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OFW Stories

Stories about Overseas Filipino Workers in Dubai. Interviews, inspiring stories and success stories of life in Dubai as a Pinoy Expat.

Filipinos in Dubai Organize Basketball Game to Raise Funds in Support of Compatriot in Critical Condition

Filipinos all over the world, sports-minded or otherwise, understand that basketball is not just a pastime or a sport casually played on the streets or within barangays, it is also a means to get communities together and to gather support for a kababayan (compatriot) in need. This has been the case during a one-day tournament… Read more

Meet the Go-to Pinoy Law Advocate in UAE

For the many Filipinos living overseas, it’s important to have a voice or representation that will uphold and make sure that their rights as a minority (expat) group are taken into consideration always. ALSO READ: UAE Law: Knowing Your Rights & Obligations And while this has been a challenge for Filipinos in other parts of… Read more


I’ve been working as an expat in the UAE in the last 2 years and have heard plenty of stories from various kababayans living abroad. There 700,000 plus Filipinos working in the UAE, everyone has their own story, but it all boils down to one reason – to provide for their families. But along with that desire, I’ve… Read more

Below is an article submitted by one of our readers who wanted to contribute an inspiring message to those who plan on becoming an expat and work abroad. We hope this will give a few insights especially to the younger generation on what it’s like to go out of comfort zones and be an overseas worker. Read… Read more


“The beach is my canvas and the rake is my paintbrush. Then the wonderful happens.” – Nathaniel Alapide And what a truly unique masterpiece it is. Meet Nathaniel A. Alapide – proudly Filipino – making waves in the art scene with his breathtaking sand murals on the shorelines of Dubai. Nathaniel is currently employed by… Read more

cabin crew pinay dubai

Rose (not her real name) is working as a flight attendant for an airline in Dubai. She used to work in a budget airline company back in the Philippines. Her husband was the one who took her to he UAE under a wife visa and she was able to find work after two months of… Read more

waitress in dubai

Divine (not her real name) graduated as a nurse in the Philippines and practiced her course in a hospital in Manila for some time. She was still single when she explored Dubai and found a job as a waitress in a well-known restaurant. OFW Waitress in Dubai and Now a Housewife There were times when… Read more

housemaid in dubai

Si Rachel ay isang housemaid ng isang UAE local dito sa Dubai. Nakakuha sya ng trabaho sa pamamagitan ng isang agency sa Pinas na nagprocess ng kanyang mga dokumento upang sya ay makarating at makapagtrabaho sa Dubai. 4 na taon na syang nagtatrabaho as alalay ng isang dalagang lokal. Pangunahing mga gawain nya ay magplantsa… Read more

Sir Santos (not his real name) has been living in Dubai for 9.5 years. He works as an engineer in an oil and aluminum company and has brought his family here. Pinoy Engineer in Dubai Initially, he got his previous job as an engineer by going through an agency in the Philippines. After a year… Read more

Marcy (not her real name) worked in a retail shop as a sales executive for 7 months until she filed for resignation. Her employer understood her reasons, but the employer’s wife complained that she did not have “gratitude” in them for giving her work despite being on a Visit Visa. Pinoy Retail Sales Rep in… Read more

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