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The number of passengers at Dubai International (DXB) continues to increase, as Dubai Airports note an 8.8 percent increase in passenger traffic in February. This brings the total year-to-date passenger traffic to almost 15 million, which is 9.3 percent higher than last year’s record. In a previous post, it may be recalled that DXB had… Read More

Feeling nostalgic for the 1950s? Just head to the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on April 6-13, 2017, when the “Go Vintage! Back to the 1950s” Festival takes you back to the days of Elvis, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, vintage cars, and polka dot dresses. Entrance to the week-long festival is FREE! “Go Vintage” pays… Read More

Your passport is your most important document whenever you travel abroad. It serves as your primary means of identification, especially if you are visiting or working in another country. But what happens if you lose your passport? This may sound like an enormous problem, indeed. Fortunately, in Dubai, there are steps you can take to… Read More

amazon acquires souq

Amazon has officially acquired SOUQ.com. In a press release posted today, the American ecommerce and cloud computing company has announced that it has finally reached an agreement to acquire the Dubai-based ecommerce platform, SOUQ.com There’s also a note from the CEO of SOUQ.com announcing the said merge. The past week, this acquisition was still under… Read More

meydan one mall

By the year 2020, Dubai will be the site of the biggest and grandest mall yet: Meydan One Mall. Aside from offering many shopping and dining options, it will include a multi-purpose sports facility, a dancing water fountain, and a heritage village. The Dubai Mall is currently set as the largest mall in the city,… Read More

lea salonga in dubai opera

Tony award-winning Filipino singer and actress Lea Salonga is set to perform at Dubai Opera on 22 & 23 September 2017. For those of you who might wonder who Lea is, here we give some short tidbits. Lea performed as the singing voice behind Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin and Fa Mulan in Mulan. She… Read More

list of theme parks in dubai

Without a doubt, Dubai never runs out of exciting places to visit. Aside from its magnificent structures and skyscrapers, it also offers a spectacular array of theme parks for the whole family to enjoy. Here we share a list of theme parks (indoor and outdoor) where you can have a grand time of fun and… Read More

Is it alright for unmarried couples to live together under the same roof in Dubai? This is a common question we get from readers of our page and we’d like to share some insights about this topic. As a city that’s part of a Muslim country, Dubai follows the Sharia law, which prescribes guidelines for… Read More

katherine masahud dubai ofw

Our next OFW feature is with Katherine, a Filipina entrepreneur in Dubai. She came to city as this is where her parents are residing. After graduating college, she arrived and was able to find a job as an Admin officer in a service company, and then as a Client Relations executive for a property developer. While… Read More

I spent a month in Egypt — and by a month, I mean all 30 days of it. My Egyptian Bae and I lived with his mother in the tiny city of Tanta, and together, the three of us traveled across Cairo and Alexandria for the ultimate Egyptian experience, which I will be sharing with… Read More

OFWs who are looking for affordable housing properties in Cebu, you can check out some available house and lot and condominiums and invest for your future. While we cannot be working overseas forever, it’s good that we spend our hard-earned cash wisely. You can own your dream home in Cebu, Philippines. Whether it’s a single… Read More

Compared to most other places in the Middle East, Dubai has a liberal dress code. If this is your first time to visit the city, it’s good that you know about the customs and how to behave. There are some guidelines on what to wear, although people here can usually wear anything they like. While… Read More

Starting January 1, 2018, business owners and landlords in the UAE will be required to pay a value-added tax (VAT) of five percent. The announcement was made by the country’s Federal National Council (FNC) recently. It may be recalled that last year, the UAE signed an agreement to implement VAT along with other GCC countries,… Read More

car seatbelt dubai rule

The Ministry of Interior has announced new traffic laws and fines to make our road experience safer. The new rules for the drivers and passengers will span across all 7 emirates and will be made official very soon. One of the rule change highlights mention that all passengers in the car must wear seatbelts. This… Read More

takaful emarat cheap health insurance dubai

I needed to get a health insurance as all dependents need to have one as mandated by a new rule in the UAE. I had to search for insurance companies in Dubai that would be able to provide just a basic minimum coverage in order to comply  with the new rule. I ended up going to… Read More

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