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Even though there are many public transportation options in Dubai and across the UAE, some people still resort to carpooling, which is considered illegal in the country. What exactly is “carpooling”? This happens when a private vehicle is used to transport passengers, without having any legal license or permit to do so. To prevent this illegal practice,… Read More

Being the third-largest emirate in the UAE, Sharjah offers plenty of things to do for travellers. You can visit the historic Al Hisn Fort, ride the Eye of the Emirates, catch a cricket match at Sharjah Stadium, and stand in the rain without getting wet. Wait… what?! The Rain Room is an “immersive installation” by Random International,… Read More

The UAE and the Philippines ranked among the top destinations for travellers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to the latest figures from Wego, which recently released its MENA Traveller Destination Leaderboards for the second quarter of 2018. Wego, the “largest online travel marketplace” in the region, is a provider of… Read More

There are quite a number of museums in the UAE, including the Dubai Museum, Etihad Museum, and more recently, Louvre Abu Dhabi. All of these places showcase colourful history, culture, and impressive art. However, there’s a different kind of museum coming to town! Imagine a place where you can walk upside down, run through a swirling… Read More

Shortly after Emirates’ special fares on flights to the Philippines, here comes another promo! Once again, the flagship carrier is expanding its free baggage allowance on flights to and from Dubai — enabling passengers to check in up to 45 kilos of baggage, at no extra cost. Likewise, Etihad is also giving additional free baggage for… Read More

There’s a new airport terminal in Cebu that is set to open very soon. According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), Terminal 2 of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be opening in June. It will be the first resort-inspired airport terminal in the Philippines, and it is opening one month ahead of its intended… Read More

Through earlier posts, we’ve shared about how to get tourist visas for the United States, United Kingdom, and other destinations. Depending on the kind of passport you have, a visa is needed when traveling to other countries, whether for work, business, or travel purposes. However, some passports are more “powerful” than others. These do not… Read More

Dubai International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Fortunately, the city’s flagship carrier — Emirates — offers a great solution for passengers who would rather skip the long queues for security checks at DXB: the “Home Check-in” service. Recently, Emirates announced a new service that allows passengers to complete check-in procedures from… Read More

Everybody loves to travel, although some people tend to spend more money than most. And based on a recent global survey, residents of the UAE are among the world’s biggest spenders whenever they travel overseas. According to Visa’s Global Travel Intentions Study, UAE travellers spent an average of USD 2,722 (AED 9,998) during their last… Read More

UAE residents who plan to visit Sri Lanka and may need to get a visa before-hand, here’s a step by step guide how to get an eVisa online prior to your travel to this Asian country. Take note that some nationalities may or may not need to get an tourist visa on hand as it… Read More

For those of you who want to travel and visit India, depending on your passport, you may need to process an India visa beforehand. Here we share a step by step guide on how you can get an Indian eVisa online. This experience is shared by one of our DubaiOFW contributors, Japeth, who wanted to… Read More

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Residents of Dubai who have plans of visiting Iceland, here are some tips and information based on an experience shared by one of our Dubai OFW contributors when she travelled in this country for 10 days.  Iceland is known for its marvelous views and scenic landscapes. Before anything else though, please make sure that you… Read More

Previously, we’ve shared about how to apply for a China tourist visa here in Dubai. For today, we are going to talk about another famous travel destination in Asia… Korea! Korean culture is known all over the world these days. After all, this is the country that introduced us to kimchi, bibimbap, K-Dramas, and K-Pop! Who… Read More