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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.

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Neutral Fuels, the company that has made net zero biofuels commercially viable, will be hosting the first-ever 100% environmentally sustainable rock concert with a net-zero carbon footprint. The concert, titled “Rock the World/Save the Planet” will be coming to Dubai on November 15th with a fantastic line-up, including a major coup for the opening act:… Read more

Dubai Gov’t Opens Two Major Streets to Public

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the opening of two major roads through the Al Yalayis and Al Asayel Streets Improvement Project last Saturday (September 14). According to the RTA, the project serves the local economy and offers additional entry/exit points for development projects in the area such as Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens… Read more

UAE Expat Slapped with AED 1 Million Fine for Illegal Access to Gov’t Data

An expat working as a public department employee in the UAE has been sentenced to three years in jail for illegally obtaining confidential information from a government facility. In line with the violation committed, the Abu Dhabi Cassation Court also ordered the European national to settle a AED 1 million fine. He shall then be… Read more

Gov’t Ends Issuance of UAE Tourist Visa Fee Waiver for Dependents below 18

In an announcement by the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA), the tourist visa fee waiver for children younger than 18 traveling to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially ended last September 15 (Sunday). According to the announcement by the ICA, the exemption is applicable for tourists traveling to the country from July… Read more

Man on Trial for Assaulting Filipina Jobseeker in Dubai

Cases of abuse are always tragic news, especially when it involves a fellow kabayan. Just like the recent case of a female jobseeker who was assaulted inside an apartment in Dubai. ALSO READ: Man Sexually Assaults Sleeping Filipina in Dubai Villa The victim, a 36-year-old Filipina, was looking for a job when she met the defendant, a… Read more

Good-Hearted Residents Rescue Woman Abandoned by Family in Dubai

A 61-year-old Indian woman was rushed to the hospital after she collapsed near Oud Metha Metro Station. There were no family or friends by her side at that time – but there were Good Samaritans, who sought help from the nearby St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which tapped their team of doctors to evaluate her. Good… Read more

Three Illegal Recruiters Arrested at MCIA

Operation specialists from the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) arrested three illegal recruiters at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport last Tuesday (September 10) for alleged human trafficking and illegal recruitment involving economic sabotage. The trio allegedly disguised their operation using a supposed pre-nuptial photo-shoot to Taiwan with the persons they promised jobs abroad.… Read more

Locsin Acknowledges Dubai OFW who Returned AED 195,000 to Rightful Owner

Earlier this week, OFW Mae Anne Olmidillo was recognized by the Dubai Police for her exemplary act of honesty for returning a bag containing cash worth AED 195,000 along with other important documents to its owner in Dubai. To this, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr shared his praises for the commendable Filipina in a… Read more

WATCH Taxi Driver Praised for Returning Bag Full of Money

Just the other day, a Filipina was honoured by the Dubai Police for returning a bag full of money. Recently, another man, an Asian taxi driver, was praised for doing a similar deed. ALSO READ: UAE Driver Receives ‘Big Surprise’ from Dubai Police On Thursday, the Dubai Police shared that they recognized the driver, Mohammad Nazem, for… Read more

Pacquiao to Hold Basketball Event in Dubai on Sept 27 & 28

Manny Pacquiao may be known all over the world as a legendary boxer, but did you know that he’s also into basketball? And who else loves this sport? His fellow Filipinos, of course! ALSO READ: OFW Handbook Proposed by Sen. Pacquiao Gets Senate Approval This coming September 27 and 28, the eight-division world boxing champ is headlining… Read more

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A good worker is someone who knows what needs to be done without being told what to do. But beyond that, a good person knows what to do, even when no one is looking or is expecting them to do what they’re supposed to. This has been the story of a Filipina who has earned… Read more

List of UAE Public Holidays in 2020 (and Remaining Holidays of 2019)

Earlier this year, the UAE Government issued a decree unifying the number of holidays between the public and private sector. In other words, private sector employees in the emirates would have the same number of holidays as government employees. Yay! ALSO READ: Places to Visit in Abu Dhabi, UAE And in case you missed it, we have… Read more

PHOTOS Anne Curtis-Smith Meets Filipino Designers Based in UAE

When it comes to fashion, Filipino couturiers have long been making waves in the UAE, making fabulous creations for celebrities around the world. Just recently, they were joined by a celebrity known for her beauty, wit, and amazing fashion sense… Anne Curtis-Smith! ALSO READ: Dubai-based Designer to Create Kathryn Bernardo’s Gown The Filipina-Australian actress was in the country… Read more

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