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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

In terms of land area, Ajman is the smallest emirate in the UAE, with an area of only 460 square kilometers. You will find it on the western coast of the country, along the Gulf Coast. Even though it is the smallest in size, however, Ajman has the fifth-largest population in the UAE. Majority of… Read More

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, and the Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano, held bilateral talks recently. The talks were held alongside the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Aside from Sec. Cayetano, Dr. Gargash also met with Edward… Read More

The Guinness World Records 2018 edition has just been released, and it includes new records made in the UAE. That’s right! The emirates has achieved not just one, or two, but 24 world records in the past year — bringing the total number of UAE’s records to 190! The UAE has the world’s tallest building,… 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

The UAE ranks first in “change readiness” among countries in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, according to a study by KPMG. Globally, the UAE is the third most prepared for change among all the countries in the world. Indeed, the emirates seem to be getting more international recognition lately. Just recently, Dubai… Read More

The UAE has set a new world record recently, as thousands of citizens, residents, and visitors gathered to make “the longest line of photographs” at Dubai Festival City. With a length of 1,655.192 meters (or more than 1.6km), the photos have just made it into the Guinness World Records! The record-breaking feat was made possible… Read More

A popular Japanese soy sauce brand has been banned from entering the UAE. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a warning that prohibits the importation of Kikkoman Soy Sauce due to alcohol content. In accordance with Ministerial Resolution No. (539) of 2012 of the “Standard Guide to the Procedures for the… Read More

Previously, Conde Nast Traveller Magazine featured Dubai among the world’s best cities for architecture lovers. Recently, the emirate has made it to another prestigious list by the international publication — the seven best beaches in the Middle East. In fact, the UAE not only has one, but two of its beaches in the list: Saadiyat… 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

Brace yourselves for more sweltering, summer days as the weather in the UAE is expected to get even hotter next month. The months of July and August are typically the hottest in the country, when temperatures reach a maximum of around 48 to 50 degrees Celsius. From 2003 to 2016, the average maximum temperature for… Read More