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dubai summer surprises uae

Six weeks of sale. This is what’s in store this summer as it signals one of the major shopping events in Dubai – the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). This is a season that a lot of residents anticipate due to the price of items in retail outlets and shops dropping. It’s a huge shopping spree… Read More

As Ramadan 2017 approaches, city services are getting ready for the month-long event. For their part, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced new timings for their services. The new timings cover working hours for Dubai buses, metro and tram services, and parking hours. All of these have been planned to help ensure the… Read More

A new officer has joined the Dubai Police force, and he is not just an ordinary cop. Being the first operational robot policeman in the world, “Robocop” is more than ready to help patrol the streets of Dubai. “Robocop” officially joined the line of duty at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC),… Read More

As of July 8, 2017, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be suspending flights from Manila to Abu Dhabi and vice versa temporarily. Specifically, flights PR 656/657, which operate every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday – will be cancelled until further notice. The airline will temporarily suspend the flights as it carries out “route assessment initiatives,” according to… Read More

Soon, we will be observing Ramadan in the UAE. This period marks the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. During this time, Muslims practice fasting from sunrise to sunset. Based on Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad. For Muslims around the world, fasting during this period is… Read More

One of the biggest events during Ramadan in the UAE is the Night Market. This year, the Ramadan Night Market will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) from June 1 to 10, 2017. The 10-day event will feature brands and products from all over the world. Visitors can also choose from a variety… Read More

Situated along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, only 15 minutes away from Dubai, is the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club. It offers state-of-the-art facilities for golf, paintball, pistol and rifle shooting, and gym training. It also has restaurants, a spa, and other recreational facilities. The Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club opened in 2005, through the… Read More

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, who is fondly called “Mother of the UAE,” has been chosen as the “Person of the Year 2017” by the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation. The announcement was made in a ceremony held recently at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Notably, HH Sheikha Fatima… Read More

Fossil experts from the UAE have identified a previously unknown species of hippos. They made the discovery while studying the fossils of an extinct relative of the hippopotamus that lived in Abu Dhabi’s Al Dhafra region. The new hippo species has been named Archaeopotamus qeshta. The first word translates to “ancient river,” while the second… Read More

Just when you think the majestic Burj Al Arab couldn’t get any better, two new islands will be added to both sides of the luxury hotel. This coming June, the “Marsa Al Arab” mega project will break ground in Dubai, to be completed by the year 2020. The launching of the AED 6.3 billion mega… Read More

More and more people are riding public transportation these days. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that for the first quarter of 2017, the number of passengers riding the Dubai Metro and public buses has increased compared to last year. The Dubai Metro lifted a total of 51.371 million riders from January to March… Read More

Have you ever wondered how much a pilot earns in a month? As part of its latest recruitment campaign, Emirates Airlines has released information about the monthly salaries of their pilots. At present, Emirates flies to a total of 155 destinations in 83 countries around the world. It has about 4000 pilots, which consist of… Read More

Philhealth form 2

PhilHealth is a health insurance program mandated by the government of the Philippines. Formally known as the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, it was established in 1995 to provide universal health coverage to Filipinos both inside and outside the country. While workers in the Philippines are generally required to be a PhilHealth member, the same is… Read More

super sale dubai

Dubai will have a 3-day citywide super sale on 18-20 May 2017. This is great news for those who are saving money to buy items during sale season as retail therapy has just gotten earlier. You can get as much as 90% discount on clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories, electronics, home stuff, etc. Take note that this sale… Read More

Russelito B. Sanchez bartender

Our next OFW feature. Meet Russell, a world-class bartender who has been in Dubai for 12 years now. He is the first-ever winner and hall-of-fame in the World Class Raising the Bar in the Middle East by Diageo, beating other competitors in the region. He is currently working as a beverage consultant, developing beverages for various international… Read More

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