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uae amnesty 2018

Another welcome news which will offer much relief for resident expats in the UAE is an amnesty program wherein visa violators will get a chance to exit the country without paying any Fines for overstaying. This is part of the “Protect Yourself by Modifying Your Status” initiative of the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA).… Read More

Stopping over the UAE for a few days… or even a few hours? Got time to see famous sights across the emirates? With a transit visa, you can explore the country before heading to your next destination. Depending on your nationality and passport type, you can get a visa-on-arrival or a pre-planned transit visa when… Read More

Looking for job opportunities abroad? Now is the best time to apply! Based on the latest job postings by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), thousands of jobs await qualified Filipino applicants in various countries. Currently, more than 10,000 job opportunities are available in the UAE, Hong Kong, UK, and Saudi Arabia. If you are an… Read More

People living in the UAE speak highly of the safety and security in the country. In fact, the Ministry of Interior has announced that 98.6 percent of the country’s residents feel safe. Hence, it is not surprising why the UAE ranked among the safest countries in the world. Last year, Emirates (the flagship carrier of… Read More

Wondering where to go this weekend? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, we present a list of theme parks in the UAE that you should definitely visit with your family and friends! Each theme park features amazing facilities and exciting activities for people of all ages. These include giant water slides, movie-themed… 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

how to cancel uae residence visa

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

The Ministry of Energy in the UAE has recently announced the prices of petrol for December — and it looks like we’ll be paying a little more for car fuel. Next month, the per litre cost of different types of petrol shall slightly increase. The rise in petrol prices could affect our overall cost of… Read More

Earlier this year, we mentioned that the UAE will be introducing value-added tax (VAT) next year. Sure enough, the Federal Tax Authority has recently published a set of draft executive regulations on the matter. Starting 1st January, 2018, certain goods and services will be taxed. Water and electricity bills will be subject to 5 percent VAT, as they… Read More

The emirate of Dubai — and the UAE in general — is no stranger when it comes to awards, especially when it comes to lifestyle. Just this year, Dubai was hailed as the most “liveable” city in the Middle East and the best city for expats. These are very impressive awards, indeed! Recently, the UAE gained… Read More

The search is on for UAE’s Best Nanny Awards 2017, brought to us by Rise, a wealth management platform for migrants. The lucky winner is set to win 1,000,000 in her home currency or AED 50,000. Just recently, a Filipina nurse won AED 1 million in the Big Ticket raffle draw. Could this year’s best nanny be… Read More

Early this year, we shared about how much Emirates pilots earn per month. Given the highly technical nature of their job, they are entitled to a hefty salary and attractive benefits. But aside from airline careers, what are other high-paying jobs in the UAE? To answer this question, we referred to Emolument, a website that… Read More

Spanning a total land area of 800 square kilometers, Umm Al Quwain is one of the smaller emirates in the UAE. Located between Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman, this emirate also happens to have the smallest population in the country. Despite its size, Umm Al Quwain has a flourishing economy based on agriculture, fishing, livestock… Read More