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News and updates on what’s happening in Dubai. Announcements and important information about the emirate that the residents should be aware of. Here we share current events and advisories, as well as trends for your reference.

al maya supermarket nol card grocery

You can now use your nol card to purchase grocery items when shopping at Al Maya Supermarkets. Al Maya is one of budget supermarkets where you can buy items at affordable prices. The first supermarket was established in the 1970s in Ajman. From offering food products, the company diversified into clothing, textiles, electronics, and household items.… Read more

Check out over 50,000 Titles about UAE at Qasr Al Watan Palace Library

Calling all book lovers and lovers of everything about the UAE, don’t miss your chance to charge your brain deposits of invaluable information about the Arab culture and mostly the UAE by visiting the recently opened Qasr Al Watan Palace Library in Abu Dhabi. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the… Read more

UAE to Strengthen Agricultural Ties with Philippines

Other than being among the top places to go to for work, the UAE and the Philippines have forged ties dating to several decades back in terms of strengthening agricultural cooperation that would promote trade between the two nations at the time. Now that we see how the UAE has advanced immensely since then, it’s… Read more

Philippine Footwear Brand World Balance Launches in Dubai Mall

There are already quite a number of Filipino restaurants and food products in the UAE, though we don’t get to see a lot of Pinoy-made apparel and shoes. Well, all that has just changed with the introduction of a Philippine footwear brand in Dubai… World Balance! ALSO READ: Philippine Mangoes and Products Showcased at Gulfood You heard that right… World… Read more

Dubai Global Village to Run for Additional Week this Year

For those visiting or staying in Dubai, there’s great news for you because now you can visit several places just by staying here in the emirate, because Dubai’s Global Village will be extended for another week this season! Guests and visitors can check out the special attraction and explore more places “around the world,” simply… Read more

Dubai’s Infrastructure Solution to Address Traffic Congestion Takes Shape

What’s amazing about living in the UAE is how the national government is able to effectively implement projects through its well-organized emirates and their local government systems. For example, as Dubai gears up for one of the biggest international events it has yet to host, the Dubai 2020 Expo, various projects and legislative support have… Read more

Dubai Gov’t Offers up to 25% Discount on Traffic Fines this May

Under the spirit of the Year of Tolerance, various emirates in the UAE have launched initiatives that would support the national government’s theme to promote happiness and uplift the welfare of all of its residents. This time around, there will be some kind of assistance in the form of discounts offered by the Dubai government… Read more

Pay Traffic Fines Online Only Starting April 1 d

Starting April 1, 2019, motorists in Dubai can pay traffic fines and avail seven other public services online only , as these will no longer be provided in person. The announcement was made during a press conference held on Sunday at the Dubai Police Traffic Department. ALSO READ: Car Registration via Online Only According to the Director of… Read more

Hugh Jackman in UAE for Global Teacher Prize Awards

Every year, the Global Teacher Prize Awards recognizes the best teachers from around the world, granting a USD 1 million prize to the most outstanding educator. Every year, celebrities are invited to attend and perform… and this year’s event features Hugh Jackman! Yay! The Greatest Showman himself is now here in the UAE to attend the… Read more

Residents in UAE Will Soon Pay Only 1 Month Penalty for Early Mobile Phone Contract Termination

One of the first things that anyone should get when they reach adulthood is a mobile phone, more so when working as a foreign national overseas. However, this may not seem such an easy thing to do because of the (oftentimes tedious) procedures one is required to perform, like opening a bank account or applying… Read more

[LOOK] New Dubai Metro 2020 Route Quickly Taking Shape

With the official launch date for the Dubai Expo 2020 just a few months away, the government has been stepping on the gas to complete its complementary projects and services to be offered for this momentous event. ALSO READ: Catch FREE Live Performances at Dubai Metro Stations this March One of the projects that the government… Read more

Filipina Based in Dubai Charged of Business Fraud

While many of our kababayan based overseas aspire to put up a business of their own, the dream is one that is not so easy to attain, especially when there are many considerations that need to be addressed first with the government of the host country you are covered by. And because we know that… Read more

WATCH Killer Whales Spotted in UAE Waters After 10 Years

A family of killer whales has been spotted about 70 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, near Moon Island. The last time they were seen in UAE waters was in 2008 — more than 10 years ago! ALSO READ: First Arabian Eagle Owl Spotted in the UAE An Emirati businessman, Ghaith Al Khaja, 27, was on… Read more

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