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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.

Netflix Eyes to Expand Service in the UAE, Gulf Region

Many believe that for every millennium, there always comes at least one great innovation which the whole world gets to benefit from. For our generation, that could inarguably be the internet, but with the dawn of streaming services dominated by brands like Netflix, among others, a lot of us would probably be reconsidering our personal… Read more

Residents Hail UAE as ‘Safest Country’ in the World

The UAE government has been keen on living up to the values set by the nation’s forefathers, which aims to create a place of respect, unity, tolerance, and happiness for its people. On that note, the government’s thrusts as enacted by each emirate in the nation has been geared toward protecting and promoting the public’s… Read more

Man Divorces Wife Who Underwent Plastic Surgery 4

Usually, we hear about couples getting divorced because of irreconcilable differences, or in some cases, domestic violence and abuse. Recently, however, a man in the UAE has divorced his wife for… getting plastic surgery to look more beautiful! ALSO READ: Divorce Bill Approved by House of Representatives Apparently, the woman had gone under the knife at a hospital in… Read more

AED 1 Million Prize Money up for Grabs for UAE Hope Makers

Bannering 2019 under the theme of “Year of Tolerance,” UAE leaders are promoting several initiatives that would not only contribute to nation building, but also foster Emirati values of tolerance and acceptance of every citizen in society. In line with this, certain legislations and decisions have been implemented by the Emirati leaders, in order to… Read more

Pinay Housemaid Charged for Molesting Employer's 5-year-old Girl

On Sunday, March 17, the Dubai Court of First Instance, heard the case of a housemaid who had been arrested for sexually molesting her employer’s 5-year-old daughter. ALSO READ: 2 Pinay Maids Arrested for Stealing Clothes, Money from Sponsor The defendant, a 27-year-old Filipina housemaid, had admitted to touching the young girl inappropriately. Hence, she was… Read more

Catch KZ Tandingan Live in Dubai on March 22 1

We’ve got great news for KZ Tandingan fans! The award-winning Filipino singer is having a concert here in Dubai on 22 March 2019, this coming Friday… or shall we say… Fri-yay!!! The SUPREME: KZ Tandingan Live Concert will be held at Zabeel Hall 7, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The event is brought to us… Read more

Abu Dhabi Gears up for Hosting First Abu Dhabi Engine Week

Residents of Abu Dhabi have a lot of things to look forward to this month as several events are set to take place in the country’s capital such as the Mother of the Nation Festival as well as the opening of Qasr Al Watan at the Presidential Palace. While these are certainly exciting and have… Read more

Gov’t Applies New Speed Limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St in Dubai

With the on-going revisions on road fines and traffic violation rules in the country, it is quite evident to see just how much the government is putting road and public safety on its priority, especially as the holy month of Ramadan is almost at hand. Through the various social media and road safety campaigns pushed… Read more

Foreign Housemaid Cleared of Sexual Charges of Sponsor’s Child in UAE

Taking care of other people’s family or children is no easy task. Other than looking after their needs and making sure they are safe and well-attended to, the burden of one’s responsibility falls under the person designated as the guardian or the family’s caretaker. Housekeeping duties for most families is not only keeping the residence… Read more

Expats in UAE to Benefit from Ramadan Package this Year

There are several notable holidays in the UAE, but perhaps the most widely-celebrated or observed is the holy month of Ramadan. Not only is this a time for Muslims to bond together as families, but it is also an opportunity for citizens to express their religious virtues in the form of charitable community activities. And… Read more

RTA Halts Electric Scooter Rentals in Dubai c

Lately, you might have noticed more people riding scooters on their way to work, as a new means of getting around Dubai. Take note, however, that the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has called for a ban on electric scooter rentals — for the time being, at least. For several months now, companies such as… Read more

Abu Dhabi Gov’t Adjusts Fees to Boost Tourism

With the current drop in the oil prices not only in the UAE but across all countries in the Middle East, various governments in the UAE are now looking at other sectors that could drive profit in place of the inconsistent turnaround from the oil sector. With this vision at the back burner, the Abu… Read more

DOLE Clarifies Issue on Deportation of OFWs from UAE 3

Amid recent “news” announcing that the UAE will deport foreign workers starting this April, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has stated that there is no such thing… no deportation of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) will be happening anytime soon! ALSO READ: Up to AED 1 Million Fine for Sharing “Fake News” Based on a… Read more

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