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Gov’t to Launch Welfare Initiative for Low-Income Families in 2019

With the entry of the Year of Tolerance in the UAE, the government has come up with new initiatives to safeguard the social and economic welfare of families who are within the poverty line in the country. The UAE has been actively developing initiatives to look after its residents, particularly those residing in Abu Dhabi,… Read More

Gov’t Announces New Year Holiday for Public, Private Sector

In most parts of the world, the start of the New Year which traditionally falls on January 1st in modern-day calendar marks the very first of all the national holidays observed throughout the year. That being said, the government oftentimes distinguish what is considered a public holiday for the public and private sector, because this… Read More

Dubai Bags Guinness World Record for Biggest Christmas Ornament

In line with the holiday spirit, businesses and establishments put up their own marketing gimmicks to attract more customers, and simply to create an atmosphere justifying the festive period or occasion. We’ve seen it too often whenever a national holiday comes up, especially here in Dubai. But what we don’t see very often is a… Read More

Dubai to Host Gulfood in February

Dubai is known for a great deal of things. Having a profile of heterogeneity, the city is home to a number of multinationals working and living as citizens for several years already. This, being Dubai’s platform has given it an excellent reputation to host intercultural events and festivities. And what better way to introduce one’s… Read More

Dubai Metro to Offer Whole-day Service on New Year

Going home on New Year’s Day is oftentimes a struggle because you’d expect people (including public transport staff) to be out and celebrating, just like everyone else. Also Read: Metro Stations in Dubai So, with everyone out on the streets celebrating, it’s quite tricky to go out with a car on big holiday events such… Read More

How to set up a business in dubai 5

Planning to start your own business or company in Dubai? If so, then you’ll need to consider the type of business, trade name, ownership, fees, location, and other important considerations. ALSO READ: 7 Great Business Ideas for OFWS The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the main agency that oversees business activities in the emirate. It… Read More

filipino dishes during noche buena phil embassy UAE

Christmas is in the air and OFWs around the world tend to celebrate this special season during the culminating night called “Noche Buena” (December 24th) when everybody awaits for the clock to strike midnight. During this evening, Pinoys tend to prepare a buffet feast consisting of a variety dishes which is shared among each other.… Read More

These Social Media Accounts Target Residents in the UAE

Are you a social media junkie? Do you have a long list of personalities that you follow online? If that’s you, then try to be more careful of what you share with these accounts, as they might not be the people they claim to be online. Beware of unverified, fake accounts on social media, even… Read More

Drivers of Illegal Transport can be Charged up to AED 50,000 Fine, Deportation – RTA

In its bid to amplify its public safety campaign, the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) reminded citizens that those who will be caught involved in the illegal transport of passengers will not only be charged a hefty fine of up to AED 50,000, but will be also subject to deportation. Also Read: List of Traffic… Read More

Pinay Housemaid Wins a BMW in UAE Raffle

A Filipina expat working as a housemaid in the UAE won a brand new BMW luxury car earlier this month, as part of a weekly raffle held by UAE Exchange. Congratulations, kabayan! ALSO READ: Filipina Hailed as UAE Best Nanny 2018, Wins PHP 1 Million In a video shared by UAE Exchange on Facebook, Florinza Santos… Read More

Man Blackmails Filipino Colleague, Drives him to Commit Suicide

A Filipino in Dubai has committed suicide because of a blackmailing colleague, who pressured him to buy a smartphone for him by threatening to expose uncompromising photos of the victim with another man, shared the Dubai Court of First Instance. ALSO READ: Pinoy Nurse in Dubai Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Killing Compatriot… Read More

DHA to Give out Free Insurance Cards to 100 Needy Expats

To conclude the Year of Zayed, the Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Humaid Al Qatami, launched the new insurance card. The card has an AED 150,000 coverage which will be of great help to those who are considered living along the poverty line, in a relatively well-off country… Read More

how to notarize documents pcg dubai

Whether you are getting married, applying for NBI clearance, or processing officials documents, you will need to have these notarized at the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) in Dubai. The notarization is a process in which documents are authenticated (with red ribbon) in order to validate them. In our case, we were applying for a loan… Read More

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