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Daily Life in Dubai

These are blog posts about living in Dubai. It talks about random things such as the weather, my surroundings and even simple things like paying my bills.

Driving in the UAE: What is Salik and How to Register a Salik Tag

If you’ve heard about the ‘white points’ system for drivers in the UAE, then you must’ve heard of the term ‘Salik’, as well. Salik is one of the things that the Dubai Police are looking into to reward white points to deserving drivers in the emirates. This is a big deal for those living in… Read more

cost of living dubai uae

How much does it cost to live in Dubai? Is it really expensive? How much salary should I expect so I can live comfortably in the UAE? These are some of the questions that people are curious about especially if they are contemplating on looking for job opportunities in this city. In this post, we… Read more

UAE Law: What Happens to Cases of Bounced Cheques?

The fear of getting duped or scammed with your money is a reminder to everyone to remain vigilant when making transactions wherever you may be in the world. However, in the case of bounced cheques, the UAE law says there’s more to it than simply paying a fine to close the issue. According to Dubai… Read more

Traffic Fines in UAE Can Now be Settled at Smart Kiosks

Digitalisation of services has always been one of the strongest suits of the UAE society. From face-recognizing gates at UAE airports to renewal of driving licenses, everything you need will soon be made accessible online. This is a great thing for residents as well as for the industry the service works for because it hastens… Read more

working while on tourist visa is illegal

Be advised that working in the UAE under a visit visa or a tourist visa is illegal. You must change your visa to an employment visa first before reporting to work. We received a question from one of our readers concerning reporting to work and we want to share some insights into policies and your rights: I… Read more

List of Shopping Malls in Ajman

Spanning 260 square kilometres, Ajman is the smallest among the 7 emirates of the UAE in terms of land area. Even so, this emirate has a growing population and a thriving economy! ALSO READ: Sales & Shopping Events to Look Forward to this 2019 Among the most popular attractions in Ajman are the Ajman Fort, Red Fort, Manama Museum in… Read more

List of Shopping Malls in Sharjah

Sharjah is one of the 7 emirates of the UAE… the third largest one, in fact. It also happens to be the only emirate to have land areas on both the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. Cool! ALSO READ: Sales & Shopping Events to Look Forward to this 2019 There are plenty of places to visit… Read more

List of Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi

The capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, is always buzzing with activity. Aside from being a major business hub, it is also a place where you will find amazing architecture, cultural attractions, entertainment theme parks, and of course… spectacular shopping malls! ALSO READ: Louvre Abu Dhabi Showcases Rare Photos from the Region If you love shopping, dining,… Read more

7 Photography Rules in Dubai and UAE

With so many places to visit across the UAE, any traveler is bound to whip out his/her camera and take lots of pictures. But wait! If you’re a first-time visitor in the country, there are certain things that you should know in advance, and these include rules on photography. ALSO READ: Court Fines Student AED 5000 for ‘Illegal Photography’ in… Read more

[In Focus] How Much VAT is Worth to the UAE?

Many foreign nationals decide to work and live in the Middle East, partly due to the fact that no personal income tax applies to one’s salaries across any level of work in the country. ALSO READ: UAE Money Matters: Guide to Banking, Taxes & Wills in Dubai There is, however, a different kind of tax… Read more

[WATCH] Here’s How People in UAE Celebrate Eid Al Fitr

With the recent announcement of the Eid holidays in the UAE (starting June 4), residents in the UAE have been busy preparing for the customary activities held throughout this period. In this post, we will share some information regarding the practices Muslims have in the UAE to celebrate Eid this year. And while non-Muslims may… Read more

List of Catholic Churches in UAE

Earlier this year, a historic moment took place… that of Pope Francis’ visit to the UAE. His visit was the first in a predominantly Muslim nation, making it a significant occasion, indeed! As a Filipino, I am glad that the government has shown tolerance for expats to practice their faith. In the UAE, there are quite a… Read more

West Zone Supermarkets Opens New Outlet in Abu Dhabi

One of the challenges overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) face when working abroad is homesickness. And among the many things we miss when living away from home, other than our family, is Filipino food. This is the reason why many OFWs scour neighbourhoods to find food stuff or ingredients that will allow them to whip up… Read more

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