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Today, 15th June, marks the first day of the month of Shawwal and the first day of Eid al-Fitr. And so, we would like to greet everyone in Dubai and the UAE… Eid Mubarak! Last night, the Moon-Sighting Committee of the UAE sighted the Shawwal crescent moon for the Hijri year of 1439. Hence, Sultan… Read More

emirates airport free ice cream

Summer in Dubai can get pretty hot and one of the cool things if you happen to travel via Dubai International Airport is that Emirates is serving complimentary ice cream to all its customers. Also Read: 6-Week Summer sale during the Dubai Summer Surprises season The ice cream cups will be given out at Terminal 3… Read More

By this time next year, we could be gazing up at a new, state-of-the-art structure at Gate Avenue, a premium cultural, leisure and retail development situated in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The magnificent “DIFC Grand Mosque” is set to open in 2019. The DIFC Grand Mosque will be accessible 24 hours a day… Read More

Last week, the Dubai Executive Council announced that tuition fees will not increase in private schools this year. Certain business fees have been decreased or waived as well. Meanwhile, more important changes have been made recently by the UAE Cabinet. The UAE Cabinet met in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday to discuss foreign workers’ insurance, visa facilitation,… Read More

It’s been a while since we had an OFW feature, so for today we present someone who will surely inspire you! Coming all the way from the “city of the hundred islands” (Alaminos, Pangasinan) is Mardilyn, a 32-year-old Filipina. She has been residing and working in the UAE for more than four years now. Mardilyn, or… Read More

In Dubai, most private schools have high tuition fees, with some even charging around AED 100,000 per student. Fortunately, the emirate’s leaders recently announced that there would be no tuition fee increase in any private school this year, along with other landmark decisions. The decisions were made during a meeting of the Dubai Executive Council… Read More

dubai school eid holiday

Schools in Dubai will be closed on Thursday (June 14) until Sunday (June 17) in celebration of the Eid Al Fitr holiday. This is according to a tweet posted by the official account of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and makes it a 4-day long weekend for students. However, they have also reminded everyone… Read More

eid al fitr holiday

After the announcement of Eid for the public and government sector, Eid Al Fitr for the private sector has also been published. The month-long season of Ramadan is about to end and the holiday has been announced as the first and second day of Shawwal which is either June 15 or 16 (Friday and Saturday). Based on… Read More

Planning to travel to the Philippines anytime soon? Now is the best time to buy your flight tickets! Dubai’s flagship carrier, Emirates, is offering special fares to the Southeast Asian nation from June to August 2018. Travelers have until 24th June to avail of this special offer. With offerings such as these, for a company… Read More

Last week, it was confirmed that a viral video of a man on fire in the Dubai Mall was fake, and that the incident did not happen in the UAE at all. In fact, spreading fake news — through print, electronic media, or any other means — is illegal and could lead to jail and a hefty… Read More

As we look forward to this year’s Dubai Summer Surprises, which is happening from June 22 to August 4, there’s another major sale going on right now! Around 65 retailers in Dubai are offering huge discounts on gold, precious stones, and other jewellery until the 8th of July. The sales are part of “My Jewellery… Read More

palm jumeirah dancing fountain

Property developer Nakheel announced that they will build a Dancing water fountain in Palm Jumeirah. The project is worth AED 66 million and will be located at The Pointe, its new, AED 800 million waterfront dining and entertainment destination on the artificial island. Dubai’s Dancing Water Fountain at the Burj Khalifa is one of the great… Read More

dubai police iftar

Dubai Police recently prepared a 6km-long iftar table for workers this Ramadan season. The table was set-up inDubai Industrial Park in Jebel Ali and invited 12,830 workers to break the fast together. This meal was organized by a team of 35 restaurants with 500 volunteers and amounted to 200 hours of preparation. The initiative was… Read More

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