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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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Many years ago, when you ask people about “Georgia” they often think about a U.S. state. Not many had heard yet about a small country that bears the same name — a country that sits at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Today, however, Georgia is fast becoming one of the most popular… Read More

Many of us are familiar with the Deira Fish Market, which has been around for as long as we can remember. Aside from going there to buy fresh fish at great prices, locals and expats also come to mingle, take leisurely walks, and of course – capture interesting photos! Surely, many of us will miss… Read More

Starting June 15, there will be a mandatory midday break for establishments whose employees work under direct sunlight. The midday break will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, which will be enforced until September 15, 2017. The announcement was made by Dubai’s Standing Committee for Labor Affairs. The midday break is in accordance with… Read More

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, has directed the early issuance of salaries for government employees, social welfare beneficiaries, and retirees. In accordance with this directive, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered the… Read More

If you happen to travel to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, then you shouldn’t miss a trip to “Old Town Tbilisi.” Commonly referred to as Tbilisi Historic District, this place is known for its cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and historic monuments. Several years ago, the government of Tbilisi launched a program to “revive” Old Town… Read More

The Tbilisi Marriott Hotel is a luxury hotel in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Set in a 100-year-old building, this elegant hotel is situated right in the center of the city. From here, you can explore and marvel at Tbilisi’s cultural attractions and colorful history. Upon entering the hotel, a gorgeous, atrium-style lobby awaits. Crystal… Read More

Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with Al Rawabi, has installed fridges in public parks across the city. Each fridge is filled with dates, dairy, and juices for park goers who are taking walks, jogging, or engaging in exercise. The fridges are part of Ramadan Walk, a new initiative that seeks to promote health awareness in the… Read More

In the near future, we can expect to see more self-driving vehicles in Dubai. Through the “Self-Driving Transport Strategy,” the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) aims to transform 25% of the city’s total mobility journeys into self-driving journeys by the year 2030. The strategy was recently approved by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and… Read More

Are you planning to go on a holiday anytime soon? Whether you will be gone for a day or a week, it always makes sense to travel light. You only need the barest of necessities – clothes, camera, and some money of course! Aside from traveling light, it is also important to travel smart. Depending… Read More

Our next OFW interview features Apple, who has been living in Dubai for about 3 years now. He is currently working as a Flair Bartender for OUNCE Facilities Management LLC. Prior to this, he was a bartender for TGI Fridays at the Mall of the Emirates. Due to his outstanding talent and skills, Apple has… Read More

Locals and expats in the UAE who express sympathy towards Qatar on social media may face up to 15 years in jail. What’s more, they could be asked to pay a fine of not less than AED 500,000. This statement was made by UAE Attorney-General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi. He reiterated that sympathizing with Qatar online… Read More

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There are around 450,000 Filipinos in Dubai out of more than 10 million total OFWs around the world and more than 20% of the total OFWs in the entire UAE. Are you one of us? Are you an OFW based in Dubai too? Or, Are you planning or interested to come here to try your… Read More

Our next feature is about Jan Marc, who has been living in Dubai for 5 years now. He is only 26 years old, but is currently working as a Beverage Innovation Manager for a notable French brand. Not bad for a young HRM graduate from Bacolod! Despite his young age, Jan Marc’s passion and determination… Read More

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