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Dubai Ruler Introduces ‘Golden Card’ Permanent Residency System

While it is uncommon for countries in the Middle East to offer citizenship to foreign nationals, governments provide alternatives such as permanent residency and social benefits, as well as ease of doing business in the country. ALSO READ: 6,000 Investors & Entrepreneurs Apply for Long-term Visas For the longest time, the UAE has opened its… Read more

How to Apply for a Visit Visa on Arrival in Dubai

Unless you’re a citizen of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member country, you need a visit visa before entering the UAE. However, there are certain visitors who can obtain a visa on arrival. ALSO READ: How to Choose the Right Kind of UAE Visa Depending on your nationality, you may be qualified for a 30-day or… Read more

HH Khalifa bin Zayed Decrees Law Establishing Abu Dhabi Digital Authority

With the direction the UAE is heading for in terms of governance, services, and infrastructures, it’s easy to see that the country is adopting digitalisation of systems across various fields of society. This should generally provide the government the much-needed boost in providing services, but there’s also much in it for the people, as well.… Read more

Filipino in Dubai Put on Trial for Pocketing AED 69,311 Worth of Travellers’ VAT Refund

An individual’s ascent to the top of their career will require much hardwork, diligence, as well as complete trust of their superiors to take on bigger roles and responsibilities within the company. ALSO READ: UAE Remittance Fees on the Rise, OFWs and Expats Feel the Pressure Unfortunately, while others excel because of the trust that… Read more

Mall of UAQ Lulu Hypermarket Now Open at Umm Al Quwain 1

We’ve got fantastic news for all avid shoppers! Among the many places to visit in Umm Al Quwain is the emirate’s latest shopping destination… the Mall of UAQ! ALSO READ: How to Travel from Dubai to Umm Al Quwain by Public Bus Transport The new mall is brought to us by Lulu Group International, an Abu Dhabi-based firm.… Read more

Emirati Leader Urges Citizens to Say Ras Al Khaimah, not RAK

Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, asks everyone to avoid avoid the use of the acronym ‘RAK’ and instead use the full name of the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Names, as do labels, mean a lot to… Read more

Filipino School Employees in Sharjah Convicted over Drowning Incident

There are various kinds of jobs Filipinos can take on when working overseas. In fact, many believe that anyone can take on any kind of job as long as they are honest and determined to perform their tasks accordingly. ALSO READ: 2 Pinoys Among Accused in Drowning of Emirati Boy While this is not at… Read more

‘Kindness Bus’ to Visit Schools in UAE, Teach Kids to Donate

As the Ramadan season pushes for its last few weeks, various non-government organizations and public agencies are coming up with timely initiatives that promote values that coincide with the teachings of Islam, as well as the the national theme of the UAE, which is the ‘Year of Tolerance.’ ALSO READ: Expats in UAE to Benefit… Read more

UAE Announces Extended Hours at Museums During Ramadan

As the holy month of Ramadan winds down close to an end, locals and tourists are now looking forward to the festival of the “breaking of the fast” also known as Eid Al-Fitr, which officially marks the end of Ramadan and the start of the first month of Shawwal. ALSO READ: Muslims All Over the… Read more

UAE Rescues 3 Filipino Workers Held Captive for 10 Months in Libya

Amid the growing conflicts in the Middle East, GCC member nations such as the UAE, Bahrain, and Kuwait are all doing their part to put the interests and safety of their citizens as well as residents first in response to the situation that’s been playing out in the region for several months now. ALSO READ:… Read more

Asian Man Drowns at UAE Beach; Police Issue Advisory

The summer season is right upon us, and with this, many tourists as well as locals will be heading over to the beach with family, friends, and loved ones to have some fun out in the sun. ALSO READ: Abu Dhabi Police Issues Road Safety Advisory During Unstable Weather Conditions However, while there’s reason to… Read more

PHOTOS HH Sheikh Hamdan 2 Brothers Get Married 2

The Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is known for his great leadership, love for animals, and an active lifestyle — making him perhaps the most eligible bachelor in the emirate… well, not anymore! ALSO READ: HH Sheikh Hamdan Launches “Dubai Future Councils” You heard that right! HH Sheikh… Read more

Start of Eid Al Fitr Projected for Most Islamic Countries

As the month of May nears its end, Muslims and those living in Islamic countries await the news as to when the official date of Eid Al-Fitr will fall. ALSO READ: Ramadan Working Hours for Private Sector Announced And because the announcements are based on moon sightings, it cannot be presumed that counting 30 days… Read more

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