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Being an expat is never easy, especially when it comes to managing your finances. Aside from having to set aside money for your family back home, you also have to cope with the cost of living in Dubai, which is considerably higher compared to other cities in the region. We may enjoy tax-free income in… Read More

These days, if you go around asking people: “Which country would you like to work in?” For sure, many of them will answer: “Dubai.” Indeed, what used to be a vast, desert area in the UAE is now one of the most popular business and tourist destinations in the world. Even today, the list of… Read More

coworking space dubai

All you Dubai online freelancers who are working from home, coffee shops or in co-working spaces, one tip we’ve found a place where you can bring your laptop and work for free (and without buying expensive cafe food or paying for a ‘day pass’). One of the places I recommend you visit are public libraries… Read More

Getting a loan is quite common for most OFWs, even before they start working abroad. They usually borrow money for processing passports, visas, medical tests, and other fees. Of course, the plan is to start paying back loans as soon as they begin earning money overseas. Once they arrive in the UAE, however, some OFWs… 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

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

dress code dubai

Probably the most asked question by newcomers or travellers to Dubai is “what do I wear?” Do I need to cover my hair? “Can I wear a bikini on the beach or at the water park in Dubai? “Can I wear a short dress to the shopping mall in Abu Dhabi?” Women are usually the… Read More

When applying for a job, it’s important to have a detailed resume that presents your education, experience, skills, and qualifications. But aside from your resume, it is also important to have a good cover letter, which adds a personal touch to your job application. Basically, the cover letter introduces you to a potential employer. Through… Read More

With the blazing sun, rising temperatures, and warm breezes – summertime is in full swing across the UAE. And while there is nothing much we can do to control the weather, there are many ways for us to stay cool and beat the heat this summer! Beating the summer heat means more than trying to… Read More

career success

When you wake up in the morning, are you excited to go to work? Or do you have to force yourself out of bed — dreading the thought of facing another day in the office? If you answered the latter, then most likely you are on the wrong career path. Before you apply for a… Read More

Are you planning to go on a holiday anytime soon? Whether you will be gone for a day or a week, it always makes sense to travel light. You only need the barest of necessities – clothes, camera, and some money of course! Aside from traveling light, it is also important to travel smart. Depending… Read More

Relocating to another country is a huge decision. Aside from starting a new job, you will be living in a different place, with its own language and culture. You will need to consider where to stay, what to bring, and how to adjust to your new environment. Indeed, moving to another country may seem like… Read More

The UAE government aims to ensure a healthy living environment at all times. For this reason, people who are coming into the country for the first time are required to undergo medical tests. These help to ensure that the community is well-protected against infectious diseases. In Dubai, these tests are conducted through the Dubai Health… Read More

These days, most people use the Internet to search for jobs. With just the click of a button, you can send your resume to a prospective employer — saving you both time, money, and energy. But be careful when applying for jobs online. The ease and accessibility of the Internet has also led to the… 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