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Bargain hunters in Dubai, you might want to wander in the nearest park in your area as there could be a flea market happening. The annual Dubai Flea Market is here once again, and it’s spread around in different parks across the city. The flea market is a place where you can buy or sell pre-loved… Read More

Filipinos in the UAE could be in for a treat, as Manny Pacquiao hinted that his next fight would be in the country. In a recent tweet on his official Twitter account, the boxing legend posted, “See you in UAE for my next fight.” Sports authorities within the country have yet to confirm the announcement. Pacquiao… Read More

nbi clearance application dubai

For Filipino citizens, the NBI Clearance is a document which states that they are cleared of any criminal records. Although this is not often a requirement for working in Dubai, you might find yourself needing it for other purposes, such as migration to another country. Fortunately, you do not have to be in the Philippines… Read More

A record-breaking 14.9 million overnight visitors came to Dubai in 2016, according to a statement by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. This is five percent higher than the number of visitors in 2015. It also indicates that the city is well on its way to attracting 20 million visitors annually by the time it… Read More

If you’re planning to renew your residence visa anytime soon, then you’d better have health insurance. The Dubai government is now upholding the “no health insurance, no visa rule” for all residents. If you are not insured, you will have to pay a fine of AED 500 per month. Even for those who have existing… Read More

The UAE ranked first among countries that have the best Halal ecosystems, according to the 2016-2017 Global Islamic Economy Report by Thomson Reuters. Malaysia and Turkey ranked second and third, respectively. The countries were ranked based on awareness campaigns, inbound Muslim travel, quality of Halal ecosystems, and sector’s contribution to employment. Muslim Travel Market “The… Read More

Social media is buzzing with excitement as pictures of the Al Maktoum family’s first female pilot are trending on Instagram. Sheikha Mozah Al Maktoum, a member of Dubai’s ruling family, has just completed her first assisted flight as a commercial pilot. On Sunday, Sheikha Lateefa (her aunt) posted a photo of Shaikha Mozah on Instagram,… Read More

A Filipina living in Dubai has woken up after nine months of being in a coma. Perlite Almonte, 35, was admitted to the Rashid Hospital in April 2015, when she was found unconscious in the bathroom of her house. Upon examination, the doctors found that she had slipped into a coma. She is now undergoing… Read More

Ikaw ba ay nag-aalala sa safety at security ng bank deposits at remittance na ipinapadala mo? Wag nang mag-alala dahil simula ngayong 2017, ang mga bangko sa Pilipinas ay inaasahang nang mag-upgrade ng kanilang mga payment cards at ATMs sa EMV chip technology, mula sa magnetic striped card na ginagamit sa ngayon. Ito ay base… Read More

The Cabinet has approved a new entry visa system on Sunday. This system seeks to attract qualified and talented professionals to the UAE. It will be carried out in phases, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai. Seeking Global & Regional Talent The first phase of the… Read More

airport passenger uae

A reminder to all passengers, do not accept items from strangers when flying. You might not realize the item that you are carrying is illegal/banned in the UAE. An Arab passenger learned this lesson the hard way recently, when he agreed to carry a packet of “medicine” for a “friend’s sister.” Upon arriving at the Sharjah… Read More

dubai flat rental

If you are planning to rent a new apartment in Dubai, there are certain terms and procedures you may need to go through in order make it a smooth process and to avoid disputes in the future. We have transferred a few times in our life as an expat in the UAE. We have created… Read More

budget supermarkets in dubai

Living in Dubai does not come cheap, especially since it is one of the world’s fastest growing cities. But while the cost of living can be high, you can still save money on grocery shopping. Read on to know more about the top 8 budget-friendly supermarkets in Dubai. #1 – Al Maya Supermarket This supermarket… Read More

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