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For today’s OFW interview, we are proud to present Dr. Niño Miranda Decenorio, Vice-President of Bath Spa University (BSU) UAE, an international campus of the British Public University in UK. Prior to this, he has held academic and administrative positions in various institutions. He has been living in the UAE for more than a decade now. Despite… Read More

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UAE residents can take advantage of a 50% sale on selected grocery items for a month from 20 March to 20 April 2018. According to a news report from Al Bayan, this is based on an initiative by the Ministry of Economy and in partnership with co-operative stores and other supermarket chains on the occasion of… Read More

The UAE prides itself for being a modern, progressive country with a diverse and multicultural population. That being said, it is still a Muslim country that follows Islamic laws, which prescribe specific guidelines for social etiquette, dress code, and public behaviour. If you are a first-time visitor in the UAE, there are certain things you should… Read More

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The residence visa is issued to people who are working in the UAE. It is also issued to a family member or dependent, which a UAE resident has sponsored. The visa is valid for 2 to 3 years and may be renewed for as long as the resident is working in the country. But what happens… Read More

Are you currently searching for a new job in Dubai? Is your contract about to end or has it ended already? Either way, you have to address an extremely important and urgent matter: money. Like most (if not all) expats, you arrived in Dubai seeking a job that pays a good salary. However, when your… Read More

If you have always dreamed of seeing Pia Wurtzbach in person, now is your chance! The former Miss Universe will be at the Dubai Mall on March 14, from 6pm to 8pm. She will be there for a “meet and greet” session as a special guest of The Watch House. The Filipina beauty won everybody’s hearts… Read More

Previously, we have talked about rules for using social media in the UAE. Posting pictures of people without their permission, for instance, is a big no-no. Likewise, posting content that is offensive to Islamic morals and values could lead to a huge fine and several years in jail! Meanwhile, the National Media Council (NMC) recently announced… Read More

A few months ago, doll-maker Mattel created waves when it launched the “Hijab Barbie.” It was modelled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, a prize-winning fencer. She is known as the first American athlete who wore a hijab while competing at the Olympic games! Notably, Ibtihaj is just one among several women that stirred Mattel to create the… Read More

The Emirates ID is one of the first things you should acquire upon arriving in the UAE. It is necessary for work, travel, and other purposes. When the time comes to renew your ID, companies would usually ask you to have it processed on your own. Most people go to typing centres to renew their Emirates… Read More

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited and reviewed the progress at the Bluewaters Island project site. The new property is a reclaimed area which will house dining, entertainment, luxury living and recreation options. This will also house the Ain Dubai: World’s Largest Ferris… Read More

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Construction of Nakheel Mall, the AED1.2 billion retail and entertainment destination at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, is now 85 per cent complete, with fit out also under way at major outlets at the mall, master developer Nakheel said today. The news comes as a giant, 600-tonne tower crane is removed from the construction site,… Read More

For today’s OFW feature, we interviewed Jessica, a 28-year-old Filipina living in the UAE. Hailing from Davao City, she describes herself as a proud Bisaya! She holds a degree in BS Computer Science, though she is currently working as an Executive Administrative Officer in Dubai. Despite being the youngest in her family, Jessica decided to go to… Read More

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A record-breaking number of passengers transit through the Dubai International Airport (DXB) every year, making it one of the busiest airports in the world. Next year, however, this figure may falter ever-so-slightly for 45 days as one of the two runways closes for upgrades and repairs. Recently, Dubai Airports announced that DXB’s southern runway will be… Read More

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