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A few months ago, we shared the news that a bank for OFWs, which will specifically cater to Filipinos working abroad — will open this year. Sure enough, the Office of the President in the Philippines has announced the opening of the bank today, 18th January 2018. In a recent press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry… Read More

jollibee ajman opening

Filipinos in Ajman can rejoice as Jollibee just opened its latest branch in City Centre Ajman. Jollibee already has a number of branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and there will also be another Jollibee in Sharjah, so it’s really good to hear about this news that the Ajman branch has just opened. Jollibee Ajman… Read More

If you have worked in the same job for at least one year, then you are entitled to gratuity pay. The UAE Labour Law states that a worker “having spent one year or more in continuous service shall be entitled to an end-of-service gratuity upon the termination of his service” (Article 132). Knowing how to calculate… Read More

Just the other day, we talked about social media rules in the UAE and the consequences of sharing inappropriate posts online. As if by coincidence, a woman has been jailed and fined recently in Abu Dhabi. Her crime? Posting and sharing indecent videos on the Internet. Related Post: 21 Tips First-Time Visitors to the UAE Authorities… Read More

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was at Dubai Citywalk over the weekend and here are some pictures of him strolling inside the venue. As it’s so much better to be outdoors in Dubai because of the lovely weather, there’s plenty of activities in the emirate especially during weekends. While you might be… Read More

Last month, a Filipina nanny won the grand prize of AED 50,000 when she was named Best Nanny in the UAE of 2017. The second and third place winners were also from the Philippines. Indeed, nannies from this country deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication! Recently, another Filipina nanny got extremely lucky, and she… Read More

A few days ago, we shared about a new requirement for getting a work visa permit in the UAE. Starting February 4, all job applicants will need to submit a “Good Conduct and Behavior Certificate.” This applies to UAE nationals, residents, and applicants outside the country. Also read: How Filipinos can get a good conduct certificate in… Read More

In this day and age, social media plays a major role in our lives. We use it to post status updates and photos of our activities. We often share news and announcements via our social networks. Moreover, we use social media to communicate with our families and friends across the globe. We shouldn’t forget, however,… Read More

Are you a job-seeker hoping to come and work in the UAE? Or perhaps you are already in the country — currently employed but planning to transfer to another job. Either way, it all begins with a simple yet crucial step in your career: accepting the job offer. Before you shake hands and sign any… Read More

This country no stranger to world records. As a matter of fact, there were several Guinness World Records made in the UAE last year. Now, early in the beginning of 2018, a brand new record has just been achieved — the “World’s Largest Environment Sustainability Lesson.” Recently, 282 students from all over the country joined a… Read More

flash sale al salam mirdif

Heads up budget-conscious shoppers as there’s another flash sale happening on 12 January 2018. Al Salam Stores in City Centre Mirdifis offering 90% OFF on ALL ITEMS from their shop from 10am to 12noon (or until stocks run out). This is part of the Friday Surprise theme of the month-long Dubai Shopping Festival where there… Read More

Without a doubt, Dubai has one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world, including the metro, tram, public buses, and water buses. What’s even more amazing is that all of these can be accessed using a safe and convenient payment system: the Nol Card. Nol is a smart card that you can… Read More

To those coming to Dubai for work, please be advised that starting 4th February 2018, there is a new requirement in getting a work visa permit for the UAE. This is the “Good Conduct and Behaviour Certificate,” which should be issued from the home country of the applicant. The announcement was made by the Coordination Committee,… Read More

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