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With Dubai enjoying an increasingly popular reputation as a great tourist destination, it’s no surprise to find that Dubai has been called one of the top places in the world to visit. And while a large proportion of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year will come for its incredible shopping opportunities,… Read More

sponsor parents visa dubai uae

Expats who are thinking of bringing their mother or father in Dubai, here’s a guide to getting a UAE residence visa for your parents. We’ve written this step by step process so you can get an idea how to sponsor your parents in the UAE. One of the updates of applying for a visa whether… Read More

How to Use and Protect Emirates ID Card

The Emirates ID is an identification card issued by the Emirates Identity Authority. Every citizen or expat living in the UAE is required to have one, along with the personal identification number (PIN) that comes with the card. To protect you from identity theft and fraud, your Emirates ID is equipped with a three-factor authentication… Read More

The Al Wadi Nature Reserve is a 1,235-acre area in Ras Al Khaimah, situated within the Wadi Khadeja. Teeming with natural beauty and wildlife, the place is a haven for adventurous travelers, as well as those who long to experience the sights and sounds of nature. Nestled within the reserve is the Al Wadi Desert,… Read More

Smart-shopping is becoming a major trend in e-commerce in 2017. Online shoppers are no longer a small percentage of global trade, but according to various surveys – nowadays most shoppers are choosing the web for greater part of their total purchases. It’s faster, more convenient, more comfortable, and most often than not – cheaper. United Arab… Read More

Dubai was recently recognized as one of the best cities for architecture lovers. The emirate has made it to another prestigious list — the World’s Best Places to Visit, which was released by US News and World Report.    While making the list, US News gathered user votes, analyzed current trends, and consulted expert opinions.… Read More

eid-al-fitr-holiday-uae announced

Greeting everyone an Eid Mubarak! The first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr will be on Sunday, June 25, 2017. UAE moon-sighting committee has just announced that June 24 (Saturday) is the last day of Ramadan and June 25 (Sunday) will be the first day of Shawwal and Eid Al Fitr. This announcement was… Read More

anthony gacis dubai

Our next OFW interview is about Anthony, who lived in Dubai for 7.5 years and came back last 2016. Currently, he is the Group Training Manager for SFC Group. From being a server to becoming an international trainer, he worked his way up to becoming a manager and general director! His story motivates us to… Read More

Our next OFW interview features Louiela, who has lived in Abu Dhabi for 6 years. She is a Nurse by profession, but at the moment, you can find her traveling and vagabonding around Armenia! As an avid blogger, she has contributed articles to DubaiOFW before, particularly about her solo travel to Romania. A few months ago,… Read More

Previously, we wrote a feature about Ramadan fridges in public parks across the city, which provide refreshments for joggers and park-goers. Lately, the Dubai Municipality has added another feature, this time for book lovers: park libraries. Recently, the Director-General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, inaugurated the first library at Al Garhoud Park. Notably, the… Read More

Dubai is among “The World’s 20 Best Cities for Architecture Lovers,” which was released recently by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. The prestigious list puts the emirate alongside Athens, Barcelona, Rome, Seattle, Miami, and other cities that feature fascinating architecture. The international magazine described Dubai as a home to contemporary architecture. “Nothing can define a place… Read More

Are you often stuck in traffic and running late? Not to worry, because pretty soon, you may be able to “fly” to your destination! This is because the trial run for Dubai’s Autonomous Air Taxis (AATs) is set to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently… Read More

In celebration of “World WiFi Day,” WiFi UAE is offering free, higher-speed Internet to its hotspot users from June 20 to 27. This means that starting today — all the way through to Eid — we can enjoy free, 10 times faster Internet in over 400 WiFi UAE hotspots located nationwide. Notably, WiFi UAE provides… Read More

The Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Mosque in the Al-Mushrif area of Abu Dhabi has recently been renamed “Mariam, Mother of Issa,” which translates to “Mary, Mother of Jesus.” The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ordered the renaming of… Read More

For federal ministries and authorities in the UAE, the Eid al-Fitr holiday will start on Saturday, June 24, which corresponds to Ramadan 29. The announcement was made recently by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. Consequently, if Eid falls on June 25 (Sunday), regular work will resume on June 28 (Wednesday). Meanwhile, if Eid… Read More

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