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Right now, you may be active, healthy, and young (or young at heart). You work hard in Dubai and you’ve managed to save or invest your financial resources. You are busy and always on the go, so making a last will and testament should be the least of your worries, right? Wrong! The UAE has… Read More

Dubai is known to be a place where the world’s “firsts” are created. It has the world’s first robocop, roaming the streets and helping to keep the city safe. It will also feature the world’s first 3D printed skyscraper, an upcoming addition to Dubai’s spectacular skyline. At the Cityscape exhibition held in Dubai, another “first”… Read More

What are the 7 emirates of the UAE? This is one of the more basic questions that one should answer especially when understanding the country where Dubai is located. Yes, Dubai is not a country and is actually an ’emirate’ (state). One of the most common misconceptions about Dubai is related to geography. Most people have… Read More

In Dubai, finding a quiet place to read, do some research, or simply relax is easy. There are libraries in public parks where you can grab a book to read right after your regular morning jog. You can also visit any of the public libraries scattered across the city. The Dubai Public Library (DPL) is… Read More

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Dubai”? Is it a country or a city? Does it have towers and skyscrapers, or is it simply desert everywhere? Many people have heard about this place, but not everybody knows what they’ll really find here. Like other places around the world, Dubai has its… Read More

Endangered species, extreme weather conditions, global warming — these are just some of the ecological issues facing the word today. And although we cannot totally foresee or control these things, we can do our part by leading an “eco-friendly” lifestyle. There are many things that we can do to help save the environment, right from… Read More

hannah magsayo blogger dubai

For our next OFW feature, we interviewed Hannah, who has been living in Dubai for almost 3 years now. Having graduated with a degree in Information Systems, she is currently working as a Social Media Executive. She loves her job, yet she also spends a lot of time on her other passion: travel! A quick… Read More

Once again, Dubai has topped the list of “most liveable cities” in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, based on a survey by the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit. The cities of Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi ranked second and third, respectively. The emirate ranked 74th out of 140 cities in the global survey,… Read More

uk tourist visa dubai

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the United Kingdom? Do you wish to see the Tower of London, ride the London Eye, or visit the Buckingham Palace? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then read on to learn how you can get a UK tourist visa! Getting a UK tourist visa while residing… Read More

Since many Dubai residents are tenants, disputes over rent occasionally happen. Oftentimes, the tenant and landlord are able to resolve things by themselves. However, if they cannot settle the matter amicably, they should bring the matter to the Rental Dispute Settlement Centre (RDSC). You will find the RDSC at the Dubai Land Department. It was… Read More

Dubai was recently recognized as one of the best cities for architecture lovers. The emirate has made it to another prestigious list — the World’s Best Places to Visit, which was released by US News and World Report.    While making the list, US News gathered user votes, analyzed current trends, and consulted expert opinions.… Read More

Previously, we wrote a feature about Ramadan fridges in public parks across the city, which provide refreshments for joggers and park-goers. Lately, the Dubai Municipality has added another feature, this time for book lovers: park libraries. Recently, the Director-General of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, inaugurated the first library at Al Garhoud Park. Notably, the… Read More

Dubai is among “The World’s 20 Best Cities for Architecture Lovers,” which was released recently by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. The prestigious list puts the emirate alongside Athens, Barcelona, Rome, Seattle, Miami, and other cities that feature fascinating architecture. The international magazine described Dubai as a home to contemporary architecture. “Nothing can define a place… Read More

Are you often stuck in traffic and running late? Not to worry, because pretty soon, you may be able to “fly” to your destination! This is because the trial run for Dubai’s Autonomous Air Taxis (AATs) is set to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently… Read More

Starting June 15, there will be a mandatory midday break for establishments whose employees work under direct sunlight. The midday break will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm, which will be enforced until September 15, 2017. The announcement was made by Dubai’s Standing Committee for Labor Affairs. The midday break is in accordance with… Read More