The Rain Room is an “immersive installation” by Random International,… Read More

Raise your hands if you’ve always wanted to take photos from the top of Burj Khalifa (me, me!). Well, now is your chance to visit the tallest tower in the world — and get a huge discount! The entrance fee to the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa is now at 50 percent off for Dubai Metro… Read More

Great news for those of you in the private sector… your next long weekend has just been confirmed by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE)! Similar to the announcement made to the public sector, Thursday, 13th September 2018 has been declared as an official paid holiday for the private sector. The date marks Al… Read More

In a previous article, we featured Ibtihaj Muhammad, a prize-winning fencer and the first American athlete who wore a hijab while competing at the Olympics. Today, we would like to present another beautiful, hijab-clad lady who is making history: Sara Iftekhar. Sara is a 20-year-old Muslim student taking up law at the University of Huddersfield.… Read More

There are things that first-timers should know about living in the UAE, stuff that you can and cannot do. Spitting chewing gum on the road, for example, could cost you a hefty fine. You can chew bubble gum all you want, just don’t throw it on the road — or else you will have to pay an… Read More

After the Eid Al Adha holiday, you might have been wondering when your next “break” would be. Well, if you’re in the public sector, your next long weekend has just been confirmed! The UAE Cabinet has declared Thursday, 13th September 2018, as a holiday for federal entities and ministries in the country. The date marks the… Read More

The UAE space programme plans to build a city on Mars someday, though it also has projects that are much closer to home. One of these is KhalifaSat, the first ever UAE-built satellite made entirely by Emirati engineers, and it’s going to be launched very soon! The Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed… Read More

Now that the school year has begun, you may still need to do some last-minute shopping for bags, notebooks, pencils, rulers, crayons, and other supplies. You can buy these at most malls in Dubai; plus, you can get the chance to win AED 250,000 worth of cash! Yay! That’s right! The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) is… Read More

The UAE and the Philippines ranked among the top destinations for travellers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the latest figures from Wego, which recently released its MENA Traveller Destination Leaderboards for the second quarter of 2018. Wego, the “largest online travel marketplace” in the region, is a provider of… Read More

The Dubai Fitness Challenge will be back once again! The city’s flagship fitness initiative, launched by Dubai Crown Prince His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last year, will return for its second run next month! According to Dubai Tourism, this year’s event will take place from October 19 – November 17, 2018. For… Read More

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