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how to pay dubai traffic fines online RTA

In case you are wondering how you can pay your RTA Dubai traffic fines online, we have created the step-by-step guide in order to help you. We have gone through this process ourselves as we also have some fines to pay. Please be advised that you will need to shut off your fines before you… Read More

There are quite a number of beaches in Dubai, both public and private. One of these is Jumeirah Open Beach 1, an area that was recently transformed into a new, exciting dining and entertainment attraction — La Mer Dubai, which was opened to the public recently. The beachfront development is the latest destination brought to… Read More

skype ban block uae

Over the weekend, Skype users have complained about interruption in their phone calling service when trying to communicate with families/friends. Responses from the 2 UAE telecom providers (Etisalat and Du) confirm that Skype as well as other unlicensed Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps like WhatsApp, Facetime, Viber, etc. are blocked in the UAE. Related… Read More

The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world today… but not for long. At this very moment, the iconic structure that will surpass even the height of Burj Khalifa is being built – the Dubai Creek Tower, which will be completed in the year 2020. A few months ago, we shared about a mega-replica… Read More

sale athletes co dubai shopping festival

In case you are wondering what happens when there’s a sale in Dubai, here are a few photos and videos that show how how busy the crowd can get. Last December 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Athletes Co. offered a 49 AED sale on all items. The sale lasted only for 3 hours or… Read More

The much-awaited Dubai Frame will be open on 1st January 2018. But recently, the iconic structure opened its doors to a very special guest: the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. As the name suggests, the structure serves as a “frame” for… Read More

infiniti car raffle pinoy dubai shopping festival

A Filipino won 150,000 AED cash and an Infiniti QX60 car in the first Infiniti Mega Raffle of the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival. Nicanor Pozon is the first winner of this daily prize which was announced at the Global Village on 26 December. Last year, a Pinoy also won in the DSF raffle. The Infiniti Mega Raffle is a… Read More

flash sale dubai shopping

While much has been said about last night’s 12-hour flash sale where plenty of us might have complained about the traffic and how full the malls were, let us not forget the staff and crew who worked more than the usual number of hours just to accommodate every shopper who wanted to take advantage of… Read More

Barely a month after this new resort opened in Dubai, it has already been gaining prestigious recognition. Bvlgari Resort & Residences Dubai, which opened on December 7, was recently hailed by Luxury Travel Intelligence as the “Best New Luxury Hotel of 2017.” Designed by renowned Italian architectural firm, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, Bvlgari Resort &… Read More

muslims celebrate christmas uae

Do Muslims celebrate Christmas? This is a question raised by Emirati artist, Khalid Al Ameri, which is also relevant as plenty of expats are celebrating holidays in the United Arab Emirates. This video posted on Facebook has been circulating on social media and has since gone viral. While the general answer is no (Christmas is… Read More

The topic of using VPNs in the UAE has turned up especially during a recent confirmation on Skype voice and video calls being blocked in the country. In case you are new to this term, a VPN (Virtual Private Network) acts like cloak for your computer/smartphone/tablet and assigns you another IP address different from the… Read More

How much do nannies/domestic helpers earn in the United Arab Emirates? Here’s a recent survey conducted by a Dubai start-up firm that shares important details especially to those who have plans of working as a helper abroad. Recently, we featured the winners of the UAE’s Best Nanny Awards 2017. Amazingly, the top three winners are… Read More

Our latest OFW interview is about Kristine, a 29-year-old Filipina in Dubai. She holds a degree in Nursing and is actually a Registered Nurse — though her career has taken her to different fields. She has worked in the BPO industry, fitness and customer service, and is now a Sales Supervisor for a travel and… Read More

A huge chunk of the UAE population is composed of expats from all over the world. And so, it is not surprising that money transfer services in the country amount to billions of dirhams. In fact, from January to September 2017, expat remittances amounted to a total of AED 121.1 billion! This astounding figure was reported… Read More

Previously, it was Latin pop sensation Enrique Iglesias and sultry diva Mariah Carey who headlined the Dubai Jazz Festival. This time around, another international singer will hit the stage during the 16th edition of the annual event: Grammy Award winner Ricky Martin! Ricky Martin is known for his chart-topping hits: “Living La Vida Loca, “She Bangs,” and… Read More

“Coz all of me… loves all of you…” You gotta admit, John Legend’s soulful hit is now a “legend” (pun intended)! And if you want to hear him sing live, then head to the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on 22 February 2018 — the second day of the Dubai Jazz Festival. That’s right! The highly… Read More

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