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burj khalifa fireworks 2016 video

There’s no doubt that Dubai has prepared itself for another amazing fireworks display to welcome the New Year. With plans such as having the metro station closed, everybody is gearing up for another record-breaking event. The streets of the city are packed with residents and tourists who anticipate the new year celebration and you can… Read More

dubai butterfly garden uae

The Dubai Butterfly Garden just opened in April of this year. It is a haven for 15,000 butterflies around the world from 26 different species and has now increased to 40 as reported in April. With different species come varying sizes, from big and cute ones, the butterflies congregated in one place is a miracle itself.… Read More

dubai garden glow attraction

Dubai has opened its newest attraction this December 2015, the Dubai Garden Glow.  Located in Zabeel Park, you can expect glowing trees, flowers, animals to structures inspired from different attractions around the world. You will see how these displays light up the park at night. This tourist spot is a great experience for families to… Read More

uae labour ban cancel

In the new year comes a new set of rules in the UAE Labour contract. Part of the changes state that there will be no 6-months ban provided that there is a mutual agreement between the employer and the employee to terminate the contract. In the old work contract set-up, an employee will automatically get… Read More

Ministry of Labour work contract online

UPDATE: There seems to be an update as we could not view the Ministry of Labour (MOL) website. In the instructions below, instead of going to the MOL website, you can simply head to this link – https://eservices.mohre.gov.ae/enetwasal/login.aspx?lang=eng, then proceed to Step 4 in the details below. ———————————- If you’re working in the UAE and you… Read More

balikbayan box prohibited items

If you are planning to send a package or Balikbayan box to the Philippines, it is important that you are aware of the items that are prohibited when sending via air cargo or sea cargo. This is to avoid going back and forth your house or buying gifts only to find out that it’s not… Read More

uae labour law rules 2016

Workers in the UAE, the new UAE Labour Law rules will take effect this January 2016. This will bring forth more transparency between the employer and employee and covers conditions for terminating employees, labour permits to work for new employers and application of ministry-approved contracts. UAE Labour Law Revisions One of the notable updates is… Read More

taxable items via air cargo

If you’re planning to send balikbayan boxes or packages to your loved ones in the Philippines it is good to know what are the items where you have to pay additional aside from the actual fee for sending the package. Mostly electronic appliances and gadgets are subject to taxes. So if you’re planning to send a laptop… Read More

holiday dubai

UAE residents, December 24, 2015 is declared an official paid holiday for both public and private sector. This is in relation to the birth anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Based on a report from WAM, the Ministry of Labour has declared Thursday (Dec. 24) as a holiday which was postponed from December 23rd. As… Read More

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For safety reasons, here’s a list of items that are prohibited when sending packages to loved ones back in the Philippines. I saw this sign from the LBC Express branch in Karama and thought of sharing this information with the rest of you so you will be aware in case you will send balikbayan box… Read More

dubai-miracle-garden-uae

We received a question from one of our readers on how to get to the famous Dubai Miracle Garden the cheapest (and best) way possible or via public transport. This amazing tourist spot where you can take your family and friends is located in Dubailand which is a bit on the outskirts of the city.… Read More

jordan-tourist-visa-application-dubai

We recently finished a 3-day tour of Jordan and we only processed our visa about 4 days before our scheduled trip. We called the Jordan Consulate General embassy in Bur Dubai for the requirements and they told us that we could get a “visa on arrival” with our Philippine passports since we are UAE Residents. Even… Read More

Osmena Peak is a popular spot for mountaineers and tourists which offers a view of jagged green hills. These hills have some similarities of Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. This is the highest peak of the island of Cebu and is part of the mountain range in Mantalongon, Dalaguete. It takes about 1.5 hours bus ride from… Read More

dubai-metro-growth.jpg

With a canal weaving through the heart of Dubai, buses and taxis running more often between cities and deserts looped with cycle tracks for the travelers, it goes without saying that the transportation in the Emirate has been going from one milestone to another. Enjoying a significant position as the region’s hub for international trade… Read More

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Filipinos regularly send balikbayan boxes to our families and loved ones back in the Philippines. But issues regarding Bureau of Customs and if it is safe to send these boxes worry a lot of our kababayans. LBC, a trusted courier service, want to put these worries to rest and they will have a Live Chat… Read More

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